If you're traveling here from out-of-town, or if you're a local Fort Bragg resident, the biggest July event to enjoy is the World's Largest Salmon BBQ, which is held annually on the first Saturday in July, in Noyo Harbor. It is put on by the Salmon Restoration Association and all proceeds are used to improve salmon populations on the Northern California coast. A fireworks display over Noyo Bridge follows the bbq, near dark. You won’t want to miss it!!
The Abalone Cook-Off is a competition for cooks who prepare their favorite wild abalone recipe. You can be a cook, or a judge, or just come for the fun activities happening at the event. Cooks provide their own abalone, prepare tastes for 200 people, and compete for a fabulous prize. Money raised at the Abalone Cook-Off & Festival helps fund natural & cultural heritage programs in our local state parks.
For more information, visit Mendocino Area Parks Association