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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July 2017
$50 - $200

Noyo Center for Marine Science's Orca Articulation Project: A killer Experience on the Mendocino Coast

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 12, 2017

Old Rec Center Gymnasium, Corner of Franklin Street & Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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orca

Join the Noyo Center’s month-long Orca Articulation Workshop, and help them re-assemble a 26-ft Orca skeleton, bone by bone. Mixing art, science and engineering, everyone involved will…

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$4

Mendocino County Museum presents Main Street: Then and Now

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 5, 2017

Mendocino County Museum, 400 East Commercial St.
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Willits lies at the heart of Mendocino County, and its main street is the heart of Willits. That's why "Main Street: Then and Now,"…

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$538 - $698

World Music, Song & Dance Camp

July 28 - August 5
Lark Camp, PO Box 1176
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Lark Music Camp

Imagine idyllic days & nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and…

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FREE

Moonlight Movie Madness – Toy Story

July 28 @ 8:28 pm - 9:50 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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TOY STORY: Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy's…

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$6 - $10

Elk Volunteer Fire Dept Annual Summer BBQ

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenwood Community Center, 6129 S. Hwy 1
Elk, CA 95432 United States
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Elk Fire Dept

The Elk Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 61 years of service at its 13th annual summer BBQ! Savor tri-tip, chicken or portabella mushroom entrees plus sides, dessert and coffee.…

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FREE

Digging Dog Nursery's Free Saturday Stroll & Plant Chat

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Digging Dog Nursery, 31101 Middle Ridge Rd
Albion, CA 95410 United States
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Digging dog nursery

Stroll Digging Dog Nursery's beautiful gardens in the redwood forest near the Mendocino coast. Choose from an abundance of easy-to-grow garden plants, at great…

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August 2017
Various

Redwood Empire Fair

August 3 - August 6
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 1055 N. State St.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Every August the fairgrounds in Ukiah come alive for the Redwood Empire Fair! Not just the fun of the rides and games, there are…

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FREE

National Lighthouse Day

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Point Arena Lighthouse, 45500 Lighthouse Rd.
Point Arena, CA 95468 United States
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Point Arena Lighthouse

The Point Arena Lighthouse celebrates National Lighthouse Day! All visitors will enjoy free admission to the Grounds, Museum and Tower Tours.  Wind, weather and emergencies permitting this great…

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$12 - $50

Flynn Creek Circus presents Inter-Active (Ukiah)

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - August 13 @ 6:00 pm
Giorno Park, 506 Park Blvd.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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Sponsored by the City of Ukiah. Featuring acts from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, France, Guatemala and Turkmenistan, Flynn Creek Circus' 'Inter-Active' fuses comedy, improvisation…

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FREE

Moonlight Movie Madness – Moana

August 11 @ 8:13 pm - 10:00 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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MOANA: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who…

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$6

Art in the Redwoods Festival 2017

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Hwy.
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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The Art in the Redwoods Festival, the most popular and largest north coast art show in California, will take place on the 2nd weekend…

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$45

Perseid Meteor Shower and Astronomy Night Campout

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mendocino Magic, 3000 Branscomb Rd
Laytonville, CA 95454 United States
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Mendocino Magic Perseids Meteor Shower and Astronomy Night Campout

Come enjoy a night of stars , meteors, and talks with guest astronomers at Observatory Camp! Telescope included! Bring a headlamp, refillable water bottle,…

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FREE

35th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Covelo, S. Airport Rd.
Covelo, CA United States
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Admission is free and will be hosted both days by Mickey the Clown. The festival features arts and craft booths, blackberry delicacies, Mendocino County…

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FREE

Redwood Metalfest

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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Once again, the time has come to ravage downtown Ukiah with the melodious sounds of metal!!! This year the Redwood Metalfest is taking it up…

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Various

Westport Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Westport Volunteer Fire Department, 37551 N Highway 1
Westport, 95488 United States
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The Westport Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its Annual Fundraising Barbecue!  Enjoy an afternoon of fun, great food and live music while helping support the…

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FREE

Moonlight Movie Madness – Beauty and the Beast

August 25 @ 7:53 pm - 10:02 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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Beauty and the Beast: Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its…

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FREE

25th Annual Studio Discovery Tour 2017

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:00am

Highway 1, from The Sea Ranch to Point Arena, Multiple
Various, CA 95468 United States
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Studio Tour

This free, self-guided tour along a 25-mile stretch of Highway 1, from The Sea Ranch to Point Arena, is the perfect way to spend…

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A Great Day in Elk

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elk, Downtown
Elk, CA 95432 United States
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Come and have fun at the annual Great Day in Elk where the community gets together to celebrate summer! The noontime parade through downtown…

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$5 - $15

Zombie Walk & Apocalypse Dance!

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fort Bragg Lions Hall, 430 E. Redwood
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Zombie Walk And Apocalypse Dance

The Fort Bragg Leo Club hosts an annual Zombie Walk and Dance, a benefit to fight childhood cancer.  Each year, they identify a local child to help. …

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September 2017
Various

Paul Bunyan Days

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States + Google Map

10:30 am Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Model Trains   2:30 pm Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Model Trains   3 pm Walk with…

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