Mendocino Events

The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek is perfectly situated just two miles south of the hustle and bustle of the historic village of Mendocino. It is close to all the action, activities, and events that have made the area a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike. The Mendocino Coast offers cultural, musical, and educational events spread throughout the year. View the events in the area and starting planning your trip and stay at Inn at Schoolhouse Creek.

Great Day in Elk
August 29, 2015
Visit Elk, CA at noon for a parade through the middle of town, followed by more activities at the Greenwood Community Center. Carnival-style food and entertainment will be in abundant supply. Elk is only a short drive away from Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, 13 miles down the California coast.

Paul Bunyan Days
September 5-7, 2015
Fort Bragg, CA
Paul Bunyan Days has celebrated the legend of Paul and Babe the Blue Ox for over 75 years, but you don't have to be a lumberjack to join in the fun: everything from a classic car show to a horseshoe tournament, Old Fashion Dress Review and Ugly Dog Contest will be taking place. A Fort Bragg tradition, Paul Bunyan Days is free to attend and always happens over Labor Day weekend.

Mendocino Open Paint-Out
September 7-12, 2015
Mendocino Art Center
This open-air art festival will have you appreciating the beauty of the Mendocino Coast all over again as celebrity and amateur artists take to painting outdoors in competition for a cash prize. Although the results will be available for purchase while they're still wet, the event is completely free to attend and watch. Check out the awards ceremony and Quick Draw contest on September 12!

Winesong Charity Auction
September 11-12, 2015
Little River Inn
Taste and bid on prestigious wines from Mendocino and beyond at the Winesong Charity Auction, an annual fundraiser for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. In additional to special food pairings, Winesong also features a Pinot Noir celebration.

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show
September 18-20, 2015
Boonville, CA Fairgrounds
This old-fashioned county fair features contests and activities of all kinds, including a rodeo, car show and apple tastings.

Annual Silent Auction and Raffle
September 27, 2015
Kelley House Museum
The Kelley House Museum presents a silent auction and raffle for luxury dining.

Abalone Festival
October 10, 2015
Abalone—a kind of mollusk—are the focus of the Mendocino Area Parks Association's Abalone Festival, featuring a cooking contest with Abalone caught on-site. Buy a judging ticket and taste up to 10 of the dishes for yourself, or attend the festival for free and enjoy live music, beer, a craft fair, and wine tastings from local vineyards.

Annual Zacha Legacy Society Dinner
October 24, 2015
Mendocino Art Center
Bill Zacha, an artist who revived interest in Mendocino while keeping the area's small-town character intact, is honored each year at the Zacha Legacy Society Dinner at the Center he helped form.

Mushroom, Wine & Beer Fest
November 6-15, 2015
Did you know Mendocino County is home to thousands of mushroom varieties? Try some for yourself at the county's Mushroom, Wine & Beer fest, when restaurants and vineyards will be serving tasty dishes based all based around the many kinds available. Look for educational lectures and tours, art, train rides and many other special activities that will be taking place during the festival period.

56th Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair
November 27-28, 2015
Mendocino Arts Center
Support local artists and get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Mendocino Art Center's annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair, which will feature paintings, clothing, ceramics and more.

Visit Mendocino’s website for more events in the area and book your accommodations during the events in the area with Inn at Schoolhouse Creek in one of our 18 cottages and rooms.