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North Coast Festivals – 2023

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.

Oyster Festival in Arcata, CAAnd, 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, the hosting city, plus a link to a website that provides additional details.

The list shows the 2022 festival schedule. When added, 2023 dates will be ***noted with a triple asterisk*** to avoid any confusion. Many of these events are held annually and often scheduled to occur around the same time every year, so if a 2022 event looks interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website now provides the new date. Also, if you plan to attend an event, we strongly recommend that you make note of the website and recheck it closer to the actual 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. (If you’re headed to this far-north California area, you may also want to check out our Shasta-Cascades festival list.) Alternatively, if your travel dates are already set, you can use these handy jump links to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:

January *** February *** March *** April ***
May *** June *** July *** August ***
September *** October *** November *** December


Mendocino Seafood & Sips Festival
January 27 through February 5, 2023***


White Wine Weekend, Anderson Valley
February 18 & 19, 2023***


Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2023***

Battle of the Bloody Marys, Little River
March 12, 2023***


Langtry Farms Lobster Boil, Middletown
April 22, 2023***

Boonville Beer Festival
April 29, 2023***


Anderson Valley Pinot Festival
May 19-21, 2023***

Lake County Wine Adventure
May 20 & 21, 2023***


Oyster Festival Unleashed, Arcata
June 10, 2023***

Lake County Wine Fest, Lakeport
June 10, 2023***

Mendocino Coast Purple Urchin Festival
June 16-18, 2023***

Sake Seminar, Little River Inn
June 17, 2023***

Mendocino Winegrowers Summer Celebration, Hopland
June 17, 2023***

Lake County Beer, Wine & Swine Baconfest
June 18, 2023***

Summer Solstice Winemaker Dinner at Goldeneye, Philo
June 24, 2023***


World’s Largest Salmon BBQ, Fort Bragg
July 1, 2023***

Foursight Wines Taste the Future Barrel Tasting, Boonville
July 29 & 30, 2023***

Eureka Street Art Festival & Block Party
July 31 through August 5, 2023***


Bubbles & Brunch at Goldeneye, Philo
August 5, 2023***

Humboldt County Fair
August 17-27, 2023*** (closed Monday)

Round Valley Blackberry Festival
August 19 & 20, 2023***

Hops in Humboldt
August 26, 2023***


Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show
September 22-24, 2023***

Kelseyville Pear Festival
September 30, 2023***

Lake County Fair
September 1-4, 2022

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Day, Smith River
September 10, 2022

Humboldt Botanical Garden Gala, Eureka
September 10, 2022

Farm to Table Dinner
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

September 11, 2022


Wine by the Sea
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, Arcata

October 1, 2022

Cannabis Tasting & Tour Weekend, Philo
October 1, 2022

Upper Lake Fall Festival
October 8, 2022

Saffron Celebration
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

October 8, 2022

Farmstead Flights & Bites, Pennyroyal Farm
October 8 & 9, 2022

Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest
October 15 & 16, 2022

Harvest Tidrick Celebration, Anderson Valley
October 21-23, 2022

Bewildered Pig Tidrick, Philo
October 21 & 22, 2022

Ali in Wonderland Tidrick
Tea Party at Bee Hunter, Boonville

October 22, 2022

Farm to Table Dinner
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

October 23, 2022


Mendocino Winegrowers Harvest Party, Hopland
November 4, 2022

Forager’s Feast at Goldeneye, Philo
November 5, 2022

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Huge Arker Day, Boonville

November 5, 2022

Taste Mendocino, Redwood Valley
November 5, 2022

Mushroom Train on the Skunk Train, departs from Fort Bragg
November 12, 2022

Winter Celebration
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

November 27, 2022


–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!)

Photo of Arcata Oyster Festival by T Mac via flickr (Creative Commons).

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