You will want to put the Mendocino Crab, Wine and Beer Festival (JAN 19-28, 2018) on your calendar

" Mendocino's Crab and Wine Days is rated one of America's Top 10 Seafood & Wine Festivals by Coastal Living Magazine. You'll devour the all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker's dinners, wine competitions, crab cruises, cooking classes, family-style cioppino feeds and crab cake cook off and lots of seafood! Many restaurants and Inns are celebrating with specials, and events throughout the county, from the coast to the inland valleys."

A Mendocino Art Center's event for the holidays...

" In what has become a north coast tradition, more than 30 juried artists and craftspeople from California, Oregon and New York exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and class studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists.

Summer slides into autumn

Summer on the coast has been everything I had envisioned... temperate days followed by a never-ending array of sunsets... local parades and events as well as my coastal walks merge seamlessly. Autumn ushered in numerous art events such as the mural competition and Mendocino Art Center's Plein Art Festival: