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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.

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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 HISTORIC WALKING TOURS.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
SAT & SUN, 11am ~ Kelly House, Mendocino
Join the Kelley House docents for a guided 2-hour stroll through the historic village of Mendocino, sharing stories about early settlers, the architecture, movie history and local lore. Self-guided audio tours are available for rent DAILY.
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 NOW - SEPT 4 | Mendocino Theater Co..
NOW - SEPT 4 | Mendocino Theater Co.
Art Center, Mendocino
Join us for an evening of live theater of BUYER & CELLAR (An absurd and delightful one-man play with a whimsical look at fame and friendship,) in repertory with BECOMING DR. RUTH (This fascinating bioplay celebrates the resilience, humor and spirit of the woman who became everyone's favorite sex therapist)
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 SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino.
SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino
Mendocino invites everyone on the Second Saturday of each Month, to meet and mingle with the featured artists at the Mendocino Art Center, boutiques and galleries that stay open a little longer on this special Saturday evening.
Click for more information on STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR.
STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR
AUG 27-28 and SEPT 3, 4 & 5
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 AUG 27 | PURE MENDOCINO.
AUG 27 | PURE MENDOCINO
A day of organic food, wine and fun!
Pure Mendocino is a celebration benefiting the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County. The organic, locally sourced dinner will once again be held at Paul Dolans Biodynamic Dark Horse Vineyard above the Talmage Bench
Click for more information on HISTORIC WALKING TOURS.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
SAT & SUN, 11am ~ Kelly House, Mendocino
Join the Kelley House docents for a guided 2-hour stroll through the historic village of Mendocino, sharing stories about early settlers, the architecture, movie history and local lore. Self-guided audio tours are available for rent DAILY.
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 NOW - SEPT 4 | Mendocino Theater Co..
NOW - SEPT 4 | Mendocino Theater Co.
Art Center, Mendocino
Join us for an evening of live theater of BUYER & CELLAR (An absurd and delightful one-man play with a whimsical look at fame and friendship,) in repertory with BECOMING DR. RUTH (This fascinating bioplay celebrates the resilience, humor and spirit of the woman who became everyone's favorite sex therapist)
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 SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino.
SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino
Mendocino invites everyone on the Second Saturday of each Month, to meet and mingle with the featured artists at the Mendocino Art Center, boutiques and galleries that stay open a little longer on this special Saturday evening.
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
AUG 27-28 and SEPT 3, 4 & 5
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 SEPT 3-5 | Sea Ranch Art Tour.
SEPT 3-5 | Sea Ranch Art Tour
Gualala, Mendocino Coast
Join us in celebrating the 6th annual Art by the Sea tour (Sea Ranch Art Tour) on Labor Day Weekend. Explore an incredible ensemble of work from 17 extraordinary artists in an array of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and photography.
Click for more information on SEPT 4 | Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival.
SEPT 4 | Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival
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 SEPT 9 | Celebration of Pinot Noir.
SEPT 9 | Celebration of Pinot Noir
LITTLE RIVER INN, Little River
Enjoy 25 outstanding wineries, lush and elegant wines while you mingle with the winemakers, and sample the best culinary offerings specifically paired by Chef Marc Dym at the LITTLE RIVER INN.
Click for more information on SEPT 10 | Testa Blending Party.
SEPT 10 | Testa Blending Party
Testa Ranch, Calpella
Join us for our 6th Annual Blending Party. Participate in the blending of their 8th bottling of their popular Black Wine. Enjoy wine blending, appetizers, dinner and dessert.
Click for more information on SEPT 10 | WINESONG!    .
SEPT 10 | WINESONG!
Mendocino Botanical Gardens
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 - Tickets on sale Spring 2016.
Click for more information on SEPT 16 | Full
SEPT 16 | Full "SuperMoon" Tour
Pt Arena Lighthouse, Pt Arena
This tour guides you through the nightly Lighthouse Keeper's climb up the Tower, and the unique history of the tallest West Coast lighthouse. Champagne or sparkling juice, and snacks are included, and you get to keep the etched souvenir Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute!
Click for more information on SEPT 16-18 | MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR.
SEPT 16-18 | MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR
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 SEPT 19-25 | Plein Air Festival.
SEPT 19-25 | Plein Air Festival
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino
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, , 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 HISTORIC WALKING TOURS.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
SAT & SUN, 11am ~ Kelly House, Mendocino
Join the Kelley House docents for a guided 2-hour stroll through the historic village of Mendocino, sharing stories about early settlers, the architecture, movie history and local lore. Self-guided audio tours are available for rent DAILY.
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 SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino.
SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino
Mendocino invites everyone on the Second Saturday of each Month, to meet and mingle with the featured artists at the Mendocino Art Center, boutiques and galleries that stay open a little longer on this special Saturday evening.
Click for more information on OCT 8 | Abalone Festival.
OCT 8 | Abalone Festival
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 OCT 9 | Afternoon of Songs & Ballads.
OCT 9 | Afternoon of Songs & Ballads
The Mendocino duo of Matthew Miksak (Vocals - Baritone) and Carolyn Steinbuck (Piano) join talents as they perform songs by internationally recognized composer and local resident, William Jay Sydeman.
Click for more information on OCT 16 | Full
OCT 16 | Full "Hunter's" Moon Tour
Pt Arena Lighthouse, Pt Arena
This tour guides you through the nightly Lighthouse Keeper's climb up the Tower, and the unique history of the tallest West Coast lighthouse. Champagne or sparkling juice, and snacks are included, and you get to keep the etched souvenir Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute!
Click for more information on OCT 22-23 | Hopland Passport.
OCT 22-23 | Hopland Passport
Hopland
Join us to celebrate Hopland Passport on SAT & SUN, from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. With 15 participating wineries pouring their best wines, incredible food pairings at each stop, and two full days of tours, educational seminars, art, and live music, Hopland is the place to be for wine lovers!
Click for more information on OCT 22 | Big River Walk & Paddle.
OCT 22 | Big River Walk & Paddle
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 HISTORIC WALKING TOURS.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
SAT & SUN, 11am ~ Kelly House, Mendocino
Join the Kelley House docents for a guided 2-hour stroll through the historic village of Mendocino, sharing stories about early settlers, the architecture, movie history and local lore. Self-guided audio tours are available for rent DAILY.
Click for more information on NOV 4-13 | MUSHROOM, WINE and BEER FESTIVAL.
NOV 4-13 | MUSHROOM, WINE and BEER FESTIVAL
Mendocino County
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 SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino.
SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino
Mendocino invites everyone on the Second Saturday of each Month, to meet and mingle with the featured artists at the Mendocino Art Center, boutiques and galleries that stay open a little longer on this special Saturday evening.
Click for more information on NOV 5 | CORO Mendocino Winemaker Dinner.
NOV 5 | CORO Mendocino Winemaker Dinner
Testa Ranch
CORO Mendocino Fall Winemaker Dinner. Savor a delicious Italian four-course dinner paired with Coro wines by Clos Du Bois, Parducci, Testa and more! Appetizer and desert wines included with your reservation.
Only 50 seats  reserve soon!
Click for more information on NOV 12-13 | SYMPHONY <i>Fall Concert</i>.
NOV 12-13 | SYMPHONY Fall Concert
Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2pm
Marquez: - Danzón Nº 2
Rodrigo: - Concierto de Aranjuez
Piazzola: - Libertango
Stravinsky: - The Firebird
Click for more information on NOV 14 | Full Beaver Moon Tour.
NOV 14 | Full Beaver Moon Tour
Pt Arena Lighthouse, Pt Arena
This tour guides you through the nightly Lighthouse Keeper's climb up the Tower, and the unique history of the tallest West Coast lighthouse. Champagne or sparkling juice, and snacks are included, and you get to keep the etched souvenir Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute!
Click for more information on NOV 20 | OPUS Recital.
NOV 20 | OPUS Recital
Preston Hall, Mendocino
Linda Wang debuted at age 9 with Zubin Metah and the New York Philharmonic orchestra, studied at Julliard and Saltzburg Mozarteum. Performed Solo with major USA and worldwide orchestras. Now she's joining forces with Miles Graber for 1 performance in Mendocino.
Click for more information on NOV 25 - DEC 18 | Festival of Lights.
NOV 25 - DEC 18 | Festival of Lights
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Thousands of lights transform the 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, while doing some holiday shopping.
Click for more information on NOV 25-26 | THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR.
NOV 25-26 | THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino
Featuring arts and crafts 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 music.
Click for more information on HISTORIC WALKING TOURS.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
SAT & SUN, 11am ~ Kelly House, Mendocino
Join the Kelley House docents for a guided 2-hour stroll through the historic village of Mendocino, sharing stories about early settlers, the architecture, movie history and local lore. Self-guided audio tours are available for rent DAILY.
Click for more information on SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino.
SECOND SATURDAY in Mendocino
Mendocino invites everyone on the Second Saturday of each Month, to meet and mingle with the featured artists at the Mendocino Art Center, boutiques and galleries that stay open a little longer on this special Saturday evening.
Click for more information on NOV 25 - DEC 18 | Festival of Lights.
NOV 25 - DEC 18 | Festival of Lights
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Thousands of lights transform the 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, while doing some holiday shopping.
Click for more information on DEC 13 | Full Cold Moon Tour.
DEC 13 | Full Cold Moon Tour
Pt Arena Lighthouse, Pt Arena
This tour guides you through the nightly Lighthouse Keeper's climb up the Tower, and the unique history of the tallest West Coast lighthouse. Champagne or sparkling juice, and snacks are included, and you get to keep the etched souvenir Point Arena Lighthouse champagne flute!

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