Plaza Crowd Kicks Off HSU’s Centennial Celebration - Humboldt State Now

Plaza Crowd Kicks Off HSU’s Centennial Celebration

An old time fair with a North Coast flair took over the Arcata plaza Saturday to celebrate the start of Humboldt State University’s Centennial Year.

Thousands flocked to the city square for an event featuring antique classic cars, kids activities, artisan demos all-day music and much more. With the start of the fall semester, HSU’s yearlong centennial celebration has officially begun. For full list of events and centennial news, visit

The Marching Lumberjacks helped get the festivities underway.
Children—or future HSU graduates as they’re refered to on campus—sang “Happy Birthday” to Humboldt State and shared what they hope to be when they grow up.
Tom Bocame showed off his classic Mercury convertible on the plaza as part of the antique classic cars display.
The Centennial Celebration was full of activities for kids.


Humboldt State University president Rollin Richmond, Arcata mayor Shane Brinton, Arcata councilmembers Susan Ornelas and Michael Winkler, County Supervisor Mark Lovelace, HSU Associated Students president Jacob Bloom and Arcata Chamber of Commerce executive director Sandy Scott speak about HSU’s contribution to the community.


Huckleberry Flint was part of the all-day music presented by the Humboldt Folklife Society.

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