Special Events

California Grey Whale Migration

From mid December into April, 20,000 whales pass by heading south to Baja, and then return to the Arctic Sea.

Whale Festival

Event takes place in March, and allows participants to enjoy West Coast cuisine, and go whale watching. For more information, please visit the MendoWhale.com Website (run by Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce).

Harbor Seal Pupping

The harbor seals raise their pups in April and May at MacKerricher, State Park. An observation deck overlooking the rookery is available for use.


The Rhododendrons are native to the area, and bloom in April and May. Memorial Day weekend features the annual rhododendron show.

World's Largest Salmon BBQ

The Salmon BBQ takes place on the first Saturday in July, which this year is July 2nd.

Paul Bunyan Days

Event takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event lasts three days, and celebrates the areas logging heritage.
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This charity wine auction raises money for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. The event takes place at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Lighted Truck Parade

The lighted truck parade takes place the first Saturday in December, at the same time the Christmas Tree is lit. This year, the parade takes place on December 5, 2015/  For more information, Click here.