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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

July

31

thru

1

Petaluma Music Festival

An intimate, relaxed, and upbeat celebration, this festival will also offer an exceptional variety of music for people of all ages, along with fine beers, premium wine tastings and specialty food vendors. 

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
Varies by package

Location:
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds

Website:
www.petalumamusicfestival.org

31

thru

2

West of Wine Festival

The "WOW" Wine festival is the ultimate wine destination weekend bringing together the exceptional West Sonoma Coast wines along with the laid back culture, local cuisine and the majestic beauty of West County, Sonoma Coast all under one gorgeous tent at Sebastopol’s The Barlow. 

Times:
Varies by day

Price:
Varies by package

Location:
The Barlow

Website:
http://www.westsonomacoast.com/west-of-west-festival/

August

7

thru

8

Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Align yourself to the rhythmic pulse of life as Transcendence takes you on a dynamic & celebratory musical adventure that will inspire you to march to the beat of your own drum.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a powerful evening under the stars as the beat goes on with electrifying dance, intricate harmonies, & musical medleys that will make your heart explode with happiness.  

With that signature Transcendence mix of Broadway and popular music, this show will no doubt inspire you as you dance and sing through your own rhythm of life.

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

8

Gravenstein Apple Fair

The 42nd Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on August 8 and 9 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 and crafts vendors, excellent local food, wine, cider, and beer. There will be contests and activities, a children’s corner, a chef’s tent, an artisan cheese tent, a do-it-yourself tent, a life on the farm arena and, of course, Sebastopol's famous heirloom Gravenstein apples.

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

Price:
$15

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

Website:
www.gravensteinapplefair.com

Phone:
707-837-8896

8

Wind to Wine Festival

Discover why so many acclaimed winemakers love the Petaluma Gap and why you will too at the inaugural Wind to Wine Festival. This intimate festival will feature 30 wineries pouring Petaluma Gap wines. The Petaluma Gap specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah wines. There will be a VIP Wine Seminar, Grand Tasting and Elite Wine Lounge. 

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

Price:
$95 General Admission, $150 VIP

Location:
Sheraton Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-to-wine-festival-tickets-16967193332

14

thru

16

Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Align yourself to the rhythmic pulse of life as Transcendence takes you on a dynamic & celebratory musical adventure that will inspire you to march to the beat of your own drum.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a powerful evening under the stars as the beat goes on with electrifying dance, intricate harmonies, & musical medleys that will make your heart explode with happiness.  

With that signature Transcendence mix of Broadway and popular music, this show will no doubt inspire you as you dance and sing through your own rhythm of life.

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

15

Rockin’ and Rollin’ on the River

Korbel presents a summer's day of rock and roll in the wine country! Live Rock and Roll concert at the winery and BBQ lunch!

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

Price:
$55 per person / $45 for club members

Location:
Korbel

Website:
http://www.korbel.com/

Phone:
707-824-7316

15

Art in the Redwoods

In Gualala, more than 400 works are on display, along with food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and children’s activities.

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

Price:
$6, Under 17: Free

Location:
Gualala Arts Center

Website:
http://gualalaarts.org/category/events/art-in-the-redwoods/

Phone:
707-884-3896

15

Starlight Supper at Jordan

Experience an enchanting, epicurean evening under a starry sky. Hosted on the Winery Chateau lawns, this first-ever event will feature a four-course dinner by the winery chef, which will showcase the bounty of the garden and other local purveyors paired with a selection of Jordan vintages. This unforgettable affair is replete with live entertainment and expert-guided stargazing with telescopes during the spectacular Perseid meteor shower, beloved by skywatching cognoscenti. 

Times:
7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Price:
$200

Location:
Jordan Winery

Website:
jordanwinery.com

Phone:
800-654-1213

19

Transcendence Theatre Company Artist Series: Off to the Cloud

Transcendence's Mark Gindick (Big Apple Circus and Off Broadway's "Wing-Man") and Lexy Fridell (Broadway: "Pee-Wee Herman Show"; Off-Broadway: "Avenue Q") team up for an evening of virtual hilarity as they explore love and connection in our digitally delightful world. Gindick modernizes the tradition of vaudeville using social media and technology while Fridell plays his electronic guide, utilizing her penchant for playing multiple characters to teach him how to truly live. Don't miss the coming together of these two beloved performers in a journey of eccentric dance, live music, hilarious audience participation, physical comedy and more! Pre-show picnincing begins at 5:30! 

Times:
7:00 p.m.

Price:
$35 General Admission, $65 VIP

Location:
Jack London State Park

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/shows/cloud

Phone:
877-424-1414

21

thru

23

Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Align yourself to the rhythmic pulse of life as Transcendence takes you on a dynamic & celebratory musical adventure that will inspire you to march to the beat of your own drum.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a powerful evening under the stars as the beat goes on with electrifying dance, intricate harmonies, & musical medleys that will make your heart explode with happiness.  

With that signature Transcendence mix of Broadway and popular music, this show will no doubt inspire you as you dance and sing through your own rhythm of life.

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

28

thru

30

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

On Aug 28- 30, technology meets sport at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. A champion will be crowned as Verizon IndyCar Series finale thunders through Sonoma Raceway for the first time in series history. Kids are admitted FREE all weekend and will be able to enjoy activities such as the Six-jet Patriots Jet Team air show, GoPro Bomb Squad, Ferris Wheel and much more!

Times:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Price:
$39 - $75 (Kids Free)

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/gopro_grand_prix_of_sonoma/

Phone:
800-870-RACE

29

thru

30

Seafood, Art and Wine Festival

Enjoy wine and microbrew tastings, live entertainment, seafood, and other yummy edibles. Guests can also enjoy top quality art, environmental exhibits, a kid zone and carriage rides.

Times:
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Price:
$12 in advance, $15 at the gate, Lower rates for seniors and children

Location:
Watts Ranch

Website:
bodegaseafoodfestival.com

Phone:
707-824-8717

September

2

thru

3

Transcendence Theatre Company Artist Series: Imagine

A groundbreaking night of new and re-imagined music by Transcendence songwriters. Join TTC at the Paradise Ridge Amphitheater for the final performance in the Transcendence Artist Series, as they celebrate the groundbreaking work of singer songwriters reshaping the landscape of musical theatre and popular music. This behind the scenes glimpse into the song writing and storytelling process will offer audiences an exciting insight into the passion and imagination that goes into bringing a song from concept to creation. The evening offers original works of art as well as beloved standards presented in transformative ways. Pre-show picnicing begins at 5:30! 

Times:
8 p.m.

Price:
$35 General Admission, $50 Premium Seating, $75 VIP

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/shows/imagine

Phone:
877-424-1414

4

thru

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

11

thru

13

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

13

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

17

thru

21

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

20

thru

22

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

26

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

26

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

2

thru

4

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

16

thru

18

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

25

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

thru

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

thru

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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