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<br>MENDOCINO FESTIVALS
Mendocino festivals

Mendocino loves to celebrate it's rich culture of arts, food and wine. With some of the world's finest wineries in our backyard and the beautiful pacific ocean is our frontyard. It's fun to celebrate the beauty and bounty of Mendocino County. From Wine Tastings and Seafood celebrations to the oldest rodeo and kooky parades, there is always something fun to din in and around Mendocino County!

Calendar of Festivals in Mendocino County

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Click for more information on Wine &amp; Crab Train. Wine & Crab Train
SKUNK TRAIN, Fort Bragg
Climb aboard the historic Skunk Train as it chugs deep into the heart of Mendocino County along the forest floor, while tasting local Mendocino County wines and tasty food featuring crab.
Click for more information on Mendocino Crab & Wine Festival. Mendocino Crab & Wine Festival
JANUARY
Special events held throughout January in Mendocino County. Meet our Crab Fishermen, Take a Cruise, Local Chefs Do Their Thing, Meet Our Winemakers, Outstanding Crab Cake & Wine Competition, Crab Feeds and other Special Events
Click for more information on International Alsace Varietals Festival. International Alsace Varietals Festival
Anderson Valley
Wineries from Mendocino Wine Country and around the world will participate in this annual festival celebrating Riesling, Gew├╝rztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and other noble Alsace varietals.
Click for more information on In Love with Redwood Valley. In Love with Redwood Valley
Redwood Valley for Valentines! Professional chocolatiers will pair exquisite chocolates with Redwood Valley's Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Petite Sirahs, Syrahs, Ports, liqueurs, and world-class Germain-Robin brandies to please your palate and warm your true love's heart.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS. MENDOCINO WHALE FESTIVALS

First Weekend in MARCH ~ Mendocino
Second Weekend in MARCH ~ Little River
Third Weekend in MARCH ~ Ft. Bragg
Click for more information on WHALE RUN & WALK. WHALE RUN & WALK
3rd SATURDAY in MARCH
Whale Run & Walk ~ Join us on our annual Whale Run and Walk with a 10k/5k Run, 5K Competitive Walk and a 5K Fun Walk, a raffle and more...
Click for more information on WHALE and JAZZ FESTIVAL. WHALE and JAZZ FESTIVAL
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 Rhododendron Show & Plant Sale. Rhododendron Show & Plant Sale
Fort Bragg
One of the largest shows on the west coast with over 700 entries including rhododendron flowers, pictures, bonsai and arrangements of locally hybridized varieties and rare varieties from the northwest. Raffles, refreshments, educational displays and more! FREE
Click for more information on Mendocino Film Festival. Mendocino Film Festival
Mendocino Village
Showcasing independent filmmakers and their work - feature length, shorts, animation, documentaries, and foreign films at this exciting event. Special guests, filmmakers, workshops and panels, Opening Night Gala, and Awards Ceremony await the film buff.
Click for more information on HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ SPRING. HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ SPRING
Hopland ~ Hwy 101
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
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!
Click for more information on MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR. MENDOCINO COAST GARDEN TOUR
Showcasing Art Festivals throughout the year.
  • Artists Exhibits
  • Garden Tours
  • Art & Wine Events
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Art Studio Tours
Click for more information on A Taste of Redwood Valley. A Taste of Redwood Valley
Redwood Valley
You are invited to attend the annual "A Taste of Redwood Valley" wine festival where a rich experience awaits you as you tour the wineries and taste the wines and foods at participating wineries.
Click for more information on July 4th "Mendocino" at it\'s Best. July 4th "Mendocino" at it's Best
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 day but the 4th - Fun for All!
Click for more information on World\'s Largest Salmon BBQ. World's Largest Salmon BBQ
Noyo Harbor ~ Fort Bragg
Join us for a good old fashioned barbeque. 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 out a good cause!
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 horse show to the Cutest Little Cowboy & Cowgirl contest, and much, much more.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL. MENDOCINO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mendocino Headlands ~ 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 CALIFORNIA WINE TASTING CHAMPIONSHIP. CALIFORNIA WINE TASTING CHAMPIONSHIP
Greenwood Ridge Winery
Anyone can watch or even compete with wine experts from around the world. Tasters challenge their palates by identifying varietal wines in a casual atmosphere with live entertainment, great food, and beautiful panoramic scenery. Amateur and professional levels.
Click for more information on MENDOCINO ARTS FAIR. MENDOCINO ARTS FAIR
JULY ~ Mendocino
Sixty-five arts and crafts booths with unique hand made artwork, including glass works, fiber wearables, hand-created jewelry, functional and sculptural ceramics, paintings, photography, live music and a variety of tasty treats.
Click for more information on ART in the GARDENS. ART in the GARDENS
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Imagine a beautiful summer's day with over 60 local artists, a dozen of the finest Mendocino County wineries, and our favorite local musicians all coming together to create a dynamic event right in the heart of the Botanical Gardens.
Click for more information on PURE MENDOCINO. PURE MENDOCINO
ANNUAL EVENT
A weekend of organic farm and processor tours, presentations and workshops during the days, culminating in a big tent organic food and wine tasting, dinner and auction benefit.
Click for more information on YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS WINE FESTIVAL. YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS WINE FESTIVAL
YORKVILLE
There are a limited number of tickets available, so purchase in advance to be sure of attending! Admission includes food, wine tasting of over 30 local wines, games including a grape stomp, silent auction, and winery tour.
Click for more information on CasparFest. CasparFest
Caspar Community Center ~ Caspar
Filling the old school house with dancing and the Village Square with music, artists, crafters, and "green" enterprises Join Renowned multi-instrumentalist and honorary Casparado Joe Craven and other local musicians amongst the booths of beautiful handmade objects.
Click for more information on GREAT DAY IN ELK. GREAT DAY IN ELK
AUG 22, 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 Gualala Arts Festivals. Gualala Arts Festivals
Gualala
Art Festival: 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 Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival. Pt Arena Harbor and Seafood Festival
The Pier ~ 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 MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR. MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIR
Fair Grounds ~ 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 STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR. STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR
Little River to Sea Ranch
Two weekends! 48 artists open their studios along the scenic 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 WINESONG!. WINESONG!
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 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 HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ FALL. HOPLAND PASSPORT ~ FALL
Hopland ~ Hwy 101
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 Day of the Dead Festivities. Day of the Dead Festivities
OCTOBER
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 ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF. ABALONE FESTIVAL COOK OFF
Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg
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. Enjoy the live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction.
Click for more information on WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL. WINE and MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
Mendocino County
Spread throughout Mendocino County's popular Inns and Restaurants, Dozens of Fabulous Edible Events, Meet the Chefs, Gatherers and Walk in the Woods, Learn From The Culinary Experts, Meet Mendocino's Winemakers and Mushroom Passports.
Click for more information on FESTIVAL of LIGHTS. FESTIVAL of LIGHTS
Mendocino Coast 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 Fort Bragg Parade of Lights. Fort Bragg Parade of Lights
DEC 1
Main Street in Fort Bragg as the night grows dark the magic lights up! Gather around as lighted trucks, boats and other clever floats gleam along the parade route.
Click for more information on FESTIVAL of LIGHTS. FESTIVAL of LIGHTS
Mendocino Coast 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 MENDOCINO COAST INN TOURS. MENDOCINO COAST INN TOURS
Mendocino, Little River, Fort Bragg, Albion & Elk
Get in the Holiday Spirit with the Mendocino Candlelight Inns tours. The inns graciously invite all to tour their lovely holiday decorated inns.
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