For those of you who have been to the Mendocino coast, you probably know that we’re known for our fabulous festivals, bringing local flavors to the community. Join us the weekend of March 11th and you’ll be in for a whale of a time – and a whale of a sale! Join us for the 7th Annual Little River Whale Festival and look forward to a weekend filled with outdoor adventure.
Mendocino Eco Arts “Spring Ranch Barns Benefit Exhibit”
March 11, 12 & 13; 8 am – 9 pm, FREE, Main Dining Room at Little River Inn.
Visit this art exhibit of the Springs Ranch Barns benefiting Mendocino Area Parks Association.
Whale Parade at Van Damme State Park
Friday, March 11, 6pm -7:30pm, $5 suggested donation
Learn all about the gray whale’s migration while watching the “Whale Parade” from the coast. Enjoy whale trivia and other games during an interactive campfire, fun for all ages.
Kayak Mendocino Sea Cave Tour
March 12 & 13 at 11:30am & 2pm, $60 per person
Paddle through sea caves and meet the local harbor seals, sea stars, algae, and shorebirds.
Whale Watch Walk
March 12, 10 am – 12 pm, $5 suggested donation
Get out and partake in a two-hour guided walk to learn about the local bird and plant life in addition to whales! Binoculars available.
Mendocino Whale Wars Local Video Documentary
Saturday, March 12, 7 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm) Abalone Hall, Little River, FREE
Celebrate 40 years of Whale Festivals and the beauty of Mendocino with the showing of the 1976 Mendocino Whale Wars Local Documentary.
“A Tour Through Time” Barn Tour
March 13, 10:30am – 12pm; $5 suggested donation
Join CA State Park Interpreter Fred Andrews as he leads you through “A Tour Through Time,” the Kent-Spring Ranch Barns guided walk.
Stamp it! Festival attendees are welcome to collect stickers in their Little River Whale Festival Passport for a chance to win prizes. Three or more stickers will give guests the opportunity to win lodging, food, and adventure activities at participating businesses throughout Little River. Passports are available at each event site. For more festival information and reservation instructions, go to mendowhale.com.
A Whale of a Sale: Get Your 3rd Night Free!
That’s right, when you stay two nights during the Little River Whale Festival, you get the third night FREE!
Also, stay tuned for a special event we’re hosting on Saturday!