Well, I can’t attest to the fact that it was the World’s Largest, but it sure was big.
I heard that more than 4,000 people were there, but it seemed to me that there were 40,000! They had several large barbecues going and chefs from every walk of life, in cluding local congressman Mike Thompson, manning them.
First held in 1970, the proceeds from the event go to restore and preserve the wild Pacific salmon resources. There was corn on the cob, salad, garlic bread and more slamon than you could shake a stick at. Live music was playing and everyone was having a good time. Set in picturesque Noyo Harbor, the day couldn’t have been nicer.
Everyone has a bucket list. On my daughter’s list, there was both a balloon ride and sky diving. For her birthday, a balloon ride in the skies over San Diego seemed the safer bet. Happy 20th, Taylor!
Fourth of July in Mendocino and the place to be was on Main Street. More than 5,000 people, locals and visitors alike, lined both Main and Lansing Streets to watch the parade of cars, floats, bands, circus performers and anyone else that wanted to get in on the act. The Kelley House Museum had a big barbecue that ran from the morning through the parade and then the big after-parade bash was held in Friendship Park.
This event never fails to entertain young and old alike. Sometimes, if it isn’t too long, it even goes around twice!