The Dell'Arte Inaugural Guild Presents: 

Baduwa't Festival

A Gathering of the People

Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, the Baduwa’t Festival is a culmination of performing arts, music, celebration and connectivity, held on the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. In Soulatluk, the Wiyot language, Baduwa’t is the word for Mad River. The festival name change was approved by Wiyot leaders in Spring 2021 and Dell’Arte is honored to support the work of the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the language by using the original name of the river for the festival name.




2024 Festival Overview

Returning for its 34th season, Dell’Arte International presents the Baduwa’t Festival, its annual 4-week summer celebration of theatre, family friendly entertainment, music, and performance.
Details coming mid-May!




Humboldt Folklife Festival 
July 17 -20, 2024




Dell'Arte thanks the following past Baduwa't Festival sponsors for their generous support: