Community Events

The Westport Village Society hosts a number of events each year to support our mission. They include fundraisers for specific projects, as well as community outreach designed to share information about the natural and cultural history of the local area. Local history presentations, WVS meetings, and other community forums are held at the community hall on Abalone Street next to the school.

Westport Great Rubber Ducky Race & BBQ

The poster shown here is for the 2017 Great Rubber Ducky Race and BBQ which took place May 14, 2017. The next one is coming up Sunday May 13th, 2018 at the Westport Beach RV Park & Campground north of the village of Westport, CA. New publicity materials will be provided as that event approaches.

This event is the primary WVS fundraiser held every year on Mother's Day since our nonprofit was first organized in 1992. Bring your Mom and your ducky for the WVS 25th Anniversary. We thank the Westport Beach RV Park and Campground for graciously hosting our event all these years! It is a fantastic venue and your distant friends from other places may enjoy camping here when they visit you!

Bring Mom to Westport's Great Rubber Ducky Race on Mothers Day, Sunday May 14, 2017. The gates Open at 11:15 am.  A fun family event featuring as always 3 separate ducky races, Tri tip BBQ (vegetarian option available),  baked goods and coffee booth, raffles for toy baskets for the kiddos, beautiful pots of flowers, a lovely handmade quilt by Aimee Maxey, that you can see and get tickets in advance for at the Westport Hotel. We also have a gift of flowers for every mom and flower seeds for every child. With live music by Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires with special guests Poonkinney Antique.

This years NEW features include: Mimosas, a fun consignment boutique for mom to get a little shopping in, as well as a raffle of beautifully decorated sunhats paired with gift certificates to local businesses. Coupon books available for sale in advance, at Tangents in Fort Bragg, the Westport Store, or by calling 734-3103. They will include tickets for the ENTIRE event- Food, drink, race, gifts and raffle tickets! A $55 value for only $50.

Schedule of Events:

Music, merchandise, baked goods and drinks are available continuously.

Meals are served from Noon to 2:30

Registration for the races occurs from 11:30-2:15 PM. The 3 races start at 12:30 (handcrafted ducks); 1:30 (kids); and 2:15 (classic).

The Decorated Duck Beauty Contest is judged at 1:15. Please enter your ducky well before that deadline.

The Raffle drawings start at 3:00pm.

The event Closes at 4:00pm. 

This fun-filled family event raises money for the WVS Headlands Fund, used to maintain the Headlands Property.

WVS Annual Meeting

This annual event is held the first Friday in October at the Westport Community Church. A notice will be provided here for the Oct. 6, 2017 meeting about a month before it occurs and that notice will include a membership renewal form. A social with snacks and refreshments typically begins at 6:30 PM, with the meeting following that at 7:00 PM to review the activities of the past year and our annual financial report. Directors are elected and a member forum is held to gather input on desirable projects for the future.

Westport Markets

This event began with a community yard sale on Memorial Day weekend several years ago. Based on popular interest, it has been expanded to provide market days in the summer, as well as a winter market and /craft fair in late November. Anyone can come and sell goods and farm produce. The local community and visitors are invited to shop from local vendors, contributing to the economic vitality of our village. For more about these markets visit the Westport Markets Facebook page or email The Markets this year are:

Westport Labor Day Market and Yard Sale--Saturday September 2 from 11-2 at the Westport Headlands Park
Winter Market and Craft Fair--Saturday November 25 from 11-3 at the Westport Community Center

Westport Volunteer Fire Department BBQ

This fundraiser for the Westport Volunteer Fire Department will be hosted August 19th on the Westport Headlands from Noon until 7 PM.

Come join the fun!! There will be lots of fun things to do.