Creamery Festival

Presented by the Arcata Playhouse:

Creamery Festival

August 15-18, 2019

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Arcata’s historic Creamery District prepares for its biennial celebration with pageantry, art, food, drink, live music, and a big top circus.

The Creamery Festival, presented by the Arcata Playhouse
returns August 15-18, 2019 with four days of events for the whole family.

Flynn Creek Circus

Riveting Performance


Presented by the Arcata Playhouse, The Creamery Festival commences on Thursday, August 15 at 7 pm with the first of six performances from Mendocino County’s own Flynn Creek Circus. This charmingly nostalgic and surprisingly fresh all-human circus will perform in their vintage big top tent with top quality acts including tightrope walkers, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, and comedians in an all new show “Out of Hat”.



An outdoor spectacle


Saturday, August 17 is the Playhouse’s signature outdoor performance spectacle Elemental with giant puppets, dancers, stilt walkers, live music and beautiful paper lanterns, all happening around the Creamery building. This free family-friendly event, features our Elemental Pageantry workshop students, Fairies from Redwood Raks and professional artists. Meet at the Big Top Tent at 7:30pm and the procession begins at 8pm.


Third Fridays

at the Creamery District



The historic Creamery District will be abuzz Friday, August 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm with Third Fridays, highlighting local artisans, cider, food, music from Frogbite, and a family friendly atmosphere.



From Lush Newton and Tim Gray