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Today's Events

Upcoming Events for Sonoma County

No matter if you're a first time visitor, return visitor, or you've lived here your whole life, there is always something new to discover around Sonoma. Events in Sonoma include festivals, farmers markets, winery events, outdoor celebrations, music concerts, art galleries, wine tours and more! Check out the upcoming events in Sonoma County for great and fun things to do!

To get your event on our list, email with "New Event" in the subject.

Upcoming Events

June

30

thru

17

Helen of Egypt

Helen of Egypt, a musical play set in Eqypt, starts with beautiful Helen insisting she never abandoned her husband to follow Paris to Troy. “The gods made a clone of me, sent that to Troy, and me here. So the whole Trojan War was fought for an illusion!” A lively new adaptation of Euripides’ funny, strange and though-provoking script. Presented by Sonoma Arts Live.

Times:
varies

Price:
$15-$45

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

Website:
http://www.sonomaartslive.org/

Phone:
1-866-710-8942

July

2

10th Annual All American Zin Day 2016

Zinfandels and Primitivos (Italian Zinfandels) from Kokomo Mazzocco-Sonoma, Rued, Wilson and Family Wineries Dry Creek, Join us for good food, great wines, and a commerative glass. Other wines will be available for tasting including whites, roses, blends and dessert wines.

Enjoy Pulled Pork at Kokomo Winery, a tradition of Tri-Tip Steak slices marinated in our own TNT Butt Rubb at Family Wineries Dry Creek, Mazzocco-Sonoma, serving Skirt Steak, Rued serving barbecued chicken wings, and how could we be without, sausages served up by Wilson Winery.

Times:
11am-4pm

Price:
$50+

Location:
Various

Website:
https://www.squadup.com/events/all-american-zin-day-2016

2

Broadway Under the Stars

A thrilling celebration of life with tantalizing vocals and harmonies! Sing and dance to the magic of each moment with that eclectic Transcendence mix of classic Broadway songs mixed with popular music. This night will no doubt leave you ready to enjoy every second of life.

Times:
5pm

Price:
$42-$145

Location:
jack London State Historic Park

Website:
https://transcendencetheatre.org/

4

Red, White & BOOM!

More than just a fireworks show – come join us for an afternoon and evening of food, live music, kid’s activities, and fun for the the whole family! Checkout our fantastic lineup of local bands and enjoy great food from the many local vendors who will be serving up their specialties.  For the kids, we’ll have jumpy houses, face painters and more. The evening will conclude with an amazing fireworks show simulcast live to music by our friends at KZST 100.1 FM.

Times:
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://srboom.com/

7

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band return to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with a show filled with Grammy-winning Americana flair. Don’t miss one of the most beloved artists working today in his first appearance at the LBC since 2010!

Times:
8pm

Price:
$65+

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2211

Phone:
707-546-3600

10

Tarrus Riley

Kingston-based Tarrus Riley, son of veteran reggae singer Jim Riley, has been making music since a very young age, recording his first songs as a teenager. Since then he has released a half dozen albums and toured all over the western hemisphere.  Backed by his 8-piece band, he’ll be rocking the Mystic this July along with fellow reggae artists Thrive.

Times:
9:00 PM, 8:00 PM Doors

Price:
$27

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.mystictheatre.com/

Phone:
707.765.2121

10

Second Annual GMC Bluegrass Festival

A star-studded event featuring a whose-who in bluegrass music, the GMC’s 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival is quickly becoming an annual favorite in Sonoma County. These multifaceted giants of bluegrass will move you and shake you with their fiery performances.

Times:
3pm

Price:
$25-$45

Location:
Green Music Center

Website:
http://gmc.sonoma.edu//

12

The Fixx

The Fixx, one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era, are complex, introspective and thought-provoking band with mass appeal as demonstrated by three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain popular to this day.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$24

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.mystictheatre.com/

Phone:
707.765.2121

14

The Barlow Street Fair

The Barlow’s 3rd Annual Street Fair season runs every Thursday from July 14 through September 30 between the hours of 5 PM and 8 PM. With artisan vendors lining the street, a vibrant children’s area and some great live entertainment, The Street Fair brings fun for the whole family.

Times:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Price:
Free

Location:
The Barlow

Website:
http://thebarlow.net/streetfair/

14

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17

Flynn Creek Circus

Flynn Creek Circus returns to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with an all new show! Acrobats, aerialists, and stunning daredevils promise to exceed expectations in this all human spectacle. Surprisingly contemporary and charmingly nostalgic. Flynn Creek Circus brings top quality international cast to their vintage big top tent. Full of laughs, drama, and truly jaw dropping skill. This all ages show promises to inspire!

Times:
Thursday & Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 Pm & 4:00 PM, doors open one hour before the show

Price:
$25, $50 (VIP), $17 Seniors 65+, $12 Children 3-13, Free Children under 3

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone:
707.546.3600

15

Sonoma County Comedy Fest

Hilarious Stand Up Comedy, Award Winning Wine, Craft Beer and Cocktails, Food, Music and More!

 

Hang out at the Poolside Lounge before the shows! Sponsored by San Francisco Magazine Lounge by the pool on a warm wine country evening with music, friends and the best in wine, signature cocktails and local brews + dining specials and complimentary five minute chair massages. Then… head into the Grand Ballroom for a night of deep belly laughs!

Special Guest Both Nights: Dan Dion 
Comedy’s Most Celebrated Photographer 
Photo Showing + Book Signing

Sonoma County Comedy Fest Benefits: 
The Steve McGirr Charitable Foundation a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, charitable organization that provides support to patients and their families in their fight against cancerous brain tumors. The foundation also strives to provide information about the latest treatment centers, technologies and options; treatment and diagnostic medical specialist; and emotional support system referrals.

Times:
All Day

Price:
$45

Location:
Flamingo Resort Hotel

Website:
http://www.crushersofcomedy.com/

16

Bastille Day

Times:
11am-3pm

Price:
Free

Location:
Chateau St. Jean

Website:
http://www.chateaustjean.com/age-gate/

19

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is a San Francisco, California-based alternative folk rock music group. It consists of Thao Nguyen and Adam Thompson.

Times:
4:20

Location:
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Website:
https://lagunitas.com/music/liveatlagunitas-2016

21

California Roots presents HIRIE

Never likely to fit in the box, HIRIE’s approach to creating and experimenting with reggae music is worth buying into. As her debut album, self-titled HIRIE, made clear, the newest female sensation to the West Coast reggae scene was out to make waves with an unshakable passion for writing music and performing. HIRIE’s debut single, “Sensi Boy”, which released in July of 2013, has seen over 345,000 YouTube plays and she has been invited to play at many of this year’s biggest festivals and events.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$15

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.mystictheatre.com/

Phone:
707.765.2121

22

George Lopez: #ThatsTrue Comedy Tour

George Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry, and is currently the star and executive producer of “Lopez,” a new ½ hour comedy on TV Land. He has been praised by audiences and critics alike for his work in television, film and standup, as well as his extensive charity work with various foundations.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$55, $69, $250 (VIP)

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone:
707.546.3600

22

Hollywood Vampires

The iconic “shock rock” pioneer Alice Cooper, Hollywood Royalty Johnny Depp, and Aerosmith’s guitar slinger Joe Perry join forces to resurrect rock ‘n’ roll classics with the energy of the hard-partying 70s. Get ready for a high voltage, hard rock spectacle only the Hollywood Vampires can deliver!

Times:

Price:
$40-$135

Location:
Green Music Center

Website:
http://gmc.sonoma.edu//

29

Bebel Gilberto

World-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations over the course of her career, brings her captivating electronic bossa nova sound to Wine Country.

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$27

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.mystictheatre.com/

Phone:
707.765.2121

29

August

4

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." 

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$59, $75

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

Phone:
707.546.3600

13

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14

43rd Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair

The 43rd annual Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on August 13 and 14 under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned fun! There’s something for everyone with live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, contests and activities, and excellent local food, craft beer, cider, & wine. There will be numerous engaging venues, including the Children’s Corner, Chef’s Tent, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, and Life on the Farm.Of course, Sebastopol’s famous heirloom Gravenstein apples will be celebrated and available in many forms. They’re the best for pie. Grab a slice before they sell out, or take some apples home with you for future baking and canning.

 

Discount tickets are available in advance at Oliver’s Markets and Copperfield’s Books locations and through the Farm Trails office: Adults ages 13 and over $12, Children ages 6 to 12 $8.

Times:
10am-6pm

Price:
$8-$12

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

Website:
http://www.gravensteinapplefair.com/

14

Chardonnay and Croquet

Wear your whites and enjoy a unique experience playing a 150 year old game of croquet on world renowned croquet courts. Upon arrival, a reception of cheeses and chardonnay will await you along with instruction of “fun” tournament play. Your visit will conclude with a delightful gourmet picnic lunch.

Times:
11am-5pm

Price:
$50

Location:
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Website:
http://www.sonomacutrer.com/age-verification

20

Winemaker's Vineyard Hike

Join West Wines Winemaker sampling grapes for harvest. Walk one of West Wines vineyards with the winemaker and owner Katarina. West Wines will pick grape samples, and field test sugar, pH and of course, taste. She will also share how to decide when to harvest and other winemaking topics. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. Max 10 participants.

Times:
10am

Price:
$30

Location:
West Wines

Website:
http://www.westwines.com/events/

20

11th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Embark on a culinary walking journey of Petaluma’s finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries, and food purveyors. At Taste of Petaluma you’ll sample Petaluma’s upscale culinary and art scene in one afternoon, strolling through historic downtown. Various entertainers will be performing at multiple venues, as well. Buy tickets and receive your map and menu showing 50 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food and wines. Benefits Cinnabar Theater.

Times:
11:30-4pm

Price:
$40

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
https://tasteofpetaluma.com/

September

10

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas. She is a performer, writer, and actress. 

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$200 (VIP), $59.50, $49.50

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - Person Theater

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2157

Phone:
707.546.3600

October

7

thru

9

Sonoma Music Festival

The Bruce Cohn Charity Events 30th Annual Sonoma Music Festival is a weekend extravaganza showcasing amazing music acts in the heart of wine country. 

Friday - John Fogerty and Andy Velo

Saturday - Steve Miller Band, Dave Mason, Paule Barrere & Fred Tackett, and Greg Douglass Band

Sunday - Toby Keith, Andy Velo and The Curly Wolf

Times:
Varies

Price:
$89 and up

Location:
Field of Dreams, Downtown Sonoma

Website:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bruce-cohn-charity-events-7984643980

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