The Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Fort Bragg this 4th of July!

We can’t believe that the Fourth of July is just around the corner! It’s that one summer holiday where you can gather with friends and family, enjoy the beautiful weather, have a cookout, and simply relax. Once the sun goes down, it’s time to light up the sky with fireworks, and what better place to see them than along the Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg!

July 4th 2016 in Mendocino County

In our last blog post, we encouraged you to stay tuned for our list of the greatest places to catch the fireworks this year – and here it is! From the time and place to everything there is to see and do before (and during) the fireworks show, we’ve got you covered with our comprehensive fireworks coverage.

Main Post Parade Field

AAFMAA presents the Fourth of July Celebration at the Main Post Parade Field. This free event starts at 3 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. There will be all sorts of entertainments and fun for the whole family, including parachute free-fall demonstrations, musical acts, the popular flag ceremony, food and beverages and, of course, fireworks! There will also be a Kiddieland full of fun activities like rock climbing walls, bounce houses and slides that will be open from 3-8 p.m. Admission is $10 per child, and the last wrist band will be sold at 7:30 p.m.

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Mendocino Fourth of July Parade

Take in the Mendocino Parade, complete with horses, floats, fire trucks and more! If you want to be in the parade, join Little River Inn’s entry this year: Pups on Parade! Take part in the parade with your favorite four-legged friend. The parade kicks off at noon. Call 707-961-6300 for more information.

Kelley House Museum Lawn Party & BBQ

Listen to free music by Kevin and the Coconuts while watching the Mendocino Parade stroll down Main Street. The lawn party event goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food and beverages available, including hot dogs, sausages, ice cream, beer and wine. For more information, call 707-937-5791.

Annual Celebration at Friendship Park

This year’s largest fundraiser starts right after the Mendocino Parade, so the fun never stops! There will be three bands, food, entertainment and activities for the kids. Contact Ellen Anderson at 707-964-0897 if you are interested in renting a booth, volunteering or wish to donate to the park.

Point Arena Centennial 

This event kicks off the celebration of Point Arena’s centennial (officially July 6) with a weekend full of street dancing, fireworks, a parade and a street fair. To keep the fun going after the Fourth of July celebrations, stop down to Point Arena!

To learn about even more fun things to do in Mendocino for this Fourth of July, visit Mendocino.com and don’t forget to make reservations for your stay to enjoy all there is to enjoy it all! Call Cleone Gardens Inn at 800-400-2189 today. We can’t wait to see you!

March in Mendocino Jam-Packed with Activity

Mendocino CountyIn a country where the things to do never seem to run out, March 2015 in Mendocino County is no different. With extensive family fun and physical activity for those of all ages, Mendocino County is no slouch in the recreation department.

Saturday, March 21st-For the competitive or athletic type, there’s the 30th Annual Whale Run & Walk at Fort Bragg. The starter pistol goes off at 8am for adults to partake in a 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk and 5K Fun Walk and at 7:30am 1/2 mile Kiddie Race. Not only is this a fun way for a family to spend time and get back in shape, but all proceeds go to a good cause. Proceeds fund high school scholarships and awards female household heads further education.

Weekends until March 22nd- Guided MacKerricher Gray Whale walks not only allow you to take in all the beauty of Pacific Ocean whales off the California coast, but educate you on their ways as well. Starting 11am Saturdays and Sundays at the main entrance to MacKerricher State Park. From Laguna Point, among the most popular vantage points for whale watching in the entire country, your provided binoculars will allow you to enjoy the most spectacular show nature provides.

March 28th-29th- Mendocino County isn’t all just education and hard work; let your hair down, kick back and take in some culture. The Symphony Spring Concert at the Cotton Auditorium features such classics as Tchaikovsky and Swan Lake. A great way to get some culture and enjoy some great music, the Symphony Spring Concert is perfect for the whole family.

March 28th- More of a bluegrass than a classical music fan? Stop by the Hill House right in town to check out the Sweetwater String Band at 7pm. A high energy, cello-driven bluegrass band with soulful lyrics, the band formed in nearby Mammoth Lakes and remind fans of the sounds of Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Phish.