All of Humboldt is beautiful this time of year, but there's no denying the brilliance of the sunshine in Southern Humboldt. These late spring days feel like full-blown summertime in SoHum. Take advantage of the perfect picnic weather on both days this weekend. On Saturday, June 7, Loleta's Chamber of Commerce presents the Loleta Community Picnic (free) at Loleta Community Park from noon to 3 p.m. The picnic is open to members of the Loleta community and their friends and family. Take this opportunity to call your friends in Loleta and head to the park for food, games, activities and more.
On Sunday, June 8, the Fortuna Rotary hosts the annual Art and Wine in the Park (free admission, $25 wine tasting). Fortuna's Rohner Park transforms into a 21-and-over wonderland of wine and wares. People of all ages can attend the event; however, if you want to sample from more than 20 local and Californian wines, you'll need a valid ID. The vino venders are joined by more than 50 local artists, as well as live music from local bands.
You shouldn't drink on an empty stomach, so make sure you load up on local oysters, pulled pork and more before you start wandering with your wine. Proceeds from the event will benefit community programs sponsored by the Fortuna Rotary.