Special Events

Each semester Center Activities organizes a variety of special programs in collaboration with our affliated facilities and other local organizations.

These programs include rock climbing competitions, extensive multi-day outdoor adventures, our annual Paddlefest celebrating safe boating on the North Coast and much more! Stay tuned for updates on your favorite events and new additions! 


Paddle Fest September 8th - Center Activities is proud to present the Humboldt Bay Paddlefest! The waterways, estuaries, and salt marshes of Humboldt Bay are some of the most unique in the world, and paddle recreation is one of the best ways to appreciate them. Paddlefest celebrates the beauty of Humboldt Bay bringing aquatic sports, local community members and organizations, and the HSU campus together for a day of fun and play on the bay! Take adventage of the free equipment rentals, all while enjoying the beauty of the Eureka waterfront! All skill levels and abilities are welcome!

National Safe Boating Day May 11th - Join us for a fun day on the Bay, at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center! Pick up your free life jacket, and then take us up on a free kayak rental! Life jackets will come in a variety of sizes, from infant to multiple adult sizes. Better hurry while suplies last! National Safe Boating Day, is a campaign to promote safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.

Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour - Prepare to witness this years most astonishing and inspirational short paddling films, as we host the Reel Paddling Film Festival! Screened in more than 120 citites, the tour showcases films that will make you laugh, cry, and excited to go and exlore our local waterways! Join us for one of the largest paddling events in the world.

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May 11


Do you have what it takes to lead a group of people in today’s most popular outdoor adventures?...
February 23, March 2, & March 9
This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on...
February 23
Are you new to the outdoors or just in search of some easy to use resources? Don’t worry we got you...
February 26
Are you qualified to rent one of our sail boats hassle-free? This on-land rig-and-rent program...
March 1: Coronado 15