Witness one of nature’s most spectacular scenes and experience the best of Fort Bragg’s charming culture. Unforgettable memories are made every March.
You’ve got a big journey ahead, so take some time to unwind. There’s no better place to relax than surrounded by the peaceful panoramic vistas of the Mendocino Coast. Stroll through one of our many beaches, or visit MacKerricher State Park and sprawl out on Black Sand Beach. Venture to Laguna Point and search for whale spouts on the horizon. You may see them breaching! Take your time, and lots of pictures.
Sample local craft beer and the live Jazz music scene in the Sequoia Room at North Coast Brewing Company. One of our favorite local hot spots, their world-renowned brews have earned more than 110 national and international awards. Find your favorite and pair it with something delicious from their dinner menu. View the jazz calendar.
Start your day with the 35th Annual Whale Run and enjoy an invigorating run surrounded by scenic seaside views. Organized by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg, this annual tradition features a kiddie race (ages 4-10) at 7:30am, a fun-walkers race at 8:05am, and a 5k and 10K starting at 8am.
All due respect to New England, but West Coast chowder is as tasty as it gets. Line up for the Chowder and Beer Tasting at Fort Bragg Masonic Center starting at 11am (10:30am for early birds). Enjoy craft beer and hearty chowder until 1pm or when the chowder runs out, whichever comes first! Next up is the wine tasting starting at 1pm at the Masonic Center. Get your wine glass and map of tasting venues, and you’re off. Save money and your spot — pre-order your tickets here. Prefer beer to wine? Sample 20+ different breweries’ award-winning beers at the 23rd Annual Beer Festival at Eagles Hall from 12-4pm. With Belgian, Porter, Stouts, IPAs and Ales to choose from, this is a must for craft beer connoisseurs. Tickets are just $30 at the door, and include live music and a souvenir glass.
This is the day you’ve been waiting for! See some of the most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat during a whale walk at MacKerricher State Park, Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am. An expert will lead this free tour, and binoculars are also provided. For a different perspective, you can also watch the whales from the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse from 10am-4pm. Binoculars are also provided for free. Want to get an up close and personal view of these majestic creatures? Try one of our local charter boat businesses. We recommend Telstar Charters, All Aboard Adventures and Anchor Charter Boats.