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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Labor Day Weekend 2013 in Sonoma County

It's the last big weekend of the summer! (Though most kids will have already been in school for a couple weeks). What's happening for the long weekend in Sonoma County?


Sonoma Wine County Weekend. Lunches, dinners, BBQ, auction and a Saturday wine tasting. This is the big event of the weekend.

Broadway Under the Stars. It's the end of the season for professional shows in the Jack London State Park.

The King of the Blues, B.B. King, performs outdoors at Rodney Strong Winery.

Harvest BBQ and Grape Stomp at Viszlay Vineyards.

Friday Night Live in Cloverdale. Farmer's market and live music.

Funky Friday Music in the Meadow at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.


What to know about visiting on Labor Day Weekend (or any holiday weekend):

Lodging - Expect all rooms to be booked in advance for pretty much anywhere in Sonoma and Napa.

Dinner - Likewise expect all restaurant reservations to be booked.

Wineries - Tasting rooms will be very busy Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Plan for some out-of-the-way places at these times.

Healdsburg and Sonoma - These towns are always busy so expect crowds everywhere in their small downtowns.  This means the tasting rooms and restaurants in Healdsburg and Sonoma will be really crowded at certain times of the day.


Service in the tasting rooms, restaurants, and hotel desks may be a bit slower than you'd like, but remember these folks are working the busy holiday weekend so you can enjoy yours!