Some people say it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. We would say it’s both. Ukiah is the kind of place that not only offers you somewhere to hang your hat and feel at home, but it offers you the chance to discover new experiences. A chance to pause from life’s insanity and connect – with yourself, with nature…it’s your call. This is the place where boundless opportunities exist to be who you want to be—an explorer, an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a historian, or simply just live in the moment, happy to have traveled to a place where you can enjoy the journey and just be you.
Some people say it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. We would say it’s both. Ukiah is the kind of place that not only offers you somewhere to hang your hat and feel at home, but it offers you the chance to discover new experiences.
We are close by but feel off-the-beaten path. Perfectly situated along HWY 101 between Eureka and San Francisco, Ukiah is a welcome retreat from more crowded destinations. It’s also refreshingly friendly, affordable and memorable. Come explore all that the valley has to offer amidst our year-round sunshine.
With our scenic location, just getting here is beautiful and easy. However, there are so many one-of-a-kind experiences, that you’ll definitely want to check out some of our featured itineraries.
Ukiah is always welcoming and always ready for a good time. We look forward to you joining us and being a part of our events during your visit.
Ukiah Farmers Market 09:00 am- 12:00 pm
Ukiah Skate Jam 2021 02:00 pm- 06:00 pm
Mendocino County Homebrew Fest 03:00 pm- 06:00 pm
It is with great excitement to announce that the Fourth (mostly) Annual Mendocino County Homebrew Festival will be taking place this fall! This legendary and much-missed event is set for September 25th, 2021 in the newly designed “beer park” at Anderson Valley Brewing Company. The afternoon will feature brewers from around Northern California competing to become both the people’s choice and/or the brewer’s choice winner. (The event is also open to ciders and other fermented beverages.) Local farm-to-table food will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, which informs, empowers, and mobilizes county residents to survive and thrive in a wildfire-prone environment. Attendees will have the chance to talk to and learn from local first responders, pick up some fire-safe swag, and connect with neighborhood Fire Safe Councils. People’s Choice: All attendees get three bottle caps that they can use to vote for their favorite beer by dropping the caps into designated containers. Ribbons and awards will go to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place vote earners. Brewer’s Choice: A separate tasting and judging will be conducted by professional brewers, led by Fal Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Company, to select a top-quality beer to be brewed by AVBC! Also, Assemblymember Jim Wood is going to serve as a judge on the Brewer’s Panel! The winning brewer will get to assist on brew day, learn about scaling their recipe and use a commercial brew system. Tickets are available HERE....
Redwood Valley Farmers Market 09:00 am- 12:00 pm
Shop locally grown foods, visit with the farmers, and grab some goodies from the Food Truck....
Ukiah Community Concert Series 02:00 pm- 04:00 pm
Ukiah Virtual Toddler Time 10:30 am- 11:00 am
Intro to Hatha Yoga – A workshop 02:00 pm- 04:00 pm
15th Annual Empty Bowls 04:00 pm- 07:00 pm
2021 PumpkinFest Steam Punk 10:00 am- 05:00 pm
2021 Ukiah Pumpkinfest is happening on October 15th-October 17th. The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is on October 15th at 4:00-7:00 at Alex Thomas Plaza. The Festival includes a parade, children's stage, dog races & contests, a baking contest, a beer & wine garden, a Scout-O-Rama, a fire expo, and street vendors. For more information visit www.cityofukiah.com/pumpkinfest2021 or call 707-463-6231...
Ukiah’s central location and lodging options makes it the perfect place to TAKE A BREAK. We invite you to slow down and think about your travel differently. Here you will have the space to reconnect with yourself and the people and places around you.