Attention seafood lovers! January is a quiet time to explore the Redwoods, but you’ll find plenty of action in nearby Eureka, CA, as boats unload their bountiful catches of Dungeness Crab. January’s highlight is the Eureka Crab Celebration that “shell-abrates” the crab and the North Coast’s crabbing industry.
Festivities begin Friday night with Round 1 of the Crab Crawl, a self-guided tour of crab-themed food and drink specials in Downtown and Old Town Eureka’s restaurants and bars.
Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Admission: Pay as you go (not ticketed)
Registration: 8:00 am – 10:00 am Race: 10:00 am
Location: Eureka’s Adorni Center 1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka
Cost: $20 with a crab hat or shirt to wear, or $10 for the race only
Location: Eureka Theater 612 F Street, Eureka, CA Show times: 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm
Admission: free, donations welcome for the theater’s restoration
Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Admission: Pay as you go