Don’t wait to make your plans to celebrate Independence Day 2015 in Fort Bragg! Due to the popularity of the weekend’s events, available rooms, rental homes and campsites fill up quickly. Don’t miss out on all the fun activities here on the beautiful Mendocino Coast at the height of our summer season. In addition to the parade down in Mendocino, the entire family can enjoy a host of other activities right here in Fort Bragg.
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It never fails: when the temperatures soar into the 90s and 100s inland, residents of Sacramento, the Bay Area, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, San Jose and points north along the I-5 head to Fort Bragg for the cool days here on the coast. We’re talking 60’s! Come for the Fourth. Here’s what’s happening: (more…)
It’s a red white and blue musical celebration of the Fourth of July with performances by Acafellas, In the Mix, Dan Fowler, Four in a Chord, the Mendocino Coast Brass Ensemble and special guests.
The concert benefits the Fort Bragg Food Bank with a portion of the proceeds going to the VFW.
And Don’t Miss The World’s Largest Salmon Barbecue, Fireworks July 7th!
Fort Bragg has a weekend of family fun and enjoyment lined up as part of the town’s Fourth of July celebration. Take a look, mark your calendar — then join us!
• Salmon Film Festival – Over 30 short and feature-length films show community-based restoration projects and dam removals, Native American connections to salmon, the dangers of farmed salmon, and beautiful footage of salmon ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Festival features films on salmon ecology, conservation, and culture.
Filmmakers, educators, scientists, practitioners, and local experts will accompany the films and lead the audience in question and answer sessions.
Festival seating will be limited, so attendees are encouraged to reserve a spot early! Advance reservations are available on Brown Paper Tickets.
When: Friday, July 6 from 5-10 pm and Saturday, July 7 from 10 am-10 pm
Where: Town Hall, 363 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg
Cost: Small donation requested
•First Friday Gallery Exhibit Openings – July 6, from 5 – 8 pm, Downtown Fort Bragg
As part of the City of Fort Bragg’s popular ongoing First Fridays program, a number of galleries will be opening new exhibits, some with nibbles and libations and opportunities to meet the artists.
•Edgewater Gallery: Sculptures by Rebecca Deerwater. Billed as “sculptures of paper mache — with attitude”, Deerwater’s work ranges from the whimsical to the spiritual. Her theme at this exhibit will be dogs.
When: Friday July 6 at 5 pm
Where: 356 N. Main Street
Northcoast Artists Gallery: “Flow”, by Steve Larkin features the artist’s combination of stoneware and crystal glazes, creating long flowing glaze patterns on tall, round top vases and bottles. Additionally, hand thrown sinks and other functional ceramics will be exhibited.
When: Friday July 6 at 5 pm
Where: 362 North Main Street
Partners Gallery: “Virus Protection League” — works by John Darcy and Gisele Reany explores the nature of the virus in today’s society. Through works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, paint on glass and animal skin, these paintings express the relationship and nature of the virus as it manifests in contemporary culture.
When: Friday July 6 at 5 pm
Where: 335 North Franklin Street
Fireworks, Freemasons, a Film Festival and Fish (and Fun!) are on the menu this weekend in Fort Bragg.
For those thinking about a last-minute trip to the Coast, check out our lodging page for rooms and special deals at B&B’s, motels and vacation rentals.
Whether a visitor or a local, you won’t want to miss these events:
Fireworks: Mendocino County’s longest running fireworks display will once again take place over Noyo Harbor Saturday night, July 2, just after dark (around 9pm). Arrive early for a good parking spot at Todd Point. A $5 parking fee helps support next year’s show.
Freemasons: Fort Bragg’s Redwood and Dana Gray Elementary Schools will benefit from the a Mendocino Masonic Lodge barbecue on July 3 from 11am to 3pm. The Masons, who value education as a basic tenet of democracy, are celebrating nine Free Masons, including Benjamin Franklin, who signed the Declaration of Independence. The Lodge (at Savings Bank of Mendocino) is on Lansing and Ukiah Streets in Mendocino, and meeting rooms will be open for public tours.
Fish: The 40th Annual World’s Largest Salmon BBQ, July 2, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 at Harvest Market.
Film: The first-ever Salmon Film Festival, sponsored by the Salmon Restoration Association, the City of Fort Bragg, and the North Coast Brewing Company, takes place July 1st and 2nd in Ft. Bragg Town Hall. The Salmon Film Festival and barbecue proceeds help support local salmon education and conservation programs.
One again, thanks to a City of Fort Bragg grant of $5,000, the show will go on. This year it takes place Saturday, July 2, around 9 p.m. (just after dark) at the mouth of Noyo Harbor. There are good views near Todd Point (parking at Todd Point is $5 with funds to support next year’s show) and on the Noyo Bridge.
I’ve seen the show when fireworks are exploding overhead and from a neighborhood 6 miles south. From any vantage point, the fireworks show in Fort Bragg is a Fourth of July must. For a place to stay, check our lodging page.
But here’s another reason to visit: the 40th Annual World’s Largest Salmon BBQ, July 2, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 at Harvest Market.
And there’s more:
The Salmon Film Festival is held in conjunction with the salmon barbecue, which a major fundraising event held by the Salmon Restoration Association to support local salmon education and conservation programs.