Join us on September 21 at the North Country Fair for the annual All Species Parade!
For over 30 years, this event has celebrated the diversity of life, community, and creativity as part of the North Country Fair on the Arcata Plaza. Everyone is welcome to participate and be a part of the fun! Come dressed as the species of your choice to march and dance around the plaza with the band and others celebrating their favorite species. Meet at 12:30 p.m. behind the Tri-Counties Bank (697 8th St, Arcata) to get ready. The Parade starts at 1 p.m.!
The NEC has hosted the All Species Parade since 1979. The theme of the parade this year is Solidarity.
It takes many different kinds of groups—federal, state, and local agencies and volunteer organizations—to make these efforts effective. Your help is needed to encourage elected officials to do the right thing to protect species and their habitats. The All Species Parade is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate life and species diversity, and recognize the interconnectedness that exists not only between people of this area, but also with all species with whom we share this space.
Mask Making Workshops
The NEC will be hosting 3 mask making workshops leading up to the parade. 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!
- Friday, August 16 | 6 – 9 PM at Arts & Drafts (422 1st St, Eureka)
- Friday, September 13 | 6:30- 8:30 PM at the Sanctuary (1301 J St, Arcata)
- Friday, September 20 at 6 – 9 PM. Arts & Drafts (422 1st St, Eureka)