2018 FEAST MENDOCINO in POINT ARENA EAT: Nov 4, Sunday Franny’s Farmhouse Dinner at 215 Main This Feast Mendocino-themed dinner will start with a shaved brussels sprouts, arugula and pomegranate salad with buttermilk dressing followed by the main course of balsamic glazed roasted chanterelles and polenta. Dessert will be date and persimmon sticky toffee pudding. Serving every half hour from 5:00-8:00. $32 per person; guests must be 21 or over. Reservations are required and
Put on those costumes and bring the family to Point Arena for Halloween fun! Main Street merchants will hand out treats starting at 5:00. Then get ready to dance to the Roots, Rock & Reggae rhythms of Sol Horizon at Arena Theater. Opening band, RaWisdom, starts at 8:00. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for 18 and under.
Friday, April 27 10:00-5:00 Roots Herbal Apothecary ~ Hand-Spun Herbs & More~ Enjoy 15% off the many products made by local artisans including finely crafted jewelry, cards, and candles as well as an extensive line of organic medicinal tea blends and body products. 11:00-5:00 Coast Community Library ~ Chalk the Walk! ~ Sidewalk art contest. Chalk sets will be available, or bring your own. Friends of the Coast Community Library
Second Annual Mendocino County Almost Fringe Festival Point Arena, April 27, 28, 29, 2018 A talent show, street performers, special events, entertainment, food, and surprises. Come out and celebrate our local arts culture with us. Check out our Event Schedule. And we would love for YOU to participate: Start planning your Almost Fringe Act for Talent on the Fringe: : And, a call to poets for Soap Box Poetry:
3:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday, December 15 2018 Celebrate the season in Point Arena! View and/or download the 2018 HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS Special Events Schedule here! Shops, galleries and an Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Market will offer unique holiday gifts, special discounts and festive foods. Arena Theater offers events throughout the day, from Opera to the Grinch. Santa Claus will visit Action Network, with activities for the little ones. Take a holiday ‘pawtrait’
19th Annual Point Arena Harbor & Seafood Festival Sunday, September 2 at the Point Arena Pier Noon to 6 PM Annual Fundraiser for Pier Repair & Replacement Fund This is an event that you don’t want to miss: a perfect setting with amazing food, stunning views, great company and all for a good cause – to raise money to keep our local pier operating all year long! This year’s “Harborfest”
June 30-July 1, 2018 Fireworks Festival at the Point Arena Pier, Point Arena Parade, Picnic at Bower Park & live shows at the Arena Theater and 215 Main. A fun-filled weekend not to be missed! Saturday, June 30, 2018 4pm to 11pm – FIREWORKS FESTIVAL AT THE ARENA COVE Come early and stay late for the Street Fair at Arena Cove. Enjoy live music, as well as crafts and activities,
Point Arena is a popular spot for watching nature’s largest mammals as they migrate South to warmer waters in Winter or head North in the spring. Whale watchers may see blue and humpback whales from Mid April thru mid December. If you see whales in groups off the Northern California coast between December and April, they may be gray whales. How do you spot a whale? Scan the horizon watching
“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Point Arena Lighthouse has an excellent wild sea bluff garden. Mounding perennial plants like seaside daisy and golden aster mingle with annual wildflowers like baby blue eyes. The best time to see wildflowers near the Lighthouse is March through June. Baby Blue Eye as seen on a wildflower walk Manchester State Beach includes sea bluffs and dunes that host many Spring wildflowers.
Point Arena is a haven for seals. Many can be seen on rocks sun bathing all along the coast. Harbor seals, also known as common seals, each have their own unique pattern. They are covered in small spots that are either dark on a light background or light on a dark background. They have no external ear flaps and small flippers that cause them to have to flop around on