CM BLOG POST
August 1, 2018
Join the City of Fort Bragg and the Noyo Center for Marine Science at the Noyo Headlands Park in Fort Bragg for a grand celebration of the City’s newly completed Coastal Trail on Sunday, August 5th. This is a free family event happening from 12 pm to 5 pm.
For the first time in over a century, the entire length of the coast of Fort Bragg is open to the public. The new Coastal Trail in Fort Bragg has been years in the making. Featuring seven miles of multi-use trails, beautiful ocean views, habitat restoration, and benches crafted by local artists; the new Noyo Headlands Park is now complete from Glass Beach in the north to the Noyo River in the south.
The grand celebration, to be held on the South Coastal Trail (accessed from Highway 1 via Cypress Street), will bring together many aspects of Fort Bragg’s coastal community. Entertainment includes performances by Circus Mecca and live music by the Steven Bates Band, Wanderlust, Chuck Tourtilott and the Mendocino Women’s Choir. Attendees can participate in Paul Bunyan logging activities and watch a K-9 demonstration by the Fort Bragg Police K-9 program. The Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District will have a kids' zone with bounce houses, face painting, and a scavenger hunt with prizes and games for kids. A public safety zone will feature local police and fire department activities and the Humane Society will offer pet adoptions, along with many more activities for the whole family.
Local food vendors will be on hand to feed the hungry public. Delicious food can be purchased from local restaurants and food providers including Cowlick’s, Mara’s Coffeehouse, Piaci’s, Pilon Kitchen, Sweet Affair, Sugar Coated Catering, Tanadem Catering and BoonDogs.
The event includes a full slate of activities sponsored by the Noyo Center for Marine Science. Along with a full BBQ, North Coast Brewing Company will host a beer garden and Frey Vineyards will host wine tasting with all proceeds benefiting the Noyo Center. Local artists will be on hand to display and sell their coastal themed crafts and creations. The Noyo Center’s festivities will include a carnival, marine science demonstration along with many educational and fun activities highlighting our coast’s attributes.
Attendees are encouraged to bring water bottles and beach chairs and ride their bikes which can be parked in the Walk and Bike Mendocino bike valet area. This is a free event open to all, so please join us in celebrating our coast, our community, our city!