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. Registration materials will be available for pick up in the lobby of the Arcata Community Center starting at 8 am on Friday, April 19.

Provisions: Courtesy of Los Bagels, coffee and bagels by donation will be available “early” on Saturday and Sunday. Familia Cafe will sell breakfast and lunch options on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast menu: Avocado Toast, Oatmeal Parfait, Yogurt Parfait. Lunch menu: Enchiladas: chicken or veggie, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Taco Salad. Coffee and drinks will also be available for purchase.

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. You may pick up and pay for items between 6:30 pm – 7 pm on Saturday and on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Live Bird on Display: Chillido, a Western Screech Owl and Animal Ambassador to the Sequoia Park Zoo will visit the festival on Friday, April 19th between 3-6 p.m. 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.

Happy Hours Social & Live Music: Saturday evening between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. registrants and members of the public are welcome to attend a Happy Hours social with a cash bar offering wine, beer, and It’s Alive Kombucha. Jen Hajj will be performing live americana/folk/adult contemporary music (tips welcomed). Relax after a day of birding, bid on silent auction items, enjoy a beverage, and listen to music before the keynote presentation.

Banquet & Keynote Presentation: Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Cassaro’s Catering will provide a buffet complete with meat and vegetarian options, beverages, and dessert (for purchase) in the dining room. Tickets are available online and a limited amount at the door. The keynote presentation by Alvaro Jaramillo will begin at 7 p.m. in the main hall. Tickets are available for purchase at the door and available online for $10 (until April 17), or included with a paid registration.

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, April 20 starting at 11 am.

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