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.
The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ: Held in south Noyo Harbor, this annual event is not to be missed. Locals and visitors alike line up for some of the best eating around. The event benefits the Salmon Restoration Association, and is held on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 starting at 11:00A. Take the South Harbor Drive turnoff from Highway 20, just east of Highway 1. Admission to the event if free, so anyone can come down to enjoy the music, wander the variety of booths and activities and just take in the scene in the harbor. If you want to enjoy some of the BBQ salmon (and who doesn’t?), tickets are $23 per person in advance at Harvest Market (before 5P on Friday, July 3rd), and $30 per person at the door. Wine and beer are available for sale separately. Salmon will be served until 6P, or until supplies run out. Though much of Fort Bragg and the harbor are pet friendly, no dogs will be allowed in the dining area at the event.
Fireworks Display: Following the BBQ, Fort Bragg’s annual fireworks display is once again gracing the skies over Pomo Bluffs and Todd’s Point at the entrance to the harbor. While the actual display does not begin until around 9P (dusk), parking opens at 6P. The $20 parking charge will help offset the cost for the annual fireworks display, which is entirely funded through donations from the community. Please no alcohol or personal fireworks on Noyo (Dog) Beach. There will be a checkpoint in the north harbor for those wanting to view the fireworks from the beach. If you would like to support the event with an additional donation, click here, and donations will also be accepted at Mendo-Lake Credit Union locations.
Please remember that personal fireworks are illegal in all of Mendocino County. This is especially critical this year due to the high fire danger and the continued drought. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy the display, but please leave alcohol, fireworks and pets at home.