Get Outta Town: People + Music = Folklife Festival

You have to love a group whose mission it is to “put music in everyone’s life.” That’s the simple, singular goal of the Humboldt Folklife Society. Their vehicle for universal refrain: the annual Humboldt Folklife Festival, celebrated this weekend in Blue Lake.

Kick-off the festivities on Saturday with a party at Mad River Brewery. Sunday, stick around for the Annie and Mary Day Fiddle Festival. You can literally stay “Outta Town” all week. The Folklife Festival continues through Saturday, July 23, with jazz, country, bluegrass and dance.

Folklife culminates in the all day, free Music Festival and Workshop, featuring two outdoor stages, a children’s stage, plus instrumental, vocal and dance workshops.

So, whether you spend a day, a weekend or a week, drive to the coast and “Get Outta Town” for the 33rd Annual Humboldt Folklife Festival.

What: 33rd Annual Humboldt Folklife Festival

When: Saturday, July 16, to Saturday, July 23

Where: All events — except Annie & Mary Fiddle Fest (Sunday) and the Festival Barn Dance (Friday) — are at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater in Blue Lake.

Cost: Individual event ticket prices vary.

Click here for schedules, ticket information and directions.

Does a week of music make you want to run to Rite Aid for earplugs? There’s plenty of quiet things to do in the North State this weekend. “Get Outta Town” in 10 neighboring 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 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 North State weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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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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