McKinleyville Christmas

Christmas Celebration in McKinleyville

Join the McKinleyville Shopping Center for this free, fun and family-friendly holiday event. Santa comes to town on a fire truck, tree lighting (sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce), Christmas caroling, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, shops open late serving treats amd holding special sales, crafts area for kids and more. The shopping center is located at Central Ave and City Center Rd.

Farmers Market

McKinleyville Farmers Market

​Get the freshest Humboldt County-grown and GMO-free produce along with plants, meats and other wonderful products. Visit the info booth for educational materials, recipes and garden growing guides, plus a few select farmers’ market merchandise items for sale.

Weekly on Thursdays from June to October. Live music every week. Located in the parking lot of ​Eureka Natural Foods at Central Avenue and Picket Road. No pets please.



Pony Express Days

Pony Express Days

A McKinleyville tradition since 1968, this celebration of those brave souls who made up the Wild West mail delivery system includes a chili cook-off, firemen’s muster, Western dance and Saturday’s 11 a.m. parade down Central Avenue that rolls right into the big festival in Pierson Park.

On Saturday & Sunday there’s competitive games on horseback, part of the Gymkhana Buckle Series, at the Kjer Road arena. Don’t miss the barrel race contest. Other family-friendly fun includes an opening mixer, live music, pancake breakfast and arts and crafts and food vendors.

McKinleyville Library

Creative Reuse Workshop with SCRAP Humboldt

You never know what you’ll find on your work table at a SCRAP Humboldt workshop. Enjoy an afternoon of creative recycling and reuse with family and friends. SCRAP Humboldt is a local nonprofit that diverts tons of usable materials from our local waste stream each year and makes them available to artists, do-it-yourselfers, kids, and other creative people who can turn them into something fun and wonderful.