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, September 13

Gates 7pm | Tour 7:30pm

Saturday, September 14

Gates 7:30pm | Tour 8pm

Saturday, September 21


Saturday, September 28

Gualala Community Center – 5pm

October 19

Discover the Coast


Saturday, October 12

Gates 6:30pm | Tour 7pm

Sunday, October 13

Gates 6:30pm | Tour 7pm

Saturday, October 19

4 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

Gates 5 pm | Tour 5:30pm

Saturday, November 16

4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11

Gates 5 pm | Tour 5:30pm

Saturday, December 21


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 most every full moon year round.

Point Arena Lighthouse Full Moon by Tom Birdsell

Our next one is the  Full Harvest Moon Night Tour on Friday, September 13, 2019. 

Reservations required, we have a maximum reservation limit of 20 guests.   Call 877-725-4448, ext. 1 or 707-882-2809, ext. 1 to make your reservations.  Only $30 per person or $25 per person for two or more guests.  Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of the tour date.

*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

The next Lighthouse Lecture Series will be on Saturday, September 21 at 4 p.m. when Nik Epanchin will present “Point Arena Light Station Renovation 2008-2010 as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series.

Nik joined the PALKI Board in September 2006 and soon he and Pauline Zamboni became the co-Project Managers of the Light Station renovation effort.  This presentation will include a a brief status of the Light Station prior to renovation, the effort required to obtain funding for the renovation and the details of the renovation itself.  An accomplished photographer, Nik also chronicled the entire project and will share many of his photos of the renovations.  His main task was the day to day field work and keeping an accurate track of the costs to keep both the PALKI Board and California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) informed.

Please call 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 for more information or to make a reservation.