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, Cruise the Coast and more.
Check back frequently for updates and mark your own calendar with something special to do at the Lighthouse this month!
Saturday, May 26 Lighthouse & Boogie Woogie 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 (almost) Full Flower Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 2 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 Discover the Coast 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 16 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 (almost) Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 Full Strawberry Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Friday, July 27 Full Buck Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 (almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 National Lighthouse Day 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25 (almost) Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour Gates 7:30 p.m., Tour 8 p.m.
Monday, August 27 Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, September 22 (almost) Full Harvest Moon Night Tour Gates 6:30 p.m., Tour 7 p.m.
Monday, September 24 Full Harvest Moon Night Tour 7 p.m., Tour 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour Gates 86:30 p.m., Tour 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 24 Full Beaver Moon Night Tour Gates 6:30 p.m., Tour 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 Holiday Open House 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 Full Cold Moon Night Tour Gates 5 p.m., Tour 5:30 p.m.
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.
On Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. geologist Tom Cochrane will present “The Geology Around the Point Arena Lighthouse” as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series. Tom will be reviewing the past and present threats to the Point Arena Lighthouse area: erosion, sea level rise, offshore and onshore oil drilling, as well as the history of the proposed nuclear power plant.
Thomas E. Cochrane is a CA Professional Geologist (License #6124) who’s lived and worked on The Sea Ranch since 1988. Having begun his career as a teacher, he speaks frequently on local geology and plate tectonics. His recently-published book, Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast – Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California (River Beach Press, 2017, 156 pgs., $19.95) is available at over 45 retailers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties and was just named the #1 bestselling book of 2017 at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala. To learn more please visit River Beach Press.
Cruise the Coast was Sunday, July 16, 2017 and it was GREAT!
We had 10 of the beautiful cars that participated in the Gualala Arts Auto Show stop by the sunny and clear Light Station for Cruise the Coast on Sunday. Visit our Cruise the Coast 2017 page or click on the photo on the left to see a slideshow of these great cars at the spectacular Lighthouse!