There are many events in Mendocino and the surrounding area that are a blast to experience during your visit. Explore the list below, then explore our rooms and cottages to start planning your trip! If you want to learn about more things to do in Mendocino, download our free Vacation Guide!
Summer Events in Mendocino
Annual Mendocino Coast Garden Tour (June) 707-937-5818
Mendocino Film Festival (May – June)
World’s Largest Salmon BBQ (July) 707-962-0548
Held each year in conjunction with the independence day festivities in Fort Bragg, the BBQ is a fun event with live music and delicious grilled salmon – perfect for spending time with family and friends.
Fort Bragg Fourth of July Fireworks (July) 707-963-1881
Mendocino Music Festival (July)
Art in the Gardens (August)
Winesong is a celebration of wine, food, music, art and giving. The event is a grand tasting and auction that has become the primary fund-raiser for the Mendocino Coast Hospital. The auction is known for its array of fine wines, large format art bottles, weekend giveaways, special events and overnights at wineries.
Paul Bunyan Days (September, Labor Day Weekend)
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 and Fossil Show, Logging Show and Parade.
Fall Events in Mendocino
Annual Abalone Festival (October)
Beer Bison Bluegrass Festival, (October) 707-964-4940
Thanksgiving Fair at Mendocino Art Center (November) 707-937-5818
Mendocino Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Festival (November)
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 different mushroom varieties. With mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging, there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms.
Winter Events in Mendocino
Festival of Trees in Gualala (November)
Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (November and December) (707) 964-4352
Mendocino Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival (January)