On Wednesday the Outpost received word from the Humboldt Folklife Society that it had made the difficult decision to call off its Friday night St. Patrick’s Barn Dance at the Arcata Veterans’ Hall. It was the first local event cancellation we’d received that cited coronavirus as its motivation. 


“In light of the global virus outbreak and current public health recommendations,” HFS wrote, “dance organizers and musicians are taking on the social responsibility to help reduce spread in the wider community – cancellation of large social gatherings is a preventive measure that has been proven effective historically.  Many people in our community are at higher risk, by virtue of their age, their compromised immunity, or other issues.”

Just a day later — and in light of some newly released gatherings guidelines from California public health officials — the cancellation/postponement list is growing. So, in the interest of keeping Humboldt in the know as to which local events they should NOT plan on attending, we’re going to keep an easily bookmarked running tally, below, here on LoCO. (Click the links for more details, when available. Also, these cancellations are coming in fast. If you planned to attend any near-future events, you might double check with someone to see if they’re happening):


Adorni Center

All-County Music Festival:

Arcata Community Center:

  • March 21: Jacoby Creek Children Education Foundation Auction and Dance

Arcata High School:

  • Rent. March 26-April 4

Arcata Main Street:

  • March 13: Arts! Arcata

Arcata Playhouse

Arcata Veterans’ Hall:

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

Bayside Community Center:

Blue Lake Casino:

  • March 20: Napoleon Dynamite Live
  • March 25: Sebastian Bach
  • All March events.

Calvary Lutheran Church, Eureka:

  • March 27: Rafael Trio (part of the Eureka Chamber Music Series)


Center Activities/Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center:

  • March 22: Family Fun Day
  • March 24: Backpacking Seminar
  • March 28: Rafting the Trinity River
  • March 28: Twilight Paddle
  • March 28: Intro to Indoor Climbing
  • March 29: Intro to Surf
  • March 29: Intro to Kayak Rolling

College of the Redwoods:


Discovery Museum

D Street Community Center

Eureka Theater

  • All March events cancelled or postponed. Likely April events as well.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre

  • March 19-April 12: Clue

Fortuna Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed

  • March 22: Postponed to April.

Fortuna Library

  • March 14: Book Sale

Gene Lucas Community Center:

  • All events and classes canceled until further notice.

Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival

  • Postponed. Possible replacement event in Fall 2020.

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society:

  • March 14: Mushroom Foray
  • March 18: Monthly Meeting & Presentation

Humboldt Brews

Humboldt County Libraries:

  • All programming canceled through March. Libraries “will maintain regularly scheduled open hours and provide core services.”

Humboldt County Science Fair:

Humboldt County Office of Education:

Humboldt IPA and Priority Care Center:

  • April 9: Humboldt County Opioid Safety Summit
  • Pathways To Health Workshops
  • Exercise Classes at the Priority Care Center

Humboldt Literacy Project

Humboldt Permaculture Guild:

  • March 28: Seed, Plant and Scion Exchange

Humboldt Senior Resource Center:

  • Adult day care center closed through the end of the month.

Humboldt State University:  

Kate Buchanan Room: 

  • March 21: 12th Annual Humboldt Wine Festival


Mad River Brewing Company

Manila First 5 Playgroup

  • Closed through the end of March.

Mateel Community Center:

  • March 21: Community Equinox Celebration

Morris Graves Museum

North Coast Repertory Theatre

The Old Steeple: 


  • All courses suspended until further notice
  • Brown Bag Lunches at Hospice of Humboldt cancelled through April

Om Shala Yoga

  • Classes March 13-20 suspended

RampArt Skate Park

  • March 14: DisBeatCrasher Show

Redwood Acres Fairgrounds:

Redwood Art Association: 

  • 62nd Spring Exhibition postponed until June/July.
  • March 21: Watercolor Painting Workshop with John Hewitt

Redwood Coast Energy Authority:

Redwood Curtain Theatre:

Rio Dell Scotia Kiwanis

  • March 28: Fruhlingsfest Beer Festival

Sacco Amphitheater:

The Sanctuary: 

Sanctuary Forest

  • Saturday, March 21: “Pulling Together to Save Our Coast” invasive removal event.

Savage Henry Comedy Club:

  • March 13/14: Shane Torres
  • March 15: Democratic Debate Watch Party

Six Rivers Brewery:

Sequoia Conference Center:

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[HEY, HUMBOLDT EVENT PLANNER-TYPES: If you planned an event that you no longer feel you can responsibly hold, feel free to drop us a line.]

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