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Things to Do<br>in and around Mendocino<br>
Things to Do
in and around Mendocino

There is always something fun to do! From Festivals and events to live performances and art exhibits.

August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015

Click for more information on <br>THINGS to DO in AUGUST.

THINGS to DO in AUGUST

Events, Festivals and Fun Things to DO,
in Mendocino
in Fort Bragg
in Little River
on the South Coast
in Mendocino Wine Country
Click for more information on Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours.
Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours
Sarah Grimes is a naturalist, teacher, and certified rescuer of marine mammals. Her stories will entertain, as you search for wildlife and the abundant bird life found in and around Big River.
Click for more information on 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception.
2nd Saturday Gallery Reception
On the second Saturday of the Month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists.
SEPT 12 - Best in Show
OCT 10 - Instructor Showcase
NOV 14 - JoAnn Humphrey and Suzi Marquess Long
DEC 12 - Gallery Shop with unique gift items
Click for more information on Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens.
Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens
1st SAT, 9am & 3rd WED 8am
Over 150 species of birds live in and visit the Botanical Gardens each year. Join the experts from our local Mendocino Coast chapter of the Audubon Society and learn more about our avian friends
Click for more information on Tracks to Kayaks.
Tracks to Kayaks
AUG 1, 14, 15, 17 & 31
SEPT 14, 15, 16, 29 & 30
OCT 4, 11, 18 & 25
You'll travel on the Skunk Train then paddle down the placid Noyo River and into Noyo Harbor with the folks from Liquid Fusion Kayaking. Wear comfortable street clothes for this fun dry trip in tandem sea kayaks.
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 <br>THINGS to DO in SEPTEMBER.

THINGS to DO in SEPTEMBER

Events, Festivals and Fun Things to DO,
in Mendocino
in Fort Bragg
in Little River
on the South Coast
in Mendocino Wine Country
Click for more information on Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours.
Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours
Sarah Grimes is a naturalist, teacher, and certified rescuer of marine mammals. Her stories will entertain, as you search for wildlife and the abundant bird life found in and around Big River.
Click for more information on 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception.
2nd Saturday Gallery Reception
On the second Saturday of the Month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists.
SEPT 12 - Best in Show
OCT 10 - Instructor Showcase
NOV 14 - JoAnn Humphrey and Suzi Marquess Long
DEC 12 - Gallery Shop with unique gift items
Click for more information on Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens.
Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens
1st SAT, 9am & 3rd WED 8am
Over 150 species of birds live in and visit the Botanical Gardens each year. Join the experts from our local Mendocino Coast chapter of the Audubon Society and learn more about our avian friends
Click for more information on Tracks to Kayaks.
Tracks to Kayaks
AUG 1, 14, 15, 17 & 31
SEPT 14, 15, 16, 29 & 30
OCT 4, 11, 18 & 25
You'll travel on the Skunk Train then paddle down the placid Noyo River and into Noyo Harbor with the folks from Liquid Fusion Kayaking. Wear comfortable street clothes for this fun dry trip in tandem sea kayaks.
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 Lighthouse & Lens Tours.
Lighthouse & Lens Tours
Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse ~ Caspar
Join us the the rare opertunity to tour the lighthouse up-close!
SEPT 26 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Day
Click for more information on Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival.
Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival
SEPT 6 ~ Point Arena
Annual POINT ARENA HARBOR & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, boat rides, kid games, a raffle, Organic beer and much more. Come spend the day at the beautiful Point Arena Pier.
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
The Portuguese community goes way back in Mendocino Coast history. Join us for a Parade, All you can eat fish dinner, Portuguese beef stew dinner, Auction and 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 The Gala Event.
The Gala Event
SEPT 26 - Ukiah
This fun, fabulous annual fundraiser featuring fine local wine, delectable appetizers, live music, dinner and dancing on the beautiful campus of Mendocino College in Ukiah. 100% of the proceeds support the Foundation's Scholarships program.
Click for more information on <br> THINGS to DO in OCTOBER.

THINGS to DO in OCTOBER

Events, Festivals and Fun Things to DO,
in Mendocino
in Fort Bragg
in Little River
on the South Coast
in Mendocino Wine Country
Click for more information on Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours.
Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours
Sarah Grimes is a naturalist, teacher, and certified rescuer of marine mammals. Her stories will entertain, as you search for wildlife and the abundant bird life found in and around Big River.
Click for more information on 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception.
2nd Saturday Gallery Reception
On the second Saturday of the Month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists.
SEPT 12 - Best in Show
OCT 10 - Instructor Showcase
NOV 14 - JoAnn Humphrey and Suzi Marquess Long
DEC 12 - Gallery Shop with unique gift items
Click for more information on Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens.
Bird Watching in Botanical Gardens
1st SAT, 9am & 3rd WED 8am
Over 150 species of birds live in and visit the Botanical Gardens each year. Join the experts from our local Mendocino Coast chapter of the Audubon Society and learn more about our avian friends
Click for more information on Tracks to Kayaks.
Tracks to Kayaks
AUG 1, 14, 15, 17 & 31
SEPT 14, 15, 16, 29 & 30
OCT 4, 11, 18 & 25
You'll travel on the Skunk Train then paddle down the placid Noyo River and into Noyo Harbor with the folks from Liquid Fusion Kayaking. Wear comfortable street clothes for this fun dry trip in tandem sea kayaks.
Click for more information on ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF.
ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF
OCT 10 ~ 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 The Great PUMPKIN Express.
The Great PUMPKIN Express
OCT, Every SUNDAY, SKUNK TRAIN Depot ~ Fort Bragg
All Aboard the Pumpkin Express Travel round trip through the redwoods to the pumpkin patch at Northspur Station. Kids get pumpkins and treats it's sure to be a fun day. Buy Tickets online.
Click for more information on Big River Walk.
Big River Walk
OCT 10~ Big River Beach ~ Mendocino
A non-competitive event along Big River in Mendocino's beautiful State Park in support of the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County. Begins with a Remembrance Ceremony honoring those who have faced cancer. Participants walk the haul road course near the mouth of the river or canoe or kayak the river.
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>THINGS to DO in NOVEMBER.

THINGS to DO in NOVEMBER

Events, Festivals and Fun Things to DO,
in Mendocino
in Fort Bragg
in Little River
on the South Coast
in Mendocino Wine Country
Click for more information on WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL.
WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
NOV 6-15
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 Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours.
Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours
Sarah Grimes is a naturalist, teacher, and certified rescuer of marine mammals. Her stories will entertain, as you search for wildlife and the abundant bird life found in and around Big River.
Click for more information on 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception.
2nd Saturday Gallery Reception
On the second Saturday of the Month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists.
SEPT 12 - Best in Show
OCT 10 - Instructor Showcase
NOV 14 - JoAnn Humphrey and Suzi Marquess Long
DEC 12 - Gallery Shop with unique gift items
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>THINGS to DO in DECEMBER.

THINGS to DO in DECEMBER

Events, Festivals and Fun Things to DO,
in Mendocino
in Fort Bragg
in Little River
on the South Coast
in Mendocino Wine Country
Click for more information on Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours.
Big River Estuary Wildlife Tours
Sarah Grimes is a naturalist, teacher, and certified rescuer of marine mammals. Her stories will entertain, as you search for wildlife and the abundant bird life found in and around Big River.
Click for more information on 2nd Saturday Gallery Reception.
2nd Saturday Gallery Reception
On the second Saturday of the Month. Meet and mingle with the featured gallery artists.
SEPT 12 - Best in Show
OCT 10 - Instructor Showcase
NOV 14 - JoAnn Humphrey and Suzi Marquess Long
DEC 12 - Gallery Shop with unique gift items
Click for more information on THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN.
THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
DEC 2015
The Christmas Train offers a magical experience with Santa, elves, musicians, storytellers, cocoa, cookies and a gift from Santa for the kids Guests of all ages are encouraged to wear their pajamas on these 90 minute long train trips.
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.
Click for more information on Holiday Musical Revue & Craft Fair.
Holiday Musical Revue & Craft Fair
DEC 19 ~ Fort Bragg
Local Artists with ceramics, fabrics, wood workers, jewelry, and toys, will deck the halls ALL day before the rousing community event of seasonal favorites. Fun and entertainment for all. Kids are FREE.

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