There's no better time for a good, old-fashioned fish fry than Father's Day. On Sunday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 57th annual Trinidad Fish Fest (free) takes over Trinity Street. That means you have five hours to take in all the vendors, crafts, live music and food, so much food. It's a challenge, but we think you're up to the task.
You can start the day with a guided tour of Baker Beach at 7 a.m., or you can wait until the barbecues start smoking at 11 a.m. Participation in the festival is free, but the delicious barbeque will cost you $13 for adults and $8 for kids under 12. After you've filled up on fish, you can check out the tables and booths filled with wares and crafts, or you can take a tour of the Trinidad Head Lighthouse (free). You can hike to the head or take a convenient shuttle to the top; it really depends on how full you are and how much you like lighthouses.
Humboldt State University's Marine Lab (free) will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you and the kids can check out the creatures the biologists have on hand. Then there's the live music. The bluegrass blowout includes The Downriggers at 11 a.m., the Pilot Rock Ramblers at 12:15 p.m. and the Jim Lahman Band at 2 p.m. Round out the day with some funky soul jams from Vintage Rock N Soul at 3:45 p.m. The Fish Fest tips the scales when it comes to fun, so be prepared for any-fin.