Countywide Festivals & Events

Festivals and Events

Mendocino County knows how to celebrate. Our festivals include celebrations of our signature local foods such as crab, salmon, abalone and mushrooms and many wonderful events that feature our wines and locally brewed beers.

The winter holidays are a magical time in Mendocino County, with annual traditions that stretch back generations and delight young and old alike. Other annual events celebrate whales, music, art, film, vintage locomotives and California’s oldest continuous rodeo.

No matter the time of year, there is always a unique, fun and unforgettable experience to be had in Mendocino County!

Format: 2014-04-19
Format: 2014-04-19

Every Day is Earth Day at The Stanford Inn's Ravens Restaurant

April 19, 2014

Celebrating nearly 30 years of organic farming, Ravens features our Big River Nurseries inspired breakfast and dinner menus, offering local, organic, and healthy cuisine. For more info, call (707) 937-5615 or visit or


Catch A Canoe and Bicycles Too!

April 19, 2014

Stanford Inn's Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! offers a wide selection of kayaks, canoes, outriggers, and bicycles for exploring beautiful Big River and beyond.

Catch A Canoe is celebrating Earth day in two ways!

Ukiah Farmers' Market

April 19, 2014

Ukiah's premier weekly community event!  The year-round Ukiah Saturday Farmers' Market - open 8:30 to noon from May through October and 9:30 to noon  November through April -- features fresh seasonal local produce, naturally rasied local meats, cheese, honey, seasonal flowers, baked goods, local crafts, live music and more.  It is in the heart of historic downtown Ukiah

Mendocino Coast Botanicals Gardens Earth Day Specials

April 19, 2014

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a treat at any time of year but particularly in the spring when the 100 species and 170 cultivars of Rhododendrons start to bloom. You don’t have to go to Nepal to see Rhododendron 40’ high in full bloom!

Stop in at Rhody's Cafe, which re-opens on April 18 for special treats throughout the festival.

Big River Clean & Canoe Event

April 19, 2014

Party for the planet at Big River!

2014 Earth Day Celebration- Free Outrigger Rides in Mendocino on Big River Estuary

April 19, 2014

Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too at the Stanford Inn by the Sea is celebrating Earth Day by offering complimentary one hour rides along beautiful Big River Estuary on Saturday, April 19th.

Party for the Planet at Husch Vineyards!

April 19, 2014

It’s a ‘Party for the Planet’ at Husch Vineyards, where we will be offering self-guided tours in our sustainably farmed vineyards, a complimentary tasting of award-winning wines, and our everyday down-to-earth prices. Open 10am-5pm and located at 4400 Highway 128 in Philo, Husch is the oldest winery in the Anderson Valley. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-554-8724.

Mendocino Art Center's Artists Open Studio Tour

April 19, 2014

Mendocino Art Center

Campovida Celebrates Spring!

April 19, 2014

celebrate spring time and the beauty of this earth in our gardens. bring your little ones and their easter baskets for an egg hunt followed with old-fashioned egg decorating. the festivities begin at 10:30 am promptly and end when all the eggs have been found. no candy will be served just lots of smiles and a beautiful garden.

Personalities, Places and Pets

April 19, 2014

“Personalities, Places and Pets” -- the artwork of Amelia Hunter, Sean Case and Eileen Tumlin

March 21, 2014 – June 12, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
5:30-7:30 PM

Serving Scharffenberger Cellars Wine
Hors d’oeuvres


Art Center Ukiah Seed Library Logo Exhibit

April 19, 2014

Check out all the entries for the Seed Library Logo Contest. The exhibit will be up at the Corner Gallery, 201 S. State, in April and all Earth Week.


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Parducci's Earthday 'Party for the Planet' Celebration

April 19, 2014

Parducci Wine Cellars is hosting “Party for the Planet,” a free Earth Day celebration, Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the winery’s organic garden and tasting room. The third annual event features complimentary food and wine tastings, organic garden tours, a farm animal meet and greet, hands-on demonstrations, and more family-friendly activities.

Sonoma Mendocino Whale & Jazz Festival

April 19, 2014 - May 26, 2014

This highly regarded festival, presented by Gualala Arts, captures inspired, original jazz artwork, whale education, a film series, poetry and jazz, chowder challenge and tasting, and live music in beautiful settings conducive to a special coastal experience.

Rhododendron Walks at MCBG

April 19, 2014

Join Rhododendron Gardeners Dennis McKiver for an informative walk through Fort Bragg rhododendrons, tender species and our big leaf rhododendrons that are unique to our climate. Free with Admission to the Gardens.

Additional Rhody walks scheduled for: March 15, 22, & 29 and April 5 & 12, and May 3, 10, 24, 31  

Clean and Green Machines! - Party For the Planet! Car Reception at the Beachcomber Captains' Deck on the Beach!

April 19, 2014

Celebrate at the Beachcomber Motel & Spa's Party for the Planet!!

The famous Cliff House Restaurant will be serving a special Electric Wheels Menu:


April 19, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day! Schedule a farm visit with Naughty Boy's winery in pristine Potter Valley.

Three openings on April 19: 

  • 1pm
  • 2.30pm
  • 3.30pm

Take a vineyard tour with the dogs, then join Jim and Emjay for a vertical tasting with Library wines, barrel tasting and appetizers in their Potter Valley Winery!

History on the Headlands

April 19, 2014

California State Parks and Mendocino Area Parks Association present a guided history walk with a State Park Interpreter!  Meet in the Ford House Museum for a stroll along the headlands looking for cultural clues of Mendocino's past.  This is an easy one mile round-trip walk along the Mendocino Headlands State park.

Capturing California History: A Literary & Historical Book Reception

April 19, 2014

Kim Bancroft has created a new edition of the 1890 autobiography of her great-great-grandfather, Hubert Howe Bancroft, historian and
founder of the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, is published by Heyday Books.

Farm-to-Table Dinners at Glendeven Inn

April 19, 2014

Glendeven Inn Mendocino offers its dining room three times each week for private chef Kristy Wison to bring Glendeven guests and non-inn guests alike this not-to-be-missed culinary experience.

Mendocino Stories and Music Series "Steven Bates Trio" Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party

April 19, 2014

Due to popular demand and peer pressure Mendocino Stories & Music Series has added another event to the Spring season. Having the choice of booking a Steven Bates Trio isn’t such a tough decision. Come on out for a Rock and Roll Dance with Steven Bates, Ralph Humphrey and Jon Faurot on Saturday, April 19. Music starts at 7:30PM at Hill House of Mendocino.

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