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, July 8 Full Buck Moon Tour Gates open 8 p.m., Tour starts 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 16 Cruise the Coast 10 a.m. to 4:30 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.
Sunday, August 20 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6 Full Corn Moon Tour Gates open 7 p.m., Tour starts 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 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.
Sunday, October 15 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 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.
Sunday, November 19 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 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.
Sunday, December 17 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 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.
Lighthouse Lecture Series
On Sunday, July 16 Tanya Smart, President of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association, will give an informative and fascination presentation on “The History of the Point Cabrillo Light Station.” This presentation will cover the history, technology and restoration of Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park.
Tanya began volunteering at Point Cabrillo in 1999 as the Education Program coordinator. She joined the Board of the North Coast Interpreter’s Association (precursor to PCLK) in 2000 and served as the Interim Executive Director for that organization from January through August of 2001. Tanya joined the Board of the PCLK in 2001 upon its incorporation. In addition to PCLK Board duties, Tanya assists with volunteer coordination and training, coordination of the annual Whale Festivals and overseeing the education program. She holds a BS in Biological Sciences and MA in Zoology from the University of California at Davis and teaches Environmental Science and Marine Mammal Biology for Mendocino College. Current volunteer activities in addition to working with the PCLK are with The Fort Bragg Operations Group of The Marine Mammal Center where she rescues stranded marine mammals and gives education programs.
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!