Arcata International Folk Dance Festival 2012 Home

The Arcata International Folk Dance Festival will not take place in 2015!

Please check back with us. We will post updates regarding plans for 2016!

Check out these videos to get a taste of the festival:

and Jerry Duke's "Limberjack" from 2006!:


  • Friday evening potluck dinner, live music party and kafana
  • Saturday Dance Workshops:
  • Saturday Music Workshops: singing, instrument & ensemble sessions with top-notch teachers.
  • Live music party, concert and kafana Saturday night with more than a dozen great bands!
  • Delicious catered cuisine on Saturday - Lunch, dinner and kafana snacks.
  • Saturday Night After-Party: more music dancing, fun at the kafana
  • Sunday morning brunch, dance review and sing-along
  • Great company and a lot of fun!

This event is sponsored by the Humboldt Folk Dancers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. If you would like to make a donation to this festival, please contact Craig Kurumada at

THIS IS AN ALL VOLUNTEER EVENT made possible by the generous contributions of our participant and members of the Humboldt Folk Dancers. All financial contributions and offers of volunteer help at the festival are greatly appreciated.