Looking for fun for the whole family this weekend? Clear your Saturday because the whole dang city of Eureka's got you covered and there's a rocking all-day music/food fundraiser going down in Blue Lake's Perigot Park.
Saturday, July 28 is Get Out and Play Day and Eureka Community Services has lined up free events all over town for kids to exercise, play and explore. Events take place at Cooper Gulch, Old Town, Sequoia Park and Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka Municipal Golf Course, the Waterfront Trail and Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. You can find the full schedule of events at www.eurekaparksandrec.wordpress.com/gopd or on Facebook. With so much going on, and we mean that, there's not enough room to list it all here. Highlights include activities inside the Clarke Museum from noon to 4 p.m., plus the Clarke Museum's Street Fair out front with live music, food/drinks, free ice cream, arts and crafts and more. And over at Sequoia Park, don't miss out on the free Community BBQ, Concert and Movie from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy food, music by Blue Rhythm Revue, beer garden (over 21) and a screening of Ferdinand at 8:30 p.m.
Also on Saturday, there's a special fundraising event that outgrew its original digs in a private home when it started up several years back and now takes over Perigot Park with an impressive lineup of local bands, vendors, raffles and barbecue. Lawnstock 2018, a benefit this year for Marcelo Baker, a 7-year-old Rio Dell boy who was severely injured in a collision in 2014, gets underway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ($15, free for kids 12 and under). Dance/listen to music by The Irie Rockers, Claire Bent & Citizen Funk, Timbata, Belles of the Levee, The Paula Jones Band, Secret Club, That Buckin' String Band and Ghost Train, and have a great time knowing you're helping out an awesome kid.