Graduation weekend is here. That means driving in Arcata is about to get whole lot easier (potholes and roundabouts notwithstanding) but for the next few days, we'll see an influx of proud families dining, shopping and celebrating. Arcata Main Street has some good, clean fun planned on and around the plaza.
On Friday, May 11, grads, their families and community members can enjoy Arts! Arcata, the monthly celebration of visual and performing arts in town from 6 to 9 p.m. (free). During Arts! Arcata, Homeboldt on the Plaza is hosting a Silent Disco chaperoned by McKinley right there in the town square. What's silent disco? Participants wear wireless headphones linked up to the same music and dance — silently. Like the family from A Quiet Place might do downstairs in their rumpus room. Forget Me Not Photo Booth will be on hand to capture the memories. Bring a few bucks for the silent auction and raffle benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast.
Come back Saturday, May 12 for the fresh produce and fun at Arcata Plaza Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the not silent Kick Off to Summer party from 3 to 9 p.m. featuring live music by Doug Fir and the 2X4s and others (free). Here comes the sun.