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  • WHALE FESTIVALS!  Save the Dates:

        Mendocino, March 2                 Fort Bragg, March 16

  • Mendocino Whale Festival Mendocino Whale Festival

    Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, 11 AM & 1 PM

    MacKerricher Whale Walks starting from the Ward Ave. Haul Rd Trail access point

    Saturday, March 2, 11 AM - 1 PM

    Tabling, front porch of the Ford House

    Saturday, March 2, 12 noon-4pm

    Wine Walk-sample local wines with food pairings at shops throughout town

    Admission $50 in advance/$60 day of event

    Saturday, March 2, 1 - 3 PM

    Whale Fest cider & cookies at the Kelley House 

    Saturday, March 2, 1 PM

    Mendocino Headlands Whale Walk, starting from the Ford House

    Saturday & Sunday, March 2 & 3, 11 AM - 2 PM

    Lens tours at Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse

    Sunday, March 3, 11 AM  & 1 PM

    Mendocino Headlands Whale Walk, starting from the Ford House

    Sunday March 3 10 AM - 1 PM

    Ford House Visitor Center, learn what makes gray whales worth celebrating!

     

  • Little River Whale Festival Little River Whale Festival

    Friday, March 8, 6 - 7 PM

    Van Damme State Beach Whale Festival Campfire Program. Whale trivia, camp songs and s'mores. Suggested donation $5.

    Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, 11 AM & 1 PM

    MacKerricher Whale Walks starting from the Ward Ave. Haul Rd. Trail access point

    Saturday, March 9, 10 AM

    Van Damme Spring Ranch Whale Walk, starting Hwy 1 parking area across from Gordon Ln. Binoculars provided

    Saturday, March 9, 11 AM

    Docent led whale watching walk. Meet at pull out at Gordon Lane. Suggested donation $10.

    Sunday, March 10

    11 AM & 1 PM

    Mendocino Headlands Whale Walk, starting from the Ford House

  • Fort Bragg Whale Festival Fort Bragg Whale Festival

    Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16

    11 AM & 1 PM

    MacKerricher Whale Walks starting from the Ward Ave. Haul Rd. Trail access point

    Saturday, March 16 , 8:30 AM

    Whale Run & Walk

    Kiddie Run - 8:30 AM

    5K, 10K runs - 9 AM

    Fun Walkers - 9:15 AM

    Register by February 29 to assure a T-shirt here, fees vary

    OR Fri. March 15 at Round Table Pizza, 3-7 PM

    OR Sat. March 16 at Noyo Headlands Park 7-8:30 AM

    Saturday, March 16, 12-4 PM
    Fort Bragg Whale Festival Downtown Wine Walk
         

         Admission is $50.00 in advance

         $60.00 day of the event

    E´╗┐njoy beautiful wines and hors d'oeuvres

    from over a dozen wineries from

    Mendocino County while visiting our local

    shops and quaint downtown area.

    Live music

    Rain or Shine

    Must be 21 years of age with your ID.

    Saturday, March 16, 6-7 PM

    MacKerricher State Park Whale Festival Campfire Program. Songs, s'mores, and whale trivia.

    Sunday, March 17

    11 AM & 1 PM

    Mendocino Headlands Whale Walk, starting from the Ford House

    Sunday, March 17 11 AM - 3 PM

    MacKerricher St. Park. Help preserve the whale skeleton by applying a coat of paint to the bones. Paint and brushes will be provided, volunteers should be wearing painting clothes, all ages and painting talents are welcome. Cocoa, coffee and tea provided.

  • Westport Whale Festival Westport Whale Festival

    Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 11 AM & 1 PM

    MacKerricher Whale Walks starting from the Ward Ave. Haul Rd. Trail access point

          March 23, 2023 (Will be updated when we get the information)

          10 AM - 5 PM @ the Westport Headlands

          Whale watching and whale talks. An exhibit of a jawbone and baleen from a 70 ft. Fin whale that washed ashore in Feb. 2007.

          For children: games, a treasure hunt, face painting, coloring of ocean themes and a bouncy house.

          Crafts and event merchandise for sale.

          Live music, dancing and skits.

          Beer, wine, cocoa and other non-alcoholic drinks available.

          Clam chowder, vegetarian chili and cornbread, and an assortment of baked goods available.

          Sponsored by the Westport Village Society.

    Sunday, March 24, 11 AM & 1 PM

    Mendocino Headlands Whale Walk, starting from the Ford House