Fireworks, Freemasons, a Film Festival and Fish (and Fun!) are on the menu this weekend in Fort Bragg.
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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.