It is the biggest and best event of the summer on the coast. Your $33 ticket buys a giant plate of salmon, salad, corn on the cob and garlic bread. The wild caught salmon is prepared with a special, “secret” marinade and barbecued to perfection. You can enjoy a selection of award-winning microbrews from North Coast Brewing, Fair Trade coffee from Thanksgiving Coffee and Barefoot wines. Local Cowlicks ice cream can top off your meal.
Your afternoon will be filled with live music all day from Wanderlust, Highway 1, Wayfinders, Steven Bates & Friends, and your host, Earl Oliver. Dance with your family and friends, and maybe with some people you have just met.
After dark there will be fireworks over the Noyo River Bay.
There will be lots to do all weekend, including the world-famous and often wacky Mendocino Village parade at noon on July 4.
Free parking and shuttle service are provided from the Mendocino College parking lot to South Noyo Harbor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The proceeds from this annual event are used by the Salmon Restoration Association to do everything possible to save the Coho salmon population and related species in our coastal streams and waterways. Stream restoration projects, biological surveys, and support for key environmental educational programs, are all projects funded by your dinner ticket money.
Come and eat, drink, dance and enjoy the day and know that you are helping insure a future for the fish on our coast.