Fourth of July Festival canceled, but there will be a fireworks show!

Eureka Main Street

EUREKA –  Eureka Main Street regretfully announces that there will not be a 4th of July Festival in Old Town this year. Eureka Main Street has historically hosted the 4th of July Festival event that usually encompasses a large portion of Old Town, featuring multiple music stages and roughly 100 vendor booths and other activities. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival was canceled last year. Planning an event of this size takes months of preparation. When planning should have started this year Humboldt County was still in orange level of the California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Under those restrictions the festival would not have been allowed. The uncertainty of what restrictions Humboldt County would be under at the time of the festival led the Eureka Main Street Board of Directors and City of Eureka to make the decision to cancel this year’s event in the best interest of public safety.

Thankfully the restrictions have been lifted at this point but there was not enough time to pull together the event to the standards that everyone has come to expect and enjoy. Eureka Main Street is excited for the return of the 4th of July Festival next year, 2022!

The City of Eureka is planning to close Waterfront Drive and First Street beginning at 6 p.m. in preparations for the return of the 4th of July Fireworks. The fireworks show will start at 10pm over Humboldt Bay.

Please remember NO \FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND are permitted in Old Town, and the laws will be strictly enforced. We want to keep this a safe and fun holiday for everyone.

For more information please contact Eureka Main Street at 442-9054.


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