With pageantry, music, arts and crafts, comedy and a big top circus tent, Arcata Playhouse and the Creamery District will present a fresh, fun, family-friendly three-day festival.
The event centers itself around Arcata's historical Creamery Building and the Arcata Playhouse and will feature performances from Flynn Creek Circus, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, Latin Peppers and our wonderful community outdoor spectacle, Elemental. Full schedule at Creamery Festival
Don't miss the festival's opening night on Friday, August 21, will include an hour- long performance from Mendocino's Flynn Creek Circus that will culminate in an outdoor pageant featuring a community procession, stilt walkers, giant puppets, paper lantern sculptures, and a giant shadow play ending in a dance party with local favorites the Latin Peppers at Holly Yashi Jewelry!
The Creamery Festival is back! The Creamery Festival will be held on August 21 and 22 in the Creamery District. The Flynn Creek Circus will have their big top in the Tomas field at 1275 8th Street with performances on August 21, 22 and 23.
Friday, August 21
The Flynn Creek Circus will have a special performance under the big top in Tomas field at 7pm.
The Elemental outdoor spectacle will begin at 8pm at Tomas field -- right after the 7pm circus performance -- and will wend its way through the Creamery District ending at Holly Yashi’s Back Porch at 1380 9th Street. Elemental's not-to-be-missed performance includes live music, dancers, acrobats, shadow puppetry, fire dancers and mobs of fairies and lanterns. For more information on Elemental performances see the Four on the Floor website.
A dance party with the Latin Peppers will be held at the Back Porch starting at 9pm. The new Wrangletown Cider Company will be open and serving hard apple cider and wine at the dance. Mexican food from the Taco Faktory and beer from Mad River Brewery will also be served.
Saturday, August 22
A street party with music, food trucks, wandering performers and vendors will be held from 11am to 4pm on a blocked-off 9th Street between L and N Streets. Music is from FireSign, the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir, Bandmonium, the Jim Lahman Band and more. The Flynn Creek Circus will have performances at 3pm and 7pm.
Sunday, August 23
The Flynn Creek Circus will have performances at 1:30pm and 4pm. Check the Flynn Creek Circus website for more information on their performances.
Hospital Heights, an original teen musical created and performed by Humboldt teens, shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 and on Friday and Saturday, June 19, 20 and 26, 27.
The Arcata Playhouse's teen program, Apprentice Entertainment, is bringing Hospital Heights to the stage . The production was devised completely by the teenagers in the program from Arcata High School and Northcoast Performing Arts Academy. The story is a psychological journey of a young girl named Jenny, as she descends into the depths of the human psyche, from which she ultimately ascends as a transformed young woman. Influenced by Dante's Inferno, the play visits a variety of patients in a hospital through Jenny's eye. Live music, production numbers and quirky characters enhance and keep the story moving. Think Dante's Inferno meets General Hospital meets Wizard of Oz.
Directed by Laura Muñoz, Dell' Arte faculty member and choreographer, the ensemble cast includes Taya Ross, Elizabeth Sloan Rouse, Amelia David, Trinity Morton and AJ Murphy. Musical Director Rich Macey, who is a Humboldt State music student and an original member the Playhouse teen program, writes music and conducts a three piece band with piano, clarinet and bass.
Opening night performance Thursday, June 18 is free to teenagers! Tickets at the door or reserve at 822-1575. Thanks to our sponsors Tomas Jewelry and the National Endowment for the Arts.