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!

Monday, March 9

Gates 7 pm | Tour 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 7

Gates 7:30 pm | Tour 8pm

Saturday, April 18

10am – 3:30pm

Friday, May 1

150th Anniversary Tower Lighting 
Details to follow


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 Worm Moon Night Tour on Monday, March 9, 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, March 21 at 4 p.m. Sara Bogard will present “Harbor Seals and other Inhabitants of the Point Arena Lighthouse and the Stornetta Public Lands as part of the  Lighthouse Lecture Series.
This presentation will give an ongoing glimpse into the rich diversity of life that can be seen at the Point Arena Lighthouse and adjacent Point Arena/Stornetta Public Lands. The presentation will take a closer look at the animals who reside and migrate through this shoreline and bluff top habitat. From her weekly surveys and monitoring Sara will present data she has gathered on the resident Harbor Seals, birds and other species over the past year. During the pupping season from May through June, her highest pup count was 21 pups on May 5, 2019 and highest count of adults and immature Harbor Seals was 181 on September 9, 2019. Observations of Harbor Seal mother and pup interaction reveal a unique bond across many species. From this data and information, patterns and cycles of birth, nesting and migration emerge to make these bluff tops a spectacular place to view and connect with the natural world.