What to do? What to do? There are so many Mendocino festivals that it can be hard to narrow it down to the absolute best events. That’s why we’re here to help. We have a variety of annual Mendocino festivals that are sure to pique your interest, whether it be whale watching or wine tasting! But, before you round up your crew for some of the most exciting happenings in Northern California, take a look at our free Mendocino Itinerary. We planned each day of your vacation for you, so you know the best places to wine, dine, and unwind!
Check out These Mendocino Festivals
Festival of Lights in Mendocino
Looking for fun for the entire family? Plan your Mendocino vacation around the holidays, and experience the Mendocino Festival of Lights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. The spectacular event is decked with stunning flowers, making it the best, floral wonderland. Get in the spirit with hot cocoa, spiced cider, yummy desserts, wine, and beer!
Come out from the tent, and awe strikes you along with a gorgeous, twinkling, winter wonderland. Ocean fantasies, shooting stars, and fire breathing dragons greet you as you walk down the lit path.
The party doesn’t end there. The path leads you to a heated tent with fantastic live music performances that’ll have you up and moving in no time. Plus, dancing is the best way to stay warm during the holiday season!
Mendocino Whale Festival
Our Pacific Gray Whales are an essential piece of Mendocino, so our community celebrates the fascinating mammals of the deep at our Mendocino Whale Festivals. The whales make an appearance in Mendocino as they migrate from Western Baja to the Bering Sea. In celebration of the whales, there are several events around the area including, the Mendocino Whale Festival, Little River Whale Festival, Fort Bragg Whale Festival, and the Westport Whale Festival. The annual events feature art galleries, chowder and wine tastings, kayaking excursions, and whale watching walks! Don’t miss out on the fun!
Winesong in Mendocino
Give back to charity and taste delicious wine and foods at Winesong! This fall event is an annual charity auction that raises money to improve local healthcare. The Mendocino Coast healthcare foundation hosts the weekend event every year in September at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Participate in outstanding wine and food tastings from local wineries and businesses. Then, do a little happy dance to fantastic live music. You’ll want to make this an annual trip!
Relax With Cottages at Little River Cove
When it’s time to unwind, relax in one of our charming Mendocino cottages. All of our cottages are surrounded by gorgeous views, whether it be the ocean or our eye-catching garden. Don’t forget to include your furry family member on your vacation. All of our accommodations are pet-friendly, so no one is left out!
Stay in our Gualala Cottage for a relaxing Mendocino getaway. This fantastic cottage has breathtaking ocean views. Grab a cup of organic coffee from Circa ‘62, and indulge on the deck with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Your Mendo vacation awaits on the coast! Check our availability and book your dream vacation today.