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North Coast Festivals – 2024

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.

Currently, the list shows mostly 2023 festival dates. When added, 2024 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 2023 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

January

Mendocino Seafood & Sips Festival
January 26 through February 4, 2024***

Fort Bragg Restaurant Week
January 26 through February 4, 2024***

Mendocino Wine Sparkling Celebration
at Saracina Vineyards, Hopland

January 27, 2024***

February

Little River Inn Family-Style
Cioppino Dinner, Little River

February 2, 2024*** (two seatings)

Crab & Wine Festival, Fort Bragg
February 3, 2024***

White Wine Weekend, Anderson Valley
February 17 & 18, 2024***

Lake County Barrels & Verticals at
various Lake County wineries

February 24, 2024***

March

Battle of the Bloody Marys, Little River
March 9, 2024***

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

April

Anderson Valley Education
Foundation Sunday Supper, Boonville

April 16, 2024***

May

Boonville Beer Festival
May 4, 2024***

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
May 17-19, 2024***

Brew at the Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo, Eureka

May 6, 2023

June

Redwood Empire Spring Fair, Ukiah
June 2-4, 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

Taste of Redwood Valley
June 17, 2023

Sake Seminar, Little River Inn
June 17, 2023

Mendocino Winegrowers Summer Celebration, Hopland
June 17, 2023

Lake County Beer, Wine &
Swine Baconfest, Kelseyville

June 18, 2023

Taste of Trinidad: Summer Solstice
June 21, 2023

Lavender Fest
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

June 24, 2023

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

July

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

Farmstead Flights & Bites, Pennyroyal Farm
July 15, 2023

Mendocino Spirits Paired Dinner
at the Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake

July 19, 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

August

Winemaker Dinner with Ashley Holland
at Brashley Vineyards, Philo

August 10, 2024***

Redwood Empire Summer Fair, Ukiah
August 3-6, 2023

Bubbles & Brunch at Goldeneye, Philo
August 5, 2023

Art in the Gardens at
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

August 5 & 6, 2023

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

Yurock Tribe Salmon Festival, Klamath
August 19, 2023

Round Valley Blackberry Festival
August 19 & 20, 2023

Pure Mendocino Organic Dinner and Wine
Tasting Fundraiser at Campovida, Hopland

August 26, 2023

Hops in Humboldt
August 26, 2023

Farm to Table Dinner
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

August 26, 2023

Cobb Blackberry COBBler Festival at
Mountain Meadow Venue, Cobb

August 27, 2023

Lake County Fair
August 31 through September 3, 2023

September

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Day, Smith River
September 9, 2023

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

The Taste in Lakeport
September 23, 2023

Kelseyville Pear Festival
September 30, 2023

October

Trinidad Fisherman’s Feast
October 7, 2023

Wine by the Sea
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, Arcata

October 7, 2023

Hopland Oktoberfest
October 14, 2023

Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest
October 14 & 15, 2023

Saffron Celebration at
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

October 28, 2023

Harvest Fest at Testa
Ranch, Redwood Valley

October 28, 2023

November

Harvest Tidrick Celebration, Anderson Valley
November 2 & 3, 2024***

Cannabis Harvest Weekend at
The Bohemian Chemist, Philo

November 3-5, 2023

Mendocino Winegrowers Harvest Party, Hopland
November 3, 2023

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
Huge Arker Day, Boonville

November 4, 2023

Mushroom Train on the Skunk Train, departs from Fort Bragg
November 4, 2023

Taste Mendocino at Barra
Winery, Redwood Valley

November 11, 2023

Harvest Feast and Winemaker Dinner at The Madrones, Philo
November 11, 2023

Lakeport Dickens Fair
November 25, 2023

Winter Celebration at
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

November 26, 2023

December

–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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