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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 THINGS to DO in FEBRUARY.
THINGS to DO in FEBRUARY
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 Mendocino Whale Watching.
Mendocino Whale Watching
DECEMBER - APRIL ~ Mendocino whale watching on a charter boat is the perfect opportunity to be up close to these gentle giants of the sea and fun for people of all ages.
Click for more information on FEB 20-21 | International Alsace Varietals | White Wine Festival.
FEB 20-21 | 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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
Click for more information on FEB 27 | Rock \'n Roll.
FEB 27 | Rock 'n Roll
Hill House Inn, Mendocino HIGHWAY ONE leads you right up to the Hill House with a friendly blend of quality homegrown rock 'n' roll guaranteed to take you on a rock journey with Sean Van Buskirk, Philip Dunn, Sean "Connie Man" Connolly, Jeffrey Walsh, and Brian Urban. Jump up and go for the ride of your life. Road Worthy Rock from Highway One. Doors open at 6PM with a full bar and casual dining. $10 at the door.
Click for more information on THINGS to DO in MARCH.
THINGS to DO in MARCH
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 Mendocino Whale Watching.
Mendocino Whale Watching
DECEMBER - APRIL ~ Mendocino whale watching on a charter boat is the perfect opportunity to be up close to these gentle giants of the sea and fun for people of all ages.
Click for more information on FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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
Click for more information on Mendocino Museum Road Show.
Mendocino Museum Road Show
Bringing artifacts to the people:
  • MAR 11, Willits
  • MAR 12, Point Arena
  • MAR 19-20, Ukiah
  • MAR 25, Philo
  • MAR 26, Fort Bragg
Click for more information on MAR 19 | WHALE RUN & WHALE WALK.
MAR 19 | WHALE RUN & WHALE WALK
Fort Bragg
Whale Run & Walk ~ 32th 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 MAR 25-26 | Will Durst, Comedian.
MAR 25-26 | Will Durst, Comedian
7:30pm | Hill House Mendocino
Premier political satirist Will Durst returns to the Mendocino Coast with his one-man show for one weekend only. Don't miss this hilarious show in a quaint venue.
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 THINGS to DO in APRIL.
THINGS to DO in APRIL
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 Mendocino Whale Watching.
Mendocino Whale Watching
DECEMBER - APRIL ~ Mendocino whale watching on a charter boat is the perfect opportunity to be up close to these gentle giants of the sea and fun for people of all ages.
Click for more information on FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 APR 9-10 | SYMPHONY <i>Spring Concert</i>.
APR 9-10 | SYMPHONY Spring Concert
Cotton Auditorium ~ Spring Concert
Although Mendocino is well-known for our high ratio of artists per capita, visitors to the Symphony, are often amazed to discover the high caliber of this orchestra. The beauty of this area, attracts talented musicians that enjoy sharing their craft. More than fifty musicians create a powerful ensemble, performing classical masterpieces.
Click for more information on APR 29-30 | Ukulele Festival.
APR 29-30 | Ukulele Festival
Caspar Community Center
The all-day festival features instructional workshops, jam sessions, retail sales and evening performances, complemented by "...fresh, local, and gourmet cuisine prepared by the volunteers in Caspar's kitchen." This is an All Ages, All levels of interest and expertise event.
Click for more information on APR 30 | BOONVILLE BEER FESTIVAL.
APR 30 | BOONVILLE BEER FESTIVAL
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 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 <br>THINGS to DO in MAY.

THINGS to DO in MAY

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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
Click for more information on MAY 20-22 | PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL.
MAY 20-22 | PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL
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 Soon
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 <br>THINGS to DO in JUNE.

THINGS to DO in JUNE

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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 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 JUN 2-5 | MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL.
JUN 2-5 | MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL
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 KITE FESTIVAL ~ TODD\'S PT..
KITE FESTIVAL ~ TODD'S PT.
JUNE 2016 ~ Todd's Point ~ Fort Bragg
Bring the kids for a fun-filled day of making and flying kites by the Sea. Kites on sale at Discount Prices or bring your own.
FREE Parking and FREE Admittance!
Click for more information on A TASTE OF REDWOOD VALLEY.
A TASTE OF REDWOOD VALLEY
JUNE ~ 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 many participating wineries.
Click for more information on JUN 20 | MENDOCINO GARDEN TOUR.
JUN 20 | MENDOCINO GARDEN TOUR
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 <br>THINGS to DO in JULY .

THINGS to DO in JULY

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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 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 WORLD\'s LARGEST SALMON BBQ.
WORLD's LARGEST SALMON BBQ
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 some 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 - Fun for All!
Click for more information on WILLITS FRONTIER DAYS.
WILLITS FRONTIER DAYS
4th JULY WEEKEND ~ Willits
California's oldest continuous rodeo. Plan on throwing your rope around our fun events from the barbecue to the parade, from the gymkhana to the rodeo, from the horseshow to the Cutest Little Cowboy & Cowgirl contest, and more.
Click for more information on JUL 9-23 | MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL .
JUL 9-23 | MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mendocino Headlands
For Two weeks in July, the Concert Hall Tent rises on the Mendocino Headlands to house an exhilarating range of music from orchestral, and chamber, to jazz, Celtic, and bluegrass plus opera and music from around the world. 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 ~ 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 JUL 23-24 | Barrel Tasting Weekend.
JUL 23-24 | Barrel Tasting Weekend
Anderson Valley/Yorkville Highlands
Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful time in Mendocino's Pinot country, with unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting price!
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 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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 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 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 Kinetic Carnival.
Kinetic Carnival
AUG 2016, 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 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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 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 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 Plein Air Festival.
Plein Air Festival
SEPT ~ 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, , 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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
Click for more information on NOV | SYMPHONY <i>Fall Concert</i>.
NOV | SYMPHONY Fall Concert
In addition to concerts and Opus chamber music performances, orchestra members contribute their talents throughout the year to the Symphony, musical salons in private homes, a Pops concert and other local musical performances.
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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.
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 FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz.
FRI & SAT Evening | Jazz
North Coast Brewing & Pizzeria ~ Fort Bragg
Enjoy Dinner with Live Jazz from 6 to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, showcasing Special Guests from all around the Jazz World.

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