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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

September

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6

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

For three delicious, decadent days get up close and personal with Sonoma County’s full bounty of flavors. Rub shoulders with winegrowers, winemakers and chefs, from pioneers to up-and-comers. Named one of America’s top three wine charity fundraisers, it’s quite possibly the most fun you’ve ever had while supporting our community, with over $16 million dollars raised to date.

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
Varies by package

Location:
Participating Locations

Website:
http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com

Phone:
(855) 939-7666

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First Friday Art Walk

On the first Friday of each month, view art and join in art receptions all around Guerneville. Art galleries, studios, and merchants will be open until 8 p.m. and beyond. View the work of local Sonoma County, Bay Area, and international artists, and enjoy music, food, and wine

Times:
3-8pm

Price:
Free

Location:
Guernevill

4

Smokey Robinson

"The King of Motown" and award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer performs at the beautiful Green Music Center. 

Times:
7pm

Price:
$25-$115

Location:
Green Music Center at Sonoma State University

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

Phone:
1.866.955.6040

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12th Annual Petaluma River Marathon

Since 2004, the Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon has served as the West Coast flat-water long-distance championship. It is one of the most beautiful and fun races on the west coast. Hosted by Petaluma-based North Bay Rowing Club on the Sunday prior to Labor Day, it allows all small-craft users, whether rowers or paddlers, to choose either the half- or full marathon course (13 or 26 miles, respectively). Eligible craft include all flat- and open-water rowing boats, ocean or flat water kayaks, surfskis, canoes, SUPs, and outrigger canoes. Registration is through Regatta Central and begins around mid-August each year. The race begins in the morning, and a pot-luck is held afterward on the grassy area behind Foundry Wharf’s offices.

Times:
7am-Noon

Location:
North Bay Rowing Club, 625 2nd Street, Petaluma

Website:
http://petalumasmallcraftcenter.org/10th-annual-petaluma-river-marathonhalf-marathon-2013/

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Gala Celebration

Don't miss this fastest selling, end of season celebration that pulls together the best moments of the summer.  

Augmented with community tributes, sentimental reflections and more, we invite you to come close out the summer with us, Transcendence style.  

This three night event also serves as a fundraiser for future seasons, and will include a silent auction, raffle and more!

Times:
5 p.m. Pre-Show Picnicking Begins, 7:30 p.m. Concert in the Winery Ruins

Price:
$129 VIP, $77 Premium, $42 General Admission

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

Phone:
1-877-424-1414

12

Zinfandel Sale and Harvest BBQ at St. Francis Winery

Spend the afternoon sipping some of the finest Zinfandels and feasting on mouthwatering barbecue as you celebrate harvest. Taste and purchase some of their limited 2013 Artisan Zinfandels before they are released and enjoy special pricing for one day only. 

Times:
2 to 5 p.m.

Price:
$40/pp Wine Club, $50/pp Public

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/dinner-under-the-stars/

Phone:
707-538-9463

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The Laguna Garden Gala

Join the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation to celebrate the harvest, and toast its 25th Anniversary year! Sip and savor the bounty of farmers, brewers, and winemakers. Enjoy lively music and luxurious shopping in the gardens overlooking the Laguna. Vine Hill House offers stunning views. This is their biggest annual fundraising event of the year, complete with premium local wines and beer, delicious local food pairings, entertainment, and, of course, gorgeous garden ART! Bid on superb wine lots and fabulous, one-of-a-kind wearable and garden art created by some of Sonoma County’s most notable artists during the Garden Art Silent Auction. Bid on Adventure Packages! 

Times:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Price:
$85

Location:
Vine Hill House

Website:
http://www.lagunadesantarosa.org/news_gala.shtml

Phone:
707-527-9277

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Wine Country Film Festival

A Cinematic Feast in the Valley of the Moon! The Wine Country Film Festival is an eclectic five-day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange. Films screen outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood and inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave theatre, and at nearby venues in the Heart of the Valley.

Times:
All day

Price:
$25 Weekday Pass, $45 Weekend Day Pass, $100 Festival Pass, $85 Local Pass

Location:
Participating Locations

Website:
http://wcff.us/2014/

Phone:
707-935-3456

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Sonoma County Grape Camp

Learn from master winemakers and experience Sonoma Wine Country from the vineyard to the bottle and more. Spend three days picking grapes and blending your own wine with your own hands. The event includes food pairings, cheese making and fine dining. End your days with a relaxing stay at the luxurious Vintners Inn. Price includes meals and transportation. 

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
$2,000 per person; $3,700 per couple

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
www.sonomagrapecamp.com/schedule

Phone:
707-522-5867

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2015 Sonoma Valley Crush

Find out what harvest is all about during this three-day harvest celebration including grape sampling, crush pad tours, samples of fresh pressed juice and grapes picked off the vine! Meet the winemakers and ask them everything you wanted to know about harvest!

Times:
11am-4pm

Price:
$35

Location:
60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood, 95452

Website:
www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2015-sonoma-valley-crush

Phone:
707-431-1137

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Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Experience harvest at the 118th annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival. The three-day festival has something for everyone including the Opening Night Gala, Blessing of the Grapes, Firefighters' Water Fight, Grape Stomp Competition, "Get Your Glow On" evening parade and Sonoma Vintage 12k and 5k races followed by the Art Festival on the plaza.

Times:
Varies

Price:
Varies

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com/

Phone:
707-996-2109

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19th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

This signature event reveals the delicious flavors of more than 150 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in Kendall-Jackson’s expanded estate culinary gardens. Enjoy the perfect fall day with garden tours, exceptional wine and food pairings, dynamic wine and garden seminars, the popular Chef’s Challenge, and music provided by Grammy nominated Andre Thierry performing his Alternative Creole sounds!

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

Price:
$95, $175 VIP

Location:
Kendall Jackson Winery

Website:
www.kj.com/visit-tomato-festival

Phone:
707-433-6000

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Harvest Moon Dinner

Join Sbragia Family Vineyards on the terrace for their annual Harvest Moon Dinner! Enjoy a gourmet four course meal with wine pairings, live music by New Skye, and lots of merriment. After dinner guests can taste select 2005 Cabernet magnums to celebrate 10 years of Sbragia Family Vineyards, all recently re-scored by Wine Advocate ranging 91-94 points!

Times:
5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Price:
$195 general admission, $165 wine club

Location:
Sbragia Family Vineyards

Website:
http://www.sbragia.com

Phone:
707-473-2992

October

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair

The Harvest Fair marks it’s 40th year of showcasing the county’s grand harvest which continues to result in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. Each October, thirsty travelers from over thirty different states, are beckoned to Santa Rosa to participate in a complete farm to table experience, inspired by the county’s hard working farmer’s, ranchers, vintners and producers.

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
Ranging from $5-125

Location:
Varies by event

Website:
http://www.harvestfair.org/

Phone:
707.545.4200

10

Harvest Lunch in the Vineyard

A multi-course menu that features the bounties of  autumn harvest, sourcing  farm to table ingredients from Sonoma County’s best producers. Lunch will be prepared by Resident Chef Darby Tarantino, who’s a graduate of the famed Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Co. Ireland.

Times:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Price:
$45 for members/$55 for nom-members

Location:
Meadowcroft Wines

Website:
http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com/explore/projects/harvest-lunch-in-the-vineyard/

Phone:
707-934-4090

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Petaluma International Film Festival

Petaluma International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world. 

Times:
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Price:
Fim Tickets: $12, Festival Pass: $180

Location:
Boulevard Cinemas

Website:
http://www.petalumafilmfestival.org

Phone:
415-251-8433

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Pop Up Estate Dinner

Join us for a memorable seven-course dinner at the Winery prepared by Executive Chef Bryan Jones. Kick the evening off with a wine reception on our Syrah Patio overlooking lush Sonoma Mountains followed by dinner in our dining room.

Times:
6:30 p.m.

Price:
$145.19 per person

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/dinner-under-the-stars/

Phone:
707-538-9463

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Pinot on the River

Indulge in a weekend of in-depth tastings, seminars, vineyard tours and sumptuous food. Focus on highly-allocated, limited production Pinot Noirs from Sonoma County and other top regions up and down the West Coast. 

Times:
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Price:
$75 in advance, $100 at event

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
www.pinotfestival.com

Phone:
707-922-1096

November

7

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8

A Wine and Food Affair

Enjoy a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.

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

Price:
$70 weekend, $50 Sunday Only, $30 Designated Driver

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com/events/wine-food-affair/

Phone:
800-723-6336

January

16

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17

Winter WINEland

This is the 24th Annual Winter WINEland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All wineries will have something on SALE for the weekend! Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. In November download the detailed program to see exactly what each winery will offer for the weekend…..then plan your tasting adventure.

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

Price:
$45 Weekend, $35 Sunday Only, $5 Designated Drivers

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com/events/winter-wineland/

Phone:
800-723-6336

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