210 Pigeon Point Road, Highway 1
Pescadero, California 94060

This is a very popular event -- especially with photographers but not only with them. Come early, be prepared to walk a long way as parking is limited.
Bring warm cloths as our friend/foe (the fog) makes very frequent and sudden appearances.
To get an idea of what to expect : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Pigeon+Point+Fresnel&s=int&ss=2&ct=5&z=t

Quote from the official website :
Festivities all day with lighting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

California State Parks, Pigeon Point Hostel, and the United States Coast Guard will commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the first lighting of Pigeon Point Lighthouse. This annual event features an open house in the historic fog signal building from 10am until 7pm. The highlight of the evening is from 6-8pm when the historic lighthouse’s Fresnel Lens lights up the sky. Exhibits in the 1899 Fog Signal Building will feature lighthouse history, videos, marine mammals, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is located between San Francisco and Santa Cruz on Highway 1, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, or 25 miles north of Santa Cruz. For more information, please call (650) 879-2120.

Official Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/events/event_detail.asp?id=1684

Added by Sunny_Vale on July 10, 2008