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Mendocino Whale Festival 2018

Dates: March 3 and 4, 2018 – 11am-1pm for chowder & beer tasting at Crown Hall – 1pm-4pm for wine tasting, check in at the Ford House |  Mendocino Whale Festival 2018 Enjoy Wine, Chowder and Craft Beer Tasting while exploring the beautiful village of Mendocino where there are plenty of whales to view from the surrounding Mendocino Headlands State Park. Taste some of Mendocino County’s finest varietals in shops and galleries throughout Mendocino village. A complimentary trolley will be provided for your convenience. Tickets can be bought online for the chowder, wine, and beer tasting at Brown Paper Tickets. ( Location: Mendocino Village, Crown Hall for chowder & beer tasting. Ford House to check in for wine tasting.

Mendocino Coast Music Festival

Please join us for glorious music in an extraordinary variety of genres — symphonic, chamber, opera, jazz, Cajun, American roots, world, and more. Whatever your musical tastes, prepare to be delighted! And what could be a more inspiring location for listening than the edge of the Pacific Ocean, just down the street from Sweetwater Inn & Spa, surrounded by redwoods, art galleries, charming shops and excellent restaurants. So Join us! We look forward to welcoming you to our little corner of Paradise…

Crab, Wine & Beer Fest

We appreciate nature’s bounty in Mendocino County, and we love to celebrate harvesting her delicacies. For 9 days every January, restaurateurs, winemakers, fishermen and other local business welcome visitors from all over the world, as well as locals, in celebrating the crab and seafood harvest. You’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker’s dinners, wine competitions, crab cruises, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds, pairings of a wide variety of locally-crafted Mendocino wines with delicious crab and seafood specialties.    Mendocino’s Crab and Wine Days is rated one of America’s Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals by Coastal Living Magazine.  Check out all the delightful events that are planned throughout Mendocino County during this popular festival. (Crab and Wine Days)