Main Hall Activities

Our “Birding Headquarters” will be located at the Arcata Community Center During the Spring Festival Weekend April 17 – 19, 2020, with field trips Wednesday through Tuesday meeting there as well.

We welcome everyone to visit Godwit Days’ vendor hall and indoor events at the Arcata Community Center – 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Arcata, CA 95521. Free admission.

Come down and see:

  • Vendors Booths – artists, optics, hand made products, books, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and more.
  • Art show/gallery by Arcata Artisans
  • Student Bird Art & Nature Writing Contest entries on display (awards Sat Apr 18, 10:30 a.m.)
  • Silent auction (opens 3 p.m. Friday & closes Sunday 12:00 p.m.)
  • Family nature crafts sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh (Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Live hands-on animals  with Nature Joe’s (Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • 6th Annual Humboldt County Bird of the Year Award presentation, sponsored by Fowlerope Birding Tours and tomleskiw.com, Saturday 6:45pm

The Main Hall will be open to the public:

  • Friday, April 17th, 3:00-8:00 p.m. (Welcome and Keynote Lecture 1 to include: Mayor Welcome, Spotlight Organization – To be determined; & Keynote Speaker Stuart Mackenzie)
  • Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Keynote Lecture Richard Prum $10 without paid registration 7:00-7:45 p.m.)
  • Sunday, April 19th, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Elisa’s Gourmet Service will have lunch choices inside the Community Center Saturday & Sunday.

The Registration & Merchandise Room will be open to the public:

  • Friday, April 17th, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18th, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The silent auction will be set up in the main hall, open to the public. People are welcome to start making bids at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17th. The silent auction will close at 11 a.m. sharp Sunday, April 19th. Winners will be able to collect and pay for their items at that time or any time before 3 p.m. in the Registration Room, Be sure to leave a phone number as winners not present at the closing time will be called with the notification.

Here are Maps to the Community Center and Vendor Hall.