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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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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 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 OCT 1 | Harvest Release Party.
OCT 1 | Harvest Release Party
Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville
Library vintages and vertical flights of Yorkville Highlands Syrahs and Bonnys Vineyard Cabernets will be open for tasting alongside five new releases. Take a winemaker-lead cellar tour with Matt and Karen Meyer. Sample the active ferments first hand and taste a barrel sample and delectable eatables! Family and pet friendly.
Click for more information on OCT 1 | MCF Festival Gala.
OCT 1 | MCF Festival Gala
Mendocino College - Ukiah
This fun, fabulous annual fundraiser features 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 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 21-22 | HIT & RUN IMPROVE THEATER.
OCT 21-22 | HIT & RUN IMPROVE THEATER
Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino High School 7:30pm
Join the Hit & Run Players for lots of laughs, and fully improvised skits and songs based on audience suggestions. Backing them up on comic scenes and songs will be famed San Francisco keyboard star, Joshua Raoul Brody of Bay Area Theatresports.
Click for more information on OCT 21-31 | Haunted Hall of HORRORS.
OCT 21-31 | Haunted Hall of HORRORS
Masonic Center, Fort Bragg 7pm -10pm
The Fort Bragg Lions invite you to their Haunted Hall of HORRORS - Mardi Gras Massacre!
Fridays and Saturdays, October 21, 22, 28, 29 and Halloween Monday, October 31
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 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 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 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 6 | Bolshoi Ballet Bright Stream.
NOV 6 | Bolshoi Ballet Bright Stream
Arena Theater ~ Point Arena
During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerinas husband decide to swap roles for the evening.
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 | Festival of Trees.
NOV 25-26 | Festival of Trees
Gualala Art Center
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 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 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 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 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!
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 JAN  20-29 | MENDOCINO SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.
JAN 20-29 | MENDOCINO SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Throughout Mendocino County
Offering tastings of local products including wild mushrooms, chocolates, crab feasts and more. Seminars are offered on mushroom collecting, food and wine pairing, cooking demonstrations, winemaker dinners, whale watching, crab fishing expeditions...
Click for more information on FEB 25-26 | International Alsace Varietals | White Wine Festival.
FEB 25-26 | International Alsace Varietals | White Wine Festival
Anderson Valley
Don't miss this unique celebration of Alsace-style white wines such as; Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc or Muscat.
Saturday ~ Mendocino County Fairgrounds
Sunday ~ Anderson Valley - Visit our wineries during their open houses.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS.
MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS

First Weekend in MARCH ~ Mendocino Village
Second Weekend ~ Little River
Third Weekend in MARCH ~ Fort Bragg

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