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!
Friday, November 24 Gift Store Holiday Sale Begins Continues through December 24
Sunday, December 24 Lighthouse closes early Closes at 1 p.m.
Monday, December 25 Lighthouse Closed for Christmas All Day
Sunday, December 31 Lighthouse closes early Closes at 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 20 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 Annual Members Meeting 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 1 Full Worm Moon Night Tour Gates 6 p.m., Tour 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
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) 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 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.
On Saturday, January 20 at 4 p.m. Point arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. Lead Tour Guide Isaac Rios will present “Through Native Eyes,” joined by guest speakers Javier Silva, Sherwood Valley tribal EPA Director, Patricia Mikkelsenand Adrian Whitaker, Far Western Archaeologists. This fascinating, informative and important talk will highlight the ongoing efforts of many Native American tribes to protect their culture, history and sacred lands in the face of global warming and climate change.
Isaac is a member of the local Manchester Band of Pomo Indians and has been involved with a climate change research project over the past year. He has collaborated with tribal representatives from three neighboring tribes and two archaeologists on the project. Isaac is passionate about his people being recognized as Stewards of the Land, here on the Northern California coast and inland, and will share the work he has been doing with other concerned tribal members and organizations. He will give an indigenous perspective, and have a western perspective with two archaeologists of the “Far Western” anthropological research group behind climate change and the effects on the Mendocino coast.
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 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!