FOURTH of JULY LOWDOWN: Here are the Places Your Dog Will Hate

Yay. America. 

Scroll your Lowdown below so you’ll know the best places to eat meat and watch things explode. Of course, the main Humboldt temptation will be the fireworks show along the Eureka Waterfront, so be sure to check out LoCO’s July Fourth glass-half-full weather report before you go to the trouble. 

Other than that, try not to blow a finger off. Or, actually, do what you want. It’s a free country. 

Events

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Katherine McCaughey Fourth of July 5K Fun Run
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary / 9:30 a.m.
Six Rivers Running Club presents the 21st annual event honoring an Arcata runner. Benefits AHS runner’s scholarship. Prizes for winners and for fun.
826-1059 / View Comments

Fourth of July Parade
Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.
Ferndale volunteer firefighters celebrate independence with engine rides for kids from 10 a.m. to noon, and a parade down Main Street.
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Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks
Old Town Eureka / 10 a.m.
The heart of Eureka will be packed with more than 100 vendors, live music on two stages, classic cars, kids’ activities and firetrucks. The fireworks display starts over the bay at 10 p.m.
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Arcata Fourth of July Jubilee
Arcata Plaza / 10 a.m.
Skate ramps, a dunk tank, puppet shows, spin art, kids zumba, breakdancing, latin dancing, hula hoops, face painting, wax hands, a bounce house and much more!
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Humboldt Crabs vs. Solano Mudcats
Arcata Ball Park / 7 p.m. / $9
Your hometown heroes whoop up on some other lesser team. Peanuts, crackerjacks, etc.
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SoHum Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Benbow Lake State Rec. Area / 9:30 p.m.
Barbecue up something that tastes like freedom all day at the SRA. Fireworks around 9:30 p.m.
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Neighborhood Watch/Shop with a Cop Succulent Sale
Old Town Eureka / 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The green thumb team will be selling succulents arranged by Jerrie Bartley and Suzie Owsley.
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July 4th Shelter Cove Art and Craft Show
Shelter Cove Community Clubhouse / noon-6 a.m. / Free
Local Artisans sell their handmade, original designs.
619-990-8346 / View Comments

Children’s Summer Lunch Program
See Event Description / noon-2 p.m. / Free / $None Children 18 years and under
June 18th marks the start of Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program, providing a free lunch’s for children on summer weekdays at different county-wide sites.
445-3166 / csmith@foodforpeople.org / Web site / View Comments

Aber Miller
Larrupin Cafe / 6 p.m.
Local jazz pianist tickles ivories/you.
677-0230 / Web site / View Comments

Magic The Gathering: Brawl Night!
Nugames Eureka / 6-9 p.m. / $5
Dominaria is here and we’re ready for Multiplayer Brawl.
497-6358 / nugamesonline@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Cuban Salsa (Rueda de Casino)
Redwood Raks World Dance Studio / 7:15-8:15 p.m. / $7 / $40 6 week series
Salsa rueda is a circle of couples dancing changing partners to patterns called out in Spanish or shown with hand signals. Sponsored by Humboldt Folk Dancers.
822-2652 / jacaronda@suddenlink.net / Web site / View Comments

Ultra Secret Wednesdays
SpeakEasy / 8-11 p.m.
Queer night with alt-jazz house band LD51!
444-2244 / Web site / View Comments

Rockstar Karaoke
Central Station / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / Free / 21+
839-2013 / View Comments

Karaoke
Vista Del Mar / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+
Provided by Lightning Boom productions.
443-3770 / vistadelmarbar@gmail.com / View Comments

Rude Lion Sound
Toby and Jacks / 10 p.m. / 21+
Were you just thinking, “Is there anyplace that has Dancehall Wednesdays?” Here it is!
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Whomp Wednesday
The Jam / 10 p.m. / 21+
whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp whomp.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • DEADPOOL 2: 3:20, 6:20, 9:10
  • FIRST PURGE, THE: 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:55, 9:20, 9:20
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:45, 12:45, 2:45, 3:40, 5:45, 6:35, 8:40, 9:25
  • INCREDIBLES 2 3D: 1:45
  • JAWS: 12:30, 7:00
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 2D: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:30
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D: 1:30, 4:35, 7:45
  • OCEAN’S 8: 1:10, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15
  • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO: 12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00
  • TAG: 4:40, 9:35
  • UNCLE DREW: 12:25, 3:05, 5:50, 8:25
  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
Mill Creek Cinema
  • FIRST PURGE, THE: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • INCREDIBLES 2 2D: 11:45, 2:45, 5:40, 8:30
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 2D: 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 6:30, 8:40, 9:30
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM 3D: 11:30, 5:35
  • OCEAN’S 8: 12:55, 3:35, 6:15, 8:55
  • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO: 12:25, 3:20, 6:25, 9:20
  • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 2D: 12:05, 3:05, 6:10, 9:15
  • UNCLE DREW: 1:25, 4:00, 6:35, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • FIRST REFORMED: 3:30, 6:30
  • HEREDITARY: 9:30
  • INCREDIBLES 2: 3:00, 5:30, 9:15
  • JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM: 2:00, 6:05, 8:40