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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May 2017
Free

Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bower Park, 38040 Old Stage Rd
Gualala, CA 95445 United States
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Action Network's Cinco De Mayo Festival - Sunday May 7th at Bower Park in Gualala.  Join us for a fun afternoon under the tall…

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Rhododendron Walks

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The 2nd Saturday of each month March – May 2017
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 Hwy. 1
Fort Bragg, CA
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This spring, Rhododendron Walks will be held the second Saturday of each month; upcoming dates include: March 11, April 8, and May 13. Learn about the Rhododendron…

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Pet Adoption Day at the Gardens

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The MCHS Mobile Adoption Van will be in the Gardens' main parking lot from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the following dates: March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Have you noticed more furry friends strutting about the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in colorful leis and bandanas lately? That may be due to…

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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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June 2017
$180

Mountain Bike and Camp at Wente Reservation

June 2 @ 8:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
Wente Scout Reservation, 5401 Canyon Road
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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Join the Bike Monkey gang for an amazing three-day weekend of biking, hiking, camping, and great food! Located at Wente Boy Scout Reservation just…

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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
$30

World's Largest Salmon BBQ

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Noyo Harbor, 19101 South Harbor Dr.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Delighting salmon lovers since 1970! A ticket gets you a giant plate of wild-caught salmon, salad, corn on the cob and garlic bread, along with live music and dancing. Vegetarian option is also available.

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$10

Point Arena Fourth of July Celebration

July 1 @ 11:00 am - July 2 @ 3:00 pm
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On Saturday July 1, come early and stay late for the Street Fair at Arena Cove. Enjoy live bands, crafts and activities, and a wide selection of food & drinks. Fun for all ages!! Fireworks show by PyroSpectaculars will begin at dark!
$5 Donation Suggested at the Gate. Parking is limited/Shuttle Bus available. Point Arena Pier. The following day at 12 noon sharp is the Point Arena Independence Day Parade!

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Free

Fort Bragg Fireworks

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd’s Point Field, Ocean View Drive
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Cozy up with friends and loved ones and watch the fireworks over the ocean at Noyo Harbor. The event is no charge and starts at sunset. Fireworks are best viewed from Todd Point.

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Free

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

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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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…

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Pet Adoption Day at the Gardens

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The MCHS Mobile Adoption Van will be in the Gardens' main parking lot from 11:00am to 3:00pm on the following dates: March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Have you noticed more furry friends strutting about the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in colorful leis and bandanas lately? That may be due to…

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September 2017

Round Valley Labor Day Rodeo

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - September 3 @ 6:00 pm
Round Valley Community Rodeo, Covelo, CA United States + Google Map

Spice up your holiday weekend with a good old-fashioned rodeo!

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$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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November 2017
Free

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

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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In what has become a north coast tradition, 35 juried artists and craftspeople from throughout northern California and beyond exhibit original handmade artwork. The…

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