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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June 2017

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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Willits Frontier Days

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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Free

Mendocino Art Center's Flora and Fauna Exhibition

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 25, 2017

Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
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The Mendocino Art Center features the finest works created by its contributing members in the annual Members’ Juried Exhibit, “Flora and Fauna.” A highly…

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$4

Mendocino County Museum presents Main Street: Then and Now

June 25 @ 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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$10 - $25

Country Western Dance!

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Masonic Center, 428 North Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Put your boots on and come kick off the Fourth of July Weekend and dance ! Concessions and no-host bar available! A portion of…

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FREE

Moonlight Movie Madness – Trolls

June 30 @ 8:43 pm - 10:05 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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TROLLS: After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off…

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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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Salmon BBQ

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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Point Arena Fourth of July Celebration

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

Independence Parade

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downtown Point Arena, Point Arena, CA 95468 United States + Google Map

The Annual Downtown Parade steps off at noon on Main Street.  The theme this year is “Diver-City.” Groups are welcomed to join the parade. …

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FREE

All American Picnic in the Park

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Todd Grove Park, 600 Live Oak Ave.
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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All American Picnic in the Park in Ukiah where families can come out to not only take advantage of picnicking in Todd Grove Park,…

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FREE

Willits Frontier Days Steam-up

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Roots of Motive Power, E Commercial St
Willits, CA 95490 United States
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The annual July 4th celebration in Willits has become one of Roots' main steam-up events since our first event in 1982 when we operated…

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FREE

Mendocino's 4th of July Parade

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mendocino (Main St. & Lansing St.), Main St. & Lansing St.
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States
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Larry Fuente's Art Car

Somewhere around 2,000 people (double the population) line the streets of Mendocino to watch this hometown parade that features music, floats, dogs, llamas, and lots…

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Pack Rat Sale – The greatest yard sale on the Coast!

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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The Friends of the Gardens annual Pack Rat Sale is noted for quality items, fair prices, and friendly service. Finds include everything from garden supplies…

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$20

56th Annual Albion-Little River Fire Department Barbecue

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Little River Airport, 43001 Little River Airport Rd
Little River, CA 95456 United States
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Celebrate the 56th anniversary of the Annual Albion-Little River Fire Department Barbecue at Little River Airport. Enjoy barbecue, live local music, children’s activities, firefighter…

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$250

Sustainable You! Science Adventure Summer Camp

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 14, 2017

Hopland Research and Extension Center, 4070 University Road
Hopland, CA United States
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Our Sustainable You summer camp is a week long camp focused on water, land, air, food and energy. We welcome 9-12 year olds to…

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FREE

Moonlight Movie Madness – Zootopia

July 14 @ 8:38 pm - 10:06 pm
Alex R. Thomas Plaza, 310 S. State St.
Ukiah, CA United States
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ZOOTOPIA: From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When…

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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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$00 - $30

Featured Art Unveiling – Art in the Gardens

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 N Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Come one, come all to witness the unveiling of a masterpiece! Attend the big reveal of the 2017 featured artwork for the 25th anniversary of…

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$50 - $200

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

July 17 @ 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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