Events at Fort Ross State Historic Park

California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact (707) 847-3437.
We also have one beach wheelchair available to use on the premises.
Ongoing Events:
Fort Ross Conservancy 2017 Board Meetings: February 11th (also Annual Members' Meeting), April 8th, June 10th, August 19th, October 21st and December 16th (followed by community potluck and holiday party at 12:30). Most board meetings take place at Fort Ross State Historic Park but we occasionally meet in Petaluma. If you plan on attending please review the board policy for attending the meetings and contact us ahead of time to verify the location of the meeting.
Harbor Seal Surveys: Stay tuned for the survey dates.
Assist us with our citizen scientist effort monitoring the harbor seals that haul out along our coast. Depending on the season, we undertake Harbor Seal surveys twice a month. After meeting at the Fort Ross State Historic Park Visitor Center, our surveys begin roadside at Highway One Mile Marker 33.52, just north of the Fort Ross State Historic Park entrance.  These almost two mile low-tide shoreline surveys end at Fort Ross Cove and take about two hours’ time.
Call House tours -
Volunteers maintain the historic garden and give guided house museum tours on the first weekend of each month from 1 to 4pm. Many of the furnishings belonged to the Call family.
Windmill Turning - 1st Saturday of each month at 12 noon starting February 4th.
Click here to see the listing of past events

2017 Events

1st Day HikeSunday, January 1st, 2017, 10am: First Day Hike

Join us on Monday, January 1st for the First Day Hike at Fort Ross State Historic Park starting at 10am. Meet at Reef Campground Trailhead. Bring water, bag lunch, binoculars, cameras, hiking sticks and hiking boots. For more information call 707-847-3437 or email

KolyadkiSaturday, January 21st: Kolyadki

Winter Village Celebration with Kedry families. Villagers start Winter Celebration with "visitations" to different buildings inside the fort singing "Carole" songs. Some of the songs  are very old and some are funny;  most of them have  words of gratitude and blessings. The  "hosts" give the visitors  treats.  Traditionally it ends with the feast and then more community singing and dancing if weather permits.

ANDSaturday, May 20th: Alaska Native Day

4th Annual Alaska Native Day to celebrate the Alaska Native history at Fort Ross/Metini and to build community among the Alaska Native people. Kayak race, crafts, dance performance, story telling, and games.

Su Nu Nu ShinalSaturday, July 29th: Fort Ross Festival

California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar -- and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!

Kitka & KedrySaturday, October 14th: Harvest Festival

Harvest is the time to enjoy autumn's fresh air with friends and family, acknowledging all that the seasons provide us. Harvest Festival starts out with a morning of gentle apple picking in the historic orchard, where we'll harvest fruit while enjoying the Eastern European music and Kedry. The celebration then moves to the historic Fort Ross compound where we'll enjoy the old-world charm of the 19th century Russian settlement.







Fort Ross Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) and California State Park cooperating association, connects people to the history and beauty of Fort Ross and Salt Point State Parks. 

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