September in Sonoma Wine Country

It’s never to early to start planning your trip to Sonoma for September! Sonoma County is beautiful and full of fun activities all year long, but if you are looking to schedule a visit to Sonoma you don’t want to miss out on all of the exciting events and beautiful scenery Sonoma has to offer in September. September is known as the beginning of harvest season, and with that comes perfect weather, outstanding events, and gorgeous surroundings. If you’re looking to be a part of a traditional wine crush, drink wine under the sunset, browse through Sonoma County’s surplus of festivals, or experience a Broadway show under the stars, then a September in Sonoma is a must do on your to do list. Below are some of the top events happening in Sonoma this September, but check our full list of events for more great things going on around the county! Wine Grapes

August 31st-September 2nd
Wine Country Weekend 

This event may start in August, but it’s fabulous harvest celebration you won’t want to miss! Sonoma Wine Country Weekend combines the elegance, sophistication, and style of Sonoma, with the festivity, frivolity and fundraising of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction for three unforgettable days of celebration!

http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/events.asp

September 1st
Broadway Under the Stars-“Gala Celebration: One Day More”

Enjoy Transcendence Theatre Company’s last show of the summer theatre festival this September 1st at Jack London State Park. This special evening will feature Broadway songs, community tributes, and exciting announcements about next year’s season!

Time: Picnics begin at 5 p.m./Show begins at 8 p.m.

Price: 
Varies

Location: 
Jack London State Park

Price: 
$85 before April 1, $100 thereafter

Location: 
Venues Throughout Santa Rosa

Website: 
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/event-info.html#Gala

 

Every Wednesday in September
Wines and Sunsets In Paradise

Ongoing each Wednesday evening beginning in early July and continuing through mid October, visitors are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy delectable award winning Paradise Ridge wines while watching spectacular sunsets from the winery’s expansive veranda and beautiful poetry terrace.

Times:
 6 p.m. until dusk

Price: 
$5

Location: 
Paradise Ride Winery

Website: 
http://www.prwinery.com/index.php/Travel-Reviews/Visit-Us.html

 

September 12th-23rd
Santa Rosa International Film Festival

The Santa Rosa International Film Festival, a Wine Country Film Festival event, is wine country’s FIRST – the area’s original, largest, and longest running film festival. It features more spectacular Festival screenings in venues throughout Santa Rosa and in wine caves and under the stars – Films al Fresco™ – than any other festival in North America.

Price: 
$85 before April 1, $100 thereafter

Location: 
Venues Throughout Santa Rosa

Website: 
http://www.sriff.org/

 

September 15th
2nd Annual Lobster Boil at Robledo Family Winery

Enjoy an evening of fresh delicious Maine lobster and prawns paired with award winning wines from Robledo Family Winery!

Times:
 6-9 p.m.

Price: 
$95

Location: 
Robledo Family Winery.

Website: 
http://www.robledofamilywinery.com/events.html

 

September 16th
The Wedding Expo

Mark your calendar for September 16, 2012 to plan the perfect wedding. Enjoy a fashion show at 12 and 2:30 with latest in bridal fashions. The Wedding Expo features wines from Sonoma County’s finest wineries, the latest in bridal fashion, and great hors d’oevures and desserts!

Times:
 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Price: 
$7.50 online, $15 at the door

Location: 
333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

Website: 
http://sonomaweddingshow.com

 

September 22nd-23rd
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Enjoy 2 fun filled days of jazz and blues music at Johnson Beach! This incredible events features live music from George Benson, David Sanborn, Brian Culberton, Eric Lindell and many more. Experience a day filled with wine, food, live music, and water activities!

Times: 
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Price: 
1 Day Adult Pass: $50/2 Day Adult Pass: $80

Location: 
Johnson’s Beach

Website: 
http://www.omegaevents.com/russianriver

 

September 22nd
Sonoma County Book Festival

Check out Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square for a free, celebration of literacy and the literary arts. The Sonoma County Book Festival will feature nationally recognized poets, novelists, screenwriters, children’s authors, publishers, bookstores, exhibits, storytellers, comedian acts and so much more!

Times:
 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Price: 
Free

Location: 
Santa Rosa Downtown Courthouse Square and Central Library

Website: 
http://www.socobookfest.org/

 

September 22nd
Healdsburg Arts Festival

The Healdsburg Arts Festival features 70 of northern California’s best artists in fine art and contemporary craft. This family fun event features live music, wine, a children’s art zone, face painting and fine art and craft. All artists will be on site at the festival and their unique work will be available for purchase. Enjoy discovering fine art from sculptures to jewelry to photography and much more!

Times:
 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 
Healdsburg Plaza

Website: 
http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com/events/arts-festival

 

September 28th-30th
115th Annual Valley of the Moon Wine Festival

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is Sonoma Valley’s annual tradition of celebrating the harvest of wine grapes and the yearly crush. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profit organizations. On Friday night enjoy a food and wine tasting event at the Opening Night Gala. On Saturday and Sunday celebrate the harvest with a water fight, grape stomp, 5k walk/run, music, wine tasting, delicious food, a parade and much more!

Times:
6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m-6 p.m

Location: 
Sonoma Plaza

Website: 
http://sonomavinfest.org

 

September 29th-30th
Sonoma Valley Crush

Join us for one of Sonoma County’s most unique and exciting events, this September 29th and 30th at the Sonoma Valley Crush! Experience a wine crush and harvest hands on at 14 different Sonoma County wineries. The ’CRUSH Weekend Wine Tasting Pass’ is $35 per person and gives you access to harvest activities and wine tastings at select tasting rooms from 11am to 4pm each day.

This year’s wineries include: Audelssa Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Kaz Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise Ridge Winery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars

Times: 
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Price: 
$35

Location: 
Participating Wineries

Website: 
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2012-sonoma-valley-crush

 

September 30th
Petaluma Downtown Fall Antique Fair

Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 26th Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire on Sunday September 30th, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. All proceeds benefit the Petaluma Downtown Association for future shows.Downtown Petaluma

Times:
 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

Price: 
Free

Location: 
Downtown, Petaluma

Website: 
http://petalumadowntown.com/AntiqueFairePetaluma.aspx

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