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North Coast Festivals – 2024

Whether you’re looking for something to do in Mendocino this weekend or planning a weekend getaway in lovely Lake County, 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. (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 still shows some 2023 festival dates, and the 2024 dates are ***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


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

Mendocino Wine Sparkling Celebration
at Saracina Vineyards, Hopland

January 27, 2024***


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 Wineries “Barrels & Verticals”
February 24, 2024***


Mendocino Coast Whale Festivals
March 1 & 2, 2024*** – Mendocino
March 8, 2024*** – Little River
March 15 & 16, 2024*** – Fort Bragg

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


North Coast Journal Taco Week
at various locations from Trinidad to Fortuna

April 5-14, 2024***

Anderson Valley Education
Foundation Sunday Supper, Boonville

April 16, 2024***

Langtry Farms Lobster Boil Classic, Middletown
April 27, 2024***


Boonville Beer Festival
May 4, 2024***

Cottonwood Farms Vegetarian Dinner
at the Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake

May 11, 2024***

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

Lake County Wine Adventure at
various Lake County wineries

May 18, 2024***

French Food & Foursight Pinot, Boonville
May 19, 2024***

Willits Whiskey Train on the Skunk Train
May 25, 2024***

Redwood Empire Spring Fair, Ukiah
May 31 through June 2, 2024***


Mendocino Coast Purple Urchin Festival
June 7-16, 2024***

Lake County Wine Fest, Lakeport
June 8, 2024***

Lake County Lakefest, Lakeport
June 8, 2024***

Bohemian Chemist Summer Bash, Philo
June 14-16, 2024***

Oyster Festival Unleashed, Arcata
June 15, 2024***

Ranch-to-Table Dinner at
Six Sigma Ranch, Lower Lake

June 15, 2024***

Lake County Beer, Wine &
Swine Baconfest, Kelseyville

June 16, 2024***

Full Moon Party at Wild
Diamond Vineyards, Lower Lake

June 21, 2024***

Farm to Table Dinner at Goldeneye, Philo
June 22, 2024***

Lavender Fest
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

June 22, 2024***

Taste Mendocino at Dancing Crow Vineyards, Hopland
June 29, 2024*** – Tickets on sale in May!

Taste of Redwood Valley
June 17, 2023

Sake Seminar, Little River Inn
June 17, 2023

Mendocino Winegrowers Summer Celebration, Hopland
June 17, 2023

Taste of Trinidad: Summer Solstice
June 21, 2023


World’s Largest Salmon BBQ, Fort Bragg
July 6, 2024***

Lobster Feed & Live Music, Mendocino Grove
July 11, 2024***

Anderson Valley Wines
Barrel Tasting Weekend

July 17, 2024***

Ranch-to-Table Dinner at
Six Sigma Ranch, Lower Lake

July 29, 2024***

Eureka Street Art Festival & Block Party
July 29 through August 2, 2024***


Redwood Empire Summer Fair, Ukiah
August 1-4, 2024***

Foursight Wines Taste the Future Barrel Tasting, Boonville
August 3 & 4, 2024***

Art in the Gardens at
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

August 3 & 4, 2024***

Bubbles & Brunch at Goldeneye, Philo
August 10, 2024***

Winemaker Dinner with Ashley Holland
at Brashley Vineyards, Philo

August 10, 2024***

Ranch-to-Table Dinner at
Six Sigma Ranch, Lower Lake

August 17, 2024***

Yurock Tribe Salmon Festival, Klamath
August 17, 2024***

Round Valley Blackberry Festival
August 17 & 18, 2024***

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale
August 21 through September 2, 2024*** (closed August 26 & 27)

Hops in Humboldt
August 24, 2024***

Pure Mendocino Fundraiser for the
Cancer Resource Centerat Campovida, Hopland

August 24, 2024***

Cobb Blackberry COBBler Festival at
Mountain Meadow Venue, Cobb

August 24, 2024***

Lake County Fair
August 29 through September 1, 2024***

Farm to Table Dinner
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

August 26, 2023


Winesong, Little River
September 6 & 7, 2024***

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show
September 13-15, 2024***

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Day, Smith River
September 14, 2024***

Kelseyville Pear Festival Farm-to-Fork Dinner
September 27, 2024*** – Tickets on sale June 1!

Kelseyville Pear Festival
September 28, 2024***

Ranch-to-Table Dinner at
Six Sigma Ranch, Lower Lake

September 28, 2024***

The Taste in Lakeport
September 23, 2023


Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest
October 18 & 19, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

Harvest Party at
Six Sigma Ranch, Lower Lake

October 26, 2024***

Trinidad Fisherman’s Feast
October 7, 2023

Wine by the Sea
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, Arcata

October 7, 2023

Hopland Oktoberfest
October 14, 2023

Saffron Celebration at
Peace & Plenty Farm, Kelseyville

October 28, 2023

Harvest Fest at Testa
Ranch, Redwood Valley

October 28, 2023


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

Fall Fest, Mendocino Grove
November 8 & 9, 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

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


–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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