The Point Arena Lighthouse is home to a number of special events throughout the year. From holiday celebrations to educational programs, there is a lot going on at the Point. Please review the calendar below for the dates and times of our offerings, and be sure to scroll down for detailed information on such events as the monthly Night Tour, Lighthouse Lecture series, Wind & Whale Celebration and more.
Check back frequently for updates and mark your own calendar with something special to do at the Lighthouse this month!
Saturday, June 3 Discover Our Lands 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, June 9 Full Strawberry Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 (almost) Full Strawberry Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 18 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 Full Buck Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 5 (almost) Full Sturgeon Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 7 Full Sturgeon Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 7 National Lighthouse Day 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6 Full Corn Moon Tour Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 Fundraiser Dinner & Auction 5:30 p.m. at the Gualala Community Center
Sunday, August 20 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 5 Full Hunter’s Moon Tour Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 (almost) Full Hunter’s Moon Tour Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 3 Full Beaver Moon Tour Gates open 6 p.m., Tour starts 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 (almost) Full Beaver Moon Tour Gates open 6 p.m., Tour starts 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 (almost) Full Cold Moon Tour Gates open 6 p.m., Tour starts 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 Full Cold Moon Tour Gates open 6 p.m., Tour starts 6:30 p.m.
Discover Our Lands
The Point Arena Lighthouse and Friends of the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands, in association with the Ukiah office of the Bureau of Land Management, will present Discover Our Lands on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is intended to celebrate the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and educate visitors about the varied features and sights it offers. Discover Our Lands activities will all start at the Point Arena Lighthouse
Call 707-882-2809 ext.1 for more information, or click HERE. Admission to the grounds, Gift Store and Museum is free and guests wishing to climb the 115′ tall Lighthouse Tower can do so for a discounted $5 Tour ticket.
Night Tours Every Full Moon!
Join us for the unique experience of climbing the 145 steps to the top of the Lighthouse Tower at night and enjoying an unparalleled view of the full moon – weather permitting, of course! Night Tours are held every full moon year round.
*NOTE: Tours will take place regardless of the weather conditions if the minimum number of guests sign up. Guests understand that visibility could be limited due to fog, rain, etc. and there is no guarantee that the full moon will be visible during the tour.
Lighthouse Lecture Series
Lauren Sinnott is our next Lighthouse Lecture Series speaker on Sunday, June 18 at 5 p.m. presenting “The Painted Portrait, Past and Present.” This lecture will ask the question: “In the 1500s would you talk to a portrait?” The word for “portrait” in Italian is ritratto, which means “portrayal” but also “reproduction” or “copy” — a stand-in for the subject. Many Renaissance portraits were cherished portable objects, often with a special box or protective cover, and were brought out for appreciation and even communication with the sitter, if he or she were not present. So, yes, you might hold the picture in your hands and speak to it, rather than having it hang decoratively on your wall.
Call 707-882-2809 ext.1 to make your reservations. Admission is just $5 and all proceeds benefit the Point Arena Lighthouse.
Cruise the Coast
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A complement to the Gualala Arts Auto Show, this special event will see the Lighthouse surrounded by beautiful classic cars, hot rods and customs. More information coming soon!