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March 2017
$10 - $40

Mendocino Whale Festival

March 4 @ 11:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Crown Hall, 45285 Ukiah St.
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Imagine...tasting delightful wines in elegant shops and galleries just steps from the dramatic Pacific Ocean cliffs. You can experience this and many more luxuries of the eye and palate at this year's Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals!

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Little River Whale Festival

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 5:00 pm
Little River, Little River Hwy 1
Little River, CA 95456 United States
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The Little River Whale Festival has always been a fundraiser to save the Spring Ranch barns. The seventh annual LITTLE RIVER WHALE FESTIVAL offers lodging specials at Inns throughout the seaside town of Little River, CA, a food and wine tour, family fun activities, and nature adventure all rolled into one weekend! Below is just a sampling of events and experiences inn guests and locals can partake in throughout the weekend: Van Damme Visitor Center: Docents will share the history…

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$10 - $40

Fort Bragg Whale Festival

March 18 @ 11:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Fort Bragg, Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Imagine...tasting delightful wines in elegant shops and galleries just steps from the dramatic Pacific Ocean cliffs. You can experience this and many more luxuries of the eye and palate at this year's Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals!

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April 2017

Whale & Jazz Festival

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 30 @ 8:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway
Gualala , CA 95445 United States
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The annual Whale & Jazz Festival includes over 20 venues, with jazz for all tastes ranging from traditional New Orleans style to European, Latin and modern. Enjoy concerts, special dinners, theater, film, poetry, lectures, whale watching and the popular Chowder Challenge! Visit www.gualalaarts.org for a full schedule of events.

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FREE

Wildflower Show

April 22 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 4:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy 128
Boonville, CA 95415 United States
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Wildflowers

Take a drive through beautiful Anderson Valley, to the A.V. Unity Club Garden Section's Wildflower Show. Admission is FREE! Samples of every Wildflower in Mendocino County will be in June Hall, at the Fairgrounds in Boonville. Those pretty blue flowers you see on the hills will be on display, identified, and grouped with other members of their plant Family. Bring along a plant, and a team of plant I.D. experts will help you find its name. The Library nook will…

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3rd Annual Anderson Valley Goat Festival

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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Once again sharing the Mendocino County Fairgrounds with AV Unity Club’s Spring Wildflower Show. This event is not just about goats and goat cheese. GoatFest is a family fun celebration of springtime, community, and country living. Event Schedule 10:00 – Event opens– Wildflower Show opens & AV Winter Market opens 11:00 – Cheese making workshop (inside Home Arts bldg) + Goat care workshops (by bleachers in Lamb Palace) 12:00 – Goat Parade – Celebrity Goat Milkers – Goat calling 1:00 – Goat milk yogurt and…

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$40 - $60

Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy 128
Boonville, CA 95415 United States
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Boonville Beer Festival

Celebrating 20 years the Boonville Beer Festival is sponsored by the Anderson Valley Brewing Co. and features beer samples from dozens of breweries. While you sip and sample enjoy live music, fun vendors and delicious food options available for purchase. RV and tent camping is available at the fairgrounds. Absolutely no dogs or howling.

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Free

15th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Center, 300 Seminary Avenue
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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In an afternoon devoted to the haiku form of poetry, the 15th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival program will begin with traditional Japanese music, followed by poets of all ages reading their original winning haikus. A reception with refreshments concludes this free event.

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May 2017

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Goldeneye Winery, 9200 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466 United States
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pinot-fest

Step back in time to small town Anderson Valley where you will sip on fine Pinot Noir from this special wine region. Choose from a variety of Pinot themed events from a educational conference, BBQ in the vineyards, winemaker dinners, winery open houses and the ever popular Grand Tasting!

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$8 - $16

Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
Potter Valley Parks & Recreation, 10747 Main St.
Potter Valley, CA 95469 United States
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The Potter Valley Rodeo is a California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA) sanctioned rodeo and is produced by West Coast Rodeo Company, one of Northern California’s top stock contractors. The Potter Valley Rodeo provides a full weekend of fun family entertainment!

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Free

Gualala Fine Arts Fair

May 27 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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Gualala Fine Arts Fair

Gualala Arts will host the 10th Annual Fine Arts Fair at the Gualala Arts Center on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.

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June 2017

Mendocino Film Festival

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - June 4 @ 10:00 pm
Mendocino Film Festival, Pallette Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Mendocino Film Festival

The 12th annual Mendocino FIlm Festival returns to Mendocino County in the spring of 2017.

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$90 - $225

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm
Boonville Fair Grounds, 14400 CA-128
Boonville, CA 95451 United States
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EPIPHANY ARTISTS 24th ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE & PEACE CELEBRATION, JUNE 16, 17 & 18, 2017! Mark your calendar for SNWMF 2017 at the beautiful Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, CA! Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Anderson Valley, The Mendocino County Fairgrounds is the perfect setting for our gathering that unites music and nature lovers from throughout the world. SNWMF is an annual family reunion for many and is known as being one of the most positive festivals with…

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Kate Wolf Music Festival

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101
Laytonville, CA 95454 United States
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Dance, unwind, meet new friends, and enjoy four stages of music on 150 acre ranch in Northern Mendocino County. The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music.

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Willits Frontier Days

June 24 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Recreation Grove Park, S. Lenore Ave.
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Rodeos, dances, horseshows, gymkhana, Truck & Tractor Pull, Beef BBQ, a carnival, and a 4th of July parade on Main Street. Billed as “the longest running continuous rodeo in California”, Frontier Days celebrates the Western heritage of Willits.

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July 2017

Mendocino Music Festival

July 8 @ 2:30 pm - July 23 @ 10:00 pm
Festival Tent, Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Mendocino Music Festival

The Mendocino Music Festival is a magical blend of fine music by outstanding performers in one of the most enchanting sites in Northern California. Performances include orchestra concerts, Big Band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music.

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Free

Mendocino Art Center's 58th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until July 16, 2017
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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MAC Summer Fair Postcard

Browse a wide variety of quality, one-of-a-kind artwork at 50 artist booths situated outdoors among the Mendocino Art Center gardens. Wearable art lovers are in for a treat, with an array of handmade jewelry, as well clothing, scarves, bags and hats. Those looking for something for the home will find sculptural and functional ceramics, paintings, photography, wood accessories, glass works, baskets, gourds, furniture items, and more. We'll also open our art studios to the public to watch artist demonstrations. Also…

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September 2017
$7 - $10

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 12:00 am
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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Mendocino County Fair

Enjoy a weekend packed full of fun for the whole family including a wild rodeo featuring buckin’ broncos, horse races, barrel racing and sheepdog trials, country music and dancing, and a colorful parade of locals on Sunday.

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Free

Mendocino Open Paint Out – A Plein Air Festival

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Daily until September 24, 2017
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Mendocino Art Center hosts the fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out, a plein air festival. The festival includes plein air painting, with wet paint sales of new artwork each day in the Art Center's galleries by more than 60 artists, twice daily demonstrations by featured artists, the opportunity to watch featured artists paint outdoors, nightly community dinners, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, a celebratory awards ceremony and more. All activities are free and open to the public. Donations…

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November 2017
Free

Mendocino Art Center's 58th Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until November 25, 2017
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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MAC Thanksgiving Fair Postcard

In what has become a north coast tradition, 35 juried artists and craftspeople from throughout northern California and beyond exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and class studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. Featured will be a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including handmade jewelry, original paintings, photography, functional and decorative ceramics,…

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