Special Events at Emerald Dolphin

Come Stay and Play, or Join the Fun at one of our Special Community Events!

All of us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn, love to have fun. You can check back here often to get all the latest and greatest information about our next event. See below for the next event coming to Fort Bragg & Mendocino!!

Upcoming Event

The Botanical Gardens


Nov. 29- Dec 22  5-7pm

Festival of lights display in Fort Bragg CA
Festival of lights display in Fort Bragg CA

Glittering Lights ~ Sweet Treats ~ Live Music


Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 10th annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 29 through December 22. Adult tickets are just $10 and children age 16 and under attend for free thanks to the funds raised by our spectacular annual benefit, the Festival of Lights Gala.  We welcome you to come stay at the Emerald Dolphin Inn and visit the gardens for this magical holiday treat!!!

Festival of lights display in Fort Bragg CA
Festival of lights display in Fort Bragg CA



photo of a woman holding a dish at the crab and wine festival.

Crab & Wine Festival! Spread throughout Mendocino County's Restaurants, enjoy amazing fresh Dungeness Crab, Take a Crab Cruise, and attend the Winemaker Dinners!  January 19-28, 2018.


a photo of someone relaxing in a bubble bath.

The month of LOVE.... come enjoy our fabulous Romantic Getaway package.  Includes: lodging in our fabulous Jacuzzi suite, champagne, a dozen roses, & chocolate truffles!

*Stay three nights and receive 20% off your room! Call 1-866-964-6699 for pricing and availability. Who will be your Valentine?


   (*discounts not valid on holiday weekends)




photo of a whale's tail in the Pacific Ocean

Fort Bragg, Mendocino, and Little River Whale Festivals weekends in March!  Come Whale Watching, beer and chowder tastings and more!  Whales are most abundant this month.  You may catch a Risso dolphin as well!

Fort Bragg Fest:  March 15-17, 2018

Mendocino Fest: Mar 2-3




photo showing a person dresed in a bunny costume giving a child a hug.

Fort Bragg Leo Free Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20th   10 AM

Kids from ages 0-10 come and enjoy the FREE Easter Egg Hunt at the Track Field (between Redwood School and CV Starr)
 The Easter Bunny will be there! 40 grand prizes! And don't forget the CV Starr Easter Egg Hunt immediately following!


photo of the Mendocino coast Botanical Gardens.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is beautiful and in bloom!

visit:  www.Gardenbythesea.org


Please ask our Front desk upon check in about discounted gardens tickets!




photo of a variety of kite styles at a kite festival in Fort Bragg CA

Kite Festival - Habitat for Humanity!

An amazing cause and an amazing display fun and free for all ages!  Located in the field next to Emerald Dolphin Mini Golf.


photo of fireworks

Celebrate the 4th of July with a crazy parade, world's famous salmon BBQ, & fireworks Saturday night July 6, 2019!  Book early as Emerald Dolphin Inn has the best location for the BBQ and Fireworks show on the coast!!  Later in July come again for the Mendocino Music Festival!  Music on the edge of the world!


Logo of Art In The Gardens.

 Art in the Gardens is the Premier Art Event on the Mendocino Coast. On the 1st Saturday of August, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens showcases fine art in many medias, culinary arts, & handcrafted artisan-made products with a botanical theme.


photo showing men cutting logs with a large old fashion saw at the Paul Bunyan Days.

Paul Bunyan Days!  Labor Day weekend come see the hometown spirit with classic car, gem & mineral, and craft shows, Fireman's Ball, logging show, parade and BBQ!  Also in Sept, enjoy the amazing event at the Botanical Gardens with WINESONG!  Enjoy wine, food, and auction while strolling the gardens!


photo shows a young boy holding a large pumpkin at the North Spur pumpkin patch.

World Champion Abalone Cook-off!    The Great Pumpkin Express on the Skunk Train is another favorite!  Choose a pumpkin at the North Spur pumpkin patch!


Logo of Feast Mendocino - Eat - Play - Learn

Wine & Mushroom Festival!  Spread throughout Mendocino County's popular Inns and Restaurants, Dozens of Fabulous Edible Events, Meet the Chefs, Gather and Walk the Woods, Learn From The Culinary Experts, Meet Mendocino's Winemakers and More!


photo of the Festival of Lights at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Magical Wonderland.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS!  Thousands of lights transform Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens into a magical Winter Wonderland.  SANTA EXPRESS on the Skunk Train!  The Christmas Train offers a magical experience with Santa, elves, musicians, & storytellers!

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