Calendar of Events for 2017 – 2018 are listed below by month. For each month, dates for specific events with more details are listed first, followed by weekly recurring events, and noteworthy sights and seasonal notations are listed last. Check the calendar of events frequently for new additions as they become announced throughout the year.

 

November 2017

  • November 17th: Wilson Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $99 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • November 21st: Valley Ford Pie Auction, 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Valley Ford Schoolhouse, 14355 School Street, Valley Ford, CA 94972. Live auction starts at 6:00pm. Held each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, this annual auction is a fundraiser for the Valley Ford Schoolhouse. All proceeds are used for maintenance and repairs for the building. Live music, beer, food, and, of course, pie! To donate a pie, please call 707-876-3231 or just show up with it!
  • November 24th & 25th: Christmas Crafts Faire, 10am – 5pm at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. Food, drinks, entertainment, and plenty of hand-made arts & crafts that make perfect holiday gifts! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call 707-876-9438 for more information

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Dungeness Crab Season
Monarch Butterflies

 

December 2017

  • December 1st: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • December 1st – 3rd: Eat Crab and Stay for the View!
  • December 8th: Domaine Carneros Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $119 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Call 707-875-2751.
  • December 15th: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • December 25th: Christmas Day Dining, 1:00pm – 8:00pm at the Bay View Restaurant at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. Special Christmas menu! Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751 or visit OpenTable.com
  • December 31st: New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7:00pm – 1:00am at the Bay View Restaurant at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 5-course dinner including wine, dancing, party favors, midnight toast. $139 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Dungeness Crab Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

 

January 2018

  • January 5th: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • January 12th: La Crema Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $119 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Call 707-875-2751.
  • January 19th: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • January 27th: Annual Chowder Day in Bodega Bay, 10am – 3pm. Take a culinary tour of Bodega Bay. You’ll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting the chefs. Visit all the stops and you’re eligible for an entry into a prize drawing! Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale from 10am – 2pm on the day of the event only.

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Herring Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

 

February 2018

  • February 9th: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • February 14th: Bluewater Bistro Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Bluewater Bistro, 21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. Please call (707) 875-3513.
  • February 16th: Trecini & AldenAlli Wineries Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $104 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • February 23rd: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • February 24th: The Beach Cabaret, shows at 6pm & 8:30pm. Tickets go on sale February 1st at Business Services Unlimited, Candy & Kites, and Gourmet Au Bay. Shows do sell out, so get your tickets early!

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Herring Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

 

March 2018

  • March  : Bodega Volunteer Fire Department Polenta & Beef Stew Dinner, 5pm – 8pm at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call (707) 876-9438 for more information. Tickets sold at the door. Adults $15, Kids $10.
  • March 9th: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.
  • March 16th: MacMurray Estate Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $99 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • March 17th: Annual Hitchcock Film Festival, at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Avenue, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. Two movies will be shown:  The Birds and Rear Window.  Two of Hitchcock’s best movies.  The fun begins at 3:30 pm for an introduction by Dan Sneed, Hitchcock Expert Enthusiast, then watch The Birds.  At 7:00, Rear Window will start. Advanced ticket purchases are required for the movie showings.  Movie tickets are $10 per person for general admission or $18 for both shows and children under 12 is $5.
  • March 23rd: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $59.95 plus tax and gratuity.

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Herring Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

 

April 2018

  • April 13th: Chalk Hill Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $99 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • April 14th & 15th: Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, 10am – 6pm at Westside Park in Bodega Bay. Special events include a golf tournament, wooden boat challenge, boat parade, blessing of the fleet, art show & sale, kids zone, kite flying demos, CHP & Sonoma County Sheriff helicopters, ongoing performances, food, wine, beer, and more. This event is (leashed) pet friendly and parking is free.

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Abalone Season
Salmon Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

 

May 2018

  • May : Castles & Kites Festival, 10am – 5pm at Doran Beach State Park in Bodega Bay, CA 94923. Fly kites, build sand castles, join the sand castle building competition. This is an event not to be missed. Admission is free, however, there is a day use fee for parking at Doran Beach State Park.
  • May : Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 5-course menu including wine. $119 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • May : Annual Wool Festival, 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Casari Ranch, 42900 Curley Lane, Point Arena, CA. Demonstrations, music, and food available. Admission is free. In addition, the festival provides an opportunity to trade and sell fleeces from raw, to washed, to carded, to handspun yarns and felted fabrics. Please call 707-876-1908 for more information.
  • May : Pancake Breakfast, 7:30am – 12 noon at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call 707-876-9438 for more information and pricing.
  • May : Oysterpalooza, 12noon – 7pm at Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen & Saloon, 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, CA. Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, $10 for kids 6 – 12, kids under 6 are free. Call 707-876-1983 for more information.

Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Salmon Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

 

June 2018

  • June : Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $89 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • June 23rd & 24th: Russian River Rodeo, 1:00pm in Duncan’s Mills, CA 95430. Rodeos on both days, barrel races, roping, and more. Snack bar available. Admission is $12 per adult, $7 for seniors 60 and over, and $5 for kids 12 and under. Please visit the website http://www.russianriverrodeo.org or call (707) 865-9854 for more information.

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk
Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm
FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

 

July 2018

  • July 1st: Fireworks Over Bodega Bay, 9:30pm at Westside Park in Bodega Bay. Free admission.
  • July : Bodega Bay Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast, 7:30am – 11am at the Bodega Bay Grange, 1370 Bodega Avenue, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. All proceeds go to support the Bodega Bay Firefighters Association.
  • July 14th & 15th: Civil War Days in Duncan’s Mills, CA 95430. Northern California’s largest civil war reenactment and one of the largest reenactments west of the Mississippi! This amazing event encompasses living history at its best with civil war period clad individuals performing battle scenarios and offering historical information about their equipment and character. This is the best history class you’ll ever take! Bleachers and straw bales are provided for seating during battle scenarios but you are welcome to bring your own chair. There is a hot dog shack if you get hungry or you can bring a picnic! Plan to stay all day to get the most out of your historical experience! Admission is $12 per adult, $6 for juniors (kids ages 6 – 12), and kids 5 and under are free. Parking is $5. Please visit http://www.civilwardays.net or call (707) 922-5901 for more information.
  • July : Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $99 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk
Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm
FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

 

August 2018

  • August : Bodega Big Event BBQ & Parade, 10am – 5pm in Bodega, CA. Live music, tasty food, beer, wine, and arts & crafts. Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call 707-876-9438 for more information.
  • August : Frog’s Leap Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $109 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • August : Annual Bodega Seafood, Art, & Wine Festival, 10am – 5pm at Watts Ranch, 16885 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. Enjoy wine tasting, beer, seafood, local artists, fine arts & crafts marketplace, live music, games, and kids entertainment. Admission is $15, seniors $13, teens $10, kids under 12 are free. Free parking. No dogs allowed.

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk
Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm
FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

September 2018

  • September : Hartford Family Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $109 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751..

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk
Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm
FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season

 

October 2018

  • October : Polenta & Beef Stew Dinner, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call 707-876-9438 for more information.
  • October : Carol Shelton Wines Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $89 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk
Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm
FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season
Fabulous weather – this is the best time of year to visit the coast!