All are invited to join in the weekend parade action!

They both start at the corner of G and 7th Streets at 1 pm.

All Species Parade – Saturday at 1 pm 

Click photo above to see more pictures of the All Species Parade, courtesy of the Northcoast Environmental Center.

To participate in this year’s parade, meet in the Tri-Counties bank parking lot at 12:30 pm on Saturday. Bring a costume, mask, make-up, sign, banner, or some other way to celebrate! Bring friends, family, or co-workers. Local groups can match in the same species to represent their organization. Make a mask or costume pieces at our free upcycled craft zone, located at the corner of 8th and G Streets.

NEC staff will be present and at 1 pm will lead the parade in a march around the Arcata Plaza.

Mask-Making and Creature-Making Workshops
A free workshop will be held at the Sanctuary on Friday during Arts! Arcata to make masks and costumes. Come by that evening from 6:30-8:30 pm with whatever supplies you have and a species in mind! An artist will be available to help you bring your vision to life!

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Samba Parade – Sunday at 1 pm

Want to join in the parade?

Come drum with Samba da Alegria – Sundays at the D St. Community Center. Rehearsal is from 2-4 pm or come at 1:00 pm if you are a beginner in need of extra practice. Info:

Take Brazilian Dance with Rocio Cristal – NCF Parade Class with Live Drums – Thursdays at Redwood Raks. Info: