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, February 1


Saturday, February 8

Gates 5:30 pm | Tour 6pm

Monday, March 9

Gates 7 pm | Tour 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 7

Gates 7:30 pm | Tour 8pm

Saturday, April 18

10am – 3:30pm

Thursday, May 7

Gates 8:30 pm | Tour 9pm

Friday, June 5

Gates 8:30 pm | Tour 9pm

Saturday, June 6

Gates 9:30 pm | Tour 10pm

Friday, July 3

Gates 8:30 pm | Tour 9pm

Saturday, August 1

Gates 8 pm | Tour 8:30pm

Monday, August 3

Gates 8:30 pm | Tour 9pm

Friday, August 7

10am – 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 1

Gates 7:30 pm | Tour 8pm

Saturday, September 19


Thursday, October 1

Gates 7 pm | Tour 7:30pm

Saturday, October 31

Gates 6:30 pm | Tour 7pm

Monday, November 30

Gates 5 pm | Tour 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 29

Gates 5 pm | Tour 5:30pm

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 Snow Moon Night Tour on Saturday, February 8, 2020. 

Reservations required!  The tour is limited to 20 guests, so we recommend you make your reservations well in advance of the tour date but at least 3 days before the date of 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.

Lighthouse Lecture Series

On Saturday, January 18 at 4 p.m. Marlene “The Elusive Rutabaga” Padilla will present “A Solo Adventure Down the California Coast Trail” as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series.  Marlene will recap her adventure in 2009 travelling 1,200 plus miles down the Cali Coast.

This was Marlene’s first (but not last) solo walk, taking 5 months to complete and using up 2 pairs of shoes. Marlene moved to Point Arena in 1994 from Los Angeles. Since childhood growing up in East LA she has been drawn to the great outdoors. She started working for the California Conservation Corps in 1986 and this was her way out of the city into the woods.