Annual Fortuna Events

Come enjoy our events, activities, music, and stop by our local businesses to eat, shop, and stay!

The City of Fortuna is proud of the events held throughout the year that are put on by the City of Fortuna BID and other organizations to bring the community together and invite patrons from all over to enjoy what our sunny city has to offer.

For more information about the annual events please reach out to the BID at 707-725-9261 or send an email to

We look forward to seeing you in the friendly city of Fortuna!

i.       Small and Home-based Business Marketplace
ii.      Daffodil Festival
iii.     Farmer's Market

iv.     City Wide Yard Sale
v.      Art and Wine in the Park
vi.     Fortuna Fireworks Festival
vii.    Fortuna Rodeo
viii.   Redwood AutoXpo
ix.     Hops in Humboldt
x.      Apple Harvest Festival

xi.     Grave Matters & Untimely Departures
xii.    Annual Holiday Craft Fair
xiii.   Garden Club Christmas Home Tour

xiv.   Al Gray Lighted Parade & Downtown Open House
xv.    Christmas Music Festival

small and Home-Based Business marketplaceThe Small and Home-based Business Marketplace is to help support some of Fortuna's 170+ home-based businesses as well as the many small businesses to get their products and services out to the public. Hosted by the City of Fortuna Business Improvement District.

Held each year at the Fortuna River Lodge in March. March 18, 2023 from 10am-3pm this year.
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Free Admission

DAFFODIL FESTIVALSpringtime in Humboldt County means daffodils! The Fortuna Garden Club's Annual Daffodil Show features more than 600 stems of the sunny flowers on display. This is one of three major daffodil shows in the state, drawing amateur growers and propagators from California and Oregon.

Fourth Weekend in March. Held each year at the Fortuna River Lodge
Free Admission

Farmer's Market

Fresh local produce, live plants, fresh baked goods, local products, and much 

Open from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Tuesday starting the first Tuesday in June and ending the last Tuesday in October on 10th and Main Street.

City Wide Yard SaleRummage, Collectibles, Antiques & More!
Main Street and City Wide.

Date: First Saturday in June.

Art and Wine in the ParkArt and Wine in the Park is a perfect start to summer in the heart of Fortuna at Rohner Park. The event features hundreds of wines to taste from local and regional vintners and a fine arts area and crafts market to browse and shop.

Second Sunday in June

Fortuna Fireworks FestivalCelebrate Independence Day a little early in Friendly Fortuna with some Family Fun, a BBQ, Music, and Fireworks from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on July 3, in Newburg Park.
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Fortuna RodeoEnjoy a week of activities: chili cookoff, firemen’s games, parade, and carnival.  Friday night features quad races.  Saturday Cowboy Mixer & Dance.  Rodeo on Saturday & Sunday.  Best BBQ in the west on Sunday.  Traditional family fun!

Third Full Weekend in July. Events during the week held in Downtown and rodeo held at Rohner Park
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Redwood AutoXpoAntique cars and hot rods, antique tractors, and farm equipment are all highlights of the Redwood AutoXpo. Don't miss the cruise in Fortuna Friday night, followed by a sock-hop. Stay all weekend and catch the burnout contest Sunday afternoon.

Fourth Full Weekend in July. Held in Downtown and Rohner Park

Hops in HumboldtBeer! More than 25 microbreweries converge in Rohner Park for beer tasting at the Hops in Humboldt event. The charity event also features an eclectic music line-up, a crafts area, beer games, and a people's choice award.

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11214045_900041380051785_6801396622900592654_nApple Harvest Festival
Enjoy the fruits of the fall harvest all over town at our different venues. Free apple and cider tasting, the downtown street fair, kid's fun at Redwood Village, variety sale and live music in Rohner Park.

 First Saturday & Sunday in October

Grave Matters & Untimely DeparturesCatch spellbinding stories of both the obscure and the infamous buried in Fortuna’s cemeteries.  Tours start at 1:30 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 5:30 p.m. (times may vary).

Held the Sunday before Halloween in October.
The above information is courtesy of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair2 DAY SHOW
Get started on your holiday shopping with quality, handmade crafts. Enjoy the Café Court.

Held at the River Lodge Conference Center in November.
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Free Admission

Garden Club Christmas Home TourTake a peek at holiday decorations in some local homes.  Watch for locations to be announced.

Held at the Fortuna Monday Club and throughout Fortuna in December.
Sponsored by the Fortuna Garden Club.
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Al Gray Lighted ParadeBundle up and watch the parade of lighted trucks, floats and other vehicles decked out in festive lights go through the streets of Fortuna.  Join the downtown merchants for refreshments and entertainment.  Enjoy the strolling musicians and stop by and see Mr. and Mrs. Claus!!

Held annually in December.
The parade is put on by the City of Fortuna BID.

Christmas Music FestivalDelight to the music of the season performed by ensembles, choirs, and bands featuring local performers.  Wreath sale and refreshments.  A holiday tradition in the friendly city. 

Held at the River Lodge Conference Center in December.