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Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekend of May 17-19, 2013 in Sonoma County

Planning on visiting in mid-May on the 17th though the 19th? Well, sit down, strap in, and hold on! It's gonna be a busy weekend!


Amgen Bike Tour of California - The final leg of the race begins Sunday morning in SF and ends in downtown Santa Rosa Sunday afternoon. BTW, this event leaves SF in the morning about the same time as the Bay to Breakers foot race--this won't be a good time to be driving through.

James Family Cellars Winemaker Dinner - Saturday in Rohnert Park. 

Lagunitas Beer Circus - Sunday afternoon at Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma. Bet you've never been to a beer circus before.

Mazzocco Winery Winemaker Dinner - Sunday evening at Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg.

Salute to American Graffiti - Much of the movie was filmed in Petaluma and this is the 40th anniversary of the film. The highlight will be the Saturday downtown cruise. Hopefully, there will be a '58 Chevy or two.

Santa Rosa Rose Parade - On Saturday, a local tradition since the late 19th century.

Sbragia Winemaker Dinner - Friday night, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival - At Sonoma Raceway. A weekend of old race cars. Many cars will be visiting Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma on Saturday evening.

Taste Alexander Valley - A weekend open house of food and wine at 30 wineries.

Wine Country Gran Fondo - Saturday in Sonoma. Bicycling is the main event, but it's a day long celebration of wine and food, too. 


Weekend weather? Sonoma County has lots of micro-climates, but figure upper-70s on Saturday to mid-80s on Sunday. Sounds perfect. Come and visit us!