Activities and Attractions
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Home to California’s cleanest air, America’s oldest lake, and the friendliest folks on Earth.
If you’re a wayfarer, wanderer, or even a wee bit different, you’re always welcome here!
View the latest Lake County Visitors Map to learn about our local favorites and start planning your adventure around Clear Lake. We can’t wait for you to see what makes us Clearly Different.
Lake County Winery Passport
Experience what Lake County has to offer with the Lake County Winery Passport! Enjoy Complimentary Tastings at 16 Wineries. The purchase of the Winery Passport entitles you to one complimentary wine tasting at each of the participating wineries, as well as special offers and discounts at participating restaurants and lodging. Get your passport from the Lake County Winery Association.
Lake County Wine Adventure Weekend
If you are visiting in May, don't miss the Lake County Wine Adventure. Explore the Lake County wine region and discover what everyone is talking about. More than 25 wineries will throw open their doors to pamper you with wine, delectable food, a memorable experience and FUN!
Choose a two-day passport adventure good Saturday and Sunday, or if you can only spend a day, enjoy the Sunday only passport. Plan your route to take in the entire region or select a special few wineries to visit. Either way, get ready for fun! great wines! delicious food! and much more. Look for winery specials offered just for the Wine Adventure weekend. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Library Park and/or the Library Park Gazebo
With direct access to Clear Lake, named after the historic Carnegie Library in the center of town, residents and tourists alike can access the lake via several free public boat ramps, as well as a swimming beach.
Features: Picnic Areas, Picnic Tables, Children's Playground, Restrooms, Docks, Boat Ramps
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Boat Ramps & Lake Access
The City of Lakeport boasts terrific boat ramps and lake access on Clear Lake and the best part of is that they’re free. Lakeport has three primary points of access to Clear Lake at First, Third, and Fifth Streets. Seven lanes of boat ramp access to Clear Lake are available at these three ramp facilities. There is well-designed turn-around, back-up, and maneuvering access for boaters and abundant free boat, trailer, and vehicle parking just steps away. No long walks between the parking area and your docked boat!
Lakeport also provides floating and mechanically-operated floats, some of which are available year-round. Another nice feature of the lake access facilities in Lakeport is the close proximity to fuel, restaurants, boating supplies, groceries, fishing supplies, overnight lodging, and camping. Lakeport has long been known as the place to put your boat in the water, whether you are a recreation boater or a professional bass fisherman.
Lake County Farmers’ Finest operates a year-round market on Saturdays at the Mercantile in Kelseyville and a seasonal one on Tuesdays at Library Park from May to October.
Certified Farmers Markets offer fruits and vegetables grown in season in the same geographical area, not thousands of miles away or in another country. Shoppers also will find beautiful handmade crafts, honey, olive oil, artisan foods, live music and information booths.
The Saturday Market at the Shannon Mercantile is located at 4350 Thomas Drive, off Highway 29 between Lakeport and Kelseyville. Right across from Rainbow AG. Open year-round!
The Tuesday Market in Library Park, is by Park Street between 3rd and 2nd Streets, the heart of Lakeport by the water! Open from May 3rd through September 27th!
Theatre & Arts
For upcoming events with the Lake County Arts Council and Soper-Reese Theatre check out their Calendar. The Soper Reese Theatre is a project of the Lake County Arts Council, and its mission is to provide a professional venue for the performing arts and community events in Lake County, California. They feature live musical performances, including for the Lake County Symphony, film screenings, stage productions and variety of community events.
Fridays during summer there are live free concerts in Lakeport’s Library Park. Bring your low-backed lawn chair or just a blanket and sit on the grass as some terrific bands fill the air with music right on the shore of Clear Lake. There’s a different band each week with a variety of music styles but it’s always a good time. Bring your picnics or visit some of Lakeport’s eateries and enjoy an evening under the clear skies of Lake County.
Lake County Fair
A classic county fair for the fans of traditional entertainment and games
What could be more nostalgic than a good old county fair with a traditional carnival, games, and fair foods? You can immerse in this throwback experience at The Lake County Fair, held on the Labor Day Weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport.
The fair features a carnival and animal exhibits, as well as arts, baking, photography, gardening and farming competitions showcasing Lake County talents.
Lake County Rodeo
Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport. This is a sanctioned CCPRA Pro Rodeo featuring 7 Pro Events plus Local Barrel Racing and Local Team Roping events.
The ever popular Mutton Bustin' for youngsters 4 to 8 years is back for Friday and Saturday evenings. Winners will be awarded a Silver Buckle each night and all contestants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Enjoy the Rodeo Dance on Saturday evening.
A Seasonal Tradition: The Pear Festival
Located at the base of Mt. Konocti and in the fertile Big Valley, Kelseyville’s a small town known for its hospitality. Main Street is filled with shops, wineries, and restaurants. It’s the kind of place to spend a weekend exploring. But something unique happens on the last weekend of every September. It’s the Pear Festival. Started in 1993, the first festival had 1,500 people attend. Since then, it’s grown to be much more. Now, over 10,000 attend annually as the Lake County community comes together to celebrate fall.
Here are links to upcoming events in our Community. We hope you will join in and celebrate with us - and be a part of the experience!
You will want to check out the Events Calendar for our Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
For Downtown activities please check out the Lakeport Main Street Association's Calendar.
If you are interested in visiting a vineyard check with the Lake County Winegrape Commission or the Lake County Winery Association.