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September, Fort Bragg

Winesong
Winesong is an annual charity auction and wine and food tasting. Produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, it takes place in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Music and charity abound.

Winesong

September, Fort Bragg

Paul Bunyan Days
Named for the bigger-than-life logger and his giant blue ox, the festival celebrates the history of the community and pays tribute to the strength of the people who live here.

Fort Bragg Whale Run

July, Mendocino

Mendocino July Fourth Parade
A long tradition in Mendocino, this is a unique parade. Get there early because the village fills up early for this one.

Mendocino 4th of July

July, Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg's July Fourth Celebration
Featuring "The Worlds Largest Salmon BBQ", and Noyo Harbor Fireworks.

Fort Bragg Fireworks

January, along the coast

Crab and Wine Days
Throughout Mendocino County, restaurants, wine makers, and even the fishermen and mushroom pickers welcome locals and visitors alike to join in celebrating. Enjoy Mushrooms and then Dungeness crab by pairing with a wide variety of locally-crafted Mendocino wines during our these festivals.

Crab and Wine celebration

May, Mendocino and surroundings

The Mendocino Film Festival
Held in small venues in and around Mendocino, the festival brings celebrity guests and independent filmmakers to the coast. Many films are followed by Q&A sessions with the directors or actors and in some cases live music. This event lasts for several days and can add an vibrant dynamic to your coastal experience.

Mendocino Film Festival

July, Mendocino

Mendocino Music Festival
The Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California. Evenings include orchestra concerts, Big Band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music. Daytime concerts include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a performance by participants in the Emerging Artists Program, and small concerts in intimate venues throughout the historic towns of Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

Fall, Winter, and Spring

Whale Watching
September through April. The majestic and intelligent California Gray Whale is probably the best known of the great whales of the Northeastern Pacific and the species most frequently seen from shore or from the Trek II and other charter boats out of Noyo Harbor. They begin their annual Southbound trek in September, going from their feeding grounds off Alaska to the lagoons of Baja, where they mate and give birth. This 6,000 mile journey is one of the animal kingdom's most impressive migrations and you can witness it right here off of Fort Bragg!


Noyo Harbor
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