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Friday, May 12, 2017

Sonoma County Summer 2017 Events

Following are major wine and non-wine events in Sonoma County for the months of June through Labor Day weekend. Lots of stuff happening and it's going to be a fun summer. Come say hi!
Summertime in Bennett Valley

Wine Events 


10 Northcoast Wine and Food Festival, Rohnert Park. Info
18 Some wineries do something special for Father's Day. Check around.
24 Grill 116 at wineries along Highway 116 between Sebastopol and Forestville. Info


1  All American Zin Day in Dry Creek Valley. Info
4  Many wineries will be closed for the holiday or close early. It's best to call ahead.
14-16 Out in the Vineyard aka Gay Wine Weekend LGBT event. Info


19 Left Bank Alexander Valley at a half-dozen small wineries in northern Alexander Vly. Info


2-3 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Food and lots of wine. New location this year as the big tasting happens at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park. Info

Many wineries have their own special events during the summer from Mimosa Mondays at Chateau Diana to the Yoga and Wine Experience at Bartholomew Park. Check around and see what's going on at your favorite places.

Non-Wine Events


2-4 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, Sonoma Raceway. Info
2-11 Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Info
9-10 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma. Info
10  Peggy Sue Car Show & Cruise, Santa Rosa. Info
10-11 Hot Air Balloon Classic, Windsor. Info
10  Beerfest, Santa Rosa. Info
11  Railroad Square Music Festival, Santa Rosa. Info
11  Bear Flag Celebration and BBQ, Sonoma. Info
18  Car show at Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa. Info
16-18 Country Summer Music Festival, Santa Rosa. Info 
17  Cotati Jazz Festival. Info
21-25 Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma. Info
23-25 NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway. Info


1-4  Fireworks all weekend long in different towns throughout the county. Info
Wine Country Big Q. BBQ competition, Petaluma. Info
8  Rodney Strong Winery concert -- Chris Isaak. Info 
15-16 Civil War Days, Duncans Mills. Info
23 Rodney Strong Winery concert -- Kenny Loggins. Info
28-30 NHRA at Sonoma Raceway. Info
29  Fort Ross Festival, Jenner. Info


3-13 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa. Info
5  Petaluma Music Festival. Info
12-13 Gravenstein Apple Fair, Sebastopol. Info
19  Taste of Petaluma. Info
19-20 Cotati Accordion Festival. Info
26-27 Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival. Info


2-3 Cajun Zydeco Festival, Sebastopol. Info  


Tuesday thru Sunday there are morning and evening farmers' markets somewhere in the county. Some of the biggest ones (all in the evening) are in Sonoma on Tuesday, Santa Rosa Wednesday, Windsor Thursday, and Cloverdale on Friday. 
Tuesday: Evening concerts in the Healdsburg plaza
Wednesday: Wines & Sunsets at Paradise Ridge Winery
Thursday: Concerts Under the Stars at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa (every other week)
Friday: Funky Fridays live music at the Hood Mansion, Santa Rosa. Summer Music Series at Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma
Saturday: Music in Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa
Sunday: Music in Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Live at Julliard Park, Santa Rosa
Fri, Sat, Sun: Broadway Under the Stars by the Transcendence Theatre Company at Jack London State Park.

Sonoma County Fair