Fortuna (formerly, Slide, Springville) is a city on the northeast shore of the Eel River from where it enters, and is on U.S. Route 101 in western-central Humboldt County, California. The population is 11,926.
The City has large number of events and festivals including the Daffodil Festival,
Art & Wind in the Park, the Annual Fortuna Rodeo, the Redwood AutoXpo, the Logging Competition, Civil War Days, and Apple Harvest, the Hops in Humboldt festival, the Fortuna Concert series and holiday events including concerts and parades with performances by Scotia Band Brass Choir and Saxophone Quartet. Additionally, the Eel River was the locale for the Paddle to the Headwaters canoe race.