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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

May

28

Oysterpalooza!

Celebrate the bivalve! Five amazing bands on two stages, BBQ oysters, fried oyster po boys, smoked brisket tacos, tacos dorados, Lagunitas beers on draught, local wines, hurricanes and much more. Spend your Memorial Day weekend on the Sonoma Coast and come see a one of a kind music and food festival that you'll never forget!

Times:
1:30 PM, 12:30 PM Doors

Location:
Rocker Oysterfeller's

Website:
http://www.rockeroysterfellers.com/

Phone:
707.876.1983

29

Stephen "Ragga" Marley

Stephen "Ragga" Marley is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and started singing professionally at seven-years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella as The Melody Makers. As a singer/songwriter/musician/producer, he has landed at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart for all of his solo albums and has earned a total of eight Grammys for Best Reggae Album. 

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

Price:
$38

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6531575&pl=mystic

Phone:
707.765.2121

June

3

Mojo Green

Mojo Green is a 7 piece Horn Driven Soul Funk Machine playing their own version of high energy horn driven dance music. Sharing the stage with some of the nations top touring bands and gracing the stages of the top West Coast Music Venues and Festivals, Mojo Green is quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name. 

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

Price:
$12

Location:
HopMonk - Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/

Phone:
707.829.7300

3

thru

12

Healdsburg Jazz Festival

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a celebration of the indigenous American art form known as Jazz. Over the past decade-plus, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a favorite local tradition with a growing national reputation. This 10-day festival of public performances by world-renowned musicians in diverse settings, including the historic Raven Theater, the glamorous Hotel Healdsburg, and several boutique restaurants and wineries, has grown into one of the North Bay’s most celebrated annual musical events.

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
Varies by event

Location:
Various

Website:
http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/

Phone:
800.838.3006

4

Cowboy Cab

Time to dust off your boots, chaps and cowboy hats and get ready for Teen Services Sonoma's fun-filled, country-casual Cowboy Cab benefit. Down-home stick-to-your-ribs cowboy grub will be served, with beverages a-plenty and don't miss the boot stompin' music by "Diamond" Jim Corbett and the Country All Stars.  Yeehaw!

Times:
6:00 PM -10:00 PM

Price:
$75

Location:
Sonoma Barracks

Website:
www.cowboycabsonoma.org

Phone:
(707) 939-1452

4

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters - from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$79, $59

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - Person Theater

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2075

Phone:
707.546.3600

10

The Tri Tip Trio

Tri Tip Trio is made up of Bruce Gordon, Lloyd Meadows and Tyler Eng. With Lloyd’s mesmerizing washboard, harmonica, and soulful vocals, Bruce’s funky, bluesy accordion and Tyler’s stick to it and do it drums, Tri Tip is a fireball of hot dance hall music.

Times:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location:
Rossi's 1906

Website:
www.rossis1906.com

Phone:
707-343-0044

11

Peggy Sue Car Show and Cruise

Enjoy the 14th annual Peggy Sue Car Show & Cruise. Hundreds of classic, stock and custom All-American Cars will be on display. There will be food, alcohol and live music during the show held at Sonoma Mountain Village.  And be sure to bring your family (and folding chairs) to downtown Santa Rosa to enjoy the cruise. This part of the event will be restricted to registered cars, but the route along 4th and 5th, Mendocino and B Street is the place to be for spectators. All parking garages will be open, so there will be plenty of parking downtown. Please note there is No Parking dowtown on the cruise route from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Times:
All day

Price:
Free

Location:
Sonoma Mountain Village

Website:
http://www.cruiseforpeggysue.com/

Phone:
707.703.9616

11

Beerfest - The Good One

Beerfest brings 50+ breweries to a great tasting event, held outdoors on the lawn at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in beautiful Sonoma County. The brewers will be serving some of the most creative and diverse beers from around the county and beyond at this wonderful event (see participating breweries). Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers.  Expect mouth puckering sour beers, hop bombs, barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of other beers that make Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world. Net proceeds from Beerfest - The Good One! benefit Face to Face, whose mission is "...ending HIV ending Sonoma while supporting people living with HIV/AIDS.

Times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Price:
$60 VIP, $50 general admission

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://www.beerfestthegoodone.com/

Phone:
707.544.1581

18

Woofs & Wines at Martorana Family Winery

Enjoy a relaxing day with your favorite furry friend(s)! We will have tasting stations for the doggies and gourmet treats! Enjoy the serene surroundings our winery has to offer. Sip on Martorana wines creek side or play a game of Bocce Ball! Samuel Studios Photography will be here to capture memorable moments of you and your pooch! Enter our various contests. Let’s see those wagging tails and hear the loud woofs. We will be holding a raffle and donate all proceeds to The Green Dog Rescue Project. All raffles items have been generously donated by several Sonoma County Businesses’.

Times:
Noon-4pm

Price:
$15

Location:
Martorana Family Winery

Website:
https://martoranafamilywinery.com/winery-events

Phone:
707-433-1909

18

Morgan Heritage

2016 Grammy Award winners for Best Reggae Album and one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, Morgan Heritage is comprised of siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Roy “Gramps” Morgan (keyboard/vocals), Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan (percussion/vocals).

Times:
8:30 PM, 7:30 Doors

Price:
$24

Location:
McNear's Mystic Theatre

Website:
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6666035&pl=mystic

Phone:
707.765.2121

18

thru

19

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival

Enjoy an array of artistic, pop-culture themed and unique hot air balloons in Windsor for the 26th Anniversary Event!

Times:
4:30am-11am

Location:
Keiser Park 700 Windsor River Road Windsor,

Website:
http://www.schabc.org/

19

Fathers Day Bubs, Suds, & BBQ at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Bubs, Suds, and BBQ! Let dad take a break from the grill this year and enjoy a relaxing day under our grapevine covered arbor. Soak in the views of our vineyards and valley as you enjoy delicious slow cooked BBQ, cold beer, and Gloria’s award winning wines. Listen to live acoustics provided by The No Buenos and make this a Father’s Day to remember!

Times:
Noon - 2:00 PM

Price:
$45-$70

Location:
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.gloriaferrer.com/event/fathers-day-bubs-suds-bbq/

Phone:
707-933-1917

24

Russian River Valley Somm Challenge at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

The Somm Challenge Dinner will take place on the gorgeous grounds of Sonoma-Cutrer, in the heart of Russian River Valley. Master Sommelier, Geoff Kruth has chosen his top three Somms from Northern California to pair their Russian River Valley wine selection with courses prepared by five of Sonoma County’s hottest chefs. Then, the challenge is on! You get to judge and decide who picked the best wine for each course. At the end of the evening, votes will be tallied and the Somm Challenge winner will be announced.

Times:
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Price:
$195

Location:
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

24

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

26

Chicago

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2016 will mark the band’s 49th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date.

Times:
8:00 PM

Price:
$86+

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2149

Phone:
707-546-3600

28

Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis

Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, including his catalog of 24 Number One hits, which will be celebrated during Rogers’ final world tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal.

Times:
7:30 PM

Price:
$69+

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
http://tickets.lutherburbankcenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2181

Phone:
707-546-3600

30

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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

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

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

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