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Join Us for the Annual Forest Moon Festival in Del Norte County, California to Celebrate Our Connection with the Star Wars Movies

The annual Forest Moon Festival will be happening in both Del Norte and Humboldt Counties in May 31-June 2, 2024. And we have a ton of events happening to keep you busy exploring all things Star Wars in our neck of the Forest Moon woods! Book your lodging now to get Forest Moon Festival discounts on hotels.

Del Norte County’s Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is where many scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi were filmed (download the Redwood Coast Film Experience app or the digital map to visit Star Wars: Return of the Jedi film site locations).

Forest Moon Festival Del Norte County Official Sponsor - logo over a redwood forest photo

NEW FOR THIS YEAR!

Download the new Redwood Coast Film Experience app from the Forest Moon Festival to participate in all the fun — get coupons from participating businesses and you could win round-trip airline tickets from Advanced Air (flying to/from Del Norte County) or Avelo (flying to/from Humboldt County) by participating in the Forest Moon Festival Scavenger Hunt.

FOLLOW ALONG FOR ALL THE FUN

Follow the official festival on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and use the official hashtag #ForestMoonFestival2024

Be sure to follow  @visitdelnortecounty on Facebook or Instagram to play the “Forest Moon Seek and Selfie” game during the Forest Moon Festival from May 31 through June 2, 2024 to win prizes by taking photos at a variety of events in Del Norte County!

2024 FESTIVAL EVENTS 

FRIDAY, May 31, 2024

PLAY THE “FOREST MOON SEEK & SELFIE” PROMOTION ALL DAY TO WIN FREE PRIZES!

We have OG Star Wars characters (of the life-sized, cardboard kind!) hanging out all around Del Norte County just waiting for a photo with you. Find each of the classic characters, snap a selfie with the character, then POST IT and TAG @VisitDelNorteCounty #ForestMoonFest2024 on Instagram or Facebook to be entered to win cool Stars Wars-themed prizes. Follow @VisitDelNorteCounty to see if you win one of the 41 prizes we are giving away! Everyone who posts at least one photo, gets a collectible Forest Moon Festival sticker (available at the Visitor Center). The more you pose, the more chances to win! And be sure to grab your FREE temporary tattoo at any of our “Seek &  Selfie” locations.

FOREST MOON FESTIVAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY, May 31

PRIMARY EVENTS

5-7:30PM FREE – “Forest Friday” in Downtown Crescent City  – Shop, eat and drink around downtown. Many businesses will be themed-out for Star Wars!
LOCATION: 3rd Street in Downtown Crescent City (between G and J streets)

6-8PM FREE – Forest Moon Festival Pre-Party and Concert: Pose for photos with official Lucasfilm costumers, The Mandalorian Mercs, then rock out to the live band, Alice Di Micele & Force of Nature, brought you by Del Norte Association for Arts & Cultural Awareness (DNACA) before the showing of film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope 
LOCATION: Beachfront Park, Crescent City

8:45PM FREE – Forest Moon Festival Themed Movie – Outdoor movie showing of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope under the stars and next to the Pacific Ocean
LOCATION: Beachfront Park, Crescent City, California

MORE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & DISCOUNTS 

7am – 2pm – Historic Hiouchi Cafe 

Eat, drink and stay as close to the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi filming action as you can get! Save 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 2095 US-199, Hiouchi 

11am-9pm – The Kobolds Lair
Play two Star Wars games with miniatures
LOCATION: 1270 Front St, Ste D, Crescent City

11am-11pm – Enoteca Cafe
Dress up in Forest Moon themed costumes and receive 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 960 3rd St, Crescent City

11:30am-8pm – SeaQuake Brewing Co.
Forest Moon themed food, drink and beer specials, and kids’ activities.
LOCATION: 400 Front St, Crescent City

12pm to Close – Port O’ Pints Brewing Co.
Order up a pint of the “Forrest Moon Ale” and get food specials.  Join the galactic hip hop party with live music by Mayday on Broadway, a DJ and more happening at 7pm on Friday, May 31.
LOCATION: 1215 Northcrest Dr, Crescent City

4pm-12am – Visit Yurok Country – Redwood Hotel Casino
Drink specials at Abalone Bar & Grill. Get a free commemorative glass with purchase of any drink special.
LOCATION: 171 Klamath Blvd, Klamath

5pm-12am – Galactic Cosmic Bowling at Tsunami Lanes
Forest Moon themed bowling night with free shoe rentals for those wearing themed costumes.
LOCATION: 760 L St, Crescent City

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2024

PLAY THE “FOREST MOON SEEK & SELFIE” PROMOTION ALL DAY TO WIN FREE PRIZES!

We have OG Star Wars characters (of the life-sized, cardboard kind!) hanging out all around Del Norte County just waiting for a photo with you. Find each of the classic characters, snap a selfie with the character, then POST IT and TAG @VisitDelNorteCounty #ForestMoonFest2024 on Instagram or Facebook to be entered to win cool Stars Wars-themed prizes. Follow @VisitDelNorteCounty to see if you win one of the 41 prizes we are giving away! Everyone who posts at least one photo, gets a collectible Forest Moon Festival sticker (available at the Visitor Center). The more you pose, the more chances to win! And be sure to grab your FREE temporary tattoo at any of our “Seek &  Selfie” locations.

FOREST MOON FESTIVAL EVENTS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1

PRIMARY EVENTS

9AM-12PM FREE EVENT – Forest Obstacle Course, a Maze, Griffon Costume Contest, a Maker’s Market, Food and Drink
LOCATION: Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Village & Resort, 12400 US Hwy 101, Smith River

11 AM – 2PM FREE – Rebel Training Challenge Obstacle Course, Costume Contest & Festival
LOCATION: Beachfront Park, Crescent City

Come costumed and head down to Beachfront Park in Crescent City for an afternoon of Star Wars fun, including music, obstacle course, food, crafts, costume parade and contest, craft making, and more. This is an all-ages event.

Starts at 11:00 AM – Groove to galaxy-style to music, make crafts, and grab a bite from food and drink vendors. Plus, get temporary tattoos, build a lightsaber, make little green man ears and princess buns!

11:30PM – Costume parade for youth (12 and under). Then, a costume contest follows for kids, adults and pets! Pre-register at the event — registration is required.

12PM – Youth Rebel Training Challenge (ages 5-12). Compete for prizes! No sign ups required. The Youth Rebel challenge will end around 2PM.

MORE ACTIVITIES, DISCOUNTS & EVENTS

7am – 2pm – Historic Hiouchi Cafe 

Eat, drink and stay as close to the Return of the Jedi filming action as you can get! Save 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 2095 US-199, Hiouchi

11am-9pm – The Kobolds Lair
Play two Star Wars games with miniatures
LOCATION: 1270 Front St, Ste D, Crescent City

11am-9pm – Enoteca Cafe
Dress up in Forest Moon themed costumes and receive 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 960 3rd St, Crescent City

11:30am-8pm – SeaQuake Brewing Co.
Forest Moon themed food, drink and beer specials, and kids’ activities.
LOCATION: 400 Front St, Crescent City

4pm-12am – Visit Yurok Country – Redwood Hotel Casino
Drink specials at Abalone Bar & Grill. Get a free commemorative glass with purchase of any drink special.
LOCATION: 171 Klamath Blvd, Klamath

5pm-12am – Galactic Cosmic Bowling at Tsunami Lanes
Forest Moon themed bowling night with free shoe rentals for those wearing costumes.
LOCATION: 760 L St, Crescent City 

FOREST MOON FESTIVAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2

PLAY THE “FOREST MOON SEEK & SELFIE” PROMOTION ALL DAY TO WIN FREE PRIZES!

We have OG Star Wars characters (of the life-sized, cardboard kind!) hanging out all around Del Norte County just waiting for a photo with you. Find each of the classic characters, snap a selfie with the character, then POST IT and TAG @VisitDelNorteCounty #ForestMoonFest2024 on Instagram or Facebook to be entered to win cool Stars Wars-themed prizes. Follow @VisitDelNorteCounty to see if you win one of the 41 prizes we are giving away! Everyone who posts at least one photo, gets a collectible Forest Moon Festival sticker (available at the Visitor Center). The more you pose, the more chances to win! And be sure to grab your FREE temporary tattoo at any of our “Seek &  Selfie” locations.

MORE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & DISCOUNTS 

7am – 2pm – Historic Hiouchi Cafe 

Eat, drink and stay as close to the Return of the Jedi filming action as you can get! Save 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 2095 US-199, Hiouchi

11am-7pm – The Kobolds Lair
Play two Star Wars games with miniatures
LOCATION: 1270 Front St, Ste D, Crescent City

11am-9pm – Enoteca Cafe
Live music. Dress up in Forest Moon themed costumes and receive 10% off food and beverages.
LOCATION: 960 3rd St, Crescent City

11:30am-8pm – SeaQuake Brewing Co.
Forest Moon themed food, drink and beer specials, and kids’ activities.
LOCATION: 400 Front St, Crescent City

4pm-12am – Visit Yurok Country – Redwood Hotel Casino
Drink specials at Abalone Bar & Grill. Get a free commemorative glass with purchase of any drink special.
LOCATION: 171 Klamath Blvd, Klamath

5pm-12am – Galactic Cosmic Bowling at Tsunami Lanes
Forest Moon themed bowling night with free shoe rentals for those wearing costumes.
LOCATION: 760 L St, Crescent City 

“Forest Moon Seek & Selfie” Game Locations 

LOCATIONS  &  HOW TO PLAY: Pose with the cardboard character, snap a photo and tag @VisitDelNorteCounty on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win one of 41 Star Wars themed prizes!

#1 Pose with Darth Vader at the Crescent City-Del Norte County Visitor Center
Address: 1001 Front St, Crescent City (claim prizes and stickers between 10am-3pm on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Claim prizes at The Kobold’s Lair on Sunday, June 2 at 1270 Front St Ste D, Crescent City (open from 11am-7pm).

Get information on all the activities happening in Del Norte County for Forest Moon Festival, shop the gift shop and pick up maps!

#2 Pose with Luke Skywalker (with a lightsaber) at the Forest Moon Festival Event Pre-Party & Movie on Friday, May 31
Address:
Beachfront Park 1000 Play St, Crescent City

See the main schedule above!

#2B Pose with Luke Skywalker (with a lightsaber) at the Rebel Training Challenge Obstacle Course & Festival on Saturday, June 1
Address:
Beachfront Park 1000 Play St, Crescent City

See the main schedule above!

#3 Pose with Yoda at Xaa-wan’-k’wvt Village & Resort Forest Obstacle Course & Griffon Costume Contest on Saturday, June 1
Address: 12420 US Hwy 101 North, Smith River

#4 Pose with R2-D2 & C3PO at Seaquake Brewing Co.
Address: 400 Front St, Crescent City

Forest Moon themed food, drink and beer specials, and kids’ activities

#5 Pose with Luke & Leia at SeaFront Baking Co.
Address: 1348 Front St, Crescent City

Forest Moon themed baked goods, sandwiches and mouthwatering treats. 

#6 Pose with Hans Solo & Chewbacca at Tsunami Lanes
Address: 760 L St, Crescent City

Galactic bowling from 5pm-midnight. Free shoe rental for those who come in Forest Moon themed costumes

#7 Pose with Leia at Paragon Coffeehouse
Address: 783 3rd St Suite C, Crescent City

Stop in to get caffeinated so you can make it through all the festival activities.

#8 Pose with Hans Solo (solo!) at The Cypress Company
Address: 933 3rd St Suite A, Crescent City

Shop around for out-of-this-world specials and sweet finds.

#9 Pose with a Storm Trooper at Enoteca Cafe
Address: 960 3rd St, Crescent City

Listen to live music and dress up in Forest Moon themed costumes and receive 10% off food and beverages.

#10 Pose with Princess Leia (wearing her bikini while captured) at Port O’ Pints Brewing Co. on Friday, May 31 and Sunday, June 2 (closed Saturday for a private event)
Address: 1215 Northcrest Dr, Crescent City

Get food and drink specials, plus order a pint of the “Forrest Moon Ale”. Join a galactic hip hop party with live music by Mayday on Broadway, a DJ and more happening at 7pm on Friday, May 31.

#11 Pose with Chewbacca at Rumiano Cheese Co.
Address: 511 9th St, Crescent City

Out-of-this-world cheese and in-store specials!

#12 Pose with the frozen Hans Solo at The Kobold’s Lair
Address: 1270 Front St Ste D, Crescent City

Battle with miniatures in two different Star Wars games.

#13 Pose with Luke Skywalker at Hiouchi Cafe
Address: 2095 US-199, Crescent City (in Hiouchi)

Stop in to fuel up on themed food and drinks before going into Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, filming site for Endor.

Looking for lodging? Stay at the Hiouchi Motel for $200 when you mention Forest Moon Festival! Includes 1 night (king room), plus breakfast at the Historic Hiouchi Cafe for two people.

#14 Pose with an Ewok at Redwood Hotel Casino
Address: 171 Klamath Blvd, Klamath

Drink specials at Abalone Bar & Grill . Get a free commemorative glass with purchase of any drink special.

#14B Pose with an Ewok at Visit Yurok Country Visitor Center (open 9am-4pm)
Address: 101 Klamath Blvd, Klamath

Get information on things to do, maps, shop for Native-made items and jewelry, and take a tour through the free museum.

This festival was made possible by the Humboldt County – Del Norte County Film Commission

Details

Start:
May 31
End:
June 2
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Website:
https://forestmoonfestival.org/index.html

Venue

Crescent City – Del Norte County Visitor Center
1001 Front St.
Crescent City, 95531 United States
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