Family-friendly Events for Kids

Looking for something fun to do with the kids when you visit Mendocino County? Here’s our calendar of events for kids and family. You’ll find lots of kid-friendly and family-friendly activities and events at any time of year.

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September 2017
$10 - $30

Del Sol String Quartet

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mendocino College Center Theatre, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Del Sol String Quartet

For the First time in Ukiah the Del Sol Quartet will perform at LIVE!  With fantastic worldwide reviews the Del Sol is referred to…

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October 2017
$25

A Harvest Celebration with Congressman Jared Huffman

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pennyroyal Farm, 14930 CA-128,
Boonville, CA 95415 United States
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Harvest Celebration

Please join Congressman Jared Huffman in celebrating the beauty of Mendocino County at a Harvest Celebration and help kick off his 2018 campaign. Enjoy…

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$30

Full Harvest/Hunter’s Moon (Night Tour)

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:00pm

Point Arena Lighthouse, 45500 Lighthouse Rd.
Point Arena, CA 95468 United States
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Often, the September Moon is called the “Harvest Moon” but this year it’s in October. The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest…

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Digging Dog Nursery's Fall Dog-Gone Super Plant Sale

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Digging Dog Nursery, 31101 Middle Ridge Rd
Albion, CA 95410 United States
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Digging dog nursery

Discover an abundance of easy-to-grow plants, including many hard-to-find, pollinator friendly and water wise selections, at a savings! Stroll our beautiful display plantings. At…

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$30 - $35

Gualala River Run 2017

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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Gualala River Run

This Fall beat the heat and try the Coolest Run in California.  Run through the Magnificent Redwoods and along the Gualala River on trails…

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$30

(almost) Full Harvest/Hunter’s Moon (Night Tour)

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Point Arena Lighthouse, 45500 Lighthouse Rd.
Point Arena, CA 95468 United States
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mendocino

Often, the September Moon is called the “Harvest Moon” but this year it’s in October. The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest…

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Black Bart Strikes Again at Ridgewood Ranch

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ridgewood Ranch, 16200 Highway 101
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Black Bart Strikes Again

Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation presents Black Bart Strikes Again at Ridgewood Ranch, the home of the legendary racehorse, Seabiscuit. A day of family fun to…

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Variety Show

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 S. School St.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Ukiah Main Street Program presents, The Ukiah Variety Show! Join the Ukiah Main Street Program and experience the best entertainment the Ukiah Valley has to offer. The…

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Ukiah Country PumpkinFest – Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 11:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Downtown Ukiah, 200 School St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
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Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off The Ukiah Country PumpkinFest is the largest street fair in Mendocino County. This annual two-day event is held each fall…

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$10 - $25

Big River Walk & Paddle for Cancer

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big River State Park, Highway One
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Big River Walk and Paddle for Cancer

Defy Cancer ~ Join the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County at their 18th Annual Big River Walk and Paddle for Cancer. Presented by the Cancer Resource…

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Ukiah Country PumpkinFest

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Ukiah, 200 School St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
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The Ukiah Country PumpkinFest is the largest street fair in Mendocino County. This annual two-day event is held each fall in the month of…

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$10 - $20

6th Annual SOUP & CHILI COOKOFF

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portuguese Hall, 822 Stewart St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Superbowl of Chili

You're cordially invited to join the Fort Bragg Food Bank's crew for warm and yummy  homemade soup and chili along with door prize, silent…

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Ukiah Country PumpkinFest

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Ukiah, 200 School St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
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The Ukiah Country PumpkinFest is the largest street fair in Mendocino County. This annual two-day event is held each fall in the month of…

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November 2017
FREE

Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase Hike

November 3 - November 12
Jughandle State Reserve, 1 mile north of Caspar on Highway One
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Jug Handle State Park

Look carefully and you may see some mushrooms while hiking this unique trail, which is a small slice of five uplifted ocean terraces. On…

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$10 - $20

Meet the Goats at Pennyroyal Farm & Experience a Mushroom Inspired Menu!

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 12, 2017

Pennyroyal Farm, 14930 CA-128,
Boonville, CA 95415 United States
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Pennyroyal Goats

Anderson Valley’s only wine and cheese tasting room.  Come by and try Pennyroyal's estate wines, farmstead cheese, and farmstead fare from their kitchen. Meet…

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Zoppé Italian Family Circus

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 1:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 4:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 7:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 6:00pm

Todd’s Point Field, Ocean View Drive
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Zoppé Family Circus

Zoppé Italian Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one ring circus that honors the best history of the…

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$20

Mushroom Foraging (UC Hopland Research and Extension Center)

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UC Hopland Research and Extension Center, 4070 University Rd
Hopland, 95449 United States
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Dinner in the Oaks

Chuck Vaughn and Dave Bengston, local naturalists and fungi experts, will share their Mendocino County bounty of fungi describing where different fungi are found,…

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FREE

Foray with Mario Abreu: “Mushroom ID Walk for Beginners”

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Bragg Library, 499 E. Laurel St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Beginner mushroom-picking

A veteran of the world famous Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, fungi expert Mario Abreu will lead this foray.  Meet at the Fort Bragg Library at 12:30PM for…

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Free with Gardens admission.

Mushroom Walk with Mario Abreu

November 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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MCBG Mushroom Walk

Join Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden's Staff Mycologist for an extra special Mushroom Walk in celebration of the Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Festival! The Gardens is…

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FREE

Mushroom and Foraged Afternoon Appetizers

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

Mendocino College’s Culinary Arts Management Program serves mushroom and foraged appetizers at their beautiful Ukiah Campus. See students shine while creating appetizers with locally…

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