Eureka Cultural Arts District

Something for everyone to discover, surrounded by the redwood curtain.


Eclectic• Vibrant• Artful

About the Eureka Cultural Arts District

Surrounded by the redwood curtain, the Eureka Cultural Arts District features a wide variety of expressions – everyone can find something to love (and can say “Eureka!” when they find it), from murals to movies, theater to traditional crafts, galleries to historical museums, fine dining to great bagels. Skirting Humboldt Bay, the mild climate encourages walking and biking tours of public art, fine chocolate makers, local breweries, galleries, museums, artist studios, cafés, and organic ice cream.

Every month, hundreds converge on Old Town and Downtown for Eureka’s art walk, First Saturday Night Arts Alive! Visitors can patronize more than 75 open cultural sites and businesses displaying artworks or hosting performances. Musicians, jugglers, clowns, crafts vendors, politicians, and community activists line the streets to reach out to passersby. At certain times of the year, crowds of people gather to celebrate the Redwood Coast Music Festival, Taste of Main Street, Summer Concerts, Tuba Christmas, Woofstock, the Perilous Plunge, and more.

District Region: North Coast

Whether a scenic drives or a hiking trail, there are plenty of choices in Redwood National and State Parks in the north county, or along the Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park in south county. These two jewels adorn a crown studded with many other parks, forests, preserves and beaches, making Humboldt County a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor recreation. Within this splendid natural setting, visitors also discover a rich history and vibrant culture. Picturesque farming towns and fishing villages have changed little over the years, yet provide amazing culinary, wine and craft beer experiences as well as a treasure trove of local arts and entertainment.