Thunderbird under lights

Thunderbird under lights

Local individuals and businesses….enter this year’s Holiday Lights Parade!  Application and information can be found HERE.  Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 with a backup rain date of Friday, December 12, 2014.  Help make our Hometown Holidays extra special!


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Glass Beach access through November 2014 and Coastal Trail construction

Public access to Glass Beach will be restricted from August 18, 2014 until November 30, 2014.  The primary access is closed due to construction, but limited access is available on weekends only along a flagged alternate trail.  Follow signs from the main Glass Beach access.  The City of Fort Bragg is building a 93-acre park on a piece of the vacant industrial parcel south of Glass Beach, thereby opening up 3.5 miles of Fort Bragg coastline for walking. Key improvements include: 4.5 miles of new trails connecting Noyo Bridge with Pudding Creek Trestle; 2 new parking lots with welcome plazas and bathrooms. Other beaches to check out during the closure: Hare Creek Beach, Pudding Creek Beach, and most of MacKerricher SP. For more info about Glass Beach, see this update on the beach closure and the new park from the City of Fort Bragg.

Recent rains inspire dreams of wild mushrooms

What characterizes fall in our coastal forests?  Wild mushroom season!  November 8 through November 16th is the annual Mendocino Mushroom, Wine and Brew Festival with numerous activities here in Fort Bragg.  Stay tuned for more details and the inside track on events and activities that are not to be missed.


Talk of the Town

Celebrate a Hometown Holiday and shop small in Fort Bragg
[posted: November 16th, 2014]

looking east up Laurel Street

Laurel Street

Looking for an alternative to the cookie-cutter merchandise in the big box discount stores?  Family and friends are visiting for Thanksgiving and need an activity for Friday or Saturday?  Want to get a head start on your Christmas list?  We have the answer for you.  Join us on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th in historic downtown Fort Bragg for some Hometown Holiday shopping!

Enjoy a slower pace of shopping with friendly and helpful people to greet and entertain you from 12:00N to 3:00P.  Browse our galleries, boutiques, bookshops, specialty stores, antique stores, toy and game stores and more!  There are more than 90 independently owned “small” shops, with something for everyone on your gift list, for all ages and budgets.  Enjoy strolling carolers and holiday decorations, and best of all, no standing in line for hours just to snag a mass-produced gift of the moment.  Park at one of the five convenient downtown lots and take a leisurely stroll along Franklin Street.  Enjoy a delicious hot beverage at one of our downtown cafes, or schedule a late lunch with your friends and family.  We’ll see you downtown this Thanksgiving weekend and thank you for shopping small and local!



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