Signature Festivals

Ukiah offers year-round events that celebrate the diversity and natural beauty of our area. Some of those events are listed here. To find out what's happening during your visit, please call our Visitors Center at (707) 467-5766 for a personalized itinerary.

Hopland Passport

With 15-20 participating wineries pouring their best wines, incredible food pairings at each stop, and opportunities to experience tours, art, and live music, Hopland is the place to be in the spring and in the fall. On the Saturday of the event, shuttles are available from Ukiah hotels and between the wineries. For dates and more information, click here.

Sundays In The Park

Each summer since 1991, this free summer concert series thrills more than 20,000 music fans with exceptional musical performances by artists from diverse genres including blues, classical, country, salsa, soul, rock, swing and more. Six free concerts take center stage in beautiful Todd Grove Park and feature world-renowned artists as well as local talent. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. For the schedule, please contact the Visitors Center at (707) 467-5766 or check the Event Calendar on this site.

Moonlight Movie Madness

This free summer movie program is a series of six big-screen movies shown at Alex R. Thomas Plaza in downtown Ukiah. Bring your picnic blankets for this family-friendly event. Contact the Visitors Center for the show schedule at (707) 467-5766.

Fabulous Flashback Car Show

Enjoy the crowning glory of summer fun by attending the annual Fabulous Flashback Car Show and Poker Run, organized by the Early Iron Club of Ukiah. Held every year in September, the kick off is Friday evening with music and dancing. On Saturday, dine, drink, shop and feast your eyes on over 350 rare and beautiful automobiles on School Street and the Alex R. Thomas Plaza in downtown Ukiah. For more information, click here.

Taste of Downtown

On a Friday evening in June, take a walking tour of downtown Ukiah's charming shops and businesses while enjoying dozens of world-renowned local wines, microbrews, brandies and more. Strolling musicians, acoustic bands, and fabulous hors d' oeuvres included. For more information, click here.

A Taste of Redwood Valley



In Redwood Valley, just north of Ukiah, most of the wineries are too small to keep regular tasting room hours, so this is a rare opportunity to taste the wines and catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our small producers. This unique event happens twice each year -- on Fathers' Day weekend and again each November. You can count on an intimate and memorable experience at this event. Find out more here.

Acoustic Cafe at Parducci Vineyards

Sit overlooking the vineyards, sample wine and food, and enjoy the performances of local musicians. On Saturdays throughout the summer, you can enjoy Mendocino County’s beauty and talent at the same time! For more information, visit Parducci here.

Nelson Family Vineyards
Summer Concert Series

The Nelson Family Vineyards Summer Concert Series is held in the majestic redwood grove overlooking the cabernet vineyard next to the tasting room. The monthly events provide outdoor music entertainment featuring bands playing blues, country, rock and roll or jazz. The site is casual, so please bring blankets and chairs. Enjoy delicious, handcrafted wines and local beers, along with a tasty dinner. For more information, click here.

Pints in the Plaza

Held in September each year, this wonderful fall event features the best of Northern California Microbrews. One can enjoy the superior quality and delicious taste of naturally brewed beers, plus enjoy local music and fantastic food. It all takes place in the Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza in historic downtown Ukiah. For more information, click here.

Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest



The Country PumpkinFest is the largest street fair in Mendocino County. This annual two-day event is held each fall in October. Along with a variety of delicious foods, the streets of downtown Ukiah are filled with craft vendors, fine arts exhibits, and "Scarecrow City". Enjoy live music, a haunted house, the Scout-o-Rama, pet costume contests, the Deep Valley Brew & Wine Festival, and the ever-popular children's carnival including many games and amusements. Join the parade, compete in the 3-on-3 hoops tourney, enter the Pumpkin Baking Contest or show off your green thumb by entering the giant pumpkin weigh-off! For event dates, deadline or more information, call our Visitors Center at (707) 467-5766.

First Fridays Art Walk

Ukiah is host to several unique art galleries. Plan your visit around the First Friday Art Walk -- year-round, you can experience Mendocino County artists in a fun and festive environment as the galleries open their doors from 5-8 pm, often serving refreshments and providing live entertainment. Several Ukiah hotels offer discounts of 15-25% if you mention the Art Walk when booking your room. For more information, click here.

About Visit Ukiah

The Visit Ukiah Program is spreading the news about the Ukiah Valley. Funded by the lodging tax from local hotels and managed by a seven member advisory group with local representatives from the retail, wine, hotel, tourism, and art sectors, the program is responsible for marketing Ukiah as a destination for leisure vacations and business meetings to improve the City’s tax base and grow Ukiah’s stock in the State’s tourism industry.