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<br>MENDOCINO CALENDAR OF EVENTS


MENDOCINO CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AND FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

There is always something FUN going on in Mendocino County! We're always ready to celebrate our relationship with the Forests, Vineyards and Sparkling Blue SEA, especially with you!

March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015
August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015

Click for more information on <br>MARCH EVENTS.
MARCH EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on Mendocino Museum Road Show. Mendocino Museum Road Show
Bringing artifacts to the people:
  • MAR 7, Willits
  • MAR 13, Point Arena
  • MAR 14-15, Ukiah
  • MAR 20, Philo
  • MAR 21, Fort Bragg
Click for more information on MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS. MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS

First Weekend in MARCH ~ Mendocino
Second Weekend ~ Little River
Third Weekend in MARCH ~ Ft. Bragg
Click for more information on John Reischman & The Jaybirds. John Reischman & The Jaybirds
MAR 8, Little River Inn
Live Music; "The band fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new". $20 7:30 p.m. LRI Abalone Room
Click for more information on Hit and Run Theater. Hit and Run Theater
MAR 13 & 14
Mendocino Stories and Music Series welcomes back Hit and Run Theater & Friends for two nights of improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House of Mendocino on Friday & Saturday.
Click for more information on Gualala Arts Chamber Music. Gualala Arts Chamber Music
MAR 15 - Zodiac Trio

Gualala Arts presents the finest chamber music in the intimate setting of the Gualala Arts Center.
Click for more information on WHALE RUN & WHALE WALK. WHALE RUN & WHALE WALK
MAR 21 ~ Fort Bragg
Whale Run & Walk ~ 30th Annual Whale Run and Walk. Saturday, 8:00 am 10K Run . 5K Run . 5K Competitive Walk . 5K Fun Walk . 1/2 mile Kiddie Race 7:30 am
Click for more information on MacKERRICHER\'s Gray Whale Programs. MacKERRICHER's Gray Whale Programs
NOW - MAR 22, SAT & SUN. 11:AM, Fort Bragg
Docent talks begin near the visitor center at the main entrance to MacKerricher State Park. Provided binoculars and a spotting scope will help visitors study whales and other fascinating wildlife found near MacKerricher's shores and then drive to Laguna Point, where you will look for whales.
Click for more information on SYMPHONY <i>Spring Concert</i>. SYMPHONY Spring Concert
MAR 28 - 29 ~ Cotton Auditorium ~ Spring Concert
Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture
Grieg
Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
Click for more information on <br>APRIL EVENTS.
APRIL EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on WHALE and JAZZ FESTIVAL. WHALE and JAZZ FESTIVAL
APR, Gualala
Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival combines whale watching with the finest in jazz entertainment, culinary delights and fun activities over
3 spectacular weekends.
Click for more information on <br>MAY EVENTS.
MAY EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO GARDEN TOUR. MENDOCINO GARDEN TOUR
MAY 2 ~ Mendocino Art Center
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a diverse selection of some of the Mendocino Coast's most beautiful private gardens on this self-guided tour.
Click for more information on BOONVILLE BEER FESTIVAL. BOONVILLE BEER FESTIVAL
MAY 2 ~ Boonville
The Boonville Beer Festival is an annual event, that showcases breweries from all over the west to come and share their wares in a pleasant, relaxed, outdoor setting to enjoy well over a hundred brews from over fifty breweries.
Click for more information on HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ SPRING. HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ SPRING
MAY 2-3 ~ Hopland
2 full days of fun! Receive a Passport logo glass, entry to all wine tastings, food pairings and entertainment at the ten wineries. Enter to win the Passport Prize Giveaway!
Click for more information on PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL. PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL
MAY 15-17 ~ Anderson Valley
Taste Pinot Noir from more than 35 wineries. Enjoy sumptuous food that pairs perfectly with Pinot. Learn all about Pinot at the technical conference, and visit our local Pinot Noir producers at their open houses. It's a full weekend for those who love Pinot Noir!
Tickets go on Sale MAR 15
Click for more information on FINE ARTS FAIR . FINE ARTS FAIR
MAY ~ Gualala
Artist spaces will be tastefully scattered along the periphery of the 15,000 sq. ft. Gualala Arts Center. Covering a wide variety of artistic media, several artists will be "in action," demonstrating the creation of their craft.
Click for more information on Mendocino Film Festival. Mendocino Film Festival
May 28 - May 31 ~ Mendocino
Showcasing independent filmmakers and their work - feature length, shorts, animation, documentaries, and foreign films at this exciting event. Special guests, filmmakers, workshops and panels and more.
Click for more information on <br>JUNE EVENTS.
JUNE EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on A TASTE OF REDWOOD VALLEY. A TASTE OF REDWOOD VALLEY
JUNE 19, 20 & 21 ~ Fathers Day Weekend
You are invited to attend this annual "A Taste of Redwood Valley" where a rich experience awaits you as you tour the wineries and taste the wines and foods at the 11 participating wineries.
Click for more information on <br>JULY EVENTS.
JULY EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on WORLD\'s LARGEST SALMON BBQ. WORLD's LARGEST SALMON BBQ
JULY 4 ~ Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg
Join us at the verified "Worlds largest Salmon BBQ". Bring your appetite and a few friends for Delicious Grilled Salmon, Fresh Green Salad, Good ole Corn on the Cob and Garlic Bread...yum - and help us restore the salmon habitat!
Click for more information on July 4th - Mendocino Style. July 4th - Mendocino Style
Mendocino is full of characters marching to their own tune, and you'll see them all on parade! Our unique small towns love to celebrate the 4th of July in their own style - Usually all weekend! From kooky parades to BBQ's and fireworks on any night but the 4th - Fun for All!
Click for more information on MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL. MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL
JULY 11 - 25 ~ Mendocino
Two weeks every July the Tent Concert Hall rises on the Mendocino Headlands to house an exhilarating range of music from classical and chamber to jazz, blues and bluegrass plus dance and sometimes even light opera. Come for the music and enjoy the beauty of the Coast, the art-filled Village, and outstanding eateries.
Click for more information on SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR. SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
July 2015 ~ Mendocino Art Center
Featuring over fifty booths displaying an exciting mixture of unique handmade artwork, including glass works, fiber wearables, jewelry, functional and sculptural ceramics, paintings, photography and much more. Food court and live local music.
Click for more information on <br>AUGUST EVENTS.
AUGUST EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on ART in the GARDENS. ART in the GARDENS
August 2, BOTANICAL GARDENS
  • Nearly 100 talented artists
  • Live art demonstrations
  • The finest Mendocino County wineries
  • Delicious food and local culinary treats
  • Fabulous musicians
Click for more information on Kinetic Carnival. Kinetic Carnival
AUG 22-23, Willits
Visitors are encouraged (but not required) to wear a vintage or steampunk costumes for fun activities, entertainment, crafts and food, rides on restored rail cars, sundry Museum exhibits and fan favorites including the popular kinetic handcar races; the Whimsy Circus for children; the Mustache and Beard competition; and the evening spectacular known as the Grand Ball.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO GUITAR FESTIVAL. MENDOCINO GUITAR FESTIVAL
AUG 23-29, Mendocino Woodlands, Mendocino
This is the guitar vacation of 2015.

Join us for a full week of fingerstyle and classical guitar training, taught by 8 of the finest players. Attend workshops and concerts in Mendocino's redwoods, and enjoy hiking, swimming, and making new friends. Bring your guitars!
Get your tickets today, this festival will sell out!
Click for more information on GREAT DAY IN ELK. GREAT DAY IN ELK
AUGUST, Elk
The day begins with a parade which winds down Highway One through Elk to the Greenwood Community Center, continues with an afternoon carnival and food and moves into the evening with a dinner and dance.
Click for more information on ART in the REDWOODS FESTIVAL. ART in the REDWOODS FESTIVAL
AUG ~ Gualala
Once again the Art in the Redwoods Festival will include a full array of entertainment in addition to the extensive display of art and crafts. Gualala Arts Center
Click for more information on YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS WINE FESTIVAL. YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS WINE FESTIVAL
AUG (TBA)
Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville
Taste over 60 local wines Barbeque & local cuisine Grape Stomp! Win prizes in the Highlands Games Rare bottle silent auction
Click for more information on <br>SEPTEMBER EVENTS.
SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on PAUL BUNYAN DAYS. PAUL BUNYAN DAYS
LABOR DAY WEEKEND ~ Fort Bragg
Family Fun! Contests include: King of the Log Pillow Fight, Pie Eating Contest, Tricycle Race, Belle of the Redwoods, Blue Ox Beer Festival, Ugly Dog Contest, Craft Fair, Fire Dept Water Fights, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Logging Show and Parade
Click for more information on STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR. STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR
SEPT 5,6 & 7 and SEPT 12-13 ~ Little River to Sea Ranch
Two weekends! Local artists open their studios along the scenic Mendocino Coast for a free self-guided tour. Original work in watercolor, oils, glass, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture & textiles!
Free maps available.
Click for more information on Plein Air Festival. Plein Air Festival
SEPT 7-12 ~ Mendocino Art Center
Plein air painting, watch celebrity artists paint outdoors, daily demonstrations and presentations, with wet paint sales each day in the Art Center's galleries. The festival will culminate on
SAT, Sept 12, with a Quick Draw competition and sale, followed by a celebratory reception and awards presentation. All events are free and open to the public, including watching the artists paint.
Click for more information on WINESONG!    . WINESONG!
SEPT 12
Join us at MCDH's annual wine tasting event and auction in the Gardens by the Sea. Meander throughout the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and taste the elegant wines and food of Mendocino County. EVENT USUALLY SELLS OUT - Get your tickets NOW.
Click for more information on PORTUGUESE FESTA . PORTUGUESE FESTA
SEPT - Fort Bragg
  • Parade
  • All you can eat fish dinner
  • Portuguese beef stew dinner
  • Auction
  • Music & Dancing
Click for more information on MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR. MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR
SEPT 18-20 ~ Boonville
Great fun for the entire family! Three fun filled days of old fashioned country fair will be held at the Fairgrounds. The Fair features, rodeo, sheep dog trials, animal judging, midway, square dancing hoedown and a parade on Sunday and much more......
Click for more information on <br>OCTOBER EVENTS.
OCTOBER EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF. ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF
OCT ~ Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg
World Championship Abalone Cook-Off & Festival

GUESTS are welcome and can participate for free. Although abalone tasting is limited to the judges; other food, beverages and Local Mendocino Wine will be available for purchase. Guests will enjoy the live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction.
Click for more information on Day of the Dead Festivities. Day of the Dead Festivities
Mendocino County
Enjoy traditional meals, mask and flower making classes, gallery shows, raffle, memory altar class, Mole Day, a Huichol Indian Art Show featuring Dia de los Muertos, and Party. Not to mention the Altar Trail, complete with map. Most of the activities are free or benefit local non-profits.
Click for more information on <br>NOVEMBER EVENTS.
NOVEMBER EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL. WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
NOV 2015
Spread throughout Mendocino County's popular Inns and Restaurants, Dozens of Fabulous Edible Events, Meet the Chefs, Gather and Walk the Woods, Learn From The Culinary Experts, Meet Mendocino's Winemakers and More!
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Click for more information on Day of the Dead Festivities. Day of the Dead Festivities
Mendocino County
Enjoy traditional meals, mask and flower making classes, gallery shows, raffle, memory altar class, Mole Day, a Huichol Indian Art Show featuring Dia de los Muertos, and Party. Not to mention the Altar Trail, complete with map. Most of the activities are free or benefit local non-profits.
Click for more information on Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees
Thanksgiving weekend
Kicking off the Holiday Season, the entire Arts Center will be transformed into mid-19th Century Gualala. Highlights include festively decorated booths displaying handcrafted wares and demonstrations in both the Coleman Auditorium and the Burnett Gallery.
Click for more information on <br>DECEMBER EVENTS.
DECEMBER EVENTS


Things to Do!
Events and Festivals in and around Mendocino.
Click for more information on FESTIVAL of LIGHTS. FESTIVAL of LIGHTS
MC Botanical Gardens
Thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a magical Winter Wonderland. Be awestruck by a forest of decorated holiday trees; enjoy a hot drink and dessert; shop for holiday treasures and natural wonders with special pricing on unique holiday gifts and decorations. Come! Bring the kids and join the festivities and take care of all of your holiday shopping.