‘Get Outta Town’ for Jazz, Swing, Calypso and Soul

Once in a while we all deserve a long weekend. I can’t think of a better way to spend it than in Eureka, Humboldt County. This weekend you have a good reason: four days of jazz, swing, calypso and zydeco, plus food, movies, costumed dancers and dance lessons all over town. So, “Get Outta Town” for the 21st Annual Redwood Coast Jazz Festival and a dose of big band, hot beats, lowdown and soul.

Festival performers include "The Commanders" U.S. Air Force Jazz Ensemble.

Here’s how the locals describe it: Four fun-filled days of traditional Dixieland Jazz, swing, calypso, zydeco and more. Happening all over town with food, beverages and nonstop fun everywhere, it’s “the best small town festival in the West.”

Before, during and after the jazz festival, there’s plenty to do in and around Eureka — great shopping, seafood dining, art galleries, antique shops and the spectacular redwood forests and rugged coastline. You’ll find that our unique blend of history, culture and natural beauty is matched only by the warmth of our people.

The fun starts Thursday with Eureka’s Taste of Main Street and Big Band Dance, followed by concerts and dancing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What: Redwood Coast Jazz Festival

Where: Eureka

When: Thursday to Sunday (March 24-27)

Click HERE to visit the official festival website for tickets and event details.

Jazz not your thing? There’s spring fun to be had all over the North State, so visit the following sites for information about events in ten north state counties:

Click here for Butte County events.

Click here for Del Norte County events.

Click here for Glenn County events.

Click here for Humboldt County events.

Click here for Lassen County events.

Click here for Modoc County events.

Click here for Plumas County events.

Click here for Siskiyou County events.

Click here for Tehama County events.

Click here for more Trinity County events.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your NorthState weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

This portrait of Adam Mankoski was created by Shasta High School students Chance Norman and Kenzi Bell.

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is a recent North State transplant who feels completely at home here. He enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner are the owners of HawkMan Studios and the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday Art Hop.
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