Events at and around Kamp Klamath
In the Heart of Redwood National Park along
This show features everything you need for your home. Come to the Del Norte County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. You’ll be sure to find what you need, or at least meet businesses who can help you. Call 707-464-9556 for more information.
May 21, 2016 - 2nd Annual Noll Paddle Festival
In its second year, this race begins at 9:00am at the beach entry at Garths Beach. The race starts at 10:30am paddling 5 miles south along the beautiful Crescent City coast line, rounding the lighthouse and ending at the sand on the north side of South Beach. Three classes of board sizes 12ft. and under, 12ft. to 14ft., and 14 ft. and over. Questions? Contact Rhyn Noll on facebook, Rhyn Noll.
May 28 - 30, 2016 - Memorial Day Kinetic Championships
The Kinetic Grand Championship is a 3-day, 42-mile kinetic sculpture race over land, sand, mud and water. Many refer to the Kinetic Grand Championship as the “Triathlon of the Art World.”
Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art sculptures that are engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Kinetic sculptures are amazing works of art; many are animated with moving parts like blinking eyes, opening mouths, heads that move side to side and up and down.
Kinetic Sculptures are usually made from what some people consider “junk”. But one man’s junk is another racer’s raw material. Each Kinetic Sculpture is a work of art and each racing team has its own theme.
The teams consist of pilots, pit crew and pee-ons. Kinetic Pilots pedal the sculpture and steer, the pit crew assists the pilots in transforming the vehicle for the various elements and fixing mechanical issues, and pee-ons, well, they do whatever is needed for the team to get glory. The teams give out “bribes” to their adoring spectators, judges and Rutabaga Royalty.
The race starts at the town square in Arcata, one hour south of Kamp Klamath.
MAY 28, 2016 - Kamp Klamath BBQ
First seasonal Kamp Klamath all-you-can-eat Salmon or Chicken BBQ, live music dance party.
May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day
June 7, 2016 - Election Day
June 18, 2016 - Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament
July 3, 2016 - Annual Chamber Deck Party
Huge town party with live music, no-host bar, food, and friends! The Deck Party runs from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cultural Center in Crescent City. Funds raised go to support our city’s fireworks show on July 4th. Call 707-464-3174 for more
July 4, 2016 - Independence Day
PARADE and FIREWORKS - Crescent City celebration with a parade through downtown starting at 10:00am. Enjoy food, merchandise, and game booths at Beach Front Park all day following the parade. One of the biggest fireworks show on the north coast starts after 9:00pm. Fireworks are shot over the beautiful Battery Point Lighthouse for an amazing display. As an added treat, a local radio station features a musical score coordinated with the fireworks display.
Crescent City is 20 miles north of Kamp Klamath.
JULY 9, 2016 - 47th Annual Gasquet Raft Races
The American Legion will be hosting the 47th annual raft races. This is a fun time with decorated rafts, where participants often come in costume. Go to the American Legion Hall; you will be directed from there. Registration begins at 10:00am at the forks; the raft races start at 12 noon. A deep pit BBQ at the American Legion Hall begins at noon, running until 4:00pm or 5:00pm; the cost of the BBQ is $10.00. Register online at gasquetraftrace.com; there is also a qr code for smart phones. For more information, call 707-954-1836.
July 15, 2016 - Relay for Life
The 17th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life takes place on the high school track starting at 6:00pm Friday. This is a free event. For more information contact Chelsea McGlasson at 707-951-9154.
August 4, 2016 - Del Norte County Fair
As American as it gets!
Call 707-464-9556 or go to dnfair.org for more information.
This 52nd Annual celebration is taking place on Klamath Blvd. in front of the Tribe’s newly opened Redwood Hotel. The family-centered event starts at 8:00 a.m. with a Klamath Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Veterans Breakfast at the Klamath Community Center, followed by a parade at 10 a.m., and the famously delicious salmon lunch will start at 11:00 a.m.
Attendees of the all-day, free event will have an opportunity to learn more about Yurok culture, dance to live music, shop for authentic handmade gifts from nearly 100 vendors and enjoy a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon lunch. There will also be kids’ area, complete with a bounce house, face painting and other fun activities.
The ten dollar lunch includes a hunk of fresh salmon, a delicious salad from Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick, fresh bread and a fruit.
The legendary Merv George Band and Into the Current will be rocking the Reservation with a mix of dance-able tunes. The Merv George is a Hupa-fronted rock n’ roll band that plays a high energy mix of choice, classic tunes.
Into the Current, comprised solely of Native Americans, plays a blend of indigenous reggae/island music.
The Salmon Festival’s “Classic Car Show” is growing every year. Last year, there were more than 50 fine automobiles and motorcycles.
The Salmon Festival is also the venue for an annual highly competitive Stick Game Tournament and traditional Indian Card Game Tournament. The Yurok Tribe is grateful to LACO and Associates for sponsoring the Stick Game Tournament. The winners of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (Beautiful girl inside and out)/Keet-ko (Strong/Able boy) Contest will be honored for their contribution to the community.
The Yurok Tribal Court is also putting on a Watermelon eating contest for the first time this year.
For more information contact Matt Mais at (707) 482-1350 ext. 1306 or visit www.yuroktribe.org/salmon festival
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 - BBQ Wars & Craft Beer Festival
NEW THIS YEAR! The BBQ Wars have been moved to Labor Day weekend with the addition of a Craft Beer Festival. Details will be posted as they are finalized.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 - Labor Day
Interactive Music station with "Tug Boat's Jug Band."
For more information, call Linda at 707-482-0385
OCTOBER 7, 2016 - 25th Annual Sea Cruise Car Show
Join us for a Show ‘n’ Shine in downtown Crescent City on Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The Car Show is in Beachfront Park on Saturday and also features live music. Judging will be between 10:00am and noon; awards are announced at 3:00pm. Food and marketplace vendors will be open throughout the day. The Saturday night sanctioned closed cruise, limited to vehicles which were registered for the car show, will be through downtown Crescent City as part of the Blues, Brews & Cruise event, which will be held in downtown Crescent City Saturday evening, will feature a blues band, microbrews and food.
For more information, call 707-464-3174 or go to www.northernknights.us.