More About Godwit Days

You’ll find all this and more at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Arcata, Friday through Sunday

On-Site Registration: In the Main Hall, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to noon Sunday

Provisions: Courtesy of Los Bagels, coffee and bagels by donation will be available early on Saturday and Sunday. Familia will sell lunches on Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and Sunday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu TBA.

Bird Fair: Commercial vendors and informational booths by nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

~Friday, April 19 – 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

~Saturday, April 20 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (optional to 7 p.m.)

~Sunday, April 21 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Godwit Days Silent Auction: Support our nonprofit organization by bidding on donated items, many with a nature or bird theme. The auction starts at 3 p.m. on Friday and ends at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Live Bird on Display: Chillido, a Western Screech Owl and Animal Ambassador to the zoo, will visit the festival for a period of time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th. Zoo staff will be present to answer questions.

Free Opening Reception & Lecture: Registrants and members of the general public are invited to attend a “finger food” reception on Friday between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Cash bar (wine & beer) and free nonalcoholic punch. Hosted by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The reception will be followed by a free keynote lecture presented by representatives of the Sequoia Park Zoo.

2nd Annual Family Nature Crafts “Mega-Palooza”: Free craft activities will be offered by nonprofit and government environmental agencies to children of all ages who are accompanied by a responsible adult. This drop-in, no-reservation-required event will be held in the Main Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Sponsoring organizations: Friends of the Arcata Marsh; Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt; California State Parks, North Coast Redwoods District; Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office.

Student Bird Art: The 21st annual contest for Humboldt County students, grades K through 12. Artwork will be on display in the lobby and hallways of the Community Center. The contest is co-sponsored by Friends of Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society. The awards ceremony will be held in the Main Hall on Saturday.

Godwit Merchandise: T-shirts featuring artwork by Josh Overington will be for sale, along with hats and vests.