The annual migration of the California Gray Whale is here, and so is the annual Fort Bragg Whale Festival. The third in a series of weekends dedicated to these amazing marine mammals, the two days are jam-packed with fun and activities.
Whale Run and Walk; Saturday, March 21 at 8:00A on the MacKerricher Haul Road, 10K and 5K run, 5K competitive walk, 5K fun walk and half-mile kids race starting at 7:30A. More details and entry information HERE.
Chowder Tasting; Saturday, March 21 11:00A – 1:00P at Town Hall, your favorite local restaurants compete for the title of People’s Choice, come early to make sure you taste all the entries before they run out! $10 admission, North Coast Brewing Company will be there serving up tasty beverages.
Microbrew Beer Tasting; Saturday, March 21, 12:00N – 4:00P at the Eagles Hall. 21 and over only please, $30 admission.
Point Cabrillo Lighthouse; Saturday and Sunday, docent-led whale watching tours (weather permitting), lens tours and walks to nearby Frolic Cove with the story of the clipper brig Frolic, wrecked in July of 1850.
MacKerricher State Park; Family-friendly scavenger hunt, paint the whale skeleton, slide show (March 20th), docent-led whale and wildlife walks/talks. Harbor seals, sea lions and elephant seals are also calving and visible on the offshore rocks.
Book a whale watching tour from Noyo Harbor. Check out the details HERE.
Take a Whale Walk on the new Coastal Trail; Sunday March 22 10:00A – 11:00A, $12 and kids under ten free when accompanied by an adult, includes tour and a special whale-themed souvenir, call the Chamber for tickets and info 707-961-6300.
Watch the whales from the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, open daily.