Fairs and Festivals

Many of our Mendocino County fairs and festivals focus on food, wine, and craft beer. We also have traditional cultural festivals and celebrations of the arts and local history. There’s nothing like a small town festival to add fun and local color to your Mendocino County visit. Here’s our guide to local fairs and festivals to help you plan your visit.

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February 2018

Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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Varies

The Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival (formerly known as the Alsace Wine Festival) brings together producers of these fine white wines from around…

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Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival Open Houses

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Various

Continue the fun of the festival! After attending the technical conference, the Grand Tasting, and a delicious winemaker dinner, end the weekend by visiting…

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March 2018

5th Annual Marine Science and Art Fair

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Rec Center Gymnasium, Corner of Franklin Street & Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Noyo Center for Marine Science is getting ready to have its 5th annual Marine Science & Art Fair. Featuring amazing projects by school kids from Fort…

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Mendocino Whale Festival

March 3 - March 4
Downtown Mendocino Mendocino, CA 95460 United States + Google Map
Varies
California Grey Whales

Celebrate the whales of California on the Mendocino coast each of the first three weekends in March! The first Whale Festival kicks off in…

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5th Annual Marine Science and Art Fair

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2018 at 11:00am

Old Rec Center Gymnasium, Corner of Franklin Street & Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Noyo Center for Marine Science is getting ready to have its 5th annual Marine Science & Art Fair. Featuring amazing projects by school kids from Fort…

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Little River Whale Festival

March 10 - March 11
Little River, Little River Hwy 1
Little River, CA 95456 United States
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The eight annual Little River Whale Festival offers lodging specials at properties throughout the seaside town of Little River, CA, family fun activities, and nature adventure all…

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Fort Bragg Whale Festival

March 17 - March 18
Fort Bragg Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map
Various
whales

Prepare to have a whale of a time! The third weekend in March is the last whale festival weekend in Fort Bragg. On Saturday…

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April 2018

“Historic Vibes Summit” – 2018 Whale and Jazz Festival Gualala Arts Main Event

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coleman Auditorium, 46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, United States
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Various

The “Historic Vibes Summit”, the 2018 Whale and Jazz Festival Gualala Arts Main Event, features jazz vibists Roger Glenn, Tommy Kessecker, and Yancie Taylor!…

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15th Annual Chowder Challenge – Chowder & Jazz!

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Coleman Auditorium, 46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, United States
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$25 - $30

In the tastiest event of the popular Whale & Jazz festival, local chefs & cooks vie for the title of “Best Mendonoma Coast Chowder”…

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Four Shillings Short – Whale and Jazz presents a Global Harmony concert with Christy Martin and Aodh Og O'Tuama

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coleman Auditorium, 46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, United States
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$10 - $15

Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from…

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22nd Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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Boonville Beer Festival or Bust!

Join the fun at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds on the afternoon of April 28 as beer lovers from across Northern California gather to celebrate…

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May 2018

72nd Annual Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo

May 25 - May 28
Pottery Valley Pottery Valley, 95469 United States + Google Map
Various

Yeehaw! Saddle up those ponies and head over to Potter Valley to join friends, family, neighbors, and strangers for a fun-filled weekend packed full…

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Gualala Arts 11th Annual Fine Arts Fair

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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FREE
Gualala Arts Fine Arts Fair

Enjoy a beautiful Memorial Day weekend on the south coast of Mendocino County at the Gualala Arts Center. Every year, the center invites local…

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Willits Community Festival and Car & Bike Show

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE
Willits Community Festival and Car Show

The fun starts with a delicious hot breakfast catered by The Willits Lions Club from 7 to 10 a.m. Locals, visitors and car nuts…

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June 2018

13th Annual Mendocino Film Festival

June 1 - June 3
TBA

Marking more than a dynamic dozen years in beautiful Mendocino, the festival will feature approximately 60+ films representing more than 20 countries. The varied…

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Redwood Empire Spring Fair

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - June 3 @ 11:00 pm
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 1055 N. State St.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Various

For three days in the spring, the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds is the place to have a whole lot of fun! For kids and adults…

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25th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

June 22 - June 24
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy.128
Boonville, CA United States
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$90 - $350

Come to beautiful Mendocino County Fairgrounds for a weekend filled with the sweet sounds of roots reggae and world music. Nestled in the picturesque…

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23rd Annual Kate Wolf Music Festival

June 28 - July 1
Black Oak Ranch, 50350 Highway 101
Laytonville, CA 95454 United States
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$80 - $280

The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous…

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Point Arena Street Fair & Fireworks

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Point Arena, 42900 Curley Lane (hwy 1)
Point Arena, CA 95468 United States
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$10 - $20

Plan a day on the beautiful south coast of Mendocino County for the Independence Day weekend! The City of Point Arena knows how to…

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South Coast Independence Festival – Live Music at Arena Theater

June 30 @ 10:00 pm - July 1 @ 2:00 am
Arena Theater, 214 Main St.
Point Arena, CA 95468 United States
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$15

Enjoy live music and celebrate the 4th of July Festival at Arena Theater. A fun-filled event that isn't to be missed!

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