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Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
32nd Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Big Time Festival
Please join us for this traditional Californian trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. The annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and other tribal communities will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts as well as informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will dance.
Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo. This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge. For more information please call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 415-464-5100 x2 x5. The event is cosponsored by the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM).
Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/pore for directions and additional information.
Did You Know?
The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...