All Species Parade 2017

Saturday, September 16 at 1pm on the Arcata Plaza

Thank you to all who came out for this year's parade and celebrating all species with us! Stay tuned for next year's festivities, and click the link below to read more about this year's parade and view our online photo gallery.


The All Species Parade


The All Species Parade has been an NEC tradition since 1979. Each year, people of all ages come together at the North Country Fair and parade around the plaza dressed as their favorite critter to celebrate biodiversity and the equality of all life. Anyone can participate.

Participate in the Parade:

Music and Dance to keep the spirit of biodiversity alive!


To participate in the 2018 parade, meet in the Tri-Counties bank parking lot at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 15. Bring a costume, mask, make-up, sign, banner, or some other way to celebrate! Bring friends, family, or co-workers. Local groups can match in the same species to represent their organization.

NEC staff will be present to help organize parade participants and at 1pm will lead the parade in a march around the Arcata Plaza!



The Endangered Art Show

For the 2017 North Country Fair, the Northcoast Environmental Center hosted an art show to celebrate the Endangered Species Act! For more information, click HERE.



All Species Parade Photo Galleries

2017 All Species Parade

2013 All Species Parade

2012 All Species Parade