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, March 31 Full Blue Moon Night Tour Gates 7:30 p.m., Tour 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 Wind & Whale Celebration 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 Almost Fringe Festival Art Exhibit 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 Almost Fringe Festival Poetry Readings 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 (almost) Full Pink Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 Full Pink Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 (almost) Full Flower Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 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 (almost) Full Harvest Moon Night Tour Gates 7 p.m., Tour 7:30 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, April 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. Scott Mercer will present “Whale Research and the 2018 Gray Whale Census.” In this presentation Scott will report on whale research projects undertaken by Mendonoma Whale and Seal Study this past year along the Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts. He will present the outcome of their various efforts including the diversity of toothed and baleen whales on this coast, the year-round presence and behavior of gray whales on the local coast, photo identification, and the results of their 2018 gray whale migration census. Additionally, new information from other research groups, on grays and other whale species, will be offered.
Scott Mercer has studied marine mammals, especially whales, since 1974. He is a major contributor to the photo identification catalogs of North Atlantic humpback, finback, and right whales. He has done extensive aerial and shipboard surveys, as well as conducted research in the Caribbean, throughout the Western North Atlantic, and the Canadian Maritimes. He has taught marine mammal biology, marine ecology, zoology, earth science, and shipboard field classes at the college level. Scott has presented data at major conferences and symposiums. He has published three books including The Great Whale Book and Whalehead Nation. In 1978 he founded New England Whale Watch, Inc. to get on the ocean daily for six months, in addition to off-season research. Scott is co-founder of a marine research station in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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 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!