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. We host Easter and Halloween carnivals annually.  Emerald Dolphin guests as well as everyone in the community is invited to come and participate in all the fun!  See below for the next event coming to Fort Bragg & Mendocino!!

Upcoming Event

Whale Festivals along the Mendocino coast!

Fort Bragg Whale Festival ~ March 18 & 19, 2017

Enjoy Wine, Chowder and Craft Beer tasting while visiting our local shops and Inns, and whale watch from the new Coastal Trail in Fort Bragg, as well as from miles of beaches.  Take a charter boat and go whale watching, or a docent-led tour and spectacular lens tours at the Point Cabrillo Light House! Also coming this weekend is the 33rd Annual Whale Run and Walk!  Most festivities happen on this weekend in Fort Bragg, but Mendocino Coast also celebrates the whales two more weekends as well!  

Mendocino Whale Festival is March 4 & 5

Little River Whale Festival is March 11 & 12

Please visit: http://mendowhale.com/page/fortbragg

for more information and a schedule of events!



Crab & Wine Festival! Spread throughout Mendocino County's Restaurants, enjoy amazing fresh Dungeness Crab, Take a Crab Cruise, and attend the Winemaker Dinners!  January 20-29, 2017


The month of LOVE.... come enjoy our fabulous Romantic Getaway package.  Includes: lodging in one of our pampering Jacuzzi rooms, 1 hr in-room massage, spa basket, 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)


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!




Here comes the Easter Bunny April 16, from  Noon-4!  ED Mini Golf's annual Easter Carnival and Egg hunt IS THE event of the holiday!  Tickets are available for Kids of all ages to come have a blast playing carnival games to win great prizes, bounce house, relay games, great food & more!  Bring your basket at 4pm sharp for the free egg hunt up to age 14!  Call 707-964-6699 for more info.


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!


Check back for Special Events Coming Soon!


Celebrate the 4th of July with a crazy parade, world's famous salmon BBQ, & fireworks Saturday night!  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!


 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.


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!


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!  And celebrate with us at the Mini Golf for our annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House!!


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!


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!

Emerald Dolphin Inn and Mini Golf

Reservations: 707.964.6699  ||  Toll Free: 866.964.6699

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