There’s no shortage food and beverage events on the North Coast – seafood receives a well-deserved, special shoutout here and various libation-focused fêtes are also well represented – but the area also hosts a bounty of festivals which celebrate inedible human pleasures like music, gardening and art. If those are your interest areas, you may want to contact one of the friendly California North Coast visitor centers to inquire about what’s scheduled during your visit.
And, if you haven’t already read it, do check out our North Coast travel ideas article. This is an amazing and gorgeous part of California, and there’s A LOT to enjoy here!
This North Coast festival list is arranged by month, and you can easily determine what’s happening during your visit. For each entry on the list, you’ll find the date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, plus a link to a website that provides additional details.
Also, please note that we strongly recommend you make note of the website for future reference. It’s wise to check again and verify the event details closer to the actual date, especially during these “things-can-change-quickly” pandemic times.
The list includes dates for 2022 festivals as well as some with 2021 dates. ***Events for which a 2022 date is not yet available are marked with a triple-asterisk.*** These are often annual events and held around the same time every year, so if a 2021 event looks interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website now provides the new date.
If you’re still in the planning stage, you may just want to browse the list to see if any of the festivals especially appeal to you. Alternatively, if your travel dates are already set, you can use these handy jump links to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:
–There are usually a bunch of Crab & Wine events here in January, but they’ve been cancelled for the last few years. Here’s hoping they return in 2023!
White Wine Weekend, Anderson Valley
February 19 & 20, 2022
Lake County Wineries Barrels & Verticals
February 26, 2022
–March usually sees a series of North Coast Whale Fests, but it’s been a while. They’ve already set some dates for 2023, though, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed!
Boonville Beer Festival
April 23, 2022
Anderson Valley Pinot Festival
May 20-22, 2022
Lake County Wine Adventure
May 21 & 22, 2022
Legacy Cannabis Farmer’s Market, Philo
June 5, 2022
Mendocino Winegrowers Summer Celebration, Hopland
June 11, 2022
Mendocino Coast Purple Urchin Festival
June 18, 2022
Summer Solstice Winemaker Dinner at Goldeneye, Philo
June 18, 2022
Sake Seminar, Little River Inn
June 18, 2022
Bacon, Bougee & Blues, RIVINO Winery, Ukiah
June 19, 2022
Lake County Beer, Wine & Swine Baconfest
June 19, 2022
Taste of Trinidad
June 21, 2022
Oyster Festival Unleashed, Arcata
June 23-25, 2022
World’s Largest Salmon BBQ, Fort Bragg
July 2, 2022
Foursight Wines Taste of the Future Barrel Tasting, Boonville
July 23 & 24, 2022
The Pinot Noir Experience at Goldeneye, Philo
August 12-14, 2022 – SOLD OUT
Round Valley Blackberry Festival
August 20 & 21, 2022
Hops in Humboldt
August 27, 2022
Humboldt County Fair
August 18-28, 2022 (closed Monday)
Klamath Salmon Festival
August 20, 2022
Tolowa Dee-ni’ Day, Smith River
September 10, 2022
Taste of Hopland
September 17, 2022
Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show
September 23-25, 2022
Kelseyville Pear Festival
September 24, 2022
Hopland Oktoberfest Block Party
October 8, 2022
Forager’s Feast at Goldeneye, Philo
November 5, 2022
Frybread Love at Clarke Museum, Old Town Eureka
November 5, 2021***
–There are currently no foodie-type events scheduled for December, but some of these North Coast cities do have a fun holiday vibe to enjoy.
If you know of any other North Coast events we should add to this list, would you please use our Contact form to let us know? (Thanks in advance!)
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