Sea Ranch Events and More
Now that you’ve booked your vacation at Sea Ranch, naturally you’ll want to know what Sea Ranch Events are during your stay. This page will be updated as events in and near Sea Ranch are scheduled that our guests may find of interest and offer family fun. Some are one-off special events while others are traditional and seasonal events.
June 1-16: Snapshot Cal Coast
For 1-2 weeks every year, we mobilize and organize our amazing partners up and down the State of California to make and share observations of as many coastal species as possible.
From Del Norte to San Diego and everywhere in between, we work together to build an annual snapshot of biodiversity along the California coast that is useful for scientists at local, regional, and state levels. We are building our community of observers and recorders interested in documenting California coastal biodiversity and answer targeted research questions in support of California Marine Protected Areas.
Together, we are gathering the data needed to determine species ranges now against which we can measure and monitor changes in the future.
- Saturday, June 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Sonoma Coast wildflower walk, hosted by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
A great opportunity to join naturalist Laura Morgan for a Wildflower Hike on Sonoma Coast. Park in the lot just south of Shell Beach, off Carlevaro Way. The hike will go up to 3 miles north, to Blind Beach. Participants can hike as far as they feel comfortable. Families with kids are welcome (no charge for kids under 13). Hikers would need to bring fluids and bag lunches. Significant rain would cancel.Instructor(s): Dr. Laura Morgan (naturalist & author of Three Jewels: A Field Guide to Three West Sonoma County Trail Systems)
Meets: Shell Beach parking lot, Hwy 1/Shell Beach Rd, Jenner, CA 95450
Note: This is near Jenner, not in Sea Ranch
Cost: $20 includes materials/ $16 for members of Stewards
- Saturday, June 8: Fort Ross bioblitz, hosted by Fort Ross Conservancy
Dust off your rubber boots. Dig out your Chacos or Tevas. Grab a tide table and a friend. Get your cameras and smartphones ready!
Join Fort Ross Conservancy as we come together for the statewide movement lead by The California Academy of Sciences to get out to the coast, search for as many creatures as we can find, and share the photos of our discoveries on the website and app, iNaturalist.
When: June 8, Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Fort Ross and Sonoma Coast
Contact: Song Hunter for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19: Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Sea Ranch Supply and Hot Dog Eating Contest
Are you seriously ready for the epic hot dog eating contest that will be a part of our Tenth Anniversary celebration? Mark the date and time! Recruit your team! This is serious stuff. There is prize money.
When: Wednesday 6/19/19, 11:30 am.
Where: 35550 Verdant View, Sea Ranch, CA 95497
June 23: Park Champions at Salt Point
Join us on June 23rd for a Park Champions work day in the Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve! Volunteers will help park staff with trail brushing and trimming. Free camping at Woodside Campground included for Saturday and Sunday nights. Check out the Park Champions website for more information and scroll down to the calendar to sign up by clicking on Salt Point on June 23rd.
CSPF’s Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts that California State Parks face right now. In partnership with California State Parks, Park Champions provide consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.
July 6: Point Arena Fireworks Festival – by City of Point Arena
The most highly anticipated event on the South Coast – the Point Arena Fireworks Festival – occurs July 6, 2019! Join us for food, fun and the largest display of fireworks in the region in beautiful Arena Cove!
Festivities kick off at 4:00 pm with a street fair including a wide variety of food & drink, live music, arts and crafts, and activities for the kids! The fireworks show by Devastating Pyrotechnics will explode into the night sky starting at dark!
$ 10.00 General Admission /$5 for youth 12-17 / children under 12 free / $20 for a family of four
Note: no refunds
Parking is limited/Shuttle bus available. Additional parking at City Hall (with shuttle service to the pier)
When: Sat, July 6, 2019. 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Arena Cove, 810 Port Road, Point Arena, CA 95468
July 27: Fort Ross Festival 2019
Fort Ross Conservancy
Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (PDT)
August 15-18: 58th Annual Art in the Redwoods Festival Presented by Gualala Arts
Hats Off Dinner, Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6 to 8 pm- $150 entry.
Champagne Preview, Friday, August 16, 2019, 4 to 7 pm. -$10 entry
Festival Days, Saturday, August 17, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, August 18, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm.-Festival, $6 entry, youth 7-17 free.
What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular four-day event features one of the largest fine arts exhibits in Northern California with hundreds of works entered, vendors and artisans from near and far, and free entertainment on stages throughout the Arts Center grounds and on stage in Coleman Hall. This Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our Art in the Redwoods community sponsors and donors, to whom we give a HUGE Thank You! If you would like to be a 2018 festival sponsor, contact Gualala Arts at 707-884-1138.
Each year, Art in the Redwoods gets better and better with more artists, new music and entertainment, and more food menu options! If you haven’t attended the preview events in the past, put them on your calendar for 2018. This is four days of entertainment and art you don’t want to miss!