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The 2018 All Species Parade is

Saturday, September 15

1pm on the Arcata Plaza

at the 45th Annual North Country Fair

Meet at 12:30 behind Tri-Counties Bank (corner of 8th & G Sts) to get ready!

The NEC will be hosting a mask-making workshop on Friday, September 14 at the Sanctuary (1301 J St, Arcata) during Arts!Alive, starting at 6pm. We will have lots of materials available to use, but if you have something special or specific to your costume, please bring that as well!

Flyer for the All Species Parade


Thank you to all who came out for last year’s parade to celebrate all species with us!
Click here to read more about the 2017 parade,
and click here for our Flickr photo gallery.

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.

Participants meet in the Tri-Counties Bank parking lot (on the corner of 8th and G Streets) at 12:30 for the parade at 1pm. Organizations are encouraged to dress as matching critters. Check in later for our free workshop dates and times.