Calendar of Events 2008
June 7: Pet Parade. Children 12 and younger
parade costumed pets down Main Street to
Firemen's Park for prizes at 10:30 a.m. 786-4477
June 26-29: Dance Theatre, "La Marionnette."
Ferndale Dance Academy's young dancers,
choreographed and directed by Laura East, in an
original dance adaptation on stage at the
Ferndale Repertory Theatre, Thursday and
Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets:
June 28-29: The Lost Coast Kennel Club
Show, AKC Licensed Dog Conformation,
Obedience & Rally Trials. More than 500
entries and a wide selection of vendors for dog
lovers. Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Ferndale,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or whenever Best in Show
judging is completed). Free Admission; parking
$3. Contact: Irene Hetrick, 707-574-6505
4th of July Celebration: Rides - Parade -
Picnic - Show - Fireworks!
Independence Day Fire Engine Rides. Ferndale
Volunteer Firefighters celebrate independence
with an old-fashioned treat for the kids: a free ride
on a gleaming fire engine. 10 a.m. to noon.
Parade. Ferndale Repertory Theatre organizes
an artful Independence Day parade at noon.
Picnic. Ferndale Rotary Club cooks up an
Independence Day picnic at 1 p.m. Hot dogs or
burgers (including veggie burger option), potato
salad, beans and Humboldt Creamery ice cream
with chocolate syrup. Hot dog meal, $4; burger
Fireworks! Bear River Casino organizes a
fireworks display for the family to watch from the
grandstands at the fairgrounds in Ferndale.
July 18-21: The Lost Coast Kennel Club AKC
Dog Agility Trial.
August 7-17: 112th Annual Humboldt County
Fair, "The Sky's the Limit!" Horse races, mule
races, art, livestock contests, carnival rides,
handicrafts, food, sheep dog trials, floriculture,
animals, much more! The oldest uninterrupted
county fair in California is fun for everyone.
August 7-September 7: Musical Theatre,
"Godspell." Evenings Friday / Saturday; Sunday
matinee. Ferndale Repertory Theatre,
The Kinetic Sculpture Race
Start of the race on Arcata
September 6-7: Bargain Lovers' Weekend. IT'S A GARAGE
SALE... IT'S A BARN SALE... IT'S A SIDEWALK SALE... IT'S A...
BARGAIN LOVERS' WEEKEND! It's the biggest sale of its kind
in the history of Humboldt County. From Main Street to side
streets the whole town is getting in on the act!
September 6-7: 4th Annual Mineral & Gemstone Fest.
Wildcat Mineral & Gemstone Society's fundraiser for Ferndale
High Athletics uniform fund takes place in the Ferndale
Community Center Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. 707-943-1575
September TBA: Wild Rivers 101 Film Festival. Ferndale
Repertory Theatre, 707-786-5483.
December 5: Hospitality Night Open House. The Victorian
Village welcomes friends to a lively block party evening on Main
Street. Merchants serve up cheer along with free beverages
and goodies. 7-9 p.m. 707-786-4477
December 6: 39th Annual Christmas Celebration in Song.
An eclectic selection of sacred and inspiring music from across
the centuries and around the world, plus readings to inspire
your holiday spirit. With more than 60 voices, The Ferndale
Community Choir ushers in the Christmas season as it has for
three generations of listeners. Ferndale Community Church, 8
December 7: Lighting of America's Tallest Living
December 14: 16th Annual Christmas Lighted Tractor
Parade. Local farmers and ranchers parade fancifully
decorated tractors and tractor-drawn wagons depicting holiday
scenes down the Victorian Village's historic Main Street
The following is an abbreviated list
of Ferndale events and festivities.
For a more complete list, please
click on Ferndale, and go to the
Events and Festivities page.