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, July 13 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 (almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 16 Full Buck Moon Night Tour Gates 8:30 p.m., Tour 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 Ghosts on the Coast 7 p.m. to Midnight
Sunday, July 21 Cruise the Coast 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 7 National Lighthouse Day 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 15 Full Sturgeon Moon Night Tour Gates 8 p.m., Tour 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
August 17 & 18
p.m.Saturday, August 17 Lighthouse Lecture Series 5 p.m.
Friday, September 13 Full Harvest Moon Night Tour Gates 7 p.m., Tour 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
October (Date TBD) Discover the Coast 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Saturday, October 12 (almost) Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour Gates 6:30 p.m., Tour 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 13 Full Hunter’s Moon Night Tour Gates 6:30 p.m., Tour 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 12 Full Beaver Moon Night Tour Gates 5 p.m., Tour 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 Lighthouse Lecture Series 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11 Full Cold Moon Night Tour Gates 5 p.m., Tour 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 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 most every full moon year round.
Our next one is the (almost) Full Buck Moon Night Tour on Saturday, July 13, 2019. As of July 9 we have 10 spots available, so sign up now so you don’t miss out!
We also have spots on our Full Buck Moon Night Tour on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to the tour. 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.
*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.
The next Lighthouse Lecture Series will be on Saturday, July 13 at 5 p.m. when Michael B. Combs will present “Point Arena in the 1950’s – Growing Up in a Beehive of Activity” as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series.
Michael was seven when his family moved from Southern California to Point Arena in 1949. Sleepy Point Arena soon became very busy as the Air Force arrived in 1950, the saw mills grew and flourished, and ranching, farming, and fishing prospered too. He took it all in, as the Baby Boomer flood swamped the four-room elementary school and families lived in abandoned buildings and crammed into tiny apartments. It was a wonderful and exciting time to be alive and young.
Please call 877-725-4448 ext. 1 or 707-882-2809 ext. 1 for more information or to make a reservation.