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Past 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!

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June

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17

Country Summer

Dates: June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018

While performances by country music artists are the main attraction, great festivals are more than great music. Country Summer is a big country music celebration with Western-themed attractions, a variety of culinary delights and an array of libations from your favorite Anheuser-Busch beverages for beer drinkers to a wide selection of wine and spirits to please every palate.

All day

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
http://countrysummer.com/

May

12

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13

Mother's Day Weekend at Imagery Estate Winery

Dates: May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Imagery! We will offer free Main Bar Tastings for all Moms Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12th - May 13th! The mom in your life will love an afternoon of wine, art, and time with you, of course.

10:00 am-5:30 pm

Location:
Imagery Estate Winery

Website:
https://imagerywinery.com/special-experiences/

April

28

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29

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 40+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers – the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs.  Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!

11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., both days

Location:
1207 Vine St # A, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
https://www.drycreekvalley.org/events/passport-dry-creek-valley/

14

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15

Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Dates: April 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The 45th Annual Fisherman's Festival is packed with events for people of all ages - craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment, and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines and a beer booth with several local ales. Plus they have something for every palate from barbecued oysters, local fish ‘n chips, clam chowder, and a variety of food trucks. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts. The Fisherman’s Festival is a great venue for kids with a play area for face painting, games, a touch tank tide pool, bouncy houses and more.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, California 94923

Website:
http://www.bbfishfest.org/

13

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14

IPA 10K and Beer Mile Invitational

Dates: April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Set in the heart of Sonoma County’s legendary craft brew scene, the IPA 10k and Beer Mile Invitational is a celebration of running and beer! Produced by Destination Races and hosted by the Barlow in Sebastopol, CA. This event starts Friday with the marketplace expo and welcome reception. Saturday begins with a start line beer toast before runners embark on a scenic 6.2-mile loop course. At the finish, runners and their guests are treated to the beer mile invitational and beer and music festival at the Barlow. 

8 a.m., both days

Location:
The Barlow, 6780 Depot Street #110, Sebastopol, California 95472

Website:
https://www.motivrunning.com/ipa-10k/

6

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8

Signature Sonoma Valley

Dates: April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Signature Sonoma Valley is like no other wine event, an intimate and exclusive deep dive into the wines, terroir and people of Sonoma Valley’s historic wine region. You are invited into the vineyards and cellars of some of California’s most iconic winemakers, cutting-edge innovators and multi-generational winegrowers.

6 p.m., all days

Location:
Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com/signature-sonoma-valley/

March

23

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25

12th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Three days of cheese, cheese, and MORE cheese awaits at the 12th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival taking place March 23-25, 2018 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California.

The weekend will be filled with scrumptious cheeses, chef demonstrations and pairings, farm tours,  educational sessions by industry experts, cheesemongers, talented chefs; cheese experts, authors, cheesemakers and more.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
https://www.artisancheesefestival.com/

21

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25

Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine, SIFF showcases over 100 hand-selected films screened in six state-of-the-art, intimate venues all within walking distance of the historic Sonoma Plaza. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker and Robin Williams have enjoyed this unique event. Join us this year to celebrate the pleasures of wine country, with world-class cuisine from local artisans and vintners in the laid-back ambiance of Sonoma.

All day

Location:
126 First Street West, Sonoma, California 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

21

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25

21st Sonoma Internation Film Festival

Dates: March 21, 2018 - March 25, 2018

In it's 21st year, the Sonoma International Film Festival will feature over 90 hand-selected films! The films include independent films, documentaries, world cinema and short films. This is a festival to attend if you are a promoter or an overall film-lover! With a unique venue, the festival showcases wine from Sonoma vintners and food from local artisans. Also, some very notable filmmakers will make an apperance. 

Location:
Sonoma International Film Festival 103 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA, 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

17

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18

Savor Sonoma Valley

Dates: March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

The Ultimate Barrel Tasting Experience in Sonoma Valley! Seventeen Wineries throughout Kenwood and Glen Ellen will be pulling out all the stops creating an epic wine tasting and barrel tasting experience. Instead of focusing on food and wine pairings this year, the spotlight will be back on an unbelievable variety of wines and barrels. Sonoma Valley truly offers something for everyone.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Valley, 60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood, California 95452

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/savor-sonoma-valley/

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11

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: March 5, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week, March 5-11, 2018, continues the tradition of celebrating the finest Sonoma County food! Participating restaurants will present fantastic food at fantastic prices. You can find a 2-course prix-fixe lunch option priced at $10 or $15 and a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $19, $29 or $39.

All day

Location:
Surrounding Santa Rosa Restaurants

Website:
https://www.sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week

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11

Annual Barrel Tasting - Two Weekends

Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County presents their annual double weekend event that is all about the WINE. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. March 2-4 and March 9-11, 2018. Purchase advance tickets for the best prices. At the door, tickets will be $70 for the weekend.

Weekends, 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County, Various Winery Locations, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
https://www.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tasting/#about

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4

I Only Have Ives For You

Dates: March 1, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Raven Performing Arts Theater presents David Ives' work in Healdsburg's Costeaux French Bakery. This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. Six short plays of inspired lunacy, like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry. Directed by Zack Acevedo, Amy Lovato, Ron Nash.

8 p.m.

Location:
Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://www.raventheater.org/

February

24

Persian Pop-up Dinner at Kivelstadt Cellars

Dates: February 24, 2018

Kivelstadt Cellars is hosting a unqiue culinary experience prepared by chef Seti Shay of Seti's Table. Each Persian themed dish is paired with an amazing Kivelstadt wine!

This is a one-of-a-kind experience you shouldn't miss. Kivelstadt Cellars is known for their Rhone inspired, minimalist wines and unique wine on tap tasting room. 

Seti's Table is known for her outstanding Persian cuisine. 

Tickets (which include dinner and wine) are on sale now via Kivelstadt Cellar's website - http://www.kivelstadtcellars.com/Shop/EventTickets

6:30p - 8:30p

Location:
Kivelstadt Cellars

Website:
http://www.kivelstadtcellars.com/Shop/EventTickets

23

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25

Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues

Dates: February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Live blues bands, world-renowned tattoo artists, exhibits, and contests all weekend long. This year marks the 27th Anniversary of Tattoos and Blues, the second longest running Tattoo convention in the United States! This year will have rockabilly bands and also a car show all day on Saturday. Lagunitas Brewery will be sponsoring the event and their beers will be on tap.

 

 

 

All day

Location:
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
https://www.santarosatattoosandblues.com/

16

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19

Citrus Fair and Parade

Dates: February 16, 2018 - February 19, 2018

Cloverdale's bright, fun Citrus Fair features 3-D exhibits made of citrus fruit and other food products. The Citrus Fair Queen will be crowned on the Friday evening. Gourmet food, arts, crafts, and a carnival bring fun for the whole family. Visit the website for information about special performances, like the Cabaret Players or the Country-Western dance with Paulie's Garage and the Kick'n Country Girls. A parade will go through town on the Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

All day, each day

Location:
Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Drive & S. Washington Street, Cloverdale, California 95425

Website:
http://cloverdalecitrusfair.org/

16

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17

Mr. Healdsburg Pageant

Dates: February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018

Past winners meet head to head in the final battle for the crown over two nights of fierce competition. May the best Mr. Healdsburg win!

It's the end of an era for Healdsburg's yearly all-male parody of the event everyone loves to hate: the anachronistic beauty contest. Come watch the final competition where past winners vie for the final (plastic) crown by competing in all the usual categories. Friday, Feb. 16 will be the beachwear and formalwear competitions, plus special entertainment. Saturday, Feb. 17 brings the talent and interview competitions, and the final crowning.

7:30 p.m.

Location:
Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://www.raventheater.org/

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19

Valentine’s Vino Weekend

Dates: February 16, 2018 - February 19, 2018

Visit Simoncini Vineyards for a complimentary Wine & Food Pairing February 16-19! Sample their Estate Rosé, “Select Zinfandel,” and “Robusto” late-harvest Zinfandel paired with sweet and savory bites.

By appointment only. No pets, infants, or guests under 21.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:
Simoncini Vineyards, 2303 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://www.simoncinivineyards.com/

13

Petaluma Music Festival’s 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party

Dates: February 13, 2018

Enjoy live music from the King Street Giants (formerly the Dixie Giants) and delicious New Orleans classics like chicken étouffée, jambalaya, mac-n-cheese, cornbread, and salad with pralines!

All ticket proceeds benefit the music programs in all Petaluma area public schools.

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Lagunitas Brewing Company – Beer Garden

Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-party-tickets-41850756740

13

27th Annual Mardi Gras Mambofest

Dates: February 13, 2018

The annual tradition lives on with the Fat Tuesday street parade and dance concert. The Mardi Gras Mambofest show by Rhythmtown–Jive is a celebration of many styles of New Orleans music from rhythm and blues, to jazz and more. 

Order your tickets early and meet at the Putnam Plaza so you can parade right into The Big Easy for the show. 

5:30 p.m.

Location:
The Big Easy

Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fat-tuesday-mardi-gras-mambofest-with-rhythmtown-jive-tickets-42551220847

10

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11

Love At First Sip

Dates: February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Enjoy a decadent 4-course dessert and wine pairing at Ferrari-Carano or Seasons of the Vineyard in Healdsburg.

$30 per person ($25 for wine club members), Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., no reservation required, so grab your loved one and indulge in some sinfully delicious pairings!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, 8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
https://www.ferrari-carano.com/

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25

Black History Month at the Petaluma Museum

Dates: February 8, 2018 - February 25, 2018

The Petaluma Museum presents Reflections - 40 Years of Celebrating Black History. The exhibit tells the story of Petaluma's black population since the 1800's. On view Feb. 8 through 25.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 4th Street, Petaluma, California 94952

Website:
http://www.petalumamuseum.com/

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28

FeBREWary - Santa Rosa Beer Passport

Dates: February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018

Celebrate FeBREWary all month long with the Santa Rosa Beer Passport! Pick up a passport at participating breweries, WilibeesBrew, and the California Welcome Center. Get a stamp at each of the participating breweries. Receive at least nine brewery stamps and take your completed passport to the California Welcome Center in Santa Rosa to choose a prize!

10 a.m., all days

Location:
California Welcome Center / Visit Santa Rosa Historic Railroad Square, 9 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Website:
http://www.visitsantarosa.com/beerpassport

January

27

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28

West Wines Library Wines and Cheese Pairing

Dates: January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Get Vertical! Experience five vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - starting with 2010 and ending with 2006 - paired with gourmet cheeses. The cost of the tasting is waived with any library wine purchase.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
West Wines, 1000 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://www.westwines.com/best-sonoma-wine-events

13

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14

Winter WINEland

Dates: January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018

The 26th Annual Winter WINEland is a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases, or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend. Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend. More than 140 wineries will be participating in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. Enjoy a Winemaker Breakfast and Q & A on Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets must be purchased for this added event during registration. (This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation.)

11 a.m. - 4 p.m., both days

Location:
Healdsburg, California 95448

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

December

15

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17

Petaluma's Annual Gingerbread House Showcase and Competition

Dates: December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Join in this delightful holiday tradition, now in its second year! Everyone is invited to participate in this festive three-day community event. Amazing Petaluma-made gingerbread houses will be on display all weekend - a delight for kids and adults alike! Vote for your favorite and help award the People's Choice Award. An awards party wraps up the weekend on Sunday with lots of holiday fun. FREE Admission all three days. Open House 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, awards party Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m..

10 a.m. all three days

Location:
Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, California 94952

Website:
https://www.hotelpetaluma.com/

November

11

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12

Farm Tour & Tasting

Dates: November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet Redwood Hill Farm's intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, Certified Humane® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives, and more. See sustainability in action, from their solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to their pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard.

You’re welcome to take along a picnic and enjoy this peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.

10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., both days

Location:
Redwood Hill Farm, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, California 95472

Website:
https://redwoodhillfarm.org/

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5

Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival

Dates: November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Celebrate Sonoma's olive harvest at B.R. Cohn Winery, where multiple olive oil and olive food producers will gather to share their wares. Enjoy an amazing weekend discovering and celebrating this delicious ancient fruit. View the hand harvest of B.R. Cohn Winery's heritage olive trees. Sample and savor the olive oils and foods of local producers. Enjoy the annual Blessing of the Olives. Let cooking demonstrations and cookbook authors inspire you. Listen to the music, enjoy the food and drink the wine.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m., both days

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, California 95442

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/sonoma-extra-virgin-festival

October

21

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22

Tolay Fall Festival

Dates: October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017

The Tolay Fall Festival offers two weekends of seasonal family fun at beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park east of Petaluma. Take a hay ride to a giant pumpkin patch and explore a creatures barn full of live snakes, spiders, birds of prey, and tide pool animals. Find your way through a straw maze, try farm crafts activities like candle-dipping and wool-carding. Make corn husk dolls and pet the farm animals. Visit a replica of a Native American village. Enter a pumpkin seed spitting contest and enjoy old-fashion lawn games and foods from local vendors. 

Location:
Tolay Regional Park

Website:
http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Activities/Tolay_Fall_Festival.aspx

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15

5th Annual Santa Rosa Mystic Fair

Dates: October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Mystic 360 Productions presents the 5th Annual Santa Rosa Mystic Fair at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.

Over 60 Exhibitors including Psychics, Tarot, Reiki, Past Life, Numerology, and Massage Therapy, Aura Readers and Healers, featuring Astrology, Energy Work, Crafts, Jewelry, Candles, Oils Crystals, Gems, Herbs, Chiropractics, Holistic, Apparel, Books, Henna, and more! Belly dancers, live music and an amazing selection of food. 

General Admission is FREE with FREE PARKING!

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days

Location:
Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
http://santarosamysticfair.com/

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8

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Dates: October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Join us in the celebration of local food, wine and beer at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8. A community tradition since 1975, this event will showcase and promote locally grown agricultural products, celebrate the region's culinary arts and provide an opportunity for patrons to taste premium wines and microbrews from the region.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair will feature three full days of wine tasting with 100+ wineries, wine sales, food pairing, craft beer and cider tasting, marketplace, chef demonstrations, workshops and seminars, World Wrapped Cooking Competition and the World Championship Grape Stomp.

For over 40 years, attending the Harvest Fair has been a tradition for both local and out of town guests. Wine and food lovers from as far abroad as South America, India and even Australia, plan their visit to Santa Rosa each October, to sample the county’s bounty. Make plans to join us and taste the best of Sonoma County.

All day

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
http://harvestfair.org/

September

30

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1

Russian Tea and Fragrance Festival

Dates: September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017

NASDAROVIA! Russian River Rose Company is celebrating the debut of their 2017 estate-produced rose oil perfume "Rose Embrace" - Russian style! Lovely, wandering maidens will offer samples of Rose Water, Rose Oil Mist, and delicious rose water sorbet. Special presentations and activities throughout the day!

Enchant your senses with Joella, the Gypsy Violinist, gracefully wandering through the gardens on Saturday, September 30, and live Slavik Folk Music with Gradina Ensemble on Sunday, October 1, at both 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

Thrill to the mystical Tea-Leaf Readings with a hot cup of aromatic "Swee-tooch-nee Tea" prepared in Antique Russian Samovars, and much more!

For the first time, the 2017 vintage of our Estate-produced Rose Oil Perfume will be available for sale during the Festival. Each precious bottle contains the Essence of over 500 roses!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Russian River Rose Company, 1685 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://russian-river-rose.com/index.html

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24

120th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival: Honoring Our Heritage

Dates: September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Celebrate the grape harvest at the 120th Vintage Festival. Held on the Sonoma Plaza, the event is the oldest festival in California. The weekend kicks off on Friday with the gala and the fun continues through the weekend with wine tastings, art booths, grape stomp competition, Get Your Glow On night parade and 12k, 5k and Tiny Tots races!

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
www.valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

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1

Cinderella, Cinderella

Dates: September 22, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Children’s excitement will be irrepressible at A Theater For Children’s Fall production of "Cinderella, Cinderella." Everyone knows the Disney version, but children in the audience at this fun adaptation will be invited onto the stage to help Cinderella get to the ball and to stop her wicked step-mother from interfering when Prince Charming comes looking for her.

ATFC, the producer, is dedicated to empowering children and building community through participation in the theater arts. The play runs about 45 minutes.

 

September 22 through October 1

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Sundays at 3 p.m.

Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

Location:
Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403

Website:
https://www.santarosatheaterforchildren.com/

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8

Accomplice

Dates: September 22, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Healdsburg's Raven Players present Accomplice by Rupert Holmes, directed by Athena Gundlach. This theatrical roller coaster will trigger screams of laughter. The story begins in Dartmoor, England at the weekend retreat of Derek and Janet Taylor, where both adultery and murder are in the air. But we will soon learn that all is never as it seems in this electrifying – and hysterical – game of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who the hunted, and who is the Accomplice?

Join the Raven Players for opening night of any production and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew! Immediately following all Sunday matinees, members of the cast and crew will return to the stage to answer your questions.

Sept. 22 - Oct. 8

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. is Value Night.

Admission: $25 Adults; $20 Senior 65+; $10 Student w/ID; $12 Adults & Seniors for Thursday Value Night

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. is Value Night.

Location:
The Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg, California 95448

Website:
http://www.raventheater.org/

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17

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Dates: September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

The Verizon IndyCar Series championship is on the line as all roads lead to Sonoma for the final race of the season. Kids are admitted free all weekend and will be able to enjoy activities such as the Patriots Jet Team air show, Formula Car Challenge, and much more!

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomaraceway.com/events/gopro-grand-prix-of-sonoma/

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8

Yoga and Wine Experience

Dates: September 10, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Treat yourself to an outdoors, all-levels vinyasa yoga session by Sally Mitchell of Body Flows, followed by a private wine tasting with creative food pairings such as Bay Shrimp, Cucumber and Dill Finger Sandwich.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Bartholomew Park Winery, 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, California 95476

Website:
https://www.bartpark.com/

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13

Fan Fest - Second Sunday Family Fun Series

Dates: September 10, 2017 - May 13, 2018

A new event series in Rohnert Park features fun, free activities for all ages, live entertainment, food, beverages and more, beginning on September 10 and running the second Sunday of each month through May.

The first event theme is FAN FEST and September 10 happens to be the first day of the regular season for the National Football League. Everyone is encouraged to throw on their favorite sports team jersey. The 49er v. Panthers game will be screened, starting at 1:45 p.m. in the Sports Center Gymnasium (with food and adult beverages available for purchase). Out on the back lawn, dance to the 80's cover tunes of Aqua Nett from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. The event will also feature the local talents of the Rancho-Cotate High School Marching Band and the Rohnert Park Warriors Football Cheerleaders! Children will have a fantastic time in the free Kidzone, full of outdoor group games, face painting, bubbles, and more. For added fun, families may purchase tickets to the Jump Zone featuring “Giant Inflatables” from PartyJump!

Organized by the City of Rohnert Park Community Services Department.

Every next to last Sundays, September 10, 2017 - May 13, 2018

Location:
Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, California, 94928

Website:
http://www.rpcity.org/

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10

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Dates: September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017

The annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival is back at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville. Enjoy this two day, outdoor music festival surrounded by the beauty of the Russian River and towering redwoods.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Johnson's Beach, 16241 First Street, Guerneville, California 95446

Website:
http://russianriverfestivals.com/

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25

Wines & Sunsets

Dates: September 6, 2017 - October 25, 2017

Paradise Ridge Winery presents the 22nd annual season of their popular outdoor Wednesday night event, Wines & Sunsets in Paradise.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening from May 10 through October 25, visitors enjoy Paradise Ridge wines paired with beautiful Russian River Valley sunsets. During the event, a selection of the winery’s hand-crafted wines are offered by the glass or by the bottle. Each week also features live music and a local food truck. Advance tickets are $10, $5 for wine club members, and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.prwinery.com, where you can also find the calendar of entertainment and food for each evening. Due to the popularity of this event, groups are limited to 8 people.

Paradise Ridge Winery’s Estate Tasting Room is located in the heart of the beautiful Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. Over the past 22 years, Paradise Ridge has become a destination known for having “The Most Beautiful View in Sonoma County.” You can find this 156-acre property off Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. The estate is open daily for tasting and sales, wine and cheese pairings (by appointment) and tours from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (last tasting begins at 4 p.m.). For more information, please visit the winery online at www.prwinery.com.

Every Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95403

Website:
http://prwinery.com/

5

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7

7th Annual National Heirloom Exposition

Dates: September 5, 2017 - September 7, 2017

The 7th Annual National Heirloom Exposition will be September 5-7 in Santa Rosa.

Dubbed the "The World's Fair of Pure Food," it will be host to over 20,000 farmers and gardeners! The expo features over 300 vendors, including thousands of Heirloom varieties from across America. There will be workshops, over 100 speakers, contests, art shows, music, and so much more! This is a great family friendly event and a chance to get out and meet the movers and shakers of the garden/ agriculture industry.

All profits benefit school garden and food programs!

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. all days

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
http://theheirloomexpo.com/

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29

Bodega Marine Laboratory Tours

Dates: September 1, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Explore the dynamic biodiversity of the Northern California Coast during a free, docent-led tour of the Bodega Marine Laboratory! All ages are welcome. See the numerous marine aquarium displays, containing colorful fish and other creatures.

These public drop-in tours are offered most Fridays, 2-4 p.m.

Friday, September 1, 2017 

Friday, September 8, 2017 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 

Friday, September 29, 2017 

Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Bodega Marine Laboratory, 2099 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, California 94923

Website:
http://bml.ucdavis.edu/about/visiting-bml/

August

19

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20

Cotati Accordion Festival

Dates: August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017

The 27th Annual nonprofit, multi-cultural, multi-generational Cotati Accordion Festival is celebrating its first ever “Year of the Woman” on August 19 and 20 in La Plaza Park in downtown Cotati.

The festival includes the leading young accordion player in the world, Cory Pesaturo, the Jam Tent, the Polka Tent, the Zydeco Dance Party, the Student Stage, the alternative Accordion Apocalypse Stage, along with over 70 vendors, food, beer and wine. 

9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Location:
La Plaza Park, 60 West Cotati Avenue, Cotati, California 94931

Website:
http://www.cotatifest.com/

18

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19

Chef's Table Series with Shari Sarabi at Lambert Bridge Winery

Dates: August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Join Lambert Bridge Winery for the August installment of its 2017 Chef’s Table Series, an intimate food and wine pairing experience presented by a rotating schedule of top Sonoma County chefs.  Each chef will offer their own interpretation of seasonally-inspired cuisine using locally-grown ingredients to complement a selection of Lambert Bridge wines. 

 
The chef who will be cooking for August is Shari Sarabi of Baci Café + Wine Bar. He will be cooking August 18 and 19.

 
Held in the winery’s private cellar and hosted by a Lambert Bridge wine educator, the Chef’s Table food and wine experience offers two seatings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and takes approximately 2 hours. Ticket prices are $95 Lambert Bridge members / $125 non-members.

Location:
Lambert Bridge Winery

Website:
https://lambertbridge.com/visit/events/

10

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31

Horseback Riding With a Ranger at Lake Sonoma

Dates: August 10, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Interpretive "Ride with a Ranger" available every Thursday in the month of August, 2017!  Learn about Sonoma County's largest and most scenic park on horseback.  Led by Poppy Lozoff U.S. Army Corps Park Ranger.  Call to book this special and limited ride this summer!

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 09:00am
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:00am
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:00am
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:00am

9 a.m.

Location:
The Ranch at Lake Sonoma, 100 Marina Rd, Geyserville, CA 95441

Website:
https://www.theranchatlakesonoma.com/

3

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13

Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair

Dates: August 3, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Get ready for snow in August, a Mardi Gras parade, Talk like a Pirate day and more at the Sonoma County Fair, August 3 – August 13! The Hall of Flowers floral design theme will be “Holidays in Bloom”, in conjunction with the Fair’s 2017 theme "Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair."

Highlights include the Community Concert Series FREE with Fair Admission, a spectacular new carnival, PRCA Rodeo, Destruction Derby, Monster Trucks, holiday themed activities, Lorikeet Encounter, Reptile Exhibit, High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, livestock shows, comedy nights, and so much more.

Wine Country Horse Racing bursts out of the gates along with opening day of the Fair and runs August 3 – 6, August 10 – 13 and continues after the Fair August 18 - 20.

varied

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/sonoma-county-fair.php

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7

Lazy Bear Weekend

Dates: August 2, 2017 - August 7, 2017

Lazy Bear Weekend is a six-day event featuring a full schedule of parties, dances, and entertainment in Guerneville, with proceeds benefitting the LGBT community. It's the "Biggest, Hairiest, Beefiest, Burliest, Craziest, Laziest FUNdraising event on the planet!"

Location:
varies

Website:
http://www.lazybearweekend.com/

July

6

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27

Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival

Dates: July 6, 2017 - July 27, 2017

Pack a blanket and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Tasting Room for a film under the stars. Back for its eighth year, our Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival takes place every Thursday night at the Winery from July 6 to July 27. Seating on the lawn begins at 7pm with a pre-show concert and wine reception. El Coyote Food Truck will be serving delicious Mexican food available for purchase. Our feature film begins at dusk. Festival sommelier and film aficionado Christopher Sawyer will pair St. Francis’ world class wines with world class films.

6

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/upcoming-events/summerfilms

4

Sonoma's 4th of July Parade

Dates: July 4, 2017

Sonoma's Fourth of July on the Plaza celebrates in true, old-fashioned style, beginning with a parade at 10:00 a.m. with marching bands and fun floats. On the historic plaza, you'll find live music and games all day long along with food, beer, and wine. At dusk, find a spot for the fireworks show.

10am

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

June

24

thru

25

Russian River Rodeo

Dates: June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

The small, west Sonoma County town of Duncan's Mills presents a top notch professional rodeo each summer, endorsed by the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association. Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun! Catch some exciting rodeo and other entertainment. Start each morning with a Cowboy Breakfast!

All Day

Location:
Russian River Rodeo Grounds

Website:
http://russianriverrodeo.org/

23

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25

Toyota/Save Mart 350

Dates: June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its only Northern California stop featuring the top racing stars. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Fun activities abound all weekend, including movies under the stars and a Wonderbread 5 concert.

All Day

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
http://www.sonomaraceway.com/

21

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25

Sonoma-Marin Fair

Dates: June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017

This fair has fun for everyone with concerts, livestock shows, exhibits, a carnival, the North of the Gate Wine Competition, and the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds 175 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, California 94952

Website:
http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/

16

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18

Country Summer

Dates: June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Northern California's biggest country music festival features three epic days and 14 top country artists. Country Summer is also a destination country celebration with Western-themed attractions, a Food Court with country-inspired delights and an array of libations to please every palate.  

This year's headliners are Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, and Randy Houser.

1:30 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Vally Road Santa Rosa, California 95404

Website:
http://countrysummer.com/

10

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11

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Dates: June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Balloons of all shapes and colors will launch from Keiser Park in Windsor at this fun annual event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! The main launch at 6:30 a.m. will have around 30 balloons and is followed by tethered rides, food and craft booths, and a kids' play land.

6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Keiser Park 700 Windsor River Road Windsor, California 95492

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

7

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26

Wines & Sunsets

Dates: June 7, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Paradise Ridge Winery presents the 22nd annual season of their popular outdoor Wednesday night event, Wines & Sunsets in Paradise.

Visitors enjoy Paradise Ridge wines paired with beautiful Russian River Valley sunsets. During the event, a selection of the winery’s hand-crafted wines are offered by the glass or by the bottle. Each week also features live music and a local food truck. Advance tickets are $10, $5 for wine club members, and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.prwinery.com, where you can also find the calendar of entertainment and food for each evening. Due to the popularity of this event, groups are limited to 8 people

5:30 p.m.

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive Santa Rosa, California 95403

Website:
http://prwinery.com/

3

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4

High Times US Cannabis Cup NorCal

Dates: June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The first-ever recreational HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup, NorCal is at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on June 3 and 4, 2017 - celebrating California's recent legalization of recreational cannabis. HIGH TIMES presents a live cannabis experience featuring a cannabis career fair, edibles village, topical massage spa, rosin presses, and more. 

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
https://www.cannabiscup.com/norcal/

May

20

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21

Sunset Celebration Weekend

Dates: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

For the second year, Time Inc.’s Sunset, the leading lifestyle brand in the West, will host Celebration Weekend at Cornerstone, a marketplace with food, wine, and spirits, shops, gardens and event spaces that serves as Sunset’s beautiful wine country location year-round.

 

Immerse yourself in everything you love about living in the West — check out the latest in smart home technology with Sunset’s Smart Cottage home exhibit, and get inspired for glamping with Camp Sunset activities and demonstrations. Tour Sunset’s flourishing Test Gardens, attend celebrity chef demonstrations on their Outdoor Kitchen Stage and Live Fire Stage, and dance by the new Music Stage, featuring local Bay Area favorite bands! Enjoy seminars, gourmet food, exceptional wine, and fantastic shopping.

11am-5pm

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sunset.com/marketplace/sunset-celebration-weekend-2017

20

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21

Deluxe Gourmet Perfume Rose Harvest Tour and Tea

Dates: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Immerse your senses in the glory of spring and enjoy California's most unique and romantic tour experience! 

Harvest baskets full of Bulgarian, French, and Persian roses from Russian River Rose Company's perfume fields. Delight in the scent-ual steam wafting from antique copper kettles. Take part in the making of genuine Rose Water and Rose Oil. Then, be treated to a "High Tea" style experience: a sampling of elegant edible delicacies infused with Roses and Rose Water. Savor rose petal sandwiches, rose jam, rose water sorbet, baklava, Turkish Delight, and enjoy a springtime toast with rose-infused Champagne!

Experience an alluring 'scent-sampling' of the limited-edition "M.A. Sillage de le Reine," an authentic re-creation of Marie Antoinette's perfume, commissioned by Versailles Museum. Enjoy a private viewing of the Antique Perfume Atomizer Museum, Michael's rare and beautiful collection.

Saturday, May 20, - 10 am to 1 pm; Sunday, May 21, 10 am to 1 pm

Location:
Russian River Rose Company

Website:
http://www.russian-river-rose.com/

April

28

thru

30

Santa Rosa Gem Faire

Dates: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Find fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices from over 70 exhibitors.

Friday 12pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.gemfaire.com/event/santa-rosa-ca-4/

22

thru

23

2017 Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

Dates: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017

The 71st annual Apple Blossom Festival - An Apple Blossom Odyssey - begins with a parade on Saturday, followed by live music, food, crafts, childrens' games, art show, wine, and more! The fun carries on Sunday with the festival and the Blues Music Explosion, featuring live music from nearby and around the country. Check out the Apple Blossom Festival Art Show and Reception next door in the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 

Saturday April 22: Festival and Parade (Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street.)

Sunday April 23, 2017: Festival and Blues Music Explosion

Saturday, April 22nd 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, April 23rd 10 am - 5 pm

Location:
Ives Park and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Website:
http://www.appleblossomfest.com/

15

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16

West Wines Easter Weekend Fun - Vineyard Walk and Quiz

Dates: April 15, 2017 - April 16, 2017

A short self guided walk through our vineyard with questions about Sonoma nature, vineyards and wine (for adults) and Sonoma animals and plants (for kids). Winetasting for adults - jelly beans and apple juice pairing for the younger ones.

For wine tasting you have to be over 21. The vineyard hike is open to all ages however.

Let us know that you are coming info@westwines.com or call 707 433 2066.

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

Location:
West Wines

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

March

29

thru

2

Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine, SIFF showcases over 100 hand-selected films screened in six state-of-the-art, intimate venues all within walking distance of the historic Sonoma Plaza. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker and Robin Williams have enjoyed this unique event. Join us this year to celebrate the pleasures of wine country, with world-class cuisine from local artisans and vintners in the laid-back ambiance of Sonoma.

Location:
SIFF Village, 126 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

24

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26

California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017

Take a farm tour, sign up for a class to learn from cheese experts, vote for your favorite Ultimate Best Bite (of cheese that is!) from cheesemongers and restaurateurs on Friday night. Enjoy a multi-course cheesemaker dinner or see how local distilled spirits pair with cheese at Cheese & Cocktails on Saturday night. Sunday you can experience the Bubbles Brunch and go to the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace to taste and buy cheeses from over two dozen artisan cheesemakers and dozens of artisan food producers; sample world-class wines, craft brews and ciders...and much more

8-4pm

Location:
Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Website:
https://www.artisancheesefestival.com/

February

24

thru

26

26th Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues

Dates: February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Live blues bands, world renowned tattoo artists, fire dancers, exhibits, and contests all weekend long.

All Day

Location:
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa

Website:
http://www.santarosatattoosandblues.com/

24

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25

2017 Santa Rosa BYO Boot Camp

Dates: February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Join Brew Your Own magazine February 24-25, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California for two days of small-class, hands-on, full-day brewing learning experiences, with 15 different full-day, small-class boot camps to choose from. Learn hands-on from brewing experts including: Ashton Lewis, Steve Parkes, Dr. Chris White, Gordon Strong, Brad Smith, Michael Tonsmeire, Aaron Hyde, and more! Both Friday and Saturday Boot Camps wrap up with a Russian River Brewery Reception pouring samples of their beer. Each Boot Camp is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is limited to just 35 people so don't wait to sign up

10am-5pm

Location:
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel

Website:
http://byo.com/byo-boot-camps/2017-santa-rosa-ca-byo-boot-camp

3

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17

Pliny the Younger Release

Dates: February 3, 2017 - February 17, 2017

Russian River Brewing Company's phenomenally popular Pliny the Younger is released the first Friday of February and is available for just two weeks.

11am

Location:
Russian River Brewery

Website:
http://russianriverbrewing.com/

January

20

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5

Evita

Dates: January 20, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webbericonic musical is the astonishing true story, told in song, of a girl who rose fromhumble beginnings and dared to become the most powerful woman in Argentina. This productionfeatures Ellen Toscano, ten-year star of the hit Beach Blanket Babylon, as Eva Peron, celebrated vocalist Michael Conte as Juan Peron, and Robbie Dornaus, who entranced Sonomans as the M.C. in Cabaret, as Che Guevara. Director Lauren Miller distills this groundbreaking show to its powerful essence.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

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

December

17

thru

18

Le Cirque de Bohème - A Winter Circus for the Holidays

Dates: December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016

“Somewhere” is a travel through time with an original main character called the Bohemian of Paris. The story takes place during the beginning of the 20th century in Paris. Created in Paris during a period called "les Années Folles," this 1920’s old style Circus is based on the French tradition and will transport you and your family to a mysterious dream world. Delight in work of world class performers including a Unicycle, Hand to Hand acrobats, Mime, Clown, Tight-Rope funambule, Hand Chair Balancing, Trapeze and Hooper Aerialists and more! Enjoy this French Holiday Tradition in the beautiful gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma. Le Cirque de Bohème is an intimate gathering limited to 140 guests per show under the charming circus tent in the gardens at Cornerstone.

3:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
www.cornerstonesonoma.com/events/2016/11/25/cirque-de-boheme

15

thru

18

Peter and the Starcatcher

Dates: December 15, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher up ends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Thu 7:30 PM, Fri & Sat 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM

Location:
Spreckels Performing Arts Center

Website:
http://www.ci.rohnert-park.ca.us/city_hall/departments/spreckels_performing_arts_center/

10

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11

Le Cirque de Bohème - A Winter Circus for the Holidays

Dates: December 10, 2016 - December 11, 2016

“Somewhere” is a travel through time with an original main character called the Bohemian of Paris. The story takes place during the beginning of the 20th century in Paris. Created in Paris during a period called "les Années Folles," this 1920’s old style Circus is based on the French tradition and will transport you and your family to a mysterious dream world. Delight in work of world class performers including a Unicycle, Hand to Hand acrobats, Mime, Clown, Tight-Rope funambule, Hand Chair Balancing, Trapeze and Hooper Aerialists and more! Enjoy this French Holiday Tradition in the beautiful gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma. Le Cirque de Bohème is an intimate gathering limited to 140 guests per show under the charming circus tent in the gardens at Cornerstone.

3:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
www.cornerstonesonoma.com/events/2016/11/25/cirque-de-boheme

9

thru

11

Peter and the Starcatcher

Dates: December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher up ends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Fri & Sat 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM

Location:
Spreckels Performing Arts Center

Website:
http://www.ci.rohnert-park.ca.us/city_hall/departments/spreckels_performing_arts_center/

2

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4

Peter and the Starcatcher

Dates: December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher up ends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Fri & Sat 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM

Location:
Spreckels Performing Arts Center

Website:
http://www.ci.rohnert-park.ca.us/city_hall/departments/spreckels_performing_arts_center/

2

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4

Left Edge Theatre presents Bad Jews

Dates: December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

A vicious comedy by Joshua Harmon

After their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, who is volatile and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. 

8:00 PM Friday & Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

2

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4

Joy To The World - from Transcendence's "Broadway Under The Stars"

Dates: December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Join our extraordinary cast of Broadway professionals for a concert filled with Broadway showstoppers, holiday favorites, & modern twists on some of the worlds most uplifting & cherished songs.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to celebrate Transcendence-style with this breathtaking holiday revue for all ages sprinkled with that beloved collection of song and dance you’ve come to expect from Transcendence.

Performers scheduled to appear have been featured in Broadway shows such as Wicked, 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, and many more.

Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, movies and television.

7:30 PM Friday - Sunday, 2:00 PM Matinee Saturday & Sunday

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

November

25

thru

27

Left Edge Theatre presents Bad Jews

Dates: November 25, 2016 - November 27, 2016

A vicious comedy by Joshua Harmon

After their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, who is volatile and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. 

8:00 PM Friday & Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

25

thru

27

Le Cirque de Bohème - A Winter Circus for the Holidays

Dates: November 25, 2016 - November 27, 2016

“Somewhere” is a travel through time with an original main character called the Bohemian of Paris. The story takes place during the beginning of the 20th century in Paris. Created in Paris during a period called "les Années Folles," this 1920’s old style Circus is based on the French tradition and will transport you and your family to a mysterious dream world. Delight in work of world class performers including a Unicycle, Hand to Hand acrobats, Mime, Clown, Tight-Rope funambule, Hand Chair Balancing, Trapeze and Hooper Aerialists and more! Enjoy this French Holiday Tradition in the beautiful gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma. Le Cirque de Bohème is an intimate gathering limited to 140 guests per show under the charming circus tent in the gardens at Cornerstone.

3:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
http://www.cirquedeboheme.com/home

18

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20

Left Edge Theatre presents Bad Jews

Dates: November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016

A vicious comedy by Joshua Harmon

After their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, who is volatile and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. 

8:00 PM Friday & Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

September

22

thru

25

30th Wine Country Film Festival

Dates: September 22, 2016 - September 25, 2016

The 30th Wine Country Film Festival unspools its cinematic magic in select venues in Kenwood, CA  wiith over 50 films from 22 countries!  This one is a Wine Country's original - an easy going event without the red carpet glitz and glamour.

Thursday & Friday afternoons and all day Saturday & Sunday

Location:
various Kenwood locations

Website:
http://wcff.us/2016/

10

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11

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Dates: September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016

The annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival is back at Johnsons Beach in Guerneville on September 10-11, 2016. Enjoy this two day, outdoor music festival surrounded by the beauty of the Russian River and towering redwoods.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location:
Johnson's Beach

Website:
http://russianriverfestivals.com/

9

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25

Left Edge Theatre presents The Big Meal

Dates: September 9, 2016 - September 25, 2016

A comedy by Dan LeFranc

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in roughly ninety minutes, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family.

Fri. & Sat. 8:00 PM, Sun. 2:00 PM

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

2

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25

The Most Happy Fella

Dates: September 2, 2016 - September 25, 2016

 

From the composer of Guys And Dolls comes this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story, The Most Happy Fella.

 

This is a beautifully told love story that takes place right here in wine country.  Frank Loesser wrote the book, music and lyrics.  The show opened in 1956 at the Imperial Theater on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony in the Best Musical Category.

8:00 PM Fridays & Saturdays, 2:00 PM Sundays

Location:
Cinnabar Theater

Website:
http://www.cinnabartheater.org/the-most-happy-fella/

August

13

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14

43rd Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair

Dates: August 13, 2016 - August 14, 2016

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.

10am-6pm

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

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

July

14

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17

Flynn Creek Circus

Dates: July 14, 2016 - July 17, 2016

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!

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

Location:
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Website:
https://lutherburbankcenter.org/

June

30

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17

Helen of Egypt

Dates: June 30, 2016 - July 17, 2016

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.

varies

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

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

18

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19

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dates: June 18, 2016 - June 19, 2016

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

4:30am-11am

Location:
Keiser Park 700 Windsor River Road Windsor,

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

17

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19

Gay Wine Weekend

Dates: June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016

The largest gay wine event in the world, Gay Wine Weekend returns with 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley – home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, winery tours, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

Varies by day

Location:
Varies by event

Website:
http://www.outinthevineyard.com/events/gaywineweekend2016/

10

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11

Huichica Music Festival

Dates: June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Hosted each year on the beautiful grounds of the Gundlach Bundschu Winery, The Huichica Music Festival features regional indie and folk acts paired with regional culinary talent and estate grown wines. This year’s Huichica offers the most dynamic and extensive selection of music in the festival’s history. The list is long and storied and will be presented on three compelling stages: The Hillside Amphitheater, the Cave Stage and the historic Old Redwood Barn. All in all it should be an epic weekend.

Fri. 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Sat. 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Website:
http://huichica.com/

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5

Country Summer 2016

Dates: June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016

In its third year, Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, features three epic days and top country artists. Headliners announced to date are two megastar hit-making country music trios and a renowned platinum-selling artist. Lady Antebellum headlines on June 3. The Band Perry headlines on June 4. Billy Currington headlines on June 5. June 3 artists include Craig Morgan, Chris Janson and Chase Bryant.

Country Summer is a destination country celebration with Western-themed attractions, a Food Court with country-inspired delights and an array of libations from Bud Light for beer drinkers to a wide selection of wine and spirits to please every palate. 

Varies

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://countrysummer.com/

3

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12

Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Dates: June 3, 2016 - June 12, 2016

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.

Varies by day

Location:
Various

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

April

30

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1

May-Pole & Monet- A Spring Celebration!

Dates: April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016

 

Join the Russian River Rose Company in their gardens at the PEAK of Bloom for a true celebration of Springtime.  Weave colorful ribbons around a lovely MAY-POLE!! Unleash your inner artist  and become Monet as you help paint a large group canvas sent into the garden. View basket-fulls of perfume roses being processed into rose water and rose oil, and sample the sorbet made therefrom. RELAX as you enjoy the sights and scents of the Garden with its 650 varieties of roses in full bloom.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, MAY-POLE festivaties at 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Location:
The Russian River Rose Company

Website:
http://www.russian-river-rose.com/events_may16.html

23

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24

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 23, 2016 - April 24, 2016

A Modern Tradition with Century-Old Roots. Passport to Dry Creek Valley® is a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy world-class tasting experiences with a modern twist, all within Sonoma’s idyllic Dry Creek Valley. Passport guests are welcomed into more than 45 wineries throughout the valley, each offering an exclusive pairing of exquisite wine, gourmet food and live entertainment. Take intimate vineyard tours and sample acclaimed zinfandels and exclusive vintages poured by the vintners. Each winery promises to be an unforgettable destination for returning guests and novices alike. This event sells out every year.

See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/passport-dry-creek-valley#sthash.1uIGesMS.dpuf

11-4:30

Location:
Various Wineries

Website:
http://www.drycreekvalley.org/events/passport-to-dry-creek-valley/

16

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17

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival and Parade

Dates: April 16, 2016 - April 17, 2016

The 70th Annual Apple Blossom Festival begins with a parade on Saturday, followed by live music, food, crafts, childrens' games, art show, wine and more! The fun carries on Sunday with the Festival and Jazz Explosion.

SAT 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:
Ives Park

Website:
www.appleblossomfest.com/

9

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10

Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Dates: April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Since 1973, the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival has celebrated the area's local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more.

The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

All day

Location:
Westside Regional Park, Bodega Bay

Website:
www.bbfishfest.org

9

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10

Hidden Treasures Art Show

Dates: April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Who doesn’t love finding hidden treasure?

This month Wild Hare Studios has lucky finds from three local Sonoma County artists: guests Jane Kelly and Nansee Greenwitch will be showing their irresistible treasures, plus works by Mardi Storm.

Noon - 4:00 PM

Location:
Wild Hare Studio

Website:
http://mardistorm.com/wildharestudioshows/hidden-treasures/

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23

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

Dates: April 1, 2016 - April 23, 2016

Curtain Call Theatre presents,  A comedy with claws

An out of work actor, dumped by his girlfriend on New Year’s Eve, who’s cat just died, and who got robbed three times by the same thief now gets his revenge.

P.S. Your Cat is Dead! is a popular rollicking comedy by James Kirkwood is being directed by Avi Lind

Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM, Sundays 3:00 PM

Location:
Russian River Hall

Website:
http://www.russianriverhall.com/

March

30

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3

Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: March 30, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Now in its 19th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 30 - April 3, 2016) takes place in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers

All day

Location:
103 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

11

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3

Wait Until Dark

Dates: March 11, 2016 - April 3, 2016

A Broadway hit, recently reworked and revived in Los Angeles, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. "WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller." —NY World-Telegram & Sun. "Frederick Knott is a master craftsman…" —Women's Wear Daily. "…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." —NY Post.

Fridays and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM

Location:
Spreckels Performing Arts Center

Website:
http://gualalaarts.org/2016/04/whale-jazz-festival-2/

7

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13

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: March 7, 2016 - March 13, 2016

The annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week (March 7-13, 2016) continues the tradition of celebrating the finest Sonoma County food! Participating restaurants will present fantastic food at fantastic prices. You can find a 2-course prix-fixe lunch option priced at $10 or $15 and a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $19, $29 or $39. There are no tickets or passes required. Food lovers can simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they would like during Sonoma County Restaurant Week, explore new dining opportunities, or enjoy old favorites. Reservations are strongly recommended! As the event draws closer, check the website to see the participating restaurants and what dining options they are offering! Find all the details and menus at www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org.

Location:
varies

Website:
www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org.

7

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17

Running Fence: 40 Years Post

Dates: March 7, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Four decades have passed since Running Fence graced the hills of Sonoma and Marin Counties in 1976. The monumental work by Christo and Jeanne-Claude consisted of a white fabric and steel-pole fence 24.5 miles long and 18 feet high that was installed across the properties of 59 ranchers, flowing over the hills between Highway 101 near Cotati and the Pacific Ocean. Running Fence existed for only two weeks, but the project started well beforehand and included years of debates and public hearings over the merits and potential impact of the artwork. Christo and Jeanne–Claude had to file an Environmental Impact Report, the first of its kind for a contemporary artwork.  Exhibition is on display February 21-April 17, 2016

11-5

Location:
Museums of Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.sonomacountymuseum.org/exhibits/art-museum.aspx

February

26

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28

VinOlivo Weekend

Dates: February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Enjoy special access to over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries to enjoy throughout the weekend at your own pace! Offerings will vary from winery to winery ranging from complimentary tastings and special savings on wine purchases to barrel samples and private vineyard tours. 

Varies by day

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com/vinolivo/

21

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17

Running Fence: 40 Years Post

Dates: February 21, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Four decades have passed since Running Fence graced the hills of Sonoma and Marin Counties in 1976. The monumental work by Christo and Jeanne-Claude consisted of a white fabric and steel-pole fence 24.5 miles long and 18 feet high that was installed across the properties of 59 ranchers, flowing over the hills between Highway 101 near Cotati and the Pacific Ocean. Running Fence existed for only two weeks, but the project started well beforehand and included years of debates and public hearings over the merits and potential impact of the artwork. Christo and Jeanne–Claude had to file an Environmental Impact Report, the first of its kind for a contemporary artwork.  

Over the past forty years, Running Fence has lived on in the collective memory, most vividly with those who were lucky enough to have seen it first-hand. Running Fence has grown in esteem and in 2008, the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired an extensive collection documenting the work which was presented in a major exhibition in 2010. Perhaps because of its ephemeral nature, as well as the intensive process of obtaining permission to erect the work, Running Fence is intimately bound up with the broader community - the ranchers who ultimately supported it, the workers who built it, the visitors who admired it, the politicians who discussed it and even with those who opposed it. More than simply an artwork, Running Fence has become part of a greater cultural legacy in Sonoma and Marin Counties.The Museums of Sonoma County are home to one of the largest collections in the nation of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

11-5

Location:
Museums of Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.sonomacountymuseum.org/exhibits/art-museum.aspx

13

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14

Valentine's Day with St. Francis Winery

Dates: February 13, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Make this Valentine's Day memorable with great wine and food as Executive Chef Bryan Jones creates an exquisite menu for you and your sweetheart. Share an intimate candlelit experience, with each tantalizing course expertly paired with our premium Artisan Series wines.

6:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/

January

30

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31

RateBeer Best International Beer Festival

Dates: January 30, 2016 - January 31, 2016

RateBeer Best is a two-day, destination beer festival that you don't want to miss! Toast the world's best brewers at RateBeer's Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 30 and join in the fun of the RateBeer Festival on Sunday, January 31. The Awards Ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa in Santa Rosa features award presentations followed by a bottle share called Encomium, offering a chance to taste and toast your favorite brewers. The RateBeer Best International Beer Festival presents 40 of the world's top breweries pouring their own beer in a hangar near the Santa Rosa Airport.

varied

Location:
Private Hangar, Kaiser Air Inc Near Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.ratebeerbest.com/

16

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17

Winter WINEland

Dates: January 16, 2016 - January 17, 2016

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.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

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

December

31

Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Competition

Dates: December 31, 2015

Tour fantastic and tasty gingerbread houses at Sonoma Valley’s premier wineries throughout December. Tasting room guests are invited to vote for their favorite Gingerbread creations and with each vote you are entered to win a case of fabulous Sonoma Valley wines!  It’s a wonderful holiday outing for the whole family! Visit the wineries, taste some of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wines, do a little holiday shopping and, of course, vote for your favorite Gingerbread creation!

Participating wineries:B.R. Cohen, Bryter Estates, Chateau St. Jean, GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery, Two Amigos Wines, Highway 12 Vineyards & Wines, Larson Family Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Muscardini Cellars, VJB Cellars, Deerfield Ranch Winer

If you want to make it a day of wine tasting, private transportation can be booked by calling 800.626.5466, Pure Luxury Transportation. Mention ‘Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Competition’ and receive special corporate preferred pricing!

Vary

Location:
various locations

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com/event/holidays-in-sonoma-valley-sonoma-valley-winery-gingerbread-contest/

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31

13th Annual Holiday Gift Gallery

Dates: December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is transforming into a winter wonderland and featuring work from over fifty regional artists, creating Just the Place to Find a Perfect Gift. Mediums for this year’s Holiday Gift Gallery include ceramics, photography, paintings, original prints, wood, jewelry, glass, hand knits, felting, home accessories and new this year, books for all ages by local authors. Shoppers have the opportunity to find special, one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting artists and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. The weekends throughout the month long show will be filled with activities, including late opening until 8 p.m. on Nov. 27 for the Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party; Artist Reception, live musical entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 28; Family ornament, card, and wrapping workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5; Book Reading from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 5; Knitting Demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 13; and Book Reading from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20. HCA will be offering free gift wrapping, mulled cider, and holiday greetings all month long. Holiday Hours: Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 12/25).

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Website:
http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com/events/holiday-gift-gallery

November

21

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22

Holiday in Carneros

Dates: November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Holiday in Carneros is the prelude to the holiday season in wine country. On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, the wineries of the Carneros region open their doors for a special two-day event. Both Saturday and Sunday you can join the wineries in celebrating the holidays with wine & food pairings or barrel tastings, perhaps a new release or chat with the winemaker and uncover that little known cellar gem. $50 per person for General Admission to the event.

For the first time ever, weve created a VIP Experience! Four wineries have created unique and personal experiences for a real insider Happening. A very limited number of tickets will be available for the VIP Experience and will include the following:
1) A bus will meet you at your first winery and drive you throughout the day and return you to your car at the end of the day.
2) Youll have a personalized wine box on the bus for your purchases.
3) Participate in the VIP Experience on either Saturday or Sunday and join in the fun of General Admission to the event on the other day.
4) As a VIP youll have a wine and food pairing with a very special chef, youll blend wine like a pro at a blending workshop, youll have a reserve tasting with the winemaker in the barrel room and pair it with chocolates and if that isnt enough fun, youll have a wine and Food Truck tasting. Remember, a VERY limited number of tickets available so get yours today! $125 per person. *
* subject to change

11am-4pm

Location:
Carneros AVA

Website:
http://carneroswineries.org/events/

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8

A Wine and Food Affair

Dates: November 7, 2015 - November 8, 2015

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.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

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

October

31

Hallowine 5K

Dates: October 31, 2015

The Hallowine 5K, presented by Parkpoint, starts at Mazzocco Winery and follows the final three miles of the Wine Country Half-Marathon course before finishing at Trentadue Winery for the post-race Wine and Music Festival. This event is open to adults and kids ages 7 and older. Kids' activities will be provided at the post-race festival.

8:30am-Noon

Location:
Trentadue Winery 19170 Geyserville Avenue Geyserville, California 95441

Website:
http://destinationraces.com/runhb/registration/hallowine-5k/

24

Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party

Dates: October 24, 2015

As the 2016 presidential campaign gets underway, SSU's Dept. of Theatre Arts and Dance presents this thought provoking political farce by Aaron Leob. When Honest Abe is "outed" in a re-imagined grade school Christmas pageant, controversy and chaos engulf a small Illinois town. Big-city reporters and Congressional candidates descend, while family skeletons are forced out of the closet. Audience members choose the order of the play, while top hats and beards abound in this hilarious, poignant, timely look at prejudice past and present. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.

7:30pm

Location:
Sonoma State University Evert Person Theatre, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA

Website:
http://www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/productions/index.html

24

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25

Mixed Media Workshop with Jennie Oppenheimer

Dates: October 24, 2015 - October 25, 2015

We’ll experiment with a variety of mixed media techniques making painted/collaged wooden boxes, paintings on wood, handmade paper books and Reliquaries. Participants are encouraged to bring your own special images, stamps, ephemera, small photos or decorative scraps of paper (or sort through my box of finds)–all other materials will be provided. Registration: online thru HCA  – credit card only

10am-4pm

Location:
Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Website:
http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com/classes/adult-classes/mixed-media-workshop-with-jennie-oppenheimer

16

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18

Petaluma International Film Festival

Dates: October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015

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

12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location:
Boulevard Cinemas

Website:
http://www.petalumafilmfestival.org

10

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18

Sonoma County Art Trails

Dates: October 10, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Enjoy the abundance of creative talent Sonoma County has to offer by visiting the professional studios of the Sonoma County Art Trails artists October 10, 11, 17 and 18. Along scenic corridors and country roads, you can visit the working studios of members of Sebastopol Center for the Arts, which will be open to the public 10am to 5pm on each of those four days.

10am-5pm

Location:
varies

Website:
http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/

9

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31

Blind Scream Haunted House

Dates: October 9, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Blind Scream presents three terrifying haunted houses in 20,000 sq ft of pure exhilaration. BLACKOUT is a heart thumping, blood pumping, walk through your darkest nightmares. It will have you screaming to get out. THE SWAMP SHACK takes you to the muggy, dark swampy waters of Louisiana’s Bayou to the dilapidated dwelling of Mama Sante Hunter. Some say she is a VooDoo witch and all that crosses her wretched threshold is cursed for life. CARNICUS features the “Good” Doc Hunter helping the Great P.T. Hunter in creating one of the worst sideshows of terror ever assembled. Blind Scream haunted houses - horrifying the North Bay for 17 bone chilling nights from October 9-31. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m., except for Friday and Saturday nights, 7 to 11 p.m. General admission to one Haunted House is $10; general admission to one Haunted House plus one Fast Pass is $15; general admission to all three Haunted Houses is $20; general admission to all three Haunted Houses plus three Fast Passes is $30.

7-10pm

Location:
Sonoma Mountain Village

Website:
http://www.blindscream.com/

8

Lebanese Cooking Class with Chef Cristina Topham

Dates: October 8, 2015

Explore the basics of Lebanese food at Ramekins. Attendees will learn how to make

  • Traditional Hummus Tahini with Toasted Pine Nuts
  • Cucumber and Mint Lebne
  • Pickled Turnips
  • Za’atar Manushi Bread
  • Fetoush Salad – Lebanese Bread Salad
  • Kibbe - lamb meat balls stuffed with cinnamon and pine nut butter
  • Slow-cooked green beans with cumin and tomatoes
  • Lebanese Rice Pilaf
  • Milk pudding with orange blossom, pistachios and honey

6:30-9:30pm

Location:
Ramekins, 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma

Website:
http://ramekins.com/event-registration/?ee=622

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4

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Dates: October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015

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.

Varies by day

Location:
Varies by event

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

2

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4

Sonoma Music Festival

Dates: October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Bruce Cohn and B.R. Cohn Charity Events present the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival, October 2-4, held at the Field of Dreams near downtown Sonoma. Appearing as the successor to Bruce’s legendary 28-year winery fall festival, this exciting event features Chicago and America on Friday evening October 2, doors at 4 p.m. Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band with Pablo Cruise on Saturday afternoon and evening October 3, doors at 4 p.m. and the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, the Edgar Winter Band and the Tommy Castro Band Sunday afternoon October 4, doors at 11 a.m. 

Location:
Field of Dreams, 151 First Street West, Sonoma, CA

Website:
http://www.sonomamusicfestival.com/

September

25

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27

2015 Sonoma Valley Crush

Dates: September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

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!

11am-4pm

Location:
60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood, 95452

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

25

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27

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Dates: September 25, 2015 - September 27, 2015

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.

Varies

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

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

20

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22

Sonoma County Grape Camp

Dates: September 20, 2015 - September 22, 2015

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. 

Varies by day

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
www.sonomagrapecamp.com/schedule

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21

Wine Country Film Festival

Dates: September 17, 2015 - September 21, 2015

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.

All day

Location:
Participating Locations

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

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Gala Celebration

Dates: September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015

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!

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Dates: September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015

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.

Varies by day

Location:
Participating Locations

Website:
http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com

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3

Transcendence Theatre Company Artist Series: Imagine

Dates: September 2, 2015 - September 3, 2015

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! 

8 p.m.

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery

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

August

29

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30

Seafood, Art and Wine Festival

Dates: August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015

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.

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

Location:
Watts Ranch

Website:
bodegaseafoodfestival.com

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30

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Dates: August 28, 2015 - August 30, 2015

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!

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

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

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

26

Wine & Sunsets in Paradise

Dates: August 26, 2015

Each Wednesday evening through October 28, the public is invited to enjoy Paradise Ridge wines while watching spectacular sunsets over the Russian River Valley. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends with the setting of the sun. On these evenings the tasting room is closed, but guests can enjoy a selection of hand crafted wines available by the glass or by the bottle. Each week features live music and wine country food trucks. Advance tickets are $8 per person, or $5 for wine club members and $10 at the door if available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com, which also has a complete list of the entertainment and food purveyors. 

5:30-8:30

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery, 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://prwinery.com/

25

Ping Pong Palooza

Dates: August 25, 2015

Play tournament style ping pong at Palooza! Each Tuesday, there will be four tables set out side in the court yard. ]Winners receive a $20 gift card to Palooza Gastropub and Wine Bar. It's free to play if you're dining that night, otherwise it's just $5.

6:30pm

Location:
Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar

Website:
http://www.paloozafresh.com/

23

Santa Rosa Marathon

Dates: August 23, 2015

As the largest city in Northern California's wine growing region, the city of Santa Rosa opens up the pathways along Santa Rosa Creek and Prince Memorial Greenway Park for the Santa Rosa Marathon & Half Marathon. Open to both runners and walkers, the race route features sights notable for the area from the trestle bridges that cross the creek to the glorious farmlands and wine vineyards that dot the landscape, all of which make for a memorable run on a mostly flat, fast course. The Post-Race Festival will be held at Juilliard Park in downtown Santa Rosa. There will be a Beer Festival, farmers market, and kids' activities, too!

6am-2pm

Location:
Julliard Park

Website:
http://www.thesantarosamarathon.com/

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23

Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Dates: August 21, 2015 - August 23, 2015

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.

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Dates: August 14, 2015 - August 16, 2015

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.

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Rhythm of Life

Dates: August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015

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.

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

July

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Petaluma Music Festival

Dates: July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015

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. 

Varies by day

Location:
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds

Website:
www.petalumamusicfestival.org

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West of Wine Festival

Dates: July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015

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. 

Varies by day

Location:
The Barlow

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

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Sonoma County Fair

Dates: July 24, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Enjoy “Down on the Farm” for 15 days of toe-tappin’ fun at the 2015 Sonoma County Fair, opening Friday, July 24 and closing Sunday, August 9 (closed on Mondays). Sonoma County's agricultural roots are celebrated in the Hall of Flowers themed “Barnyard Blossoms!” Get in on the action at the horse races, stomp your boots to live music, visit the livestock area or even enter a free contest to win some prizes. Down on the Farm will feature a giant carnival, a bounty of delicious fair food, livestock shows, a special Kids Area, and all kinds of rustic down-home entertainment. The Sonoma County Fair is also a showcase for local arts and crafts in the community. Each week features new and fun events! 

All Day

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
www.sonomacountyfair.com

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18

Transcendence Theatre Company: Fantastical Family Night

Dates: July 17, 2015 - July 18, 2015

This inspirational evening of dream-living will be filled with Broadway, Disney and everything in between.  

Featuring special performances by the kids of Transcendence's Broadway Kids Camp, pre-show adventures and more.  

This extraordinary summer tradition was hailed by Broadway World San Francisco as Best Performance for Youth and is guaranteed to inspire every kid at heart to go beyond the usual limits and change the world in extraordinary ways!

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Oh What A Night

Dates: July 2, 2015 - July 3, 2015

Are you ready to experience one of the most magical & breathtaking nights of your life?  

OH WHAT A NIGHT! will take you on a journey of music & dance throughout the ages that has inspired people to live life to the fullest.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a night filled with Broadway showstoppers, nostalgic standards, & modern twists on some of the worlds most uplifting & cherished songs.  This astounding evening is guaranteed to be a night that will take your enjoyment of life to new levels!

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

June

26

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Transcendence Theatre Company: Oh What A Night

Dates: June 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Are you ready to experience one of the most magical & breathtaking nights of your life?  

OH WHAT A NIGHT! will take you on a journey of music & dance throughout the ages that has inspired people to live life to the fullest.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a night filled with Broadway showstoppers, nostalgic standards, & modern twists on some of the worlds most uplifting & cherished songs.  This astounding evening is guaranteed to be a night that will take your enjoyment of life to new levels!

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

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Toyota/Save Mart 350

Dates: June 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Get Your Tickets to the Sonoma NASCAR Party! Enjoy a weekend long of car racing at one the Valley's most famous locations. 

Varies by day

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/toyota_save_mart_350/

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21

Transcendence Theatre Company: Oh What A Night

Dates: June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015

Are you ready to experience one of the most magical & breathtaking nights of your life?  

OH WHAT A NIGHT! will take you on a journey of music & dance throughout the ages that has inspired people to live life to the fullest.  

Join Transcendence Theatre Company for a night filled with Broadway showstoppers, nostalgic standards, & modern twists on some of the worlds most uplifting & cherished songs.  This astounding evening is guaranteed to be a night that will take your enjoyment of life to new levels!

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

Location:
Jack London State Park

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

May

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24

French Flea Market

Dates: May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015

Over 30 of the best French antique vintage and collectible dealers will have their treasures for sale from 10-6 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday. French food, wine and music too! Come early for the best selection!

10-6 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday

Location:
Chateau Sonoma, 153 W. Napa Street, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
www.chateausonoma.com

April

25

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26

April in Carneros

Dates: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Join the wineries of Carneros for this exciting multi-winery open house event. Taste wines, including new releases and exciting bottles pulled from the cellars, and fill your cellar with your favorites, some at special April in Carneros discounts! Each participating winery will offer their own special blend of activities. Enjoy live music, an art exhibit, sample food, play a lawn game, tour a cellar, or meet a winemaker! 

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
carneroswineries.org

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26

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Experience a modern tradition with century-old roots. A beloved tradition among wine lovers,  enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a modern twist, all within Sonoma’s idyllic Dry Creek Valley. Passport guests are welcomed into 45+ wineries throughout the valley, each offering an exclusive pairing of exquisite wine, gourmet food, live entertainment, intimate vineyard tours and sample acclaimed zinfandels and exclusive vintages poured by the vintners. 

Varies by day

Location:
Various Locations

Website:
http://www.drycreekvalley.org/events/passport-to-dry-creek-valley.php

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19

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival and Parade

Dates: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

This treasured two day festival begins with a parade on Saturday, followed by live music, food, crafts, childrens' games, art show, wine and more!

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location:
Sebastopol Veteran's Building

Website:
http://appleblossomfest.com

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12

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

Dates: April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015

The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages - craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines. Food booths have something for every palate from barbequed oysters, local fish 'n chips, to veggie burgers, clam chowder and sandwiches. Don't forget to stop by the "Sugar Shack" for snacks, popcorn, hot pretzels and more. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:
Westside Regional Park

Website:
http://bbfishfest.org

March

26

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29

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Dates: March 26, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Join the festival for 70 films on 5 different screens over the four-day weekend. With 100+ filmmakers, subjects, and special guests expected at this year's festival, it is sure to be the biggest and best SDFF ever.

Varies by day

Location:
Multiple Theatres

Website:
http://sebastopolfilmfestival.org

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29

18th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: March 25, 2015 - March 29, 2015

Now in its 18th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 25-29, 2015) takes place in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country and features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and a showcase of Spanish language films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance on Sonoma’s historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.

Daily

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/home.html

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22

2015 Savor Sonoma Valley, Barrel Tasting Weekend

Dates: March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015

Over twenty Wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be showcasing the 2014 vintage straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired with scrumptious food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.

Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel wines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and savor a wonderful wine country weekend.  Most importantly - this event offers guests the chance to take an advance look at what the 2014 vintage is going to be like in bottle! 

Daily

Location:
Participating Wineries

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

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22

California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015

Three days of cheese bliss awaits. Meet the cheese makers and their cheeses at an intimate cheese, wine, beer and cider reception. Take a farm tour on Friday, sign up for a class to learn from our experts: cheese making workshops; cheese pairings; learn cheese basics; how to cook with cheese; how to make cheese and more. Attend the Grand Cheese Tasting and Best in Cheese Competition on Saturday night with over two dozen restaurants showcasing cheese-inspired dishes for sampling with wines and beers to complement. Visit the Bubble Brunch or go to the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace on Sunday where you can taste and buy cheeses from more than 20 artisan cheese makers; meet, try and buy the wares of artisan wineries, craft breweries and local food vendors...and much more. Celebrity chefs, world class cheese, wine, beer, cider and more all in one fun filled weekend!

All Day

Location:
Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma

Website:
artisancheesefestival.com

14

VinOlivo Grand Tasting

Dates: March 14, 2015

$75 General Admission in advance | $95 VIP | $85 at the door

VIP VinOlivo Package: $130 | Early Entrance Grand Tasting + 3-Day Tasting Ticket to Sonoma Valley

Join more than 60 wineries and 25 top restaurateurs to enjoy all that Sonoma Valley Wine Country has to offer! Sip the wines and meet the winemakers behind some of Sonoma Valley’s word-class wines. Ignite your taste buds with food from Sonoma’s finest restaurateurs, caterers and artisans.

7p.m. to 10p.m.

Location:
The Lodge at Sonoma

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com/event/vinolivo-weekend-grand-tasting-2015/

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15

Annual Barrel Tasting Along Wine Road

Dates: March 6, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Northern Sonoma County presents their annual double weekend event that is all about the WINE. Sample wines from the barrel and in most cases a limited number of current release wines. This is a chance to purchase future release wines that are so limited it's the only way to get them. The event dates are March 6-8 and March 13-15, 2015.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

February

14

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15

Olive Season Finale Weekend at Cline Cellars

Dates: February 14, 2015 - February 15, 2015

Olive season may be winding down, but the olive celebration is in full swing at Cline Cellars. Explore the rich history of the Cline ranch dating back to the Mission era. Taste gourmet olive oil made from the historic Mission olive and visit the California Mission Museum. Sample unique olive-inspired pairings with specially selected Cline wines. Take home an olive tree from Green String Farm to plant in your own garden. Celebrate the bounty of Sonoma Valley at Cline. Guests will receive special discounts on selected Cline Wines and olive products throughout the weekend.

Daily

Location:
Cline Cellars

Website:
http://clinecellars.com/

January

17

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18

Winter WINEland

Dates: January 17, 2015 - January 18, 2015

The 23rd annual Winter WINEland event is a great opportunity to meet winemakers and 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. Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend. This event does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. More than 140 wineries will be participating in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

December

31

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Dates: December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa's only Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops at noon.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Charles M. Schulz Museum

Website:
www.schulzmuseum.org

29

Grapes to Glass: Cheers to a Sparkling New Year! at the Lodge at Sonoma

Dates: December 29, 2014

Starting at 5:30, we relax and explore the enchanting world of wine—from the very special soils of the vineyard, to the mysterious alchemy of winemaking, to the delightful drink that dazzles the senses, we leave no grape unturned.  Our classes are free and open to all guests and locals.  There are no tests in the class and note-taking is purely optional, the only requirement is an occasional chuckle at our attempts at humor.

5:30-6:30pm.

Location:
Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa

Website:

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28

Le Cirque de Bohème

Dates: December 26, 2014 - December 28, 2014

A 1920’s style Circus based on the French tradition – Le Cirque de Bohème will transport you into a magical travel filled with enchantment, wonder & adventure. A Magician, Contortionist, Hat Juggling, Ball Spinning, Unicycle, Mime, and eccentric Clown, Knife-Throwing and other assorted denizens of Paris of the 1920’s ….experience the work of world class performers whose talents are definitely woven into the story of the Bohemian of Paris atop the hill of Montmartre just near “Le Sacré Coeur Cathedral.” Le Cirque de Bohème is an intimate gathering limited to 130 guests per show under the charming tent in the gardens at Cornerstone. 

3-6 p.m.

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
707-933-3010

25

Christmas at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Dates: December 25, 2014

Enjoy a delicious Christmas meal at Santé, accompanied by great food and live entertainment! 

2:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Website:
www.fairmont.com/sonoma

21

Chanukah Festival

Dates: December 21, 2014

Celebrate Chanukah with fun, festive Jewish music, delicious latkes, fun prizes and Galt. There will be a 9-foot tall Menorah, thrilling performances, and activities to entertain all. The Chanukah Festival will take place in Village Court in Montgomery Village.

Montgomery Village

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24

A Christmas Carol at the Sonoma Community Center

Dates: December 19, 2014 - December 24, 2014

A holiday tradition for families, the annual theatrical production of A Christmas Carol in Andrews Hall.

7 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

Website:
http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org

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20

St. Francis Ode to Crab Winery Dinner

Dates: December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014

To celebrate the beginning of Northern California Crab Season, St. Francis Executive Chef Bryan Jones creates a crab-centric 4-course menu expertly paired with St. Francis Wines. Join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night!

6:30

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/summer-film-festival/

13

Sonoma Tastemakers at St. Francis

Dates: December 13, 2014

Join St. Francis in the beautiful Mission-style Tasting Room for a complimentary wine and food program, Sonoma Tastemakers, featuring Sonoma Chocolatiers known for their award-winning chocolates and caramels.

1pm - 3pm

Location:
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/

7

Safari West Open House Block Party

Dates: December 7, 2014

Join Safari West for their annual Open House Block Party! Get a close-up look at the strange, exotic family that lives at Safari West. Here's your chance to see cheetahs, giraffes, lemurs, a whole aviary full of strange birds, and much more. On select Sundays throughout November and December, Safari West will be offering reduced prices for adults and free admission for one child (age twelve and under) with each paying adult. Each additional child (twelve and under) is $10. Rain or shine, come prepared!

9am - 3pm

Location:
Safari West

Website:
http://www.safariwest.com/open-house/

7

Lighting of the Snowman Festival

Dates: December 7, 2014

Be the first to see what the Snowmen are doing this year at the 10th Annual Lighting of the Snowman Festival at Cornerstone!

This year stay for dinner -  In addition to enjoying a great meal indoors at Park 121 we’ve added an assortment of Bay Area Food Trucks to this years event. Korean beef bowls, Wood Fire Pizza, Fish Tacos.

Events –

Sean Carscaddan Trio Live

Popo the Clown

Michel Michelis and his wonderful  Barrel Organ with special circus guest

Sonoma Conservatory of Dance  and the Sugar Plum Fairies

Santa photos on the Big Blue Chair

Holiday movies in the Olive Grove Theater

Parking - $10/car.  Parking will be available on site at Cornerstone – first come first serve – and 2 minutes down the road at Jacuzzi Winery with a shuttle to the event leaving every 5 minutes.  100% of the proceeds from parking will benefit the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance.

4pm

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com/explore/projects/lighting-of-the-snowmen/

5

SIFF Wine Cave Dinner

Dates: December 5, 2014

Kick off the holidays with a marvelous dinner in the Benziger Family Winery cave. Enjoy a wine reception and passed appetizers in "The Barn" followed by a 4-course catered, sit-down dinner paired with Benziger wines in the beautiful wine cave. Swedish Lucia Maidens will have a few selected songs to perform and will escort guests by candlelight to the wine cave where the Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble will also perform. 

6:30pm

Location:
Benziger Family Winery

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/film-festival-event-tickets.html

November

28

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29

31st Annual Holiday Open House

Dates: November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014

Toast the Holiday Season in Sonoma Valley! Heart of Sonoma Valley Association invites you to the 31st Annual Holiday Open House! Tour over twenty-four wineries throughout Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration. Travel from winery to winery as you taste award-winning wines, enjoy holiday entertainment and purchase gifts for friends and family. Tickets are $45 per person and include a souvenir wine glass and access to all participating wineries.

11am - 4pm

Location:
Varies

Website:
https://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/purchase/31st-annual-holiday-open-house

27

Thanksgiving Dinner at Depot Hotel

Dates: November 27, 2014

Four-course Thanksgiving Dinner with fireside and garden view dining available.

12:00pm-7:00pm

Location:
Depot hotel

Website:
http://www.depotsonoma.com/Depot-Menu.html

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23

Holiday In Carneros

Dates: November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014

Join the wineries of Carneros for this exciting multi-winery open house event. Taste wines, including new releases and exciting bottles pulled from our cellars, and fill your cellar with your favorites, some at special Holiday in Carneros pricing!

11am - 4pm

Location:
Varies

Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-in-carneros-2014-tickets-13516886371

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Safari West Open House Block Party

Dates: November 16, 2014

Join Safari West for their annual Open House Block Party! Get a close-up look at the strange, exotic family that lives at Safari West. Here's your chance to see cheetahs, giraffes, lemurs, a whole aviary full of strange birds, and much more.

On select Sundays throughout November and December, Safari West will be offering reduced prices for adults and free admission for one child (age twelve and under) with each paying adult. Each additional child (twelve and under) is $10.

Rain or shine, come prepared!

9am - 3pm

Location:
Safari West

Website:
http://www.safariwest.com/open-house/

15

Sonoma Tastemakers at St. Francis

Dates: November 15, 2014

Join St. Francis Winery on November 15 for a complimentary wine and food program, Sonoma Tastemakers, featuring Petaluma Pie Company known for their sweet and savory pies.

1pm - 3pm

Location:
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/

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Petaluma Veterans Day Parade

Dates: November 11, 2014

If you like aircrafts, parades, and an airshow, you'll love the Petaluma Veteran's Day Parade! Vintage war birds and sleek air racers fly-in to take part in what has been called the "largest Veterans Day Parade north of the Golden Gate." 

The parade begins at 1:00 but you are welcome to head out early as there will be music playing in the gazebo starting at noon. After the parade, enjoy a Veterans Day Program with prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and more.

12pm

Location:
Walnut Park

8

Farm to Fork Fall Feast

Dates: November 8, 2014

Join Sonoma County Farm Trails for an elegant evening at Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen. Celebrity Chef Duskie Estes of Zazu Restaurant and Farm will prepare a fabulous meal from organic ingredients grown in Sonoma County and sourced from Farm Trails members. A VIP Reception, from 4 to 5 p.m. with limited availability, will feature a special performance by cellist Zoe Keating, with local artisan cheese makers and craft cider makers. 

5pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Atwood Ranch

Website:
http://www.farmtrails.org/

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First Friday Art Walk Guerneville

Dates: November 7, 2014

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. Keep an eye out for street artists and performance art, too!

3pm - 8pm

Location:
Sonoma Nesting Company

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Reserve Sonoma Valley

Dates: November 1, 2014

This is your chance to experience the 2014 harvest with an inside view of the Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries! Eight thematic excursions to choose from, each including behind the scenes visits to four wineries, chauffeured transportation, and a wine-country picnic lunch.

9:30am - 5pm

Location:
Varies

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com/

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Wine Road - A Wine & Food Affair

Dates: November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014

A Wine and Food Affair is a full weekend of wine and food pairings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. 
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine. Attendees will receive a calendar, tasting glass, and wristband upon check-in. 

11am - 4pm

Location:
Varies

Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-wine-food-affair-2014-registration-12448069511

October

30

Paint & Taste at Envolve

Dates: October 30, 2014

Did your art teacher fail to recognize your inner talent? No worries, you can still unleash your spirit! Paint and Taste provides you with all the materials and step by step instruction to create a display worthy canvas of color and wonder in a two hour session, all while sipping great wine. Experienced, fun, local artists will be there to guide you on your creative voyage. You'll leave with a feeling of accomplishment, an experience you won't forget and your own one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. 

6pm - 8pm

Location:
Envolve WInery

Website:
http://www.envolvewinery.com/Wines/Events

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Pinot on the River

Dates: October 26, 2014

Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg. Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers and focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. Don't miss Sunday's Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square, it's a Sonoma County wine weekend you won't want to miss.

11am - 4pm

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza

Website:
http://www.pinotfestival.com/

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Sonoma Valley Tastemakers at St. Francis Winery

Dates: October 25, 2014

Join St. Francis Winery for a complimentary wine and food program, Sonoma Tastemakers, featuring the best of Sonoma County. In the St. Francis tasting room, Valley Ford Cheese Company will be pairing St. Francis wines with award-winning farmstead Italian cheeses. 

1pm - 3pm

Location:
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/upcoming-events/

25

SIFF Hitchcock Film Noir Party

Dates: October 25, 2014

Celebrate the "Master of Suspense" at the Hitchcock Film Noir Party, hosted by the Sonoma International Film Festival. Be part of a unique evening that includes a sizzling fashion show, BeBop Jazz, specially selected wines and champagne from John Charles Boisset, SF DJ, gourmet food, and the staging of a classic film noir "whodunit." Proceeds will support the Sonoma Valley High School Media Arts Program. - See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/siff-hitchcock-film-noir-party#sthash.qEfqUFi0.dpuf

6pm - 10:30pm

Location:
Buena Vista Winery

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/film-festival-event-tickets.html

25

11th Annual Harvest Festival at Robledo Winery

Dates: October 25, 2014

Celebrate Harvest with the blessing with the Grapes and Olives. Enjoy live Mariachi music, an Aztec dance performance, the official release of Robledo's new Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with the youngest Robledo brother (Emiliano's) new label, and their famous grape stomp competition! 

12:00pm-4:00pm

Location:
Robledo Family Winery

Website:
www.robledofamilywinery.com

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Blending Seminar & Lunch

Dates: October 23, 2014

Have you ever wanted to be a winemaker for the day? Join Chef Michael Pryor, Executive Chef at Michel-Schlumberger and former sommelier from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, as he takes you through the fascinating experience of blending wine. Following the blending class, you will enjoy an elegant lunch hosted by Chef Michael. Take home a bottle of your own custom blend of their estate wine to share with friends and family. - See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/blending-seminar-and-lunch#sthash.0E4rhUyP.dpuf

10am - 1:30pm

Location:
Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates

Website:
http://michelschlumberger.com/

22

Cajun Gumbo Movie Night

Dates: October 22, 2014

To celebrate the pots, pans, open fires and hearth cooking of co-owner Cindy Daniel's native Louisiana, SHED is throwing a Cajun movie night in the Grange featuring two Les Blank films about the region and serving hot gumbo prepared by Healdsburg's local creole kitchen Parish Cafe. - See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/gumbo-movie-night#sthash.tLNMbEQa.dpuf

7pm - 9pm

Location:
SHED

Website:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/888111

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Live Music & Hot Dog Harvest Party at Truett Hurst

Dates: October 18, 2014

Join Truett Hurst Winery for a day of live music by Adam Lieb, wonderful wines, and beautiful gardens. Guests are encouraged to take their tasting outside and enjoy the master gardens, farm animals, and even a short walk to the banks of Dry Creek. The $5 tasting fee is complimentary with wine purchase. 

1pm - 4pm

Location:
Truett Hurst Winery

Website:
http://www.truetthurst.com/

18

2014 Fort Ross Harvest Festival

Dates: October 18, 2014

The Fort Ross Harvest Festival will offer all sorts of food, including heirloom apples, apple cider, and apples in baked goods. You will also find great seasonal and local foods such as from food trucks or some great Sonoma cheese. You can also enjoy a horse and wagon ride, crafts, a cannon firing, dances, as well as a separately ticketed For Ross Seaview Wine Tasting and Luncheon.

10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Fort Ross State Historic Park

Website:
http://www.fortross.org/

18

B.R. Cohn Summer Music Series: Beso Negro

Dates: October 18, 2014

Join B.R. Cohn Winery for local band Beso Negro rounding out the 2014 Summer Music Series! Beso Negro combines traditional Gypsy sounds with a vibrant modern sensibility and blues. Relax and picnic in the Olive Grove with delicious wine and items from our Gourmet Shop. The Summer Music Series celebrates diverse genres and highlights local bay area talent.

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
www.brcohn.com

18

Harvest Party

Dates: October 18, 2014

It’s our 16th harvest for Dutton-Goldfield, and our tasting room is celebrating! We’ll be featuring a special flight of wines for the day, paired deliciously with tasty bites from our friends at Bay Laurel Culinary. The wine and food flight is complimentary with your $150 wine purchase, otherwise $25 per person.

10:00am-4:30pm

Location:
Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Website:
http://www.duttongoldfield.com/

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Petaluma International Film Festival

Dates: October 17, 2014 - October 19, 2014

The Petaluma International Film Festival is an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films from around the world. All films are in English or with English subtitles and are screened at Boulevard Cinemas.

All Day

Location:
Boulevard Cinemas

Website:
http://www.petalumafilmfestival.org/

16

Thumbprint Cellars Comedy in the Lounge

Dates: October 16, 2014

Spend the evening with the thumbprint crew and some of the funniest local comedians around.

There will be four comedians, and please note, this is not an all ages show - viewer discretion is advised. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle and seating is extremely limited!

7pm

Location:
Thumbprint Cellars

Website:
http://www.thumbprintcellars.com/index.php/Comedy-nights?___store=default

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Blind Scream Haunted House

Dates: October 13, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Blind Scream presents 3 all NEW terrifying Haunted Houses in 20,000 sq ft of pure exhilaration! Whether you choose Blackout, Swamp Shack or Carnicus you'll be sure to leave with your heart thumping and blood pumping!

Dates and times vary - check the website for more details.

Tickets:
GA to one Haunted House - $10
GA to one Haunted House plus one Fast Pass - $15
GAto all three Haunted Houses $20
GA to all three Haunted Houses plus Fast Pass to all three Haunted Houses $30

Varies

Location:
Sonoma Mountain Village

Website:
http://www.blindscream.com

11

Ty Caton Vineyards Barrel Tasting

Dates: October 11, 2014

Taste futures of 2013 vintage wines straight from the barrel & enjoy current release, award-winning wines paired with delicious food by chef Sandy! Have fun, listen to music, mingle with Ty and take advantage of huge discounts! Purchase tickets in advance for more savings!

11am - 4pm

Location:
Ty Caton Vineyards Winery

Website:
http://www.tycaton.com/

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Annual Italian Country Harvest Party

Dates: October 4, 2014

Join the D'Argenzio Family for the 18th Annual Italian Country Harvest Party, where they celebrate family and friends, new and old. There will be an Italian feast, live music, dancing, and complimentary glasses of wine throughout the afternoon, evening, and into the night. They will be featuring many newly released wines, wine club exclusive wines, and limited edition wines to taste, enjoy, and purchase. Must RSVP by Saturday, Sept. 20.

3:00pm-9:00pm

Location:
D'Argenzio Winery and Tasting Room

Website:
http://www.dargenziowine.com/

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Dates: October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Sonoma County Harvest Fair is a celebration of the local harvest featuring three full days of all-inclusive wine tasting with 150+ wineries, wine sales, food pairing, craft beer & cider tasting, marketplace, chef demonstrations and workshops, the World Championship Grape Stomp and much more. Make plans to join the fun and taste the best of Sonoma County!

Enjoy a sensational Grand Tasting experience at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3-5, 2014. Previously the Grand Tasting event was only Friday evening, now you can enjoy all of the award winning wines and food all three days. With the addition of unique and educational demonstrations, a renewed focus on local and artisanal products and interactive tastings, this year's event is an exceptional celebration of Sonoma Countys finest and best-known products.

10:30am-5:30pm

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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

September

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Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Dates: September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014

The 2014 Opening Night Gala takes place under the summer night stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks on the Sonoma Plaza. Live music, over 50 wineries pouring, food tastings by Valley restaurants, specialty shops, and caterers are all available to enjoy at your leisure.

Varies

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com/wp/

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Sonoma Valley Crush

Dates: September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014

For three days, wineries will be offering a variety of Harvest Activities including Grape Sampling in the vineyards, Crush Pad tours, samples of Fresh Pressed Juice and grapes picked fresh off the vine including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon. You can even taste a wine while it's fermenting!

Learn how to read a Refractometer and gain a deeper understanding about the importance of the balance between sugar and acid levels in wine grapes. Meet with and ask Winemakers questions about harvest. This is your opportunity to learn all about harvest!

11:00am-4:00pm

Location:
Various Locations

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2014-sonoma-valley-crush

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117th Annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Dates: September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating the Sonoma Valley's bounty, community, and local culture. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profits. The three day event will kick things off with a Friday night gala. Taste great wine, sample delicious food and dance under the stars to live music. It's summer in Sonoma and the fun keeps going throughout the entire weekend on the plaza including family fun in the Kid Zone on Saturday and Sunday.

10:00am-6:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com/

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25

Sonoma County Grape Camp

Dates: September 22, 2014 - September 25, 2014

Now’s your chance to see, feel, and enjoy the total Sonoma Wine Country experience from the vineyard to the bottle and more. You'll spend three days picking grapes and blending your own wine with your own hands. Gain a deeper understanding of wine's DNA, savor food and wine pairings, take insider tours, and enjoy vineyard activities. Dine with friends in the vineyards, the cave, the garden, and a highly rated restaurant. Relax each night at the luxurious Vintners Inn.

All day

Location:
Vintners Inn

Website:
http://www.sonomagrapecamp.com/

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21

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Part of the appeal of this immensely popular annual gathering is the magical setting, at Johnson's Beach & Resort on the Russian River. It's just one block from Guerneville's Main Street, and towering redwoods keep the crowds cool against the banks of the water. Even cooler is the line-up of top performers, including Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Boney James, and Gary Clark, Jr. The fun plays over two stages, and guests are invited to bring a blanket and low-back chairs.

Doors open at 10 a.m. daily and the music rocks until 6 p.m., rounded out with food vendors, wine tastings, dancing in the grass, and even canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent on the river.

10:00am-6:00pm

Location:
16241 First St.

Website:
http://www.russianriverfestivals.com/

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Glendi International Food Festival

Dates: September 20, 2014 - September 21, 2014

The Glendi International Food Fair is Santa Rosa's premier ethnic food and dance event. Each year, on the third Saturday and Sunday of September since 1989, the Parish has hosted this festival of foods from Middle Eastern, Eritrean, Russian, Greek, Balkan, Romanian, Italian and American cultures. The food is all fresh and ethnically authentic. Enjoy have a diverse entertainment schedule with live music by Edessa both days, dancers, dance lessons, and acapella choirs.

All Day

Location:
St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthdox Church

Website:
http://www.saintseraphim.com/glendi1.html

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B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival

Dates: September 19, 2014 - September 22, 2014

Join Bruce Cohn, The Wallflowers, Peter Frampton, Los Lonely Boys, John Waite, Huey Lewis and the News and more for the 2014 B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival & Celebrity Golf Tournament!

11:00am-6:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
http://www.brcohnfallfestival.org/

18

Paint and Taste at Envolve Winery

Dates: September 18, 2014

Did your art teacher fail to recognize your inner talent? No worries, you can still unleash your spirit. At Paint & Taste we provide you with all the materials and step by step instruction to create a display worthy canvas of color and wonder in a 2 hour session, all while sipping great wine. 

Our experienced, fun and local artists will be there to guide you on your creative voyage. These classes are perfect for beginners, so grab your buddies, coworkers, plan a unique date night, or fly solo and meet  some creative friends!

You'll leave with a feeling of accomplishment, an experience you won't forget and your own on-of-akind piece of artwork. No previous knowledge is required, so all you need to do is grab a glass of your favorite varietal and start painting.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Envolve Winery

Website:
http://www.envolvewinery.com/index.cfm?method=products.productDrilldown&productid=BD4C79EB-AC5D-D066-C57D-D0EA2225A7F5&pageID=3a6b6941-0fd6-57a2-4393-62f74cc4fe6f&sortBy=DisplayOrder&maxRows=10&

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Outdoor Cinema with SIFF

Dates: September 18, 2014

Join the Sonoma International Film Festival for an Outdoor Cinema Event at Chateau St. Jean Winery featuring the documentary film, Impossible Light. Ticket price includes wine tasting, music and film. Food truck will have reasonably priced food for sale. Jeremy Ambers, Director, will be in attendance.

6:30 p.m.

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://sonomafilmfest.ticketmob.com/show.cfm?id=38996&cart

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Wine Country Film Festival

Dates: September 17, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Bringing the best films from around the world to Sonoma County wine country, this annual showcase presents a cinematic window to the world with an impressive lineup of films, filmmakers, producers, and actors. An eclectic five day celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange with films screened outdoors in a spectacular setting at Deerfield Ranch Winery In Kenwood, inside the winery’s Grand Room Cave theatre, and at nearby venues in the Heart of Sonoma Valley.

TBA

Location:
Various Locations

Website:
http://winecountryfilmfest.com

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Sonoma Plein Air

Dates: September 15, 2014 - September 20, 2014

August brings talented artists to Sonoma Valley to participate in the 12th Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival. Not only will you meet nationally renowned plein air artists and watch as they create Sonoma County-specific works of art, but you’ll also experience Sonoma during its inspiring and awesome harvest. Purchase one-of-a-kind paintings knowing that your purchases make possible art classes in Sonoma Valley schools.

Varies

Location:
Various locations

Website:
http://www.sonomapleinair.com/

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14

Much Ado About Sebastopol

Dates: September 13, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, and other Renaissance travelers will be attending the fourth annual Much Ado About Sebastopol. This very special 16th century Renaissance harvest faire comes to life during the apple harvest of the mythic hamlet of Fenford. Two days of historical re-enactments, entertainment, games and refreshments for the entire family will take place.

10:00am-6:00pm

Location:
Ives Park

Website:
http://www.muchadoaboutsebastopol.com/

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14

Women's Weekend 2.0 Reinvented on the Russian River

Dates: September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014

Women’s Weekend 2.0 will take place on the Russian River with Saturday and Sunday being an outdoor festival at the Monte Rio Amphitheater with well-know lesbian entertainers, crafts fair, color drop, flash mob, concessions, golf tournament, single’s mixers, wine tasting, a Jazz and Blues day on Sunday and much more. Evening DJ dances and live bands will be held at the River Theater in Guerneville.

All day

Location:
Monte Rio Amphitheater

Website:
http://www.womensweekend2.com/

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Red & White Ball

Dates: September 6, 2014

Dress in your red & white best to support the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation in their annual fundraiser on the Sonoma Plaza. Enjoy BBQ, dessert, the finest Sonoma Valley wines & dancing - all to support Sonoma Valley Schools!

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.svgreatschools.org/

6

B.R. Cohn Summer Music Series: The Creak

Dates: September 6, 2014

Join B.R. Cohn Winery for local bluegrass band The Creak, performing at the 2014 Summer Music Series! The Creak has roots in bluegrass and folk with elements of blues and punk. Relax and picnic in the Olive Grove with delicious wine and items from our Gourmet Shop. The Summer Music Series celebrates diverse genres and highlights local bay area talent. Tickets are $30 for Club Members and $40 for general admission.

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
www.brcohn.com

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Petaluma Art in the Park

Dates: September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014

The Petaluma Arts Association presents its annual celebration of music and art in Walnut Park. Take a picnic, a chair or blanket, and settle in for a day of live entertainment by a number of local musicians and stroll through a variety of work by local artists.

10:00am-5:00pm

Location:
Walnut Park

Website:
http://www.petalumaarts.org/

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Transcendence Theatre: Gala Celebration

Dates: September 5, 2014 - September 6, 2014

Catch us Once Before We Go at our third annual Gala Celebration. This concert is a little bit of the best from the summer season and some new sure-to-be classics rolled into one spectacular evening.Let us pay tribute to all, including you, who made the season possible. Don’t miss this last hurrah as these tickets are always the first to go!

7:30pm

Location:
Jack London State Historic Park

Website:
www.transcendencetheatre.org

August

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Dates: August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Sonoma County's largest and most fun charitable event celebrating one of Americas favorite wine region! Our wine and food community invites you to indulge in the Sonoma County lifestyle of world class wine and fresh, local cuisine, all while raising funds that make a better future for our kids and our county.

10:00am-9:00pm

Location:
Varies by Event

Website:
http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com

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24

Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival

Dates: August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival is a fantastic way to enjoy a day in Sonoma Wine Country. The promoters of the event always book top notch music acts that gets people up on their feet and dancing. Sonoma Wineries from all over the county pour wines as well as several microbreweries. Barbecued oysters? Of course! And many other great dishes are abound.

The Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival is very kid friendly and always has special entertainers for them, from juggling acts to magicians. The promoters really go out of their way to keep the kids entertained.

And of course one of the main attractions is the art. Several rows of booths are lined up with a huge selection of quality paintings, crafts and clothes.

10:00am-6:00pm

Location:
Watts Ranch

Website:
http://www.bodegaseafoodfestival.com/

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24

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway

Dates: August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The IndyCar Series will celebrate its diamond anniversary in Sonoma, as the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma marks the series' 10th event on the twisting circuit.

6:00am-10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

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

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B.R. Cohn Summer Music Series: Crazy Famous

Dates: August 16, 2014

Join B.R Cohn Winery for local band Crazy Famous, performing for the 2014 Summer Music Series! Crazy Famous' sound is reminiscent of vintage classic rock, blended with soul, indie and blues. Relax and picnic in the Olive Grove with delicious wine and items from our Gourmet Shop. The Summer Music Series celebrates diverse genres and highlights local bay area talent.

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
www.brcohn.com

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Cotati Accordion Festival

Dates: August 16, 2014 - August 17, 2014

This annual festival celebrates the great accordion with two days full of entertainment. The music begins on Friday, Aug. 15 with a handful of kick-off events in Cotati and Petaluma. Then it's a multi-cultural, multi-generational music extravaganza all day on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17 in Cotati's La Plaza Park.

9:30am-8:00pm

Location:
La Plaza Park

Website:
http://www.cotatifest.com/

13

Scribe Winery Winemaker Dinner

Dates: August 13, 2014

Managed by fourth generation farmers and brother, Andrew and Adam Mariani, Scribe Winery produces vibrant, terroir driven wines with a cult following. The vineyard is managed in harmony with nature, resulting in site-specific grapes. Taste Pinot, Chardonnay and Riesling with special food pairings.

An evening with Scribe Winery is an evening not to be missed!

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
https://www.ramekins.com/event-registration/?ee=459

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Sonoma County Wine Library 25th Anniversary Gala

Dates: August 10, 2014

In addition to specially selected wines and appetizers, enjoy a Silent Auction of rare library wines, an exhibit of Sonoma County Wine Library curiosities, and much more!

2:00pm

Location:
DeTurk Round Barn

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HFNC Annual Wine Benefit, Silent Auction, and Golf Tournament

Dates: August 10, 2014 - August 11, 2014

The Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California, HFNC, will be hosting their annual wine tasting benefit. The evening features wine tasting, wine education, gourmet food, and a silent auction. 

In addition to the wine tasting benefit, there will also be a golf tournament held at noon on Monday August 11th at the Sonoma Golf Club followed by a dinner and cocktail party. 

Join them August 10th-11th for a weekend of fun and support for HFNC's programs. All proceeds from this upscale event benefit HFNC’s crucial programs and services, such as an amazing week-long summer camp for children with life-threatening bleeding disorders.

Sunday 4:00pm, Monday 12:00pm

Location:
Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa

Website:
http://www.hemofoundation.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=mgLPISOzGrF&b=5607699&ct=13156575¬oc=1

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10

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Dates: August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Sonoma County Farm Trail's primary fundraising event, there’s something for everyone at the old-fashioned Gravenstein Apple Fair: live music on 2 stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food, wine, cider & beer, contests & activities, children’s corner, chef’s tent, artisan cheese tent, do-it-yourself tent, life on the farm arena and of course our famous heirloom gravenstein apples.

Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-5:00pm

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

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

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Sonoma Shakespeare at Buena Vista Winery

Dates: August 7, 2014 - August 24, 2014

With the beauty of historic Buena Vista Winery as a backdrop, the magic of Shakespeare truly comes alive. This year they are presenting Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeares classic story of the battle of the sexes! Come early and bring your own picnic (tables available on a first come-first serve basis), or to make your evening even more enjoyable, reserve one of the exclusive Patrons Tables. A wonderful selection of wine - by the glass or bottle - are available for purchase. Seating begins at 6pm with show time at 7pm. Consumption of only Buena Vista wine is allowed on site.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Location:
Buena Vista Winery

Website:
http://www.buenavistawinery.com/eventdetail/sonoma-shakespeare#sthash.LeMAalM9.dpuf

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Creative Studio Pop Up

Dates: August 5, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Creative Studio Pop-up is a short-term retail space comprised of local artists and craftsman that share a unique, but common vision: to bring art to local communities and to celebrate the expression of art through various mediums.

From mobile units and trucks to exhibition spaces, Pop-up retail is gaining in popularity. Permanent retail space is expensive and many local artisans can't afford permanent overhead. Creative Studio Pop-up provides local artists with an affordable, temporary space to showcase their work to a local community.

Varies

Location:
Prince Gallery

Website:
http://lkost1980.wix.com/creativestudiopopup

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Noche en South Pacific - La Luz Fundraiser

Dates: August 2, 2014

Warm tropical breezes, visions of glistening beaches and grass huts create a dreamy tropical paradise, as La Luz Center presents NOCHE EN SOUTH PACIFIC! Enjoy a magical evening of Polynesian cocktails and a succulent native feast, followed by native dancers and daring fire dancers. Let your imagination transport you to a land of tiki torches, outrigger canoes and lush scenery as part of a fundraise for La Luz.

6:30pm - 10pm

Location:
Cline Cellars

Website:
http://www.laluzcenter.org

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Transcendence Artist Series: Carrie Manolakos & Morgan Karr in Concert

Dates: August 1, 2014 - August 2, 2014

You may remember singer/songwriter/Youtube sensation/broadway lead Carrie Manolakos from two sold-out performances last summer in Benziger's Wine Cave (not to mention her breathtaking rendition of "Hallelujah" in Broadway Under The Stars) and if you saw our "Fly Me To The Moon" concerts last summer, you'll definitely remember award-winning performer Morgan Karr from his show-stopping version of "For Once In My Life."

This summer Carrie and Morgan team up to bring two unforgettable nights featuring their original music under the stars in the phenomenal outdoor courtyard of the stellar Landmark Vineyards in Sonoma Valley on August 1 & 2!

6:00pm

Location:
Landmark Vineyards

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html#Carrie

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Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Dates: August 1, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Funky Fridays is a summer concert series held each week at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. These fundraisers help Team Sugarloaf maintain and keep our beloved State Park open to the public. Bring your family and friends to enjoy listening (or dancing) to Sonoma County’s favorite bands. Support the park thru live music every Friday evening from June 6 through August 29. The 2014 Funky Fridays band schedule is:

THE BLUES PIRATES - August 1
GATOR NATION - August 8
THE BRUTHAS - August 15
ROSETOWN SOUL AND R&B REVUE - August 22
A CASE OF THE WILLYS! - August 29

6:30pm-8:30pm

Location:
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Website:
http://www.funkyfridays.info/

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Gundlach Bundschu Winemaker Dinner

Dates: July 31, 2014

Join Ramekins for a Wine Maker Dinner with Gundlach Bundschu Winery and Executive Chef Doug MacFarland.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
https://www.ramekins.com/event-registration/?ee=453

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Series: Fargo

Dates: July 31, 2014

Pack a blanket and join hundreds on the lawn of their beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a film under the stars. Sommelier and noted wine personality, Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis’ wines with each classic film and featured wines will be sold by the glass. Food from Sonoma’s Favorite Taco Truck, Lonchera Emely, will also be available for purchase.

This week enjoy "Fargo, " starring William H. Macy and Frances McDormand. A pre-show will be performed by the Ragtag Sullivan Duo. 

7:00PM

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/summer-film-festival/

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Fort Ross Festival

Dates: July 26, 2014

Featuring world-class live music & dance, costumed re-enactments, historic crafts, militia cannon ­firings, a multi-cultural food court, marketplace, children’s crafts and more, Fort Ross Festival is a wonderful celebration that brings together artists, performers, & historic re-enactors from around the world covering the breadth of historic Settlement Ross's multicultural community, all performing in a dramatic natural outdoor amphitheater with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop.

Fort Ross Festival weaves together a unique blend of history, culture, activities, flavors and entertainment promising an unforgettable experience for all ages in one of the most stunning settings on Earth.

10:00am - 7:00pm

Location:
Fort Ross State Historic Park

Website:
http://www.fortross.org/

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B.R. Cohn Summer Music Series: Dgiin

Dates: July 26, 2014

Join B.R. Cohn Winery for the French Fusion band, Dgiin as they perform for the 2014 Summer Music Series! Often described as melodic French grooves, Dgiin combines styles of funk, and Latin. Relax and picnic in the Olive Grove with delicious wine and items from our Gourmet Shop. The Summer Music Series celebrates diverse genres and highlights local bay area talent. Tickets are $30 for Club Members and $40 for general admission.

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
www.brcohn.com

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NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Dates: July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014

Five track records were broken in 2013 and we've got your front-row seat to see stars lke John Force, Antron Brown and Ron Capps as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes will also compete. Don't miss Friday night qualifying under the lights, and remember - every ticket is a pit pass!

6:00am-10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

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

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Transcendence Theatre: Fantastical Family Night

Dates: July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014

TTC’s Fantastical Family Night is always a labyrinth of magic, exploring Broadway, Disney and other lovable songs in a family-friendly night of entertainment. If you’re lucky enough to catch this, you’ll see a special performance by the Broadway Kid’s Camp campers as the show pays a transcendent tribute to the end of camp.

7:30pm

Location:
Jack London State Historic Park

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

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Sonoma International Film Festival 2014 Cinema Series

Dates: July 24, 2014

A Long Way Down is based on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby. The film is narrated by Martin Sharp (Brosnan) who previously had a successful career as a television presenter before he made a mistake resulting in him losing his wife, family, job and house and finally ending up in prison. One New Year's Eve he decides to end it all by jumping off the top of Topper House in London. He came prepared for the jump and is having one last cigar before he jumps when he is interrupted by Maureen (Collette) who is also planning to kill herself. The two are then interrupted by Jess (Poots), who tries to hurl herself off the roof only to be stopped by Martin and Maureen, and then finally J.J. (Paul), joins them.

The film has some funny bits, and some moving ones, as befits a black comedy, and is about the relationship between four strangers with nothing in common except that on New Year's Eve they all decided to kill themselves by jumping off the same building. A Long Way Down is, despite the theme, a feel good film which does work.

Doors Open 6:30pm

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://sonomafilmfest.ticketmob.com/show.cfm?id=37498&cart

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Series: The Princess Bride

Dates: July 24, 2014

Pack a blanket and join hundreds on the lawn of their beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a film under the stars. Sommelier and noted wine personality, Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis’ wines with each classic film and featured wines will be sold by the glass. Food from Sonoma’s Favorite Taco Truck, Lonchera Emely, will also be available for purchase.

This week enjoy, "The Princess Bride," starring Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin. A pre-show concert will be performed by Z & The Benders.

7:00PM

Location:
St. Francis Winery

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events-weddings/upcoming-events/summer-film-festival/

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Wine Country Half Marathon

Dates: July 20, 2014

Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality. 

7:00am-12:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://destinationraces.com/runn2s/

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Gloria Ferrer Catalan Festival

Dates: July 19, 2014 - July 20, 2014

The Gloria Ferrer Catalan Festival is a 2 day festival that takes place at the Gloria Ferrer Winery and Champagne Caves. Join them for a day of Spanish food, wine and entertainment with lively classical guitar, passionate flamenco dancing, a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. Stroll and enjoy savory tapas and Paella, cooking demonstrations and educational seminars as you sip acclaimed California sparkling and estate wines. 

12:00pm-4:00pm

Location:
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.gloriaferrer.com/event/catalan-festival/

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NHRA Division 7 Drag Races at Sonoma Raceway

Dates: July 18, 2014 - July 20, 2014

Drag racing fans will enjoy back-to-back weekends of action. The NHRA Division 7 Drag Races are being presented by Korbel. Fan favorite, Ron Capps, claimed his fourth Funny Car title in Sonoma and five track records were set on the lightning-quick drag strip.

6:00am-10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com

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Shakespeare in the Cannery Presents "Romeo and Juliet"

Dates: July 18, 2014 - August 23, 2014

The production will transform the site of the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5 on 3rd Street in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square into an outdoor theater, complete with solar-powered stage lighting and an innovative set that incorporates the remaining cannery walls into its very design. Running July 18 - Aug. 23, the six-week engagement of "Romeo and Juliet" offers the chance to wine and dine under the summer night sky while enjoying an inventive take on Shakespeare. Show to run Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

8:00pm-10:00pm

Location:
Shakespeare in the Cannery

Website:
http://www.shakespeareinthecannery.com/

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Petaluma's Art & Garden Festival

Dates: July 13, 2014

A showcase of Petaluma's artistic and horticultural splendor, the 13th annual Art & Garden Festival returns for another day long celebration of music, food, wine, art and garden.

11:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

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Transcendence Artist Series: Brace Yourself

Dates: July 12, 2014 - July 13, 2014

"How do you get to be thirty years old and then discover that the most successful relationship of your life is with your blender? Follow local Glen Ellen-ite Lexy Fridell as she recounts her attempts to navigate the World of Dating in NYC with her jaw wired shut, while performing in the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical AVENUE Q (on its pay-the-actors-less-but-recoup-the-same-amount-of-money OFF-Broadway run)." 

WARNING: occasional drooling due to CNLLS (Chronic Numb Lower Lip Syndrome.) Bring a poncho if you sit in the front row.

6:00pm

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html#Lexy

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Sonoma's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Dates: July 4, 2014

Parade at 10am on the Plaza in Sonoma, and all-day festivities include live band entertainment, food & wine, vintage carnival games, children's activities and art exhibition and sales.

10:00am-5:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org

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Annual Sonoma Lavender Festival

Dates: June 28, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Celebrate lavender and its many beautiful and aromatic uses while the five-acre lavender farm is in full bloom. The Lavender Marketplace will feature lavender plants, bath and body products, diffusers, candles, gifts, pillows, sachets, and hot/cold therapy wraps.

Lavender Cuisine will be available from Worth Our Weight. Choose from such inventive themed delights as Lavender Inused Roast Chicken, Pulled Pork on Lavender Ciabatta, or for dessert, Lavender Orange Cupcakes or Lavender Iced Brownies. Enjoy Chateau St. Jean wine, Breathless Sparkling, and Lagunitas beer. 

10:00am-5:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Lavender Barn

Website:
http://www.sonomalavender.com/festival.html

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Broadway Under The Stars

Dates: June 27, 2014 - July 5, 2014

It’s Another Op’nin to Another Show as the 2014 season kicks off with One Singular Sensation, a night of those irresistible Broadway production numbers, show-stopping routines and so much more. Loaded with Broadway favorites and a few other treats, this toe-tapping night will wow you one song after another and leave you humming your own eleven o’clock number as you walk away with a little magic in your heart.

June 27, 28, 29 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

July 2, 3, 5 (Wed, Thurs, Sat)

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins

7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

5:00pm-9:30pm

Location:
Jack London State Park

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org

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13 Bells of Boglewood - A Children's Play

Dates: June 27, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Presented by the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, this magical children’s play is fun for the whole family! Fairy gold is hidden in Boglewood Forest, and greedy Mr. Smith and the little boy Brian are intent on stealing the gold! But special forest creatures called The Sproggans team up with the fairies to protect their treasure, keeping close watch on Mr. Smith and Brian as they make their way through the forest.

Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm

Location:
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

Website:
http://www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series

Dates: June 21, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Every year for the past 24 years, fans of this winery’s lavish celebrations have looked forward to seeing such intimate performances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting topped off by sweeping views of the Russian River Valley. This season, the party kicks off on June 21 with Jazz Attack, followed by Chris Isaak on July 13, Mindi Abair on July 26, Chris Botti on August 16, and Tower of Power on August 31. Bring a picnic meal to enjoy on The Green, or purchase an assortment of delectables from local purveyors who will be onsite. You can also stock up Rodney Strong wines, to sip while you sing along.

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Location:
Rodney Strong, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy.

Website:
http://www.rodneystrong.com/events#

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Sonoma County Roller Derby Double Header

Dates: June 21, 2014

Come out to SSU's Rec Center to witness two off the hook roller derby bouts brought to you by Sonoma County Roller Derby. Watch the North Bay Bruisers take on Merced's Rollin' Roulettes. Next, the SCRD All-Stars go up against The V Town Derby Dames from Visalia. Doors for this event will open at 4:30 pm, with a special early entrance available for will call ticket holders, and front row ticket holders.

There will be locally brewed beer on tap, raffle prizes, DJs & all things derby!

5:00pm

Location:
Sonoma State University

Website:
http://sonomacountyrollerderby.org/

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway

Dates: June 20, 2014 - June 22, 2014

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 26th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Who will drink from the Champion's Goblet in 2014? New this year, take the Free Shuttle between Sonoma Plaza and Sonoma Raceway Friday & Saturday.

6:00am-10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/toyota_save_mart_350/

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Sonoma-Marin Fair

Dates: June 18, 2014 - June 22, 2014

This fair has fun for everyone with concerts, livestock shows, exhibits, a carnival, the North of the Gate Wine Competition, and the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. This year's theme is Diamonds are FAIRever.

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Location:
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/

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The Color of Wine at 32 Winds Wine

Dates: June 18, 2014 - June 21, 2014

32 Winds is hosting seven nationally acclaimed plein air artists to paint their impressions of Dry Creek Valley. Celebrate the art of painting and fine wine making during the Summer Solstice!

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Location:
32 Winds

Website:
http://www.32windswine.com/

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World Cup at the Rio

Dates: June 16, 2014 - July 13, 2014

The Rio Theater in Monte Rio will be showcasing live World Cup event matches from June 14-July 13. Take your team spirit and enjoy this favorite global soccer event by the beautiful Russian River. It's a family friendly scene and all soccer fans are welcome.

Varies

Location:
The Rio Theater

Website:
http://www.riotheater.com/calendar/2014/6/10/world-cup-weekends

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Father's Day at Larson Family Winery

Dates: June 15, 2014

Join Larson Family Winery for a Father's Day BBQ and car show! Tips Tri-Tip Trolley will be here serving up some of the best Tri-Tip in Sonoma County. Fun for the whole family!

11:00am-4:00pm

Location:
Larson Family Winery

Website:
http://larsonfamilywinery.com

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Father's Day Picnic at Cline Cellars

Dates: June 15, 2014

Bring your friends, family and dear old Dad for a cookout at Cline Cellars. Its summertime in Sonoma Valley and Cline Cellards is firing up the Weber and grilling up a great afternoon on the Great Lawn.

Reserve your table for eight from and they'll provide a burger or hot dog, chips and potato salad for each member of your group, a bottle of red or white wine for the table and sodas for the kids.

Get Dad what he really wants this Father's Day an afternoon in the sun, burgers on the grill, and Cline wine.

11:00am-3:00pm

Location:
Cline Cellars

Website:
http://clinecellars.com

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B.R. Cohn Summer Music Series: Simple Creation

Dates: June 14, 2014

Join B.R. Cohn Winery for local reggae band Simple Creation as they kick off the first show of the 2014 Summer Music Series! Mixing touches of rock, hip-hop and dub, Simple Creation is known for their energetic performances and unique sound. Relax and picnic in the Olive Grove with delicious wine and items from our Gourmet Shop. The Summer Music Series celebrates diverse genres and highlights local bay area talent.

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
www.brcohn.com

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Gay Wine Weekend 2014

Dates: June 13, 2014 - June 15, 2014

Sonoma’s Out in the Vineyard hosts the largest gay wine event in the world. Ranked #5 of top 20 LGBT events in the world for 2013 by GayTravel.com, Gay Wine Weekend returns with 3 full days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley — home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, Sonoma Plaza wine passport, music and dancing at vineyards, VIP receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world. This year, the Twilight T-Dance will be at the word-famous Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley! Our host hotel MacArthur Place in Sonoma has rooms that are filling up fast! Get your tickets before the events get sold out!

Daily

Location:
29E MacArthur Street, MacArthur Place, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.outinthevineyard.com/events/gaywineweekend/

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Country Summer 2014

Dates: June 13, 2014 - June 14, 2014

Country Summer, Northern California’s largest and premier country music festival will feature 11 great acts, including Hunter Hayes and Darius Rucker, over two epic days. Produced on the grassy, 5-acre Carnival field at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., Country Summer features state-of-the-art staging & sound with two 16-foot video walls to ensure a fabulous concert experience. There’ll be plenty of great concessions serving beer, wine, spirits and your favorite foods, plus an array of western themed and festival activities for fans of all ages to enjoy.

Concert Times Vary

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.countrysummer.com

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Huichica Music Festival

Dates: June 13, 2014 - June 14, 2014

Huichica Music Festival, (pronounced We-Chica) is an annual all-day concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California.  The 152-year-old Gundlach Bundschu Winery was once part of the land called Rancho Huichica by Mexican General Mariano Vallejo, and Huichica is the name of the unique soil of the region that makes for great winegrowing.

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Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Website:
http://www.huichicamusicfestival.com

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28th Annual St. Francis Winery Winemaker Dinner

Dates: June 13, 2014

28th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series continues as The Inn welcomes President and CEO, Christopher Silva of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards for a spectacular 4-course wine and food pairing dinner. Wines to be featured include: Sonoma County Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley Anthem Meritage, Giovanetti Vineyard Zinfandel and St. Francis Port.  Exclusive room rates available for dinner guests.

7:00pm-10:00pm

Location:
The Inn at the Tides

Website:
www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=winemaker

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Beerfest – The Good One!

Dates: June 7, 2014

Beerfest is an annual festive microbrew and food tasting extravaganza with more than 60 of Northern California’s best microbreweries featuring over 120 unique brews and lots of wonderful Sonoma County gourmet food purveyors. One ticket price gets you in the door and includes unlimited tasting of all the beer and food at the event, as well as a souvenir Beerfest glass. Beerfest – The Good One! is a fundraiser for Face to Face.

1pm - 5pm

Location:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Website:
http://f2f.org/demo/beerfest/well

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Hit The Road Jack 10K Run and 2.2M Walk

Dates: June 1, 2014

Hit the Road Jack is back! The premier wine country run is now in its 26th year. Participants are offered both a 10K and 2.2 mile course that winds through the beautiful Sonoma countryside. The event is open to competitive and casual runners and walkers. Both courses finish where they started at the Plaza. Awards are presented to the top runners in each category. All proceeds of Hit the Road Jack directly benefit the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.

6:30am Registration Begins, 8:00am Race Begins

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.hittheroadjack.org

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Forestville Youth Park BBQ and Carnival

Dates: May 31, 2014 - June 1, 2014

The annual Forestville Youth Park BBQ and Carnival is a fun weekend event that includes live music, food, craft booths, carnival, and parade. The day starts at 10am with a good old fashioned parade beginning at the corner of Front and 1st Street in downtown Forestville and winding its way to the Youth Park.

10:00am-8:00pm

Location:
Forestville Youth Park

Website:
http://www.forestvilleyouthpark.org

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Friday Night Live at the Plaza

Dates: May 30, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Cloverdale’s summer-long, free concert series is back! Playing the Downtown Plaza as part of The Certified Farmers’ Market (food and wine/beer sales begin at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.). There’s music for everyone, in a weekly changing showcase of alternative country, pop, rock, blues, American rock, soul, funk, salsa, Latin jazz, and indie - even zydeco and Cajun French tunes. 

5:30PM

Location:
The Downtown Cloverdale Plaza

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Benziger Family Winery Estate Wine Tour & Tasting

Dates: May 26, 2014

This Wine Tour will satisfy the palate of any wine enthusiast. This Sonoma organic winery tour provides a behind-the-scenes vineyard tour and exclusive seated wine tasting. Take a Sonoma organic wine tour today! Limited to 10 guests per tour. Walk ups welcome, reservations recommended.

11:15 AM-2:15 PM

Location:
Benziger Family Winery

Website:
http://www.benziger.com

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Memorial Day Weekend at Envolve Winery

Dates: May 26, 2014

Join Envolve Winery in the heart of Sonoma this Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy wine specials and small bites. Our tasting lounge is equipped with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting! Whether you sip wines on the patio, or get cozy on our couch while routing for your favorite team, Envolve Winery has the experience for you.

12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Location:
Envolve Winery

Website:
http://www.envolvewinery.com/

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Tour and Taste at Dry Creek Vineyard

Dates: May 26, 2014

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a knowledgeable hospitality associates.  After a brief introduction to the winery (and a splash of our Dry Chenin Blanc), they will lead you through a tasting of delicious Dry Creek Vineyard wines and behind-the-scenes tour of our winemaking facility.  Along the way, learn about vineyards, barrels, harvest equipment, and bottling. Reservations Required

11:00AM and 1:00PM

Location:
Dry Creek Vineyard

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Smooth Melodies in the Garden

Dates: May 26, 2014

Spend this Memorial Day weekend relaxing in Chateau St. Jean’s garden, sipping our 90+ point wines while listening to the smooth acoustic soul of musician Kenya Baker. Baker’s repertoire of jazz, R&B, pop, easy listening, blues, and original compositions is the perfect complement to a sunny afternoon in the garden during a long weekend.

12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location:
Chateau St. Jean

Website:
http://www.chateaustjean.com

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Chateau Sonoma's 11th Annual French Flea Market

Dates: May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Chateau Sonoma's 11th Annual French Flea Market - featuring french importers from across the country selling vintage collectibles and antiques.

10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

Location:
Chateau Sonoma, 153 West Napa Street, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.chateausonoma.com

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Amphora's Paella Party

Dates: May 24, 2014

Join Amphora Winery for a taste of Spain, as you enjoy a sunset picnic in the vineyard, and toast the release of their 2011 Tempranillo. You'll sip one of Amphora's favorite Spanish varietals, listen to Flamenco guitarist Mark Taylor while enjoying the show of traditionally cooked Paella by Fabiano of Per le Stelle. Ticket includes: Tapas, paella, salad, bread, dessert, one glass of wine, complimentary tasting wines and entertainment. Additional wines available for purchase by the glass and bottle!

6pm - 8pm

Location:
Amphora Winery

Website:
www.amphorawines.com

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Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival

Dates: May 24, 2014

Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of authentic traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy the showcase of Japanese arts, Taiko drumming, traditional Japanese dancing, singing, theatrical performance, martial arts demonstrations, great food, prizes and more! 

11:00am to 5:00pm

Location:
Juilliard Park

Website:
http://www.sonomamatsuri.com/

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Russian River Valley Pinot Classic

Dates: May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers' Pinot Classic offers opportunities to taste the region's finest wines from 40+ wineries while indulging in the flavors of the valley. A Neighborhoods Seminar, elegant Paulée Dinner, private barrel tastings and Passport to Pinot will create an extraordinary Memorial Day Weekend.

Varies

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://pinotclassic.com/

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Passion for Pinot at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards

Dates: May 18, 2014

If you love Pinot, then this is the tasting for you! Featuring four wines -- Lazy Creek Vineyards Rose of Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, FC's Russian River Valley Pinot, FC Sky High Pinot Noir from Mendocino Ridge and Lazy Creek's Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley -- this tasting walks you through these four delicious and unique wines paired with small bites. Get your Pinot on!

11:00 AM-2:30 PM

Location:
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

Website:
http://www.ferrari-carano.com

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Taste of West County

Dates: May 18, 2014

Taste of West County is an annual food and wine event that showcases the wines and food that make West Sonoma County special. Guests attending the event will sample food and wines from top local wineries and restaurants while enjoying live music and vineyard views. Bid on wine lots, restaurant certificates, fun and fabulous travel experiences and more during silent and live auctions. All proceeds from this event benefit the Sebastopol Charter School. Must be 21 and over to attend. Sample wines from: Burnside Road Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Cobb Wines, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Hook & Ladder Winery, Korbel, La Follette, Miramar Estate, O'Connell Vineyards, Paul Matthew Vineyards, Red Car Winery, Russian River Vineyards, and Sandole Wines. Taste food from: Backyard, Boon, Corks, Forchetta Bastoni, French Garden, Patisserie Angelica, Peter Lowell's, Redwood Hill Farm, Sea Side Metal, SubZero, Village Bakery, Whole Foods. - See more at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/taste-west-county#sthash.DhGE1Vki.dpuf

2:00PM-5:00PM

Location:
Vine Hill House

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119th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival

Dates: May 17, 2014

This year the Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival is celebrating with the theme of Heroes and Helpers honoring all of those people that have made a difference in our community.  We encourage you to invite your hero or helper to be a part of your entry – add him or her to your float, ask them to march with your group, or invite them to join you at this year’s parade.

The 120th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 starting at 10 am.

This is one of Sonoma County’s most honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California.

10:00 a.m.

Location:
Downtown Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.roseparadefestival.com

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17th Annual Taste Alexander Valley

Dates: May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014

The 17th annual Taste Alexander Valley is the major event produced each year by the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association. We invite you to join us!

On Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 over 25 wineries will host their own special wine and food parties offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment and special weekend wine discounts. One ticket gets you access to all the parties! Come and experience the best of the casually elegant wine country lifestyle that makes the Alexander Valley a premier international tourist destination!

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries in Alexander Valley

Website:
http://alexandervalley.org/taste-alexander-valley/

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Spring at Jordan

Dates: May 17, 2014

Experience Jordan Winery's festive release party, which celebrates the debut of their latest vintages while showcasing lavish décor, entertainment, library wines and their chef’s cuisine.

2:00PM-5:00PM

Location:
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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St. Francis Winery Winemaker Dinner

Dates: May 13, 2014

28th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series continues as The Inn welcomes President and CEO, Christopher Silva of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards for a spectacular 4-course wine and food pairing dinner. Wines to be featured include: Sonoma County Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley Anthem Meritage, Giovanetti Vineyard Zinfandel and St. Francis Port.  Exclusive room rates for dinner guests

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Location:
The Inn at the Tides

Website:
http://www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=winemaker

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Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff

Dates: May 10, 2014

If mom likes chili, you won't want to miss the opportunity to take her to the Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff! Local competitors put their best spices forward in several categories of chili and salsa making, including separate categories for meat and vegetarian chili. Bring mom and come taste some of the County's best chili.

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location:
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds

Website:
http://greatchilicookoff.com/index.html

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Farm & Ranch Readiness Emergency Preparedness Fair

Dates: May 4, 2014

On Sunday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen will host a Farm & Ranch Readiness Emergency Preparedness Fair. Registration is a must!

When disaster strikes, animals as well as people need to be safely relocated. Californians value their pets and livestock, but are often unprepared for earthquakes, fires and floods.

Effective, well-rehearsed strategies for pet and livestock safety must be in place before a disaster occurs. Preparedness can make a difference!

This is a FREE event, open to anyone interested in learning how to be preparred in an emergency. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Atwood Ranch

Website:
www.JulieAtwoodEvents.com/animals.html

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Tail Wags & Handbags

Dates: May 2, 2014

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon with your girlfriends than enjoying a gourmet lunch at Buena Vista Winery, sipping delectable wines from local vintners and best of all, SHOPPING!  Get the best deals in town on fabulous designer & one of a kind purses along with other unique accessories. Imagine, all that fun and it's for a good cause too! Now that's something to wag about!   Proceeds go to caring for the cats and dogs at Sonoma Valley's only animal shelter 

11:30 - 2:30

Location:
Buena Vista Winery

Website:
http://www.petslifeline.org/page193.html

April

27

Petaluma's Spring Antique Faire

Dates: April 27, 2014

Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to browse and shop the 28th Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Faire on Sunday April 27th, 2014. “The Bay Areas Premier Antique Center," Historic Downtown Petaluma will transform into an antique marketplace. Amid the beautiful historic buildings, one of a kind stores, an incredible array of restaurants and cafes, guests can find an incomparable selection of affordable antiques from over 180 dealers.

8pm - 4pm

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

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Wine Country Brunch

Dates: April 27, 2014

Please join Chef Lisa Lavagetto for this hands on class where she will teach you how to make a delicious wine country brunch with an Italian twist. We guarantee you won’t miss your traditional favorites with these fun recipes instead of classic brunch fare.

  • Blood Orange Prosecco Spritzers
  • Arugula Salad with Roasted Apples, Pears and Pannetone Croutons
  • Banana & Orange Crêpes
  • Potato & Italian Sausage Strata with Mushroom Ragù
  • Cranberry & Orange Scones
  • Zabaglione with Dried Cherry Biscotti

11am - 2pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

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Earth Day at Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Dates: April 26, 2014

In honor of Earth Day, Quarryhill Botanical Garden is offering FREE garden admission all day long! Quarryhill is one of the pre-eminent Asian botanical gardens globally, featuring one of the largest collections of documented, wild-collected Asian plants in the world. Quarryhill is a 25-acre botanical garden of mature, flowering Asian trees & shrubs. Magnolias, dogwoods, maples, birches, roses, lilies, rhododendrons, and many others are laced with paths and hidden places to sit and relax, while surrounded by ponds, waterfalls, and vistas of the Sonoma Valley

11am - 3pm

Location:
Quarryhill Botanical Garden

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Earth Day at DeLoach Vineyards

Dates: April 26, 2014

Join DeLoach Vineyards' Director of Winegrowing and Head Gardener for tours of their newly opened Theater of Nature, a walking adventure through the practice and impact of the organic and Biodynamic farming methods utilized in the DeLoach estate vineyards. Partake in their Magic of Wine and Mustard experience and sample small bites from the estate garden paired alongside their award winning wines.

1pm - 4pm

Location:
DeLoach Vineyards

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April in Carneros

Dates: April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Join the wineries of Carneros for this exciting multi-winery open house event. Taste wines, including new releases and exciting bottles pulled straight from the cellar! Fill your collection with your favorites, some at special April in Carneros discounts. Tickets are valid both days, so there is plenty of wine to enjoy!

11am - 4pm

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/

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Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014

JOIN us in 2014 for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Passport to Dry Creek Valley was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 24 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

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

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.wdcv.com/events/passport-to-dry-creek-valley.php

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Cooking from the Farmer's Market

Dates: April 25, 2014

Join Chef Cess at the Sonoma Farmer’s Market to learn how to shop and choose ingredients like a pro. Chef Cess will help you hand pick vegetables and fruits from the farmer’s market vendors before heading back to the Ramekins kitchen to show you how to put them all together for a mouth-watering meal that you will sit down and enjoy.

This class includes preparation of an appetizer, first course, entrée and dessert

10am - 1pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

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Earth Day at the Laguna Environmental Center

Dates: April 22, 2014

The Laguna Center presents Sonoma County native Robin Kraft, the World Resource Institute’s Lead Data Architect for the Global Forest Watch project, “an online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.” Robin will present a fascinating visual overview of this cutting edge technology, share real-world applications from around the world, and answer questions.

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location:
Laguna Environmental Center

Website:
http://www.lagunafoundation.org/laguna_walks_classes.shtml

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Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt at Cline Cellars

Dates: April 20, 2014

Enjoy Easter Sunday on the great lawn at Cline Cellars. Bring your picnic and they will supply a bottle of wine. Reserve a table for up to eight people and they'll put on a tablecloth and throw in a bottle of red or white wine. Additional wines are available for a 15% discount, and cases of wine for a 25% discount.

11am - 3pm

Location:
Cline Cellars

Website:
http://www.clinecellars.com/eventcalendar

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Easter Egg Hunt at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Dates: April 20, 2014

Why not spend Easter this year camping in beautiful Sugarloaf Park! Starting at 11:00 they will feature a meadow-wide hunt for children ages 3-12 of eggs filled with both candy and some particularly well hidden ones full of cash! Not camping? No worries, you can still come out and join them. The hunt is free for all participants. Standard day use parking is $8 per car. Hop to it and RSVP with ages and # of children to sugarloaf@uccr.org or call 707-833-6084.

11am - 12:30pm

Location:
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

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Easter Brunch at Spoonbar

Dates: April 20, 2014

Spoonbar is serving up a 3-course Easter Brunch with an array of delicious dishes. Smoked trout, onion and swiss chard quiche, and maple bacon are just a few of the featured menu items. Served family style. 

11:30am - 2:30pm

Location:
Spoonbar

Website:
http://www.spoonbar.com/events/?event=easter-brunch-2014

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Hunt for the Hare at Safari West

Dates: April 20, 2014

The Hunt for the Hare is a fun-filled adventure that will have everyone trying to find the 6 foot tall Mr. Hare! Board either the African Queen (a 25 foot trailer) or the Nairobi (a bus) to search for Mr. Hare. Choose from either the morning or afternoon package. The morning package starts with brunch at 10:00am followed by an egg hunt and the Hunt for the Hare Tour. The afternoon package starts at 1:30pm with brunch followed by the egg hunt and tour. Whether you choose the morning or afternoon package, children will enjoy an Egg Hunt and Face Painting!

Varies

Location:
Safari West

Website:
http://www.safariwest.com/easter/

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Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at The Bluewater Bistro

Dates: April 20, 2014

Enjoy a Champagne Brunch featuring over 20 mouthwatering menu items. Bring your baskets and join the Easter Bunny for a fun egg hunt starting at 10:00am on Surfbird Court. 

10am - 3pm

Location:
Bluewater Bistro

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Ramekins Easter Brunch

Dates: April 20, 2014

Ramekins invites you to enjoy a delectable spread on Easter Sunday. With a selection of freshly prepared delights, you will want to take your time hopping from one savory station to the next! Easter crafts and cookie decorating for the little one, a truly family friendly event.

10am - 2pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

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Kendall Cohn's Easter Egg Hunt at B.R. Cohn

Dates: April 19, 2014

B.R. Cohn Winery invites you to join their family for Kendall Cohn's Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the family, and enjoy the festivities! They will have Ultra Crepes Food Truck there for delicious bits to purchase, and complimentary face painting by Fairy Dust Faces.

Easter Egg Hunt schedule:
10:00-10:15 - Ages 0 to 3
10:30-10:45 - Ages 4 to 6
11:00-11:15 - Ages 7 and up

10am - 12pm

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/event/easter-egg-hunt

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Glen Ellen Firefighters Association Easter Egg Hunt

Dates: April 19, 2014

The Glen Ellen Firefighters Association is hosting an Easter Egg hunt on April 19th at Dunbar School in Glen Ellen. The hunt starts at 10am.

Want to help dye colorful Easter eggs for the hunt? Stop by the fire station (13445 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen) on April 18th after 2pm to help dye hardboiled eggs. Free of charge.

10am

Location:
Dunbar School

Website:
http://glenellenfire.org/

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Easter Children's Fair at Petaluma Outlets

Dates: April 19, 2014

Hop on over to experience family fun for the whole community at the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets. Enjoy free crafts and games, visits with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon animals, prizes and much more. Be sure to check-in at the Center Management Office near Vans to obtain an Easter Hopper Pass. Completing 10 of the stops on the Easter Hopper Pass will enter you in for a drawing for a special gift!

12pm-3pm

Location:
Petaluma Village Premium Outlets

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Sebastopol Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

Dates: April 19, 2014

Children of all ages are invited to hunt for eggs at the 34th Annual Sebastopol Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt begins at 10am sharp in Ives Park. Bring an Easter basket and a camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Don't be late! Rain or Shine.

10am

Location:
Ives Park

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Easter Egg Hunt at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Dates: April 19, 2014

Bring the kids to search for colorful eggs loaded with fun surprises hidden within the vines. Registration required. Afterwards, enjoy a fun-filled spring celebration.

10am

Location:
Francis Ford Coppola Winery

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Earth Day at Buena Vista Winery

Dates: April 19, 2014

Join Raymond Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery as they celebrate Earth Day! Special wine flights will be paired with farm-to-table small bites from each of the estate gardens and prepared by renowned chef Michel Cornu.

12pm - 4pm

Location:
Buena Vista Winery

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Earth Day at Benziger Family Winery

Dates: April 19, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day at Benziger! The event kicks off with a Bordeaux Tasting; a seated seminar in The Barn featuring 5-6 wines, followed by hors d'oeuvres on the Terrace. RSVP required.

11am - 2pm

Location:
Benziger Family Winery

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Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival and Parade

Dates: April 12, 2014

This treasured two day festival begins with a parade on Saturday, followed by music, food, crafts, children's games, art show, wine and more!

10am-5pm

Location:
Sebastopol Veteran's Building

Website:
http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/sebastopol-apple-blossom-festival-and-parade

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Chanslor Ranch Barn Dance

Dates: April 12, 2014

Whiskey & Circumstance & The Bad Apple String Band will be performing in the barn all evening at Chanslor Ranch in Bodega Bay! There will also be a Pig Roast BBQ hosted by Northwest Catering Company & Sonoma Concierge with some yummy sides! There will also be a vegetarian option available. Wine, Beer, Mixed Drinks & Soda will be for sale by the Bodega Bay Chamber of Commerce, with donations benefiting the Bodega Bay fireworks and local schools.  **CASH ONLY BAR

Tickets must be purchased in advance and there will be camping and rooms available that evening. 

6:30pm - 11:00pm

Location:
Chanslor Ranch

Website:
http://www.chanslorranch.com/

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Winemaker Dinner at Ramekins with Azur Wines

Dates: April 10, 2014

Please join us as we welcome Azur Wines and restaurant Riva Cucina for the ever popular winemaker dinner here at Ramekins.  Longtime friends Elan and Julien Fayard from Azur Wines and Massimo from Riva Cucina bring finesse to wine and food. Their philosophy is to produce wines that express pure, terroir-driven specificities and characteristics.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes/demonstration-classes/

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Springtime Italian Feast with Chef Gina Stipo from Tuscany

Dates: April 7, 2014

 

You never know where you'll have your next great meal, but if Chef Gina Stipo is in the kitchen, you know when it will be! Any table filled with Gina's culinary creations is a meal that will offer some of the most delicious authentic Tuscan cuisine you'll find anywhere! Please join her as she prepares a delicious and seasonal Italian feast.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

March

30

Sweet & Savory Breads of Italy

Dates: March 30, 2014

 

Learn to cook authentic Italian bread with Chef Lisa Lavagetto in this step by step class. Bread is an anchor to many Italian meals and Chef Lisa will show you how to turn it into a meal with both sweet and savory options.

11am - 2pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

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Three Sticks Winery PopUp

Dates: March 29, 2014

Enjoy a vintners supper with Three Sticks Winery Winemaker Don Van Staaveren and savor the stellar selection of wines from Three Sticks Winery 's exceptional small lot vineyards.

5:00pm-9:00pm

Location:
Suite D

Website:
http://www.figsuited.com/

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Clash of the Sommeliers Wine Dinner

Dates: March 27, 2014

If you love wine, competition and Michelin star cuisine, you may want to snag tickets for this year's Clash of the Sommeliers Wine Dinners at Farmhouse Inn. In the second challenge, Chris Gaither, sommelier of Gary Danko in San Francisco with battle Duncan Arnot Meyers, winemaker at Arnot Roberts. Chef Steve Litke will prepare a seasonal dinner, with pairings contributed by both competitors. At the end of the evening, diners will vote for their favorite pairings for each course.

Location:
Farmhouse Inn

Website:
http://www.farmhouseinn.com/restaurant-0/

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7th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Dates: March 27, 2014 - March 30, 2014

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is presented by Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol Center for the Arts is a grassroots, nonprofit arts center created in 1988 by a coalition of art, business and community members to provide art programs and services for all sectors of the community.

Daily

Location:
See venue list here: http://www.sebastopolfilmfestival.org/venue_list.php

Website:
http://sebastopolfilmfestival.org/

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Sonoma Valley Girlfriends Month PopUp Dance Party

Dates: March 21, 2014

Its a ladies of the 80's dance party! Celebrate a night out with the girls and all of your favorite 80's tunes from Uzette from Alice 97.3. Tickets include a no hosts Bubble Bar, Wine Bar & PopUp Bakeshop.

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location:
Suite D

Website:
http://www.figsuited.com/

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Kids Bake St. Patrick's Day Treats

Dates: March 16, 2014

Join Ramekins Chef Sara as she guides students to making delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats perfect to share with your favorite leprechaun.

Irish Soda Bread
Shamrock Cookies
Leprechaun Hat Cookies
Pot of Gold Cupcakes

10am-12pm

Location:
Ramekins

Website:
http://www.ramekins.com/classes

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Savor Sonoma Valley

Dates: March 15, 2014 - March 16, 2014

Join twenty-six wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March for a Food & Wine Experience! Wineries will be showcasing 2013 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes, peruse art from local artists and listen to live music. Experience the best that Sonoma Valley has to offer!

AND - Save $5 off your ticket price with code 2014SSV 

11am - 4pm

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2014-savor-sonoma-valley

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Jazz at Jacuzzi

Dates: March 15, 2014

A great jazz event at Jacuzzi Winery on March 15th benefiting the Willmar Center. Don't miss the music, wine and fun!

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Jacuzzi Family Vineyard

Website:
http://www.willmarcenter.org

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St. Patrick's Day Luncheon with Irish Songs

Dates: March 15, 2014

An afternoon of traditional Irish fare at the Meadowcroft Wines tasting room, might leave you speaking in a thick brogue. Add a few classic Irish ballads by our Wine Country crooner Stephen O'Malley and you'll feel like you've landed in the Emerald Isle. Chef Darby, who trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland, will prepare a farm to table, multi-course lunch, to pair with our award winning wines and some of your favorite Irish songs.

12pm

Location:
Meadowcroft Wines Tasting Room

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

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Pizza & Pinot Pop Up

Dates: March 14, 2014

Enjoy a food & wine pairing dedicated to Pinot! Menu includes antipasti bar, hearts of romaine salad, woodfired pizza and zeppole with dipping sauce.

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Suite D

Website:
http://www.figsuited.com/

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Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: March 10, 2014 - March 16, 2014

The fifth annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week will continue the tradition of celebrating the finest Sonoma County food! From March 10th through March 16th, 2014 participating restaurants will present fantastic food at fantastic prices. New this year will be a 2-course prix-fixe lunch option priced at $10, $15 or $20 offered at participating restaurants, and, as always, a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu will be offered for $19, $29 or $39.

Daily

Location:
Participating Restaurants

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org/

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Clash of the Sommeliers Wine Dinner

Dates: March 6, 2014

If you love wine, competition and Michelin star cuisine, you may want to snag tickets for this year's Clash of the Sommeliers Wine Dinners at Farmhouse Inn. In the first challenge, Winemaker Ted Lemmon of Littorai will battle Ryan Stetins, sommelier of REDD in Yountville. Chef Steve Litke will prepare a seasonal dinner, with pairings contributed by both competitors. At the end of the evening, diners will vote for their favorite pairings for each course.

Location:
Farmhouse Inn

Website:
http://www.farmhouseinn.com/restaurant-0/

February

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Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference

Dates: February 23, 2014 - February 28, 2014

The movers and shakers of the American artisan cheese movement will reflect on the evolution and future of their craft at the 11th Annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference – a yearly gathering of cheesemakers, retailers, distributors and food writers, on Feb. 23 – 28, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif.

Varies

Location:
Sonoma

Website:
http://www.theepicureanconnection.com/sonoma-valley-cheese-conference/

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Chateau St. Jean Annual Cellar Sale

Dates: February 22, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Join Chateau St. Jean for the legendary CELLAR SALE with savings up to 50% on library wines and some hard-to-find vintages. Bring your friends and enjoy the best deals of the year! The Annual Cellar Sale is exclusive to the winery and is not available online or by phone. CHATEAU ST JEAN ANNUAL CELLAR SALE EXTENDED!

February 22 features:

Fresh Oysters from Sonoma’s own Nellies Oysters!-BBQ, Half Shell, Fish and Shrimp Tacos. (various pricing)
Musical pairing of Vintage R&B 45’s by  Vinyl DJ Esch!

 

Cellar Sale continues through Sunday, March 2 - 9:00am-5:00pm daily

9a.m. wine club only; 10a.m. general public welcome

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://www.chateaustjean.com/events_calendar

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Willow Winnowing Basket Workshop

Dates: February 15, 2014

Join the Laguna Foundation at Heron Hall for this special, all-day workshop with master craftsman, Charlie Kennard. Examine a variety of California Indian style winnowing, parching/sieve baskets and practice splitting willow shoots. Each participant will begin their own small willow shoot and split willow, open-weave basket. Proceeds benefit the Laguna Foundation.

9:30am - 4:00 pm

Location:
Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center

Website:
http://www.lagunafoundation.org

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Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Dates: February 14, 2014 - February 17, 2014

The Cloverdale Citrus Fair began as a typical small country fair in 1892 and still remains the earliest fair held in California each year. Enjoy food, rides, vendors, displays and exhibits made up oranges and other fruit that showcase the talent and creativity of the people of Cloverdale!

Location:
Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds

Website:
http://cloverdalecitrusfair.org

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VinOlivo Grand Tasting

Dates: February 14, 2014

Presented by the Sonoma Valley Vintner's & Growers Alliance

Join us for the 9th Annual VinOlivo Grand Tasting! Sip Sonoma Valley's best wines as you get to know the personalities behind the wine. Ignite your Taste Buds with Culinary Delights from Sonoma's Finest Restaurants, Caterers, and Artisans. Sample savory olives from the Olive Bar. Enjoy the seductive Port Wines. The VinOlivo online auction returns once again offering special and unique Sonoma Valley winery and vacation experiences, as well as the most outstanding and unique wines of Sonoma Valley!

 

Location:
The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 95476

Website:
http://sonomavalleywine.com

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Cookie and Wine Lovers Weekends

Dates: February 14, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Friday February 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday, February 22 – 23
Saturday – Sunday, March 1 – 2 
It's always Valentine's Day at Chateau St. Jean so we are partnering with Sonoma cookie maker Cookie…take a bite and have paired some of the wines we love with sumptuous cookies. We have fallen in love with this unique Sonoma pairing and can't wait to share the love. No reservations required except for parties of 8 or more guests.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://www.chateaustjean.com/wine-cookies

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Super Bowl(Ing) Party

Dates: February 2, 2014

Rent a Lane and get 5 Hours of Bowling, Food, Games and Prizes. Plus, watch the Seahawks play the Broncos in the Super Bowl on our Four 10'x10' Screens that hang over the lanes!!!

2pm-7pm

Location:
Double Decker Lanes

Website:
http://www.doubledeckerlanes.com/

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River Montessori Charter School’s Annual Flapjack Fundraiser

Dates: January 25, 2014

River Montessori Foundation will be holding its annual Flapjack Fundraiser to support Petaluma’s Charter Montessori elementary school. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, potatoes, coffee & orange juice  (Gluten free pancakes will also be available!) to show your support for the school.

8am - 10am

Location:
Petaluma Applebees

Website:
http://www.rivermontessorifoundation.org/foundation-flapjack-fundraiser/

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Jack London's Birthday Celebration

Dates: January 19, 2014

Join Jack London State Park and Benziger Family Winery as they celebrate Jack London’s birthday with special docent guided tours and wine tastings. Tours of Beauty Ranch will focus on Jack London’s pioneering experiments in sustainable agriculture as well as his time living at the Ranch. Tours will begin at the London Cottage then visit the Pig Palace, winery ruins and stone barns. Following the tour, guests proceed down the road to Benziger Family Winery for a complimentary wine tasting. Guests are then welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the winery’s terrace area.

Tours are offered at 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30

Location:
Jack London State Park

Website:
http://www.jacklondonpark.com/jack-wine.html

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22nd Annual Winter WINEland

Dates: January 18, 2014 - January 19, 2014

Join us for 2 glorious days along the Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County as we celebrate the 22nd Annual Winter WINEland ... It's all about the WINE!!! The event is a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines and save, save, save!! All wineries will be offering substantial savings on select wines, select food products or both!! Some wineries will offer food pairings and others may have tours. Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend. 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com/events/winter_wineland/7

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California Olive Oil Tasting Olio Nuovo, Nuovo Año

Dates: January 18, 2014

Join SHED for a unique opportunity to taste some of California's best olive oils. Hosted by Maia Hirschbein, this workshop will address diverse aspects of California olive oil. Learn the basics on how to taste varieties of oils, and the background on California olive oils.

2pm-3pm

Location:
Healdsburg SHED

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Martini MADNESS

Dates: January 10, 2014

The first event of the New Year! 

As part of the "Season Of The Olive" Martini Madness is one of the signature events of the year! Local bartenders vying to make the most creative, flavorful & fun Martini's you'll ever experience! 

Join us as Martini Madness returns to MacArthur Place in the barn! 

SOLANO VODKA, a local Sonoma Vodka made by our friends Fred & Amy Groth of Prohibition Spirits is our Vodka Sponsor for this year's event!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:
MacArthur Place, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
https://www.macarthurplace.com/store/

December

31

New Year's Eve at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Dates: December 31, 2013

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Inn with an unparalleled seven-course dinner, entertainment and capped with a midnight champagne toast to ring in the New Year in Wine Country high style.

seating times available from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Location:
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

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Exhibition: Site & Senses: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design A Multi-Sensory Exploration of the Firm’s Design Process

Dates: December 21, 2013 - March 2, 2014

Join the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art for the exhibition: Site & Senses: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design A Multi-Sensory Exploration of the Firm’s Design Process

Wednesdays – Sundays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Website:
www.svma.org

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Christmas by Candlelight in the Sonoma Mission

Dates: December 14, 2013

Enjoy the annual holiday celebration at Sonoma State Historic Park. There will be readings and song and all done by candlelight in the Mission Chapel. Shows TBD. Afterward, refreshments will be available and a warm, crackling fire to enjoy in the Barracks courtyard. Bring the entire family and friends to this "Spirit of the Season" program. Tickets for this event will be available in the November timeframe at the Mission entrance counter. Note: There is no charge for the tickets, however, we would appreciate a small donation at our table that will go back into the park! 

4:30pm-6:30pm

Location:
Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma

Website:
http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/special-events.html?bpid=228

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Sonoma County Boutique Shoppers Expo "Winter Wonderland" Vendor Fair

Dates: December 14, 2013

The Sonoma County Boutique Shoppers Expo is an event catered to bring you a fabulous vendor shopping experience under one roof! 80+ vendors in apparel, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home fashion, delicious Food, and products & services offered for the entire Family. Raffle Drawings with raffle ticket proceeds benefiting LLS. Event will be in the E.C. Kraft and Garrett Building.

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

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A Christmas Carol, Performance at the Sonoma Community Center

Dates: December 13, 2013 - December 15, 2013

Live performance of the classic "A Christmas Carol!"

TBD

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

Website:
http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/special-events.html?bpid=250

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Holiday Cookie Decorating at The Lodge at Sonoma

Dates: December 11, 2013

The Lodge at Sonoma, A Renaissance Resort & Spa invites the young children of the community to decorate cookies in the Stone Building. $5 donation suggested, Benefiting Pet’s Lifeline

5:00pm-6:30pm

Location:
The Lodge at Sonoma

Website:
http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/special-events.html?bpid=248

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9th Annual Lighting of the Snowmen Festival

Dates: December 8, 2013

Be the first to see what the Snowmen will be doing this year at the Annual Lighting of the Snowman Event at Cornerstone.

This year enjoy: 
• Live music 
• Holiday outdoor cinema 
• Pictures with Santa 
• Gingerbread men to decorate 
• hot chocolate 
• face-painting 
• an assortment of kids’ holiday crafts and games 
• grab-bag gifts

Food – Enjoy a great meal indoors at Park 121 or treat the family to a delicious pizza from Bruce’s new wood burning oven situated outdoors in the olive grove.

Parking is $5 onsite or free with parking shuttle

4 p.m.

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma

Website:
http://www.cornerstonegardens.com/

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Holiday Follies!

Dates: December 7, 2013

3rd Annual Naughty and Nice Holiday All- Star Spectacular Variety Show. Cocktails Music fun and surprises! 

7:00pm-9:30pm.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

Website:
http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/special-events.html?bpid=237

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Gloria Ferrer Winemaker Dinner

Dates: December 6, 2013

27th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series continues as The Inn welcomes Winemaker, Bob Iantosca for a spectacular 5-course wine and food pairing dinner. Wines to be featured include: Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Carneros Chardonnay, Carneros Pinot Noir, Carneros Merlot and VA de VI Ultra Cuvee. Exclusive room rates available for dinner guests.

7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Location:
The Inn at the Tides Bay View Restaurant

Website:
http://www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=bayview

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Wall to Wall – Art Sale & Party

Dates: December 6, 2013

Join the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art for a December Art Sale and Party!

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Website:
www.svma.org

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Holiday Party at Bossa Nova & RiKa Optique

Dates: December 5, 2013

Enjoy a holiday shopping night featuring champagne, fashion, and discounts! Shop for everyone on your list!

Bossa Nova Clothing, 524 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:
Bossa Nova & RiKa Optique

November

30

Fifth Annual Holiday Crafterino Craft Show

Dates: November 30, 2013

he Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart presents its 5th annual “Holiday Crafterino” show. The show brings together the best in handmade crafts and gifts and raises funds for several worthy causes. Items for sale range from jewelry and bath products to clothing, art, ceramics and more. The first 50 attendees will receive a fabulous reusable gift bag, and for the 5th year in a row, the event will raise funds for COTS - Committee on the Shelterless, the local homeless service provider in Petaluma.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntowncraftmart.com/

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Festival of Lights

Dates: November 30, 2013

This beloved event is back…to kick off the holiday season the Trentadue way! For almost a decade families and children enjoyed the beauty of a holiday light display at the winery among the vines.  The “Festival of Lights” is a family friendly event that will benefit families & children in need through a partnership with the Healdsburg Food Pantry.  Santa will be making a guest appearance for this special event!

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Trentadue Winery & Vineyards

Website:
http://www.trentadue.com/

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Fifth Annual Holiday Crafterino Craft Show

Dates: November 30, 2013

This show brings together the best in handmade crafts and gifts, and raises funds for several worthy causes. Items for sale range from jewelry and bath products to clothing, art, ceramics and more.

 

11:00am to 4:00pm

Location:
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building

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Echorev Thanksgiving

Dates: November 29, 2013

Echorev is an international duo that sings songs, drops beats, and builds spaceships that will take you on a journey from the light into the darkness and back again. Johnny Nicholson (California) and Jörn Bielfeldt (Germany) craft a new breed of indie rock. They perform electrified folk songs propelled by soaring vocals and dynamic instrumental layering, mixing raw and ethereal sounds, with "anthem quality and many a sing-a-long moment" (The Owl Magazine).

8 p.m.

Location:
Shed

Website:
http://echorev.com/

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Amphora’s Chardonnay and Oysters

Dates: November 29, 2013

Over turkey? Come join Rick for Chardonnay & Oysters on November 29th from 11:00-4:30 at Amphora Winery! Sip a glass of chilled Chardonnay & enjoy a no-host raw bar filled with fresh Tomales Bay oysters on a half shell. Shucked to order while you sip! 11:00 am until oysters sell out. Chilled bottles and single glasses available for purchase on this special event day!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Amophora Winery

Website:
www.amphorawines.com

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Thanksgiving Feast

Dates: November 28, 2013

Join us at the Bay View Restaurant at The Inn at the Tides for a festive Thanksgiving Day feast. Entrees include traditional Roasted Turkey (kids under 12, half price), Pumpkin Ravioli, Lasagne Bolognese, Grilled Wild Salmon, Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon and much more. Full menu available on our website. Reservations strongly suggested.

1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location:
Inn at the Tides Bay View Restaurant

Website:
http://www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=bayview

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Edward Humes Book Launch & Wine Reception

Dates: November 25, 2013

Join us for the book launch party with Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Humes and Kendall-Jackson Proprietor Barbara Banke. There will be appetizers and Kendall-Jackson reserved wines at the fabulous Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens!

The story of the self-made man Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America’s tables as he built the Kendall–Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, is a remarkable tale of romance, risk, and reinvention.

6 p.m.

Location:
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens

Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8998573977

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Treasure Artist Reception

Dates: November 21, 2013

The Cultural and Fine Arts Commission of Sonoma has announced plans for a reception 
to honor local musician David Aguilar who was recently named the 2013 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, but reservations are required.

Reservations for the Wine and Hors d’oeuvres reception will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. 
November 13, 2013 and must be paid in advance. The cost is $20 per person.

Drop off or mail payment to:
City of Sonoma 
Attn: City Clerk
No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476. 

5:30 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

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Bluegrass on the Bayou Village Charter School Benefit

Dates: November 15, 2013

Join us for a booty-shakin, heel-stompin good time in support of the Village Charter School. Poor Man's Whiskey is headlining with performances by JED and Robert Ethington too! Your ticket includes awesome music, fabulous food, beer & wine tasting, & access to our premier auction just before the holidays!100% of the proceeds go directly to the operation of the Village Charter School.

5:30 p.m.

Location:
The Arlene Francis Center

Website:
http://bluegrassonthebayou.brownpapertickets.com/

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Lasseter Family Winery Winemaker Dinner

Dates: November 15, 2013

27th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series continues as The Inn welcomes Winemaker, Julia Iantosca for a spectacular 4-course wine and food pairing dinner. Wines to be featured include: 2012 Enjoue, 2011 Chemin De Fer, 2011 L'Ame Du Sage and 2010 Paysage. Exclusive room rates available for dinner guests. Reservations a must for this very popular event.

7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Location:
The Inn at the Tides Bay View Restaurant

Website:
http://www.innatthetides.com/default.aspx?pg=bayview

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25th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade

Dates: November 11, 2013

Enjoy watching the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern California as it makes it's way through historic downtown Petaluma! 

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma, CA

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Celebration of Andean Music & Dance Concert Benefit

Dates: November 10, 2013

Two outstanding SF bay area musical groups, 'Trio Chaskinakuy' and 'Colectivo Anqari,' present a music and dance concert to benefit a Sonoma nonprofit, Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls, in Cusco, Peru. Pre-concert reception begins at 1:30 includes wine and tasty savory bites. Lots of Fun, raffle and silent auction.

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall

Website:
http://www.chicuchaswasi.org/chicuchaswasi.org/Events.html

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Holiday Boutique Craft Fair

Dates: November 9, 2013 - November 10, 2013

The Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club is holding its annual Holiday Boutique Craft Fair, on Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10. Many one-of-a-kind gifts to choose from for your holiday shopping.  Raffle tickets, hot dogs and baked goods will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit the Woman’s Club scholarship fund for SVHS, local elementary school libraries and go toward the maintenance fund of the historic clubhouse.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Valley Woman's Club

Website:
http://www.sonomavalleywomansclub.org/

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2013 MDA Sonoma Lock-Up

Dates: November 7, 2013

Come join the MDA and Sonoma community leaders as we celebrate the 2013 Lock-Up event at Hopmonk Tavern!

Each year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association puts big-hearted business and community leaders "Behind Bars For Good" to raise money for local families living with muscle disease. Each "Jailbird" is charged with raising $1600 which will send two Sonoma county children to summer camp in Occidental, CA, in addition to supporting MDA's other programs such as wheelchair repairs, support groups, and much more. Come join your favorite jailbird or stop by to see who's behind bars! Don't worry, we won't hold them hostage - any donation is gratefully accepted and we'd love to see you there.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Hop Monk Tavern

Website:
http://www.mdalockup.org/sonoma

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GunBun Holiday Palooza & Toy Drive

Dates: November 7, 2013

Bring and unwrapped toy and receive complimentary tastings, food pairing and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Sonoma Valley youth

11am-4pm

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Website:
http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/special-events.html?bpid=238

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Petaluma Theatre District Fall Festival

Dates: November 2, 2013

Join us for the first annual Petaluma Theatre District Fall Festival. The festival features fun for the entire family.  Enjoy craft beer tasting, live music, a photo booth, face painting, a Root Beer Float Garden, candy apple decorating and much more! $10 Wristband includes beer tasting & food specials.  All proceeds benefit Because I'm a Girl, a Boys & Girls Club program promoting confidence in young women.

Noon - 4 p. m.

Location:
Theatre Square Plaza

Website:
www.theatre-district.com

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The Barlow Grand Opening & Street Fair

Dates: November 2, 2013

The Barlow artisan complex on the corner of Highway 12 and Morris Street in Sebastopol is hosting a street fair and community celebration in honor of its grand opening. The event will feature the dozens of businesses that call the 12.5-acre complex home, as well as two stages of free, live music and entertainment, and a variety of local food and artisan vendors.

4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location:
The Barlow Center

Website:
www.thebarlow.net

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Pinot on the River

Dates: October 27, 2013

Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, Ca. Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. 

Join us for Sunday's Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square,  it's a Sonoma County wine weekend you won't want to miss.

11 a.m. to 12 noon - Grand Tasting Opens - Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting Early access.

12 noon to 4 p.m. - Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting - General Admission
Taste current releases, special bottlings and library wines from 100 top Pinot producers from up and down the West Coast at this "full immersion" walkaround tasting.

3 PM Judges will award "Special Achievement in Pinot Noir" Trophies.

3:30 Giant check Presentation to Boys & Girls Clubs.


11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza

Website:
http://www.pinotfestival.com

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9th Annual Harvest Festival

Dates: October 26, 2013

Celebrate Harvest with the blessing with the Grapes and Olives. Enjoy live Mariachi music, an Aztec dance performance, the official release of our 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and our famous grape stomp competition!

12:00pm-4:00pm

Location:
Robledo Family Winery

Website:
http://robledofamilywinery.com

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Fort Ross Harvest Festival & Wine Tasting Luncheon

Dates: October 26, 2013

Morning time, join us in the historic Russian orchard for the gathering of fruit amidst harvest songs led by ensembles Kitka and Kedry House and a talk on the history of the orchard.  Activities include juicing, pumpkin carving and traditional crafts for children of all ages. Dancing by the Kashia Pomo dance group Su Nu Nu Shinal, along with the presentation of native stories and Kashia history. Horse-and-carriage rides between visitor center and fort compound as well as motorized shuttle make for fun and easy transport. Special event entrance fee is $15 per car.

A gourmet luncheon will be enjoyed in a lovely tented outdoor setting, prepared by three renowned Sonoma County chefs who will pair their delicious foods with the best local wines.  Online registration is required.  Tickets are on sale at www.fortross.eventbrite.com.  $95 per person, ticket provides entry to the wine tasting tent from 1-4PM, Luncheon, all Harvest events, and parking/State Parks entrance fees.

Fort Ross Seaview AVA (American Viticultural Area) will present their wines for tasting, 1-4PM.  Meet the grape growers and winemakers in an intimate setting. Advance Purchase ticket includes access to wine tent and all Harvest Festival events, and parking/State Parks entrance fee.  Wine tasting can also be purchased the day of event: $20 per person plus special event entrance fee.

 

   

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
Fort Ross State Historic Park

Website:
www.fortross.org

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The Great Escape Suitcase Party

Dates: October 25, 2013

The Great Escape fundraiser will invite guests to enjoy a night of cocktails, gourmet food, dancing, and exclusive auction items. Attendees will have the opportunity to win an elite getaway for two with the winners being whisked away that very night on a private jet to enjoy a weekend getaway in Las Vegas, courtesy of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa.

 

With the opportunity to win a VIP weekend getaway to Las Vegas, complete with private jet, 5 star hotel accommodations, and cash to enjoy the destination, The Great Escape will be a night to talk about every year for years to come.

 

The “Great Escape Suitcase Party” benefits our Youth Benevolent Fund with a mission to provide assistance for underserved youth in Sonoma County. Because each of our members volunteers their time and efforts to this organization, we have no overhead or administrative expenses.

 

Over the next year, your participation will help us take more children to events such as our Kids’ Christmas Party, Child Shopping Spree, and Fishing Derby.

 

 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.jointhegreatescape.com/

5:30pm - 10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Jet Center

Website:
http://www.jointhegreatescape.com

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The Big Gay Grape Stomp

Dates: October 12, 2013

Get ready to get your LUCY on - as only we can do - and join Sonoma's OUT IN THE VINEYARD as we celebrate Grape Harvest with the first ever Gay Grape Stomp & Harvest Party! Kick up those heels & stomp those grapes! The luxurious Peju winery is our host for a fun filled day and will be serving wine and a sumptuous BBQ for a truly authentic wine country Harvest Party, Out In The Vineyard, followed by a competition Gay Grape Stomp! Come with a partner or partner up with someone new.

12:00 - 4:00pm (varies based on ticket level)

Location:
Peju Winery, 200 Camino Oruga, Napa, CA 94558

Website:
http://www.outinthevineyard.com/harvest-party-grape-stomp/

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7th Annual Cotati Oktoberfest

Dates: October 12, 2013

Get out your lederhosen and practice your yodeling for the upcoming 7th Annual Cotati Oktoberfest, with wunderbar German food, fresh craft brews on tap, the requisite oom-pah-pah music by the Karl Lebherz Band, polka dancing, and hilarious contests!  

Cotati’s Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, October 12, 12 noon - 6 p.m. in La Plaza Park, downtown Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Hwy. & W. Sierra Ave., under a big tent. Microbrews by Lagunitas Brewing Company, grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, gingerbread, pretzels & collectible glass steins will be available for purchase. A full Bavarian bratwurst meal with one drink (beer, wine or root beer) is $15, beer or wine is $5, and admission is free.  

Contests include the not-to-be-missed Wiener Dog Races at 2 pm (for speedy dachshunds), the Tankard Hoist (for men) at 3 pm, and the Stein Race (for women) at 4 pm – no entrance fee required. Winners of each contest will receive a cash prize of $50. Costumes are encouraged!

For more information or to get an entry form for the Wiener Dog Races, call (707) 795-5508 or email chamber@cotati.org.

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
La Plaza Park

Website:
http://www.cotati.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/events.main/

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"Red Obsession" at Murphy's Irish Pub

Dates: October 7, 2013

Continuing our Cinema Series on Monday, October 7, will be “Red Obsession” at the Snug at Murphy’s Pub. Red Obsession is the story of the great chateaux of Bordeaux struggling to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.

6:00 p.m.

Location:
Murphy's Irish Pub

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World Championship Grape Stomp

Dates: October 4, 2013 - October 6, 2013

Teams of two compete in the hope of being named the world' greatest grape stomp team. The Stomper stands in a barrel full of grapes and squishes out the juice using only feet. The Swabby stands below the barrel and keeps the juice flowing into the jug! Costumes are encouraged and a special award for creative costumes is given during each stomp. Winners from stomps around the world travel to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair to compete for the world championship title!

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Location:
Santa Rosa Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.harvestfair.org/grape-stomp

September

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Petaluma Fall Antique Faire

Dates: September 29, 2013

Fall Faire - Sunday September 29th, 2013

Located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, 4th & Kentucky Streets from B Street to Washington Street. Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the Antique Faire on Sunday September 29, 2013, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is free.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntown.com/antique-faire-petaluma.html

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Kendall-Jackson's 17th Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival

Dates: September 28, 2013

Now in its 17th year, the Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is a full-day event that showcases a tasting of more than 175 varieties of heirloom tomatoes; a chef competition featuring Bravo’s Top Chef® contenders; and tomato-inspired dishes from nearly 50 prominent wine country and Bay Area restaurants, chefs and food purveyors. Guests will also enjoy wine tasting, live music and educational wine and garden seminars.   

11:00am to 4:00pm

Location:
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center

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

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7th Annual Healdsburg Arts Festival

Dates: September 28, 2013

Free admission, art exhibit and sale, art activities, food, wine, beer, music and entertainment! A perfect way to spend a fall afternoon in Healdsburg! 

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg, CA

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

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Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Dates: September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is Sonoma Valley's annual tradition of celebrating the harvest of wine grapes and the yearly crush. Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating the Sonoma Valleys bounty, community, and local culture. Californias oldest festival, this Sonoma tradition takes place the last full weekend of September in downtown Sonomas historic Plaza. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profits. This three day event is organized and presented by a group of local volunteers, including an all volunteer Board of Directors.

10:00am-6:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://sonomavinfest.org/

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Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Dates: September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013

Have you ever romanticized about getting involved in a wine harvest & crush? Find out what it's like this September in the Heart of Sonoma Valley. Join us for the 2013 Sonoma Valley CRUSH and experience harvest, hands-on. 

Guests will not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, you'll have the opportunity to get involved, hands-on. 

For three days, wineries will be offering a variety of Harvest Activities including Grape Sampling in the vineyards, Crush Pad tours, samples of Fresh Pressed Juice and grapes picked fresh off the vine including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon. You can even taste a wine while it's fermenting! 

Learn how to read a Refractometer and gain a deeper understanding about the importance of the balance between sugar and acid levels in wine grapes. Meet with and ask Winemakers questions about harvest. This is your opportunity to learn all about harvest! 

The 'CRUSH Weekend Wine Tasting Pass' is $35 per person and gives you access to harvest activities and wine tastings at select tasting rooms September 27th - 29th from 11am to 4pm each day. 

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2013-sonoma-valley-crush

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All We Need is Love: A Benefit Party for the Hunting Happiness Project

Dates: September 22, 2013

Sonoma Helicopter is hosting a benefit party for the Hunting Happiness Project at the Sonoma Jet Center on Sunday, September 22nd.

Fun for both families and for adults. It is going to be an event to be remembered!

Delicious dining with community seating designed to have people interact and engage in conversations about connection and community. A kids art gallery will be on display, where children from ages 3 to 17 have expressed through art “Why is Love Important?” 

A giant globe art installation will be center to it all, where the Hunting Happiness Project community will participate remotely through social media around the country and around the world. Fans from Texas to New York and international fans from New Zealand, Australia, India, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Peru, Chile, and Colombia and more will be sending in their messages.

Also at this event will be Hunting Happiness Project’s signature “Love’n Aid” stand with cheerful volunteers, ready to let you know how wonderful you are, give hugs, high fives, face-paint and facilitate anonymous letters of friendship. People of all ages are encouraged participate! It’s all done in the spirit of setting an example for a happier more peaceful world.

Clos de Bois is supporting this charity event. All drinks are included in the price of the ticket.

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Jet Center

Website:
huntinghappinessproject.com

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B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival

Dates: September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013

Join Bruce Cohn, The Doobie Brothers, Heart, Bad Company with Paul Rodgers, Pablo Cruise and the Gin Blossoms for the 27th Anniversary B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival & Celebrity Golf Tournament! General Admission, VIP, Auction Dinner and Golf Tickets are available thru the website or at the Winery Tasting Room.

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Location:
B.R.Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/events/concert

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3rd Annual Lobster Ball

Dates: September 21, 2013

Enjoy live music on our patio overlooking our vineyards while feasting on artisan cheeses, fresh Maine lobster, prawns, artichokes, onions and the more paired with our Los Carneros Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Featuring our award winning wines and wine specials.

6:00pm-9:00pm

Location:
Robledo Family Winery

Website:
http://robledofamilywinery.com

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1st Annual Gatsby Gala Fundraiser

Dates: September 21, 2013

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is planning an evening of dinner, music, dancing and other entertainment as well as a silent auction. We invite you to join us in our fundraising efforts this year by attending, becoming a valued sponsor and/or donating to our event. NAMI Sonoma County is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help organization working to provide education, support and advocacy at no cost, to all people living with mental health issues and their families and friends. 

We are hoping to raise money for the more than two-thirds of adults and one-half of children with a diagnosable mental illness who do not receive mental health services in a given year. Your generosity and support is vital to our efforts to help the friends and family of this cause.

5:30pm to 10:00pm

Location:
McDonald Mansion, Gardens

Website:
www.gatsby-gala.org

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Trentadue Winery's Harvest Kickoff Dinner and Dance

Dates: September 21, 2013

Celebrate the beginning of Harvest with Trentadue Winery! Join for an incredible menu provided by our local Wine Valley Catering, a wine pairing with each course, gondola tours through the vineyards with Miro Tcholakov and Victor Trentadue, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), Champagne and Port bars, dancing to the music of "The Blue Devils", raffle prizes and much more! RSVP by September 1st!

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:
Trentadue Winery

Website:
https://www.trentadue.com/events/

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"Haute Cuisine" at Sebastiani Theatre

Dates: September 19, 2013

Join us at Sebastiani Theatre for a Sonoma International Film Festival Event! The showing of "Haute Cuisine" will take place on September 19th. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a wine reception. 

"Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) becomes the private chef for French President (Jean D’Ormesson) when he falls in love with her cooking. Based on the extraordinary true story of President Francois Mitterand’s private cook."

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Location:
Sebastiani Theatre

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Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival

Dates: September 16, 2013 - September 21, 2013

A weeklong event celebrating the century-old technique of outdoor painting. The annual gathering of artists culminates at Sonoma's Historic Plaza where art created during the week is exhibited and offered for sale at The Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday, Sept. 21. Art lovers and collectors mingle with the artists from 10 am - 4 pm. There will be art demonstrations in oil, watercolor and pastel beginning at 11 am.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
sonomapleinair.com

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Rising From Ashes Bike-In Movie

Dates: September 15, 2013

Join the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for a fun and inspiring bike-in movie, Rising From Ashes at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol. 

The famous and free SCBC Bike Valet will be there providing secure bike parking throughout the 80 minute film which documents the impossible triumph of the Rwandan cycling team. 

Ride in, enjoy the afternoon matinee and then join us next door at Woodfour Brewery for a drink or two!

A portion of box office proceeds will benefit the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Location:
Rialto Cinemas

Website:
https://risingfromashesthemovie.com/

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Laguna Foundation's 10th Annual Garden Art Gala

Dates: September 8, 2013

Join us for a silent auction of garden art from over 60 local artists as well as gourmet foods, local wines and microbrew beer! 

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:
Vine Hill House

Website:
http://lagunafoundation.org/index.html

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8th Annual Sonoma Home Winemaker's Celebration

Dates: September 7, 2013

The Sonoma Home Winemakers will host its 8th Annual Sonoma Home Winemakers Celebration on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This event normally features wines from Sonoma’s home winemakers, however, the State of California has started to enforce laws that prohibit us from pouring our wine for the public. Instead of cancelling the event, we are going to change the format slightly and pour commercial wines. Check out the website for a list of the featured wines!

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Swiss Hotel

Website:
http://www.sonomahomewine.org/?p=218

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FIA World Touring Car Championship

Dates: September 7, 2013 - September 8, 2013

The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) made its maiden voyage to the U.S. in 2012, and race fans were delighted by the high-intensity, full-throttle racing with an international flair. You’ll see international stars like Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Montero and Yvan Muller behind the wheel of entries from Ford, Honda, BMW and SEAT. On Saturday, you’ll enjoy FIA WTCC qualifying, followed by two 13-lap sprint races on Sunday. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind show!

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
racesonoma.com

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3rd Annual Golf-A-Thon

Dates: September 6, 2013

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance & Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza is hosting it's 3rd Annual Golf-A-Thon! No cost for golfers to play! Continental Breakfast, Golf Cart, Boxed Lunch, Complimentary Beer & Wine, and sunshine! Golfers will play in two-somes. Each golfer is asked to solicit $1,000 in pledges. Money pledged is 100% tax deductible. Golfers will play as many holes as they can in one day, great way to practice your swing!

Shotgun start at 9:00am

Location:
Oakmont Golf Club - East Course

Website:
www.sonomagolfathon.org

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21st Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction (2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend)

Dates: September 1, 2013

Immerse yourself in the intrigue of Brazil at the 21st Annual Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, Sonoma Samba, sponsored by TricorBraun WinePak. 

The flagship event of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction is Sonoma County’s largest and most fun fundraising event, bringing together the wine community and caring donors to raise essential funds that make our world-class wine region a better place by supporting our kids and our community.

Your ticket not only offers you passage into the Wine Spectator Auction Tent, but it also allows you to mingle with Sonoma's finest winemakers, as each table will be presided over by a local  Winemaker or Grower who will share not only their finest wines, but great stories, too!

This event offers the bidder a selection of rare world-class experiences and wines under the tent, and an opportunity to join their neighbors in the wine community in supporting charities that will build a better future throughout Sonoma County. Your donations support deserving Sonoma County charities aiding efforts to support youth and children to ensure their success, preserve our environment for future generations, and provide for basic unmet health needs and services which improve the welfare of our local communities.

The Grand Lawn of Chateau St. Jean will be transformed into a Pan-Latin Celebration, as guests enjoy Sonoma County’s finest wine and chef creations and raise needed dollars for Sonoma County charities.

12:30pm to 7:00pm

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/events_auction.asp

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34th Annual Taste of Sonoma (2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend)

Dates: August 31, 2013

Immerse yourself in the food and wine culture of Sonoma County at Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch. Kate MacMurray invites you to enjoy an afternoon of strolling through the historic MacMurray Ranch property while sipping and savoring the very best of Sonoma County’s rich wines and delectable cuisine.

With more than 200 wineries pouring thousands of wines, and over 60 local chefs whipping up divine pairings, Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for oenophiles and foodies alike. Informative and entertaining wine seminars, lively cooking demonstrations and so much more make for an enchanting afternoon enjoying the best of Sonoma County living.

Named one of the “10 Best Wine and Food Events in the United States” by Celebrated Living magazine, Taste of Sonoma is a coveted ticket -- Get yours before they sell out!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
MacMurray Ranch, 9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/events_showcase.asp

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Dates: August 30, 2013 - September 1, 2013

Sonoma is proud to welcome the 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend! There will be Winemaker Lunches, Dinner Parties and Barbeques all weekend, from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st; see our blog article for more details on where and when you can attend one of these coveted intimate experiences with local winemakers!

The weekend will also feature the Sonoma Starlight Dinner on Friday, August 30th at Francis Ford Coppola Winery! In addition, Satuday, August 31st, will hold the 34th Annual Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch and the 21st Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction will be on Sunday, September 1st at Chateau St. Jean Winery!

The 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is proving to be a truly unique Sonoma County experience not to be missed. Check out our blog article for more information about the different events and where to buy tickets!

Daily

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/

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Broadway Under the Stars: Gala Celebration Concert

Dates: August 30, 2013 - August 31, 2013

Broadway. Music. Wine. Historic State Park. August 30, 31 (Fri, Sat)

Join us in wrapping up our season as we commemorate with our second annual Gala Celebration!

A two-night only weekend extravaganza and fundraiser, this show brings the community together for one last launch into the end of summer and the beginning of new dreams!

Celebrate the community, life and all the magical moments of Season Two as we sing you to inspiration one last time!

Featuring songs from Broadway and the Standard American Songbook, there’s no better way to bring the summer to a close! Get your tickets while they last!

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.broadwayJackLondon.com

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Sonoma Starlight Dinner (2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend)

Dates: August 30, 2013

Join us for an evening of wine, dinner, and music under the stars at Sonoma Starlight. Kick off your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend poolside at the iconic Francis Ford Coppola Winery for an unforgettable evening of world-class wines, delicious cuisine, live music, and dancing to Bay Area favorites Pride & Joy -- all set against a backdrop of shimmering stars in the Alexander Valley.

Guests will enjoy a bountiful array of local, seasonal cuisine poolside created by Sonoma Wine Country Weekend’s 2013 Honorary Culinary Director, Sondra Bernstein and Chef John Toulze, proprietors of the girl & the fig. Over 20 local wineries will be on hand to share their finest Sonoma County wines, creating infinite opportunities to pair wines with our incredible local fare.

In the mood for something extra special? Patron tickets will entitle guests to toast the joys of Sonoma County at a Sparkling Wine Reception and enjoy a seated luxurious multi-course repast prepared by Chef John Toulze, the girl & the fig, as they watch dusk settle upon the gorgeous Alexander Valley. In addition to dessert and music noted below, Patron guests receive access to a cigar bar and private lounge, where they may escape for a more intimate Sonoma Wine Country experience.

All guests convene for dessert, wine, and dancing to the live music of Pride & Joy under the stars. There's no better way to get into the spirit of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend than an evening of al fresco dining at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Join us for an uncommonly elegant event that promises Sonoma County's finest wine, cuisine and entertainment.

Buy your tickets today!

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:
Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/events_starlight.asp

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#CabernetDay 2013

Dates: August 29, 2013

All you have to do on #CabernetDay is drink wine and share about it! Enjoy any Cabernet based wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet blends) and share your experience on social media sites. Don't forget to use the #CabernetDay!

All day!

Location:
Anywhere you are!

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Stephanie Cadman Trio

Dates: August 24, 2013

World-Champion tap dancer and Celtic fiddler Stephanie Cadman returns with her band to Wine Country by popular demand for an exclusive one-night performance; featuring music and dancing that will make your heart come alive.

Stephanie was an audience favorite last year in Transcendence Theatre's "Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park" concerts. This year she brings her trio to Jack London State Park for a full evening of music and dance, viewed through the bright prism of Stephanie Cadman’s Canadian heritage, uniquely blending her vast performance experience featuring Canadian Ottawa Valley-style Celtic Stepdancing and Celtic fiddling.  

In addition to strong vocals, Stephanie Cadman is a world-champion tap dancer and one the featured stars of Bowfire and country band Belle Starr.

5:00p.m. pre-show picnicking, 7:30p.m. concert

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html#Stephanie

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Learn to cook like an Italian "nonna" at VJB!

Dates: August 24, 2013

Learn some "nonna" kitchen wisdom with VJB Vineyards and Cellars matriarch Maria Belmonte! Maria is hosting a series of summer cooking classes at VJB’s outdoor demonstration kitchen featuring recipes like Veal Saltimbocca, Spaghetti Carbonara and Chocolate Truffle Budino. Not only will students in these small classes get to see how Maria prepares each dish they’ll enjoy them as part of a lunch served with the most popular VJB Vineyards and Cellars wines. Afterwards, they’ll get a packet of recipes to take home!

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location:
VJB Vineyards and Cellars

Website:
http://www.vjbcellars.com/

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Red & White Ball

Dates: August 24, 2013

Join us for a fundraiser supporting Sonoma Valley schools! Dave Martin's House Party Band will be playing dancing tunes all night! VIP tickets get an elegant catered dinner, General tickets enjoy a Sonoma-style barbeque, and dance party tickets come for the most fun part! Dress in your red & white best!

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
svgreatschools.org

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Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Weekend

Dates: August 23, 2013 - August 25, 2013

Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of the IZOD IndyCar® Series returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit, Aug. 23-25, for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Fans enjoyed a new era of INDYCAR racing in Sonoma last year, complete with new cars, new engines and a newly revamped circuit. The combination led to the best INDYCAR race we’ve ever seen in Sonoma, with Ryan Briscoe taking the checkers. Briscoe became the seventh different driver in eight years to win in Sonoma.

You’ve got to be here to enjoy a full weekend of racing, including the return of the SCCA World Challenge Series and Formula Car Challenge. You’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

Daily

Location:
Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476

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

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Wine Down Friday with the Jami Jamison Band

Dates: August 23, 2013

Begin your weekend at Muscardini Cellars. Wind down with a relaxing glass of your favorite Muscardini Cellars' wine all while enjoying live music on the patio.  No outside beverages allowed. $10 cover charge (includes a glass of Muscardini wine or $5 off a bottle). Open to the public.

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:
Muscardini Cellars

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

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Skits Under the Stars 4

Dates: August 21, 2013

Join Transcendence Theatre Company and the cast of Broadway Under the Stars for Skits Under the Stars, a community night of art and music in the beauty of nature at a variety of Sonoma County's best wineries!

Skits Under the Stars is an entirely free event where community members are invited to bring a song, poem, skit, dance or any work of art to share with one another. All talent ranges and levels of expertise are equally appreciated. Unpolished and impromptu pieces are strongly encouraged! Feel free to come and cheer others on with a glass of local wine if you don't wish to perform.

Let your creativity soar beyond the usual limits at this magical event!

doors open at 6pm, sign up at 6:30pm, performing begins at 7pm

Location:
Muscardini Cellars

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/skitsunderthestars.html

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Farm to Fermentation Festival

Dates: August 18, 2013

Come join us for a day to learn, make, and celebrate wild, living, fermented foods and beverages. Everything from sauerkraut to natto, yogurt to pickles, kombucha to cheese! We're getting wild with food this year and we are not going to stop with fermented cuisine. Our experts will discuss foraging, fermenting, and edible fungi (mushrooms!) Foodies can't miss this family-friendly festival! Proceeds donated to Ales for Autism!

11:00am to 5:00pm

Location:
Finley Community Center

Website:
http://www.farmtofermentation.com/

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18th RRVW Grape to Glass Celebration

Dates: August 17, 2013

Join our winemakers and growers; our hoteliers and restaurateurs; our members and our neighbors; as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley appellation and honor the founding members of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers at the 18th Grape to Glass: Back to Our Roots celebration on Saturday, August 17. .

The party starts with a tasting reception at 4 pm showcasing more than 50 wineries and growers of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers along with local restaurants, caterers and food purveyors offering small bites that pair nicely with our world class wines. While you wine and dine on fresh local delicacies, take a stroll through the park-like setting at Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard and view the work of local artists. Plus, place your bid on silent auction items of oversized and special bottlings, restaurant dinners, gift baskets and more.

4 p.m.

Location:
Richard's Grove & Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Road, Windsor CA

Website:
http://rrvw.org/event-grape-to-glass/

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Eighth Street Wineries: Barrel & Bottle

Dates: August 17, 2013

Off the beaten path yet just 5 minutes from Sonoma Plaza, enjoy this unique chance to visit 9 wineries in one stop! Stroll among the barrels, glass in hand, and sample tasty treats by various chefs. Taste wines in the barrel just before bottling, enjoy small-batch wines and hard to find wines: a special occasion for any wine lover!

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Eighth Street Wineries, Sonoma, CA

Website:
http://eighthstreetwineries.com/events/

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Wings Over Wine Country

Dates: August 17, 2013 - August 18, 2013

Join us at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport for the annual Wings Over Wine Country! Featuring one of the largest P-51 Mustang gatherings at an air show this year! This is not an event to miss! See the website for specific details about tickets!

pancake breakfast at 8am; gates open at 9am; show starts at 10am and ends at 4pm

Location:
Pacific Coast Air Museum

Website:
http://www.wingsoverwinecountry.org/

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Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Event

Dates: August 17, 2013

Please join Ray Major, expert cacao bean forager for Scharffen Berger Chocolate; Cy Olney, Scharffen Berger Chocolate expert; and Rhonda Carano, proprietor of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WInery at the new wine country Scharffen Berger boutique within Ferrari-Carano's Season of the Vineyards Wine Shop on the square in Healdsburg, California.

2 - 2:45pm: Baking demo featuring James Beard award-winning chef Joanne Weir, a long-time lover of Scharffen Berger chocolate in her cooking. She will make her signature chocolate meringue cookie and share her culinary wisdom and insights

2:45 - 3:15pm: Learn about cacao bean sourcing and the mystique of making artisan chocolate from Scharffen Berger cacao expert Ray Major.

2 - 4pm: Meet Rhonda Carano, Proprietor of Ferrari Carano wines and sample her family wines. 

4 - 6pm: Seasons of the Vineyard Summer Jazz Session featuring Chris Amberger & his Hot Dogs featuring the Young Brauts.

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:
113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival Film 5

Dates: August 15, 2013

Pack a blanket and picnic and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a movie under the stars.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis' world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Check back for films & pre-show entertainment.

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events/index.asp

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Skits Under the Stars 3

Dates: August 14, 2013

Join Transcendence Theatre Company and the cast of Broadway Under the Stars for Skits Under the Stars, a community night of art and music in the beauty of nature at a variety of Sonoma County's best wineries!

Skits Under the Stars is an entirely free event where community members are invited to bring a song, poem, skit, dance or any work of art to share with one another. All talent ranges and levels of expertise are equally appreciated. Unpolished and impromptu pieces are strongly encouraged! Feel free to come and cheer others on with a glass of local wine if you don't wish to perform.

Let your creativity soar beyond the usual limits at this magical event!

doors open at 6pm, sign up at 6:30pm, performing begins at 7pm

Location:
Kaz Winery

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/skitsunderthestars.html

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Leah Sprecher's "Old at Heart"

Dates: August 13, 2013

Transcendence Theatre Company's very own Leah Sprecher presents her one-woman show chronicling her unique and endearing kinship with old ladies in this hilarious, but powerfully touching show full of songs, characters and anecdotal stories.

Leah has performed at some of the nations most prestigious theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE! She Most recently completed a year-long stint at the famed Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles where she wrote and performed sketch/improv comedy in shows such as Et Tu Sunday, Camp Sunday, the Cookin' With Gas Show, and her one-woman show Old At Heart.  Nat'l Tours: 42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radiocity Christmas Spectacular. Film/TV: Jimmy Kimmel Live and Maron on IFC.

6p.m. doors open, 7:30p.m. show

Location:
Benziger Family Winery Barn, 1883 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html#Leah

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Gravenstein Apple Fair

Dates: August 10, 2013 - August 11, 2013

Sponsored by Sonoma County Farm Trails, the "Sweetest Little Fair in Sonoma County" is back for another year of beer, wine, cider, food, and entertainment. From the pie eating contest to the sustainable farming educational pieces, this fair screams Sonoma County! Don't miss out this year!

10:00am to 6:00pm

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park

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

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Broadway Under the Stars: Dancing Through Life

Dates: August 9, 2013 - August 17, 2013

Broadway. Wine. Music. Historic State Park. August 9, 10 (Fri, Sat), August 15, 16, 17 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum

Get your feet tapping with Dancing Through Life, a unique tribute to those show stopping chorus numbers that keep you humming along to the rhythm of life.

Mixed with a genuine variety of both song and dance, this show will feature music from shows like Chicago, Crazy for You, A Chorus Line and even more! If dancing is a shortcut to happiness, then come to the edge of your seat and prepare to soar!

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.broadwayJackLondon.com

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival Film 4

Dates: August 8, 2013

Pack a blanket and picnic and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a movie under the stars.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis' world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Check back for films & pre-show entertainment.

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events/index.asp

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Paella, Flamenco, and Vino at Mounts Family Winery

Dates: August 3, 2013

Join David & Lana Mounts as they host an evening in the vineyards, an enchanted night in Seville! Featuring a fireside Paella dinner, a special selection of Mounts Family Wines, and a live performance by Sol Flamenco! Advance registration is required and seats are limited!

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Mounts Family Winery

Website:
http://www.mountswinery.com/

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GunBun Summer Film Fest

Dates: August 3, 2013

Our annual night under the stars featuring games and a costume contest followed by the classic comedy Caddyshack at dusk. Interactive activities throughout the movie; audience participation strongly encouraged!

Picnic dinners by Gott's Roadside Gourmet food truck available for purchase. Warm clothes encouraged.

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Website:
http://www.gunbun.com/caddyshack

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Funny Bones Comedy Show

Dates: August 3, 2013

Enjoy a night of world-class comedy, complimentary wines and appetizers, and inspiring rescue stories at the Funny Bones Comedy Show, a night of laughter to benefit Sonoma County's Green Dog Rescue Project. The event will be featuring Monique Marvez, the "Original Latin Diva of Comedy,” with special guest Regina Stoops and emcee Mary Carouba.

Tickets price includes pre-party at Portalupi Wine Co. with complimentary wine and appetizers, starting at 6:30 PM.

The Green Dog Rescue Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the animal welfare world one dog at a time. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs that have been abandoned or abused, as well as shelter dogs at risk of being euthanized, giving them the second chance they deserve.

Pre-show party starts at 6:30pm, show starts at 8pm

Location:
Raven Performing Arts Theatre

Website:
http://www.raventheatre.org/event_calendar.aspx?event_id=2116

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25th Annual Zucchini Car Races

Dates: August 2, 2013

Come out for the most down-to-earth race in the county! Zucchini car entries must include a zucchini and have wheels to roll down the official raceway. The evening includes live music with The Rolling Blackouts. Picnics welcome; wine and dinner items available for purchase!

registration from 5:15 to 6:15pm, racing begins at 6:30pm

Location:
Sebastiani Winery

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival Film 3

Dates: August 1, 2013

Pack a blanket and picnic and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a movie under the stars.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis' world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Check back for films & pre-show entertainment.

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events/index.asp

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An Evening with Sutton Foster

Dates: August 1, 2013

Two-Time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster comes to Wine Country with musical director Michael Rafter for a powerhouse night of enchanting entertainment in the breathtaking open-air winery ruins of Jack London Historic State Park.  

Sutton Foster, best known on Broadway for her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie, also originated leading roles in The Drowsey Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical.

5:00p.m. pre-show picnicking, 7:30p.m. concert

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html#Sutton

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Sonoma City Party!

Dates: July 30, 2013

Often referred to as the “party of the year,” the annual City Party is sponsored by Redwood Credit Union and produced by Sonoma Community Center. It is a time for the whole community to come together and celebrate Wine Country! This years party will be headlined by Crossfire and is proving to be yet another unforgettable City Party! Spain Street is scheduled to close between First Streets East and West from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and live music and dancing begins at 6:30 p.m.

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/event-calendar.html

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Italian Festival at Viansa

Dates: July 28, 2013

Join us as we transform our hilltop winery into a quaint and buzzing Italian village for an afternoon of award-winning wines, regional foods, live music and an array of wonderful entertainment! Browse original artwork and artisan hand-crafted items, watch circus performances and play bocce ball games. Feast on fresh, hand-made pizzas from the outdoor pizza oven, as well as barbecue and authentic Gelato, all at Viansa Winery!

Location:
Viansa Winery

Website:
viansa.com

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Sonoma Valley CRUSH

Dates: July 27, 2013 - July 29, 2013

Have you ever romanticized about getting involved in a wine harvest and crush? Find out what it's like this September in the Heart of Sonoma Valley. Join us for the 2013 Sonoma Valley CRUSH and experience harvest, hands-on.

11:00am-4:00pm

Location:
Sonoma Valley

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com

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Healdsburg Water Carnival 2013

Dates: July 27, 2013

Join us in Healdsburg for a day of swimming, sunning, and classic fun! The river parade is one-of-a-kind and not to be missed! There is also a floating wine barrel contest, the Great American rubber duck dash, children's games, amazing food, and music! All proceeds go to Regional Parks to maintain the summer swimming beach and to the Sunrise Rotary Club to support youth and family services.

11:00am to 3:00pm

Location:
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach

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Fort Ross Festival

Dates: July 27, 2013 - July 28, 2013

A unique multi-cultural music festival: World-class live music & dance, costumed re-enactments, historic crafts, militia cannon ­firings and more!

Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm

Location:
Fort Ross

Website:
http://fortrossfestival.eventbrite.com

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival Film 2

Dates: July 25, 2013

Pack a blanket and picnic and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a movie under the stars.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis' world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Check back for films & pre-show entertainment.

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events/index.asp

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Sonoma County Fair

Dates: July 25, 2013 - August 11, 2013

This year’s Fair, from July 25 to August 11, will be 17 days of fun (Closed Mondays), with wine country racing, headline entertainment, spectacular carnival rides, junior and professional livestock shows and so much more. The Hall of Flowers theme is "Backyard Blossoms". Enjoy lots of free entertainment with the price of admission.

opens at 11:00am and is closed on Mondays

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/sonoma-county-fair.php

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9th Annual Pinot Family Reunion

Dates: July 23, 2013

The 9th Annual Pinot Family Reunion will be featuring over 40 wineries participating in a wine and food tasting at Vintners Inn Event Center, followed by a family style dinner paired with one of the area's top Pinot producers! There will be a wine and food tasting from 1-4 pm as well, and Family Style Dinner at John Ash & Co. also at 5pm! Proceeds will benefit Sutter North Bay Women's Health Center!

1:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Vintners Inn Event Center

Website:
http://www.vintnersinn.com/

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Wine Country Half Marathon 2013

Dates: July 21, 2013

The Wine Country Half Marathon, from the Napa Valley to the Sonoma Plaza, is not just a race, it is an experience! Run through some of the most breathtaking views of Northern California, ending directly in the heart of Wine Country. The event isn't only for runners though! There are family-friendly activities, food, and wine to be shared, so bring the whole crew!

Location:
Cuvaison Carneros Winery to Sonoma City Hall

Website:
http://destinationraces.com/runn2s/

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Catalan Festival

Dates: July 20, 2013 - July 21, 2013

Join us for a day of award-winning wines, Spanish cuisine, and entertainment with lively classical guitar, passionate flamenco dancing, a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. We invite you to share the multi-faceted experience that tantalizes the senses. Stroll and enjoy savory tapas and Paella, cooking demonstrations and educational seminars as you sip our acclaimed Carneros sparkling and estate wines. $65 per person includes 2 wine tickets, complimentary food samples, GF logo flute, all entertainment.

Location:
Gloria Ferrer

Website:
gloriaferrer.com

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Rivertown Revival

Dates: July 20, 2013

From the live music and delicious food to the air show and art boat races, this event is not to be missed! Colloquially known as, "The Greatest Slough on Earth" the Rivertown Revival welcomes children and adults alike to enjoy the Petaluma summertime.

11:00am to 8:00pm

Location:
The David Yearsley River Heritage Center

Website:
http://rivertownrevival.com/

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Oyster and Wine Pairing Event at Robledo

Dates: July 20, 2013

Enjoy delicious BBQ and half shell Hog Island Oysters paired with our award winning Sauvignon Blanc. Also featuring live music and case specials!

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:
Robledo Family Winery

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

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Cook like an Italian at VJB

Dates: July 20, 2013

Learn some "nonna" kitchen wisdom with VJB Vineyards and Cellars matriarch Maria Belmonte! Maria is hosting a series of summer cooking classes at VJB’s outdoor demonstration kitchen featuring recipes like Veal Saltimbocca, Spaghetti Carbonara and Chocolate Truffle Budino. Not only will students in these small classes get to see how Maria prepares each dish they’ll enjoy them as part of a lunch served with the most popular VJB Vineyards and Cellars wines. Afterwards, they’ll get a packet of recipes to take home!

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location:
VJB Vineyards and Cellars

Website:
http://www.vjbcellars.com/

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Broadway Under the Stars: Fantastical Family Night

Dates: July 19, 2013 - July 20, 2013

Wine. Music. Broadway. Historic State Park. July 19, 20 (Fri, Sat).

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your Day! Your mountain is waiting, So...get on your way!..”* and head straight to TTC’s Fantastical Family Night, our second volume of fun for the entire family!

Saturated with Classic Broadway and Disney songs alike, this night of interactive entertainment will keep you wearing a smile from ear to ear.

Featuring a special and exclusive performance by TTC’s Broadway Kids Camp, this one’s not to miss!

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.broadwayJackLondon.com

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NHRA at Sonoma Raceway

Dates: July 19, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Mark your calendar for these two very special weekends of high horsepower! The power of drag racing returns for theNHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel. More than 450 machines will descend upon the raceway for a weekend of racing on the world-famous quarter-mile strip. This kicks off two weekends of power on the strip as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series comes the following weekend.

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

Website:
racesonoma.com

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St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival Film 1

Dates: July 18, 2013

Pack a blanket and picnic and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a movie under the stars.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St Francis' world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Check back for films & pre-show entertainment.

7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/events/index.asp

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Band Blend Night

Dates: July 18, 2013

Come out and blend up music, wine and BBQ fun! Featuring David Ronconi's acoustic guitar music. Food and wine will be available for purchase, music, view and good times are free! 

To reserve a table in advance, call 707-996-2750 or email winery@littlevineyards.com. Or just come by the night of the 18th!

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location:
Little Vineyards Family Winery

Website:
http://www.littlevineyards.com/

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Bastille Day at Chateau St. Jean

Dates: July 14, 2013

Put on your favorite French fashion and celebrate La Fête Nationale Française! Taste classic Bordeaux-style wines, nibble on French-inspired bites, tap your feet to live music by Haute Flash Quartet – and don't miss the Can Can Girls! Purchase vol de vin et bouchées (flight and bite) and receive a Chateau St Jean beret!

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Chateau St. Jean Winery

Website:
http://www.chateaustjean.com/events_calendar

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Carrie Manolakos in Concert

Dates: July 13, 2013

Singer/Songwriter and YouTube sensation Carrie Manolakos delivers a night of powerful music in the breathtaking Benziger Wine Cave that follows her journey from Broadway to her life as an independent artist. This concert, featuring songs from her debut album, Echo, promises to be historic. 

7:30 p.m.

Location:
Benziger Family Winery Wine Cave, 1883 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.transcendencetheatre.org/tas.html

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2nd Annual Bacigalupi Vineyard Designate Tasting

Dates: July 13, 2013

Participate in a very special and limited tasting featuring wines produced exclusively from Bacigalupi Vineyards.  This year we have 10 exceptional wineries joining us! Participating wineries include: Arista, Graton Ridge, Armida Winery, Rudd Winery, Venge Vineyards, Matrix Winery, Cellars 33, Von Holt, Gary Farrell, Peter Paul and John Tyler.

The goal of the tasting is to show the cohesiveness of wines made from a specific vineyard. Each winery the family selected excels in maintaining the presence of the vineyard but expresses individual winemaking styles. Tasting menu provided by Feast Catering. Complimentary logo glass included. 

All proceeds will be donated to the non profit organization of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers to support agricultural education.

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:
John Tyler Tasting Room Bacigalupi Vineyards 4353 Westside Rd Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
http://johntylerwines.com/bacigalupi-vineyard-designate-tasting

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Cheese Making Class at Viszlay Vineyards

Dates: July 13, 2013

Make your own mozzarella overlooking the beautiful vineyards here at the winery. Enjoy the sunshine and learn the finer points of making cheese. Wine and cheese pairing included.

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
Viszlay Vineyards

Website:
http://www.viszlayvineyards.com/?page_id=9

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Downtown Petaluma 4th of July

Dates: July 4, 2013

The downtown Petaluma festivities, to be called PTown4th, will start at 3 p.m. Live music will start around 6 p.m., with the fireworks after 9 p.m.

All five of Sonoma Media Group's radio stations — news/talk KSRO 1350 AM and FM stations 97.7 The River, Hot 101.7, Froggy 92.9 and Mix 104.9 — will broadcast live from the event and will customize music programming to go with the fireworks.

3 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma Fair Grounds: 175 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, CA. 94952

Website:
http://www.visitpetaluma.com/fourth-july-fireworks

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Sonoma's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Dates: July 4, 2013

Sonoma's Fourth of July parade has been sponsored by the Community Center for more than 25 years. It is a traditional, small-town celebration intended for the enjoyment of all ages. The parade begins at 10am.

The day continues with food, games, beer, & wine on the Plaza with all proceeds benefiting Sonoma Valley nonprofits. Fireworks at Vallejo's Field at dusk complete this Sonoma tradition.

10 a.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://sonomacommunitycenter.org/4th-of-july-sonoma.html#sthash.a7jftDXO.dpuf

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Red, White and BOOM! 4th of July in Santa Rosa

Dates: July 4, 2013

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 watermelon eating contest, jumpy houses, face painters, clowns and more.

The evening will conclude with an amazing fireworks show simulcast live to music by our friends at KZST 100.1 FM

3:30p.m.

Location:
Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website:
http://santarosaredwhiteandboom.com/

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Broadway Under the Stars: Fly Me to the Moon

Dates: June 28, 2013 - July 6, 2013

Wine. Broadway. Music. Historic State Park. June 28, 29, 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun), July 5, 6 (Fri, Sat).

Join TTC under the stars as we journey through the uplifting, inspiring and carefree messages behind some of the greatest tunes of Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Featuring songs from Broadway’s greatest composers- including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephan Sondheim, Cole Porter, Stephan Schwartz and more- this one is guaranteed to leave you shooting for the moon!

With vendors such as Benziger Family Winery, the girl & the fig, The Glen Ellen Star, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Drums & Crumbs, St. Francis Winery, Kenwood Vineyards and more, you won't want to miss out! 

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.BroadwayJackLondon.com

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Russian River Rodeo

Dates: June 22, 2013 - June 23, 2013

Don't forget to mark your calendars and make your plans to come to our small town of Duncan's Mills to enjoy a top notch professional rodeo. Details TBD. 

1 p.m.

Location:
23450 Moscow Road, Duncan's Mills, CA, 95430

Website:
http://www.russianriverrodeo.org/index.html

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend

Dates: June 21, 2013 - June 23, 2013

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 25th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 21-23. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Clint Bowyer took the checkers in 2012, becoming the eighth consecutive different winner in Sonoma. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2013?

Daily

Location:
Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com/tickets/toyota_save_mart_350/

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Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Dates: June 15, 2013 - June 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, June 15 and June 16, 2013, when we will be launching the balloons again at Keiser Park in Windsor, California.

5:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location:
Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor CA

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

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Gay Wine Weekend 2013

Dates: June 14, 2013 - June 16, 2013

The largest gay wine event in the world, Gay Wine Weekend, returns with 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, Sonoma Plaza wine passport, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk Passport $25 Advance Purchase ($40 at door)
Wine & Dine OUT Winemaker Dinners $95 each
Off The Beaten Path Winery Tour SOLD OUT
Valley Of The Moon Winery Tour $85
The Pinot-fil Winery Tour $99
The Napa Valley Winery Tour $85
Sonoma Heritage Winery Tour $85
Twilight T-Dance & VIP Reception $150 SOLD OUT
Twilight T-Dance Only $80
Apres T After Party $20
Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch $50
Sunday Pool Soiree $20

Daily

Location:
Sonoma

Website:
http://www.outinthevineyard.com/events/gaywineweekend2013/

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Hula in the Plaza

Dates: June 14, 2013

Join us as Hula Mai of Sonoma presents its annual Hula in the Plaza - a spectacular live show of authentic Hula, Chant, and Hawaiian Music. Featuring well-known Hawaiian slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza, it will be an evening of Hawaiian fun for all ages presented by Hula Mai as a gift to the people of Sonoma. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the  Grinstead Amphitheatre on the historic Sonoma Plaza.

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.hulamai.org

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Passport to Pinot

Dates: June 8, 2013 - June 9, 2013

Join the amazing producers of the Russian River Valley at our annual Passport to Pinot weekend, where you can celebrate the allure of our Pinot Noir and escape into the rugged beauty of our valley. This world-class tasting experience will have you traveling through our vineyards and redwoods along the Russian River, discovering hidden gems – fresh, local food, hospitality like no other and exclusive experiences at participating wineries.

The Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences throughout the weekend at participating wineries. Pinot is the focus, but each winery will also be offering unique offerings.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://rrvw.org/passport-to-pinot/

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Wine Riot - San Francisco

Dates: June 7, 2013 - June 8, 2013

This may be a little out of the way, but our friends at Second Glass are having another RIOT. We were lucky enough to attend in New York City last year and had a blast. Just down the road in San Francisco, check out this awesome event. 

Tour the world of wine through 250+ wines in 4 hours with tastings, seminars/crash courses, demonstrations, Q&As and more, all while jamming to an awesome DJ, hilarious photobooth props, temporary tattoos, delicious food and more. Remember the delicious wines you taste with the great mobile app so you can find where to buy your favorites later. 

 

Friday: 7-11; Saturday 1-5, 7-11

Location:
Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Website:
https://secondglass.com/wineriot/san-francisco-2013/tickets/

May

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Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Dates: May 31, 2013 - June 9, 2013

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival May 31 to June 9! 

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival has flourished into an annual 10-day event featuring performances from some of the most renowned musicians world-wide. The Healdsburg Jazz Festival also produces and promotes regular jazz performances in the area year-round, and sponsors and organizes educational programs and concerts for children and adults.

Daily

Location:
456 Moore Lane Healdsburg, California 95448

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

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Amgen Tour of California

Dates: May 19, 2013

Known as one of the top cycling destinations in the world, Santa Rosa is home to three-time Amgen Tour of California winner Levi Leipheimer, home of the US headquarters of the 2011 Tour de France winning Team BMC, and host to training camps for many elite pro-cycling teams, as well as amateur clubs and bike-passionate individuals. 

Come watch the exciting finish of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California as Santa Rosa hosts it's first finish to this world-renowned race. 

Location:
Downtown Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

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Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Dates: May 18, 2013 - May 19, 2013

The raceway in Sonoma will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, May 18-19. It will be a memorable weekend as Corvettes from several decades will be featured on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. If youre a Corvette fan, you wont want to miss this weekend. Nearly 400 historic racecars, in all, will compete on the road course, and every ticket is a pit pass, so youll get an up-close look at these historic racecars and their owners. Your admission ticket also includes access to the Food and Wine Pavilion, where youll get a number of food and wine tastings!

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Raceway

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

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16th Annual Taste Alexander Valley

Dates: May 18, 2013 - May 19, 2013

Located at the northern end of Sonoma County, the Alexander Valley is 22 miles long and varies in width from two to seven miles.

The valley is best known for the world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that thrive from the valley floor all the way up the rolling hillsides and mountain ridges. The gravelly loam soils straddling the river also encourage Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot to flourish. Alexander Valley is also home to Zinfandel and Rhone varieties, including Syrah and Viognier.

The 16th annual Taste Alexander Valley is the major event produced each year by the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association. We invite you to join us!

On Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 over 30 wineries will host their own special wine and food parties offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment and special weekend wine discounts. One ticket gets you access to all the parties! 

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://tastealexandervalley.org/

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Tashion Fashion Show

Dates: May 10, 2013 - May 11, 2013

Where Art, Fashion and Ecology get together for and big party.

Three Shows:

Friday, May 10, 8:00pm tickets: $50 Includes grand re-opening celebration for Andrews Hall

Saturday, May 11, 3:00pm (junior division Ages -17) tickets: $20

Saturday, May 11, 8:00pm tickets: $40

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA


Website:
http://sonomacommunitycenter.org/Sonoma_Community_Center/bo_trashion_2013.html

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Cinco de Mayo Festival & Tamale Cookoff to Benefit Sonoma Valley Schools

Dates: May 5, 2013

Who makes Sonoma’s best tamale? We will soon find out! We are hosting Sonoma’s first annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Tamale Cookoff on May 5, 2013 at Cornerstone Gardens here in Sonoma, with proceeds benefiting Sonoma Valley K-12 Schools.

Noon - 5 p.m.

Location:
CornerStone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.cincodemayosonoma.com

April

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Petaluma's Spring Antique Faire

Dates: April 28, 2013

Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 27th Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Faire on Sunday April 28, 2013, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is free.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntown.com/antique-faire-petaluma.html

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Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013

Passport to Dry Creek Valley was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 24 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

Daily

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.wdcv.com/events/passport-to-dry-creek-valley.php

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Apple Blossom Festival and Parade

Dates: April 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Check back for details on the 2013 Festival

Location:
265 So. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Website:
http://www.sebastopol.org/abf/abf_welcome.html

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April in Carneros

Dates: April 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013

This multi-winery open house features more than 20 wineries in the Carneros region of both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release).

Participating wineries (as of March 4th) are: Adastra, Bonneau Wines, Ceja Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wine, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Richardson Vineyards, Robldo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Ty Caton Vineyards and Viansa.

10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Sonoma and Napa Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.aprilincarneros.com

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Sonoma Music Festival

Dates: April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013

A benefit for the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation and Pets Lifelife. Featuring: Big Brother & the Holding Company, Tommy Thomson All Star Band, Creation Band, Frobeck, Pine Needles, Sean Carscadden & Marty O’Reilly – and more! 

Friday, April 19th

Sean Cascadden (Acoustic Blues/Electric Blues) - 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Pine Needles (Bluegrass) - 7:45 to 9:00 pm

Tommy Thomson All Star Band (Western Swing/Rockabillly) - 9:30 to 10:45 pm

 

Saturday, April 20th

Frobeck (Funk/Jazz) - 6:00 to 7:15pm

Big Brother and the Holding Company (60's Blues/Rock) 7:45 to 9:00 pm

Creation Band (Reggae) - 9:30 to 10:45pm

6:00 p.m.

Location:
Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First Street East, Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sebastianitheatre.com/event/sonoma-music-festival

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Wine Country Film Festival Fundraiser

Dates: April 14, 2013

Join Wine Country Film Festival for a fundraiser at VJB Vineyards with Carol Drinkwater - best selling author, actress and filmmaker. The even includes a book signing, reception and an olive cultivation lecture. Also in attendence will be Marvin Martin, celebrity chef and olive oil expert, and Bill Snowden of Snowden Olive Orchards. 

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
VJB Vineyards and Cellars

Website:
www.wcff.us

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SIFF Celebrity Tribute

Dates: April 13, 2013

Join the stars at the Sonoma International Film Festival for the Sonoma Spotlight Award at 6:00 pm: a tribute to Mary-Louise Parker and Demián Bichir at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall (126 First Street West).

6 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Veterans Building, 126 First Street West, Sonoma CA

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/2013-events.html

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16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: April 10, 2013 - April 14, 2013

Set amidst the unparalleled beauty of the Sonoma Valley Wine Country, the annual Sonoma International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers to a sun-drenched, luxurious extended weekend April 10 - 14, pairing great food, fine wine and more than 90 new independent films from around the world.

Featuring tributes to Mary-Louise Parker and Demian Bichir and appearances from Ray Liotta and countless directors, producers, actors and filmmakers, the 16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival schedule is set. With 8 unique screening locations around downtown Sonoma, the festival brings great wine, food and film in an unparalleled fashion.

Watch out for the SomethingAboutSonoma.com Street Team to be in action taking video, photographs, live tweeting and writing articles from the festival! 

Daily

Location:
Participating Locations

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

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SIFF Opening Night After Party

Dates: April 10, 2013

Join the Sonoma International Film Festival for the opening night after party at the General's Daughter from 9pm - midnight. Featuring Eighth Street Five Band, the event will mingle filmmakers, sponsors, premiere and star passholders and limited general admission. 

9:00 p.m. to midnight

Location:
General's Daughter

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/2013-events.html

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BEERVANA

Dates: April 5, 2013

The premiere craft brewing festival in the Sonoma Valley! Tastings of over 60 finely crafted beers, great food tastings, live music and more. 

5:30 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Veterans Building, 126 First Street West, Sonoma CA

Website:
http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/Sonoma_Community_Center/bo_Beervana_2013.html

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TV Tuesday Live

Dates: April 2, 2013

Every Tuesday starting at 6pm, host Scott Jordan interviews experts in the wine and hospitality business as well as the winemakers we feature in the tasting room. From 6pm to about 7pm they will discuss wine, wine making, overall wine education and more!

Anyone can tune in live at www.cellarsofsonoma.com and join in on the conversation using the hashtag #tvtuesdaylive where viewers can ask a question online or come into the tasting room and ask in person. For just $10 for non-wine club members guests will get a wine flight of the 4 wines they discuss on the show... sometimes we do food pairings too!

6 - 7 p.m.

Location:
133 4th Street Santa Rosa, Ca 95401

Website:
http://www.cellarsofsonoma.com

March

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24

7th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 22, 2013 - March 24, 2013

Celebrating its seventh anniversary at the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma, the United States’ premier cheese-and-wine event, California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, brings together artisan cheesemakers, brewers, wineries and guests for three days of tasting and appreciation of all things cheese. 

See event website for details

Location:
Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma 745 Baywood Drive

Website:
http://artisancheesefestival.com

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24

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: March 18, 2013 - March 24, 2013

Sonoma County Restaurant Week is a seven day celebration of our county's farm fresh food and premier wine! Enjoy three-course dinner menus at $19, $29, or $39, depending on the restaurant. 

Check here for a list of all restaurants participating! 

Daily

Location:
Participating Restaurants

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org/

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17

Spring Savor Sonoma Valley

Dates: March 16, 2013 - March 17, 2013

Join over twenty wineries throughout Sonoma Valley next March for a Food & Wine Experience! Wineries will be showcasing 2012 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. This event is rain or shine! Be sure to wear layers and bring an umbrella this weekend! Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes, peruse art from local artists and listen to live music. Experience the best that Sonoma Valley has to offer!

Buy tickets from the link below! 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
https://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2013-savor-sonoma-valley

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10

35th Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend Two

Dates: March 8, 2013 - March 10, 2013

Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event.  It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer "futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines. 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://2ndweekendwineroadbarreltasting.eventbrite.com/#

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35th Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend

Dates: March 1, 2013 - March 3, 2013

Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event.  It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer "futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines. 

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://1stweekendwineroadbarreltasting.eventbrite.com

February

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27

Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference

Dates: February 23, 2013 - February 27, 2013

The Tenth Annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference is an annual gathering of American artisan cheesemakers, retailers, distributors and food writers, on Feb. 23 – 27, 2013, in Sonoma, Calif.

The event showcases cheesemakers leading the artisan and farmstead cheese movement, as well as wines and ales from Sonoma County. The conference proper begins Sunday, Feb. 24 with an afternoon Winter Artisan Cheese Fair, featuring artisan cow, sheep and goat cheese producers, wines, brews, guest chefs and a “Winter Mac & Cheese Cook-off” at The Mac Arthur Place in Sonoma. The next two days feature seminars and networking sessions at the MacArthur Place in Sonoma, and wraps up with a special one-day ZingTrain session led by Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s.

Daily

Location:
MacArthur Place, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.theepicureanconnection.com/sonoma-valley-cheese-conference-2013/

23

Eighth Street Wineries Open House

Dates: February 23, 2013

Housed in an unlikely warehouse district of rural Sonoma, our independent producers offer fine artisan wines you simply won’t find on the mass market. At this twice yearly celebration, wander from cellar to cellar enjoying limited-production wares. Sample current releases, library offerings, and barrel tastings.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
21692 Eighth Street East #340 Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://eighthstreetwineries.com

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Women for WineSense’s “Bubbles, Brix & Buzz II” at Gloria Ferrer

Dates: February 20, 2013

With bubbles in hand, hobnob with the wittiest, brightest, cleverest and funniest in the world―members of Women for WineSense! While noshing on nibbles, enjoy the finest sparkling and still wines from Gloria Ferrer (they'll offer significant purchase discounts this one night only). Come network and create some buzz with friends and new associates.

Purchase raffle tickets and bid on items in our silent auction. (100% of proceeds go to our scholarship fund.)

Special guest speaker, Eva Bertan, Vice President of Marketing at Gloria Ferrer, will talk about their award-winning wines.

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:
23555 Carneros Highway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.wws-bubblesbrixbuzz.eventbrite.com

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Ka Nohona Hawai'i - The Hawaiian Way of Life

Dates: February 17, 2013

Join us for Ka Nohona Hawai'i - The Hawaiian Way of Life, an afternoon and evening of Hawaiian culture, crafts, dancing and music.  Enjoy "talk story" sessions as well as workshops in beginning and advanced ukelele, hula, lei making, Hawaiian food and legends, and more! This first ever event features distinguished Northern California Hawaiian kumus (master teachers) Loea Naomi Leina`ala Kalama of Sacramento and Kumu Kau`i Peralto of Antioch.Ticket price includes all workshops and an authentic Hawaiian Kalua Pig and Teriyaki Chicken Plate Dinner. The evening wraps up with a lively Kanikapila (Hawaiian jam session). All are welcome, but seating is limited, so purchase tickets soon!

12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location:
Vintage House - Stone Hall 264 First St. East, Sonoma CA

Website:
http://www.hulamai.org/hawaiiinsonoma.html

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Cloverale Citrus Festival

Dates: February 15, 2013 - February 18, 2013

Welcome to the 121st Cloverdale Citrus Fair! On February 15-18, 2013 a “Polynesian A’Fair” commences for a great tradition in Northern Sonoma County. 

Cloverdale groups and individuals work very hard creating beautiful displays made of all natural materials that reflect the theme of the fair. And, of course, there will be all of the “good stuff” that makes a fair: clowns, entertainment, animals on display, the carnival, cotton candy, craft exhibits, and MORE!

The fair is also home to the largest competitoin of American wines in the world as part of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. 

Daily

Location:
Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds 1 Citrus Fair Dr Cloverdale, CA 95425

Website:
http://cloverdalecitrusfair.org

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8th Annual VinOlivo

Dates: February 15, 2013 - February 18, 2013

Sip Sonoma Valley's best wines from 60 wineries as you get to know the personalities behind the wine. Ignite your taste buds from 25 restaurateurs and of course sample savory olives from the Olive Bar. The VinOlivo online auction returns once again offering special and unique Sonoma Valley winery and vacation experiences, as well as the most outstanding and unique wines of Sonoma Valley!

Friday- Grand Tasting 7:00 - 10:00 | The Lodge at Sonoma

Saturday- Winemaker Dinners 6:00 | Participating Wineries

Saturday- Monday- Ticket to Sonoma Valley | Participating Wineries 

Online Auction: www.biddingforgood.com/VinOlivoWeekend

 

Daily

Location:
The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/displayEvent.asp?eventID=3265

13

Pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi at Raven Theater

Dates: February 13, 2013

Award winning 21 year old pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi is returning home to Healdsburg, CA for the start of his major debut world tour. Lawrence has prepared an extensive repertoire to perform for his hometown audience including selections from Grieg, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky & Balakirev.

Sponsored by Flanagan Winery, Adults: $30/Students: $20

Food & Wine Reception at Baci Café & Wine Bar following the concert: $75

7:00 p.m.

Location:
Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
http://www.bacicafeandwinebar.com

10

Jack London Piano Club Valentines Day fundraiser

Dates: February 10, 2013

The Jack London Piano Club presents its sixth benefit concert at Jack London State Historic Park. The first concert of 2013 will celebrate Valentine’s Day. The five featured piano soloists from the Jack London Piano Club include Jud Goodrich, Marilynn Scott, Jim Wittes, Zina Milyavsky and Esfir Ross. Their diverse repertoire ranges from classical to popular songs from the Great American Songbook.

A special guest performer will be Jennifer Farmer, vocal coach from Windsor who has appeared nationally onstage, films, TV and commercials. Join us at the House of Happy Walls Museum. 

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
www.jacklondonpark.com

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24th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fantasy

Dates: February 9, 2013

The 24th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fantasy is set for Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each year the winery’s cellar is transformed into an elegant setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year it will be held in the Artisan Winery, where Rodney Strong Reserve and Single Vineyard Cabernets are crafted and where the winery will team up with a delicious line up from top chocolatiers spread throughout the cellar. In addition, there will be several, Valentine’s Day inspired dishes to accompany the wine, chocolate and live music.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
11455 Old Redwood Highway Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
https://www.rodneystrong.com/events#24th-annual-wine-and-chocolate-fantasy

9

Ty Caton Tasting Room Grand Re-Opening

Dates: February 9, 2013

Same Location, New Look.

Come help us celebrate the beginning of a new era at Ty Caton Vineyards as we take over the tasting room"Ty-Style!" 

We have had a great time working with Lisa Arrowood of Arrowood Design to update our space and create a unique and fun tasting room atmosphere. Come take a look & get ready to enjoy light appetizers from Chef David Hollow, music by our friend Chris Hanlin, & taste all of Ty's New Releases!

Bring a friend, or two...

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location:
8910 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452

Website:
http://tycatongrandreopening.eventbrite.com/

January

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20

21st Annual Winter Wineland with Wine Road

Dates: January 19, 2013 - January 20, 2013

This is the 21st Annual Winter WINEland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines.  Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. Mid November of 2012, download the detailed program to see exactly what each winery will offer for the weekend...then plan your tasting adventure.

Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.
This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. Check back for more information!

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Various Locations

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com/events/winter_wineland/1

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Wedding Expo

Dates: January 19, 2013

The expo highlights include Wine Tasting, Fashion Centers and Sample Fine Cuisine! Come for giveaways, prizes and resources to plan the perfect Wine Country Wedding!

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://winecountrybride.com

12

Kayaking and Hiking the Laguna Presentation

Dates: January 12, 2013

Learn how to get around the Laguna by foot or by boat. In his slideshow presentation, David will share where the access points are, where you can go from there, what those spots are like in various weather conditions and times of year, things to watch out for, and lots of images of what you can see. Join us for this fun and informative talk! Come early and enjoy the Open House as well (Second Saturday of the Month Open House at the Laguna Environmental Center, 10:00am-3:00pm).

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:
900 Sanford Rd. (corner of Occidental Rd.), Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website:
www.lagunafoundation.org

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Sonoma Bridal Show

Dates: January 5, 2013

January 5, 2013 will be "An Event To Remember!" Local wedding and event vendors have worked very hard to bring Sonoma County an elite list of experienced and dependable companies for the planning of your upcoming Wedding, Bar / Bat Mitzvah, Corporate Event, Anniversary or Quinceanera celebration.

Doors open at 11 am with fashion shows at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Our fashion show features wedding gowns & bridesmaid dresses by A Touch of Class Bridal, Starlet Gowns and the Wedding Wearhouse, tuxedos by Black Tie Tuxedos! Find your reception or event location, browse vendor booths and meet the service providers you are in need of as well as taste hors d'oeuvres, fine cuisine and cakes samples.

11:00 a.m.

Location:
333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website:
http://sonomabridalshow.com

December

23

Nutcracker at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Dates: December 23, 2012

“Whimsical and charming”- The New York Times Spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian artists make this Nutcracker the must see production of the season! Beloved Russian fairytale characters and larger-than life puppets add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets the Great Russian Nutcracker apart. Bring your loved ones together for this heart-warming not-to-be-missed holiday celebration! Please note, there will be an additional showing at 7pm.

3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://wellsfargocenterarts.org

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Holiday Piano Concert in Jack London State Park

Dates: December 16, 2012

Eight piano soloists playing an eclectic mix of numbers from the classical repertoire as well as Christmas Season favorites will make up the program. Among the diverse program, one highlight will be portions of a Beethoven's Sonata played by John Dinwiddie, very fitting on December 16, which is Beethoven's birthday. Another special feature will be a performance of several Brazilian tangoes by award winning pianist, Esfir Ross.

An additional highlight of this holiday concert features two guest soloists: Stephan Stubbins and Abbey Lee. 

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA

Website:
http://www.jacklondonpark.com

15

Cinnabar Chamber Singers Holiday Concert

Dates: December 15, 2012

Cinnabar Theater’s mixed-voice chorus explores a variety of musical styles to celebrate the holiday season. Join us for a family-friendly concert at Petaluma’s United Church of Christ. Our program includes several settings of O magnum mysterium, Randall Thompson's Frostiana and a delightful rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. Michael Shahani, conductor.

8:00 p.m.

Location:
United Church of Christ, 825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952

Website:
www.cinnabartheater.org

15

Wreath Ceremony in Sonoma

Dates: December 15, 2012

On Saturday Dec. 15, members of the community are invited to gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park, and will be held rain or shine. Wreaths for Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park can be sponsored for $15 each. 

8:45 a.m.

Location:
Veterans Memorial Park, 126 1st Street West, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

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Holiday Open House at Chateau Diana

Dates: December 8, 2012

Get your picture taken with Santa while you enjoy holiday inspired appetizers and sweet treats. Indulge yourself with our chocolate and Port pairing. Find something for everyone on your list with our extensive gift shop and case specials. Children and friendly dogs welcome!

Bring an unwrapped tory any time before December 18th and receive a glass of our newly released Sparkling Brut! Our Annual Toy Drive benefits the Catholic Charities of Sonoma County. 

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
6195 Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
http://www.chateaud.com

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Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around

Dates: December 5, 2012 - December 13, 2012

Strolling Dine Around is a three hour progressive feast featuring some of Healdsburg's finest restaurants on December 5, 6, 12 and 13. All restaurants are conveniently located making it easy to stroll from one to the next. 15 restaurants are participating this year. Start with appetizers at one restaurant, then move on to another for the first course, enjoy the main course at another, and finally dessert at yet another restaurant! It's a really fun experience and a great way to try out a few restaurants all in one night!

5:30 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Healdsburg

Website:
http://www.healdsburg.com/Chamber/News_Events.aspx

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Sonoma Holiday Tree Lighting

Dates: December 4, 2012

The tree lighting ceremony is a treasured 26-year-old tradition. All ages are invited to attend this community gathering to honor loved ones who have been lights in their lives. The program includes a sharing of inspiring messages, music and reflection before the Hospice Tree is lit by a local family.

6:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

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City of Lights Driving Tour

Dates: December 1, 2012 - December 27, 2012

Businesses and homes throughout Petaluma glow with holiday decorations and thousands of lights! Take the whole family on a driving tour of the festive city of Petaluma!

All Day (Best at Night)

Location:
Various Petaluma Homes/Businesses

Website:
http://www.visitpetaluma.com/city-lights-driving-tour

1

Blessing of the Olives at the Mission

Dates: December 1, 2012

The Blessing of the Olives ceremony formally kicks off the Sonoma ValleyOlive Festival in early December every year. The Blessing of the Olives takes place at the historic Sonoma Mission, which sits right on the Historic Sonoma Square. The ceremony includes music, short speeches about the olive traditions in Sonoma County, and refreshments. It's a very laid back affair and a nice way to start off the day in the town of Sonoma.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location:
First St E & Spain St, Sonoma, California

Website:
http://www.olivefestival.com

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Guerneville Holiday Parade of Lights

Dates: December 1, 2012

Bring the family out for the 2012 old fashioned Guerneville Parade of Lights featuring more than 100 entries of floats, horses, marching bands, antique cars, trucks and more all decorated with Christmas lights. Hot drinks and snacks will be available.

7 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Guerneville, CA

November

24

Santa's Riverboat Arrival

Dates: November 24, 2012

Santa and Mrs. Claus sail into the Petaluma River Turning Basin aboard a tugboat at about noon and disembark in the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on E. Washington Street to greet children and distribute candy. Get into the holiday spirit before the festivities even begin!

12:00 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma River Turning Basin

Website:
http://www.visitpetaluma.com/santa’s-riverboat-arrival

24

Annual Lighting of the Snowmen

Dates: November 24, 2012

Come and enjoy the tradition of lighting the snowmen display at Cornerstone.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location:
CornerStone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com/

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HOSVA Holiday Open House

Dates: November 23, 2012 - November 24, 2012

Use the discount promo code '2012HOLIDAYS' to Toast the Holiday Season in the Wine Country! Heart of Sonoma Valley Association invites you to our 29th Annual Holiday Open House! Join twenty-four wineries throughout the heart of Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in our caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends & family and relish in wine country holiday cheer! 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
https://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/29th-annual-holiday-open-house

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Healdsburg Downtown Holiday Party

Dates: November 23, 2012

Healdsburg will be putting on more than a month of chic small town Wine Country Christmas events that start with the November 23rd Downtown Holiday Party. Downtown merchants light up their stores and welcome all shoppers to this annual holiday tradition. The celebration in and around Healdsburg’s charming Plaza will have plenty of refreshments, holiday cheer and entertainment including musicians and carolers, free horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa, merriment and much more.

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Healdsburg on the Plaza

Website:
http://www.healdsburg.com/Chamber/News_Events.aspx

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Holiday in Carneros

Dates: November 17, 2012 - November 18, 2012

This exciting multi-winery open house will feature nearly 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery.

Wineries expected to participate are: Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines, Bonneau Wines, Ceja Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wine, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/index.htm

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23rd Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade

Dates: November 11, 2012

Enjoy watching the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern California as it makes it's way through historic downtown Petaluma! 

1:00 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma: 4th and D Streets

Website:
petalumaveteransflyin.com

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North Bay Poetry Slam

Dates: November 4, 2012

Every 1st Sunday of the month, poets, rappers, comedians, beatboxers, hiphoppers, and many more gather and perform at HopMonk Tavern for the Northbay Poetry Slam! 

9 p.m.

Location:
HopMonk Tavern

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/events-detail/?event_id=205692

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Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

Dates: October 31, 2012

Join over 60 participating Downtown merchants for a fun and safe community Halloween for the entire family and goodies for costumed kids under 12. Prepare for a hautingly "ghould" time from 3 - 5:30pm on Wednesday October 31st as the scary, the cute, the ugly and the creepy descend on Downtown Petaluma.

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntown.com/halloween.aspx

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Pinot On The River

Dates: October 21, 2012

"Pinot On The River" is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, Ca! Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers with a focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. Sunday's Pinot Noir Grand Tasting features over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors; it's a Sonoma County wine weekend you won't want to miss.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg, CA

Website:
http://www.pinotfestival.com

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Fall Sonoma Valley Reserve

Dates: October 20, 2012 - October 21, 2012

Experience an insider’s view of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries and celebrate one of the best grape harvests on record this October 20 & 21 at Sonoma Valley Reserve.

Use promo code 'SAS' to get $20 off your ticket price!! 

This fun and exciting weekend offers participants exclusive access to see many of Sonoma Valley’s classic wineries in a new light. Come with friends or meet new ones and be among the first to discover rare wines and hidden gems at destinations that are seldom open to the public. Each unique tour includes:

- Four winery visits 
- Comfortable transportation by California Wine Tours
- A wine country picnic lunch featuring fresh local ingredients

Daily

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.reservesonomavalley.com/

20

Harvest Dinner at Gloria Ferrer

Dates: October 20, 2012

Celebrate the 2012 Harvest at Gloria Ferrer! The evening will commence with a sparkling wine reception while our guests sip bubbly from our unparalleled Vista Terrace followed by a multi-course dinner paired with our award winning wines. Reserve your tickets soon, as space is extremely limited!

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location:
23555 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://discover.winecountry.com/travel/2012/08/sonoma-upcoming-crush-and-harv.html

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Healdsburg Crush Festival

Dates: October 20, 2012

The who's who of Sonoma County wineries and restaurants will gather under one roof for the Healdsburg Crush Festival. The popular event showcases over 30 Sonoma County wineries alongside dozens of outstanding local restaurants and food purveyors.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:
217 Fitch St. Healdsburg, CA

Website:
http://www.healdsburgcrushfestival.org

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El Dia de los Muertos Petaluma 2012

Dates: October 19, 2012 - November 4, 2012

Petaluma Arts Center will host an exhibition of the work of Latino Artists in the PAC and Latino theme art in public venues throughout Petaluma. Visual arts (both 2D and 3D) and altars will be displayed throughout the city,along with altars, music, dance, film, storytelling and workshops in celebration of this age-old tradition that honors the memory of loved ones who have died and acknowledge death as a part of life.

Varies-All Day event

Location:
Petaluma Arts Center

Website:
http://petalumaartscenter.org/2012/el-dia-de-los-muertos-petaluma-2012/

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Wines and Sunsets in Paradise

Dates: October 17, 2012

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.

6 p.m. until dusk

Location:
Paradise Ridge Winery

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

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Lunafest Wine Country

Dates: October 14, 2012

Lunafest Wine Country presents short films at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on October 14! This film festival includes gourmet food and wine, silent auction, raffle and gift bags. 

LUNAFEST is completely funded by LUNA and run by a small, dedicated group of LUNA employees. 100 percent of all proceeds are donated to charity – 15 percent to the Breast Cancer Fund and the remaining 85 percent of proceeds go directly back to hosting community organizations.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.lunafestwinecountry.org

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Cotati Oktoberfest

Dates: October 13, 2012

Get out your lederhosen and practice your yodeling for the Cotati Oktoberfest. Guests can enjoy Wunderbar German food and beer, plus the oom-pah-pah of Karl Lebherz and his Bavarian band. The Festival also offers Wiener Dog Races and a Beer Stein race! You won't want to miss the amazing food, music, dancing, contests and beer at this fun filled festival!

12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Location:
La Plaza Park

Website:
http://www.cotati.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/events.main/

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Art Exhibit “Did It AnyWay!”

Dates: October 13, 2012 - October 14, 2012

Becoming Independent and Disability Services & Legal Center are co-sponsoring an art exhibit "Did It AnyWay!" that is going to be held October 13 – November 24, 12-5pm at The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, Santa Rosa.

An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Saturday, October 13, 5-7pm. The exhibit will showcase artwork made by local people with mental/physical disabilities. Our guests will have an opportunity to purchase the artwork.

Daily

Location:
The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website:
http://www.becomingindependent.org/artworks_gsh.html

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Sonoma Bar Battle

Dates: October 13, 2012

The 6th Annual Sonoma Bar Battle is Saturday October 13th, 2012 at the Sonoma Veterans Building!

This years participants include Town Square, Mary's Pizza Shack, El Dorado Kitchen (EDK), Meritage, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Saddles at MacArthur Place, Steiners Tavern, Murphy's Irish Pub, Blue Moon Saloon, Moose Lodge and HopMonk Tavern. 

Proceeds from this event go 100% to charity. This means that every penny we collect is going to be split evenly between American Legion Jack London Post 489 and Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 111 both here in Sonoma. We raise money through ticket sales, a silent auction, and donations.

6 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Veterans Building, 126 First Street West, Sonoma CA

Website:
http://www.sonomabarbattle.com/home

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The Jack & Chairman Lecture Series

Dates: October 8, 2012

Monthly lecture series to benefit Jack London State Historic Park. The series will feature notable authors focusing on London’s books and the lives and adventures of Jack & Charmian London. 

The first is Oct. 8 with Jay Williams, senior managing editor of Critical Inquiry, a humanities journal published by the University of Chicago Press. He was the founder and publisher/editor of the Jack London Journal and moderates the Jack London listserv (which anyone may join). 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location:
House of Happy Walls, Historic Museum, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA

Website:
http://www.jacklondonpark.com

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Tower Thunder - Petaluma Educational Foundation

Dates: October 7, 2012

TOWER THUNDER an original composition by Tony Zilincik, composer and musician featuring improvisation by Petaluma students! 

Located in the heart of Sonoma County near Geyserville, the picturesque 100-acre Oliver Ranch is an “invitation only” exclusive art destination, home to 18 remarkable site-specific commissioned art installations, the most recent of which is Ann Hamilton’s Tower. The Tower is a unique, acoustic environment and entertainment space. Oliver Ranch, through the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, has invited Petaluma high school students to perform in the “Tower Thunder” event with the renowned musician/composer, Anthony Zilincik and 6 professionals of the Tower Ensemble.

All proceeds will benefit Music in the Schools programs in Petaluma via the Petaluma Educational Foundation

4:00 p.m.

Location:
Oliver Ranch, 22205 River Road, Geyserville CA 95441

Website:
https://petaluma.ejoinme.org/?tabid=413904

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Fandango at Petaluma Adobe

Dates: October 6, 2012

Celebrate California of the 1840's with music and dancing at Petaluma Adobe! 

12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Website:
http://petalumaadobe.com/events.html

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B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival and Golf

Dates: October 5, 2012 - October 8, 2012

Beginning Friday night is the Charity Auction Dinner at B.R. Cohn Winery's 140 year old Olive Grove. Guests will enjoy a 5 course meal prepared by popular Sonoma Valley chefs, Jeffery Lloyd, Peter J. Smith, Ari Weiswasser, Sondra Bernstein, John Toulze, Carlo Cavallo and Scott Howard. Saturday and Sunday is the Charity Music Festival featuring the Doobie Brothers, The Turtles, Buddy Guy, Lara Johnston, Scars on 45, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Dave Mason, Pat Simmons Jr. and Tyrone Wells. Monday is the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Sonoma Golf club. This year's event at B.R. Cohn benefits Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, The Guardsmen, American Legion Post 489 and Operation Homefront. Join us for a fun 4 days of wine, music, food, and golf at this year's annual B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Festival! 

6-10 p.m Friday, 12-6 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, 9-11 a.m. Monday

Location:
B.R. Cohn Winery and Sonoma Gulf Club

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/events/concert

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Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Dates: October 5, 2012 - October 7, 2012

Sonoma County Harvest Fair is a celebration of harvest featuring three full days of wine tasting with 150+ wineries, wine sales, marketplace, chef demonstrations, farm and harvest agricultural activities for children and adults, the World Championship Grape Stomp, continuous live jazz, an art show and sale, crafters pavilion, farm animals to meet, and much more!

12-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Location:
1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA

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

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Petaluma Downtown Fall Antique Faire

Dates: September 30, 2012

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.

8 a.m to 4 p.m.

Location:
Downtown, Petaluma

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

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Weekend Along Farm Trails

Dates: September 29, 2012 - September 30, 2012

Join local farmers for tours, artisan foods, hands-on activities, cooking, pick-your-own, ag demos, music and harvest!

vary

Location:
varies

Website:
http://www.farmtrails.org/

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Movie night at Jack London State park

Dates: September 29, 2012

Join Jack London State Park for a movie night in the winery ruins! Saturday, September 29 is the screening of Klondike Fever. General admission is $10 and $25 for VIP seating and complimentary glass of wine. Bring your own chair and/or blanket! 

5:30 picnics and 7:30 film

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA

Website:
http://www.jacklondonpark.com

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115th Annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Dates: September 28, 2012 - September 30, 2012

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! 

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

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://sonomavinfest.org/

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Sonoma Valley Crush

Dates: September 26, 2012 - September 30, 2012

Use discount code 2012SVC for buying tickets! 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 inculde: 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

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

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

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Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Dates: September 22, 2012 - September 23, 2012

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! 

10 A.M.-6 P.M.

Location:
Johnson's Beach

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

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Sonoma County Book Festival

Dates: September 22, 2012

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, story tellers, comedian acts & so much more!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Santa Rosa Downtown Courthouse Square and Central Library

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

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Healdsburg Arts Festival

Dates: September 22, 2012

The Healdsburg Arts Festival features 70 of northern California’s best artists in fine art & 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!  

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza

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

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Healdsburg Center for the Arts Film Festival

Dates: September 21, 2012 - September 23, 2012

Enjoy a wide variety of short films from around the world! Viewers will watch films from Argentina, Belgium, Korea, Poland, Sweeden, Greece and many more countries from around the world! 

Location:
Raven Film Center

Website:
http://healdsburgfilmfest.org/

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The Wedding Expo

Dates: September 16, 2012

 

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! 

 

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

Location:
333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

Website:
http://sonomaweddingshow.com

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Second Annual Lobster Boil at Robledo Family Winery

Dates: September 15, 2012

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

6-9 p.m.

Location:
Robledo Family Winery

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

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Flavors of Fall at Korbel

Dates: September 15, 2012

Join us for "Flavors of Fall" at Korbel Champagne Cellars! We will have plenty of Champagne and wine and food pairings. As well as, special tram tours of the vineyards and crushing facilities. There will be special discounts offered throughout the Wine Shop and admission includes a logo glass!

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

Location:
13250 River Road, Guerneville CA

Website:
http://discover.winecountry.com/travel/2012/08/sonoma-upcoming-crush-and-harv.html

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Old Grove Festival

Dates: September 15, 2012

Join us on September 15th among the tallest living things on Earth at the Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve! Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied with Sonoma County wine or craft brew while dancing to fantastic local music! This annual event takes place in a historic ampitheatre built in the 1930s where festivals and musical happenings have been taking place for years. This is event is a true Sonoma County favorite!

4 p.m.: Gates open for the Great Feast (including wine/beer bar) and pre-show entertainment, 6 p.m.: Opening act takes the stage, 7 p.m.: Dan Hicks performs

Location:
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville

Website:
http://www.oldgrovefestival.org/tickets.htm#oldgrove

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Glendi International Food Fair

Dates: September 15, 2012

Dance to live music by Edessa and Helladelics at our Glendi International Food Fair. Glendi is Santa Rosa's premier ethnic food and dance event. Each year, on the third Saturday and Sunday of September, since 1989, the Parish has hosted this festival of foods from Russia, Romania, the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and Eritrea. The food is all fresh and ethnically authentic.

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Location:
St. Seraphim Orthodox Church, 90 Mountain View Ave, Santa Rosa CA

Website:
http://www.saintseraphim.com/glendi1.html

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16th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

Dates: September 14, 2012 - September 15, 2012

Following the Friday, September 14 Chef Tables in the Vineyard event, on Saturday, Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival merriment continues with the wonderful tastes of Sonoma County, including more than 175 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in our estate culinary gardens. Saturdays highlights feature a chef competition showcasing the talents of Bravo's Top Chef contenders, Kevin Gillespie and Eli Kirshtein, tastings of selected wines from the Kendall-Jackson portfolio, garden tours, tomato growing seminar, unique wine and food seminars, and the live music of The Carlos Herrera Band.  

Daily

Location:
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA

Website:
http://www.kj.com/tomato-weekend

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Songwriters in Sonoma

Dates: September 13, 2012

Beginning with the June 21 performance of Songwriters in Sonoma, the show will take place at the Community Café (www.ccsonoma.com), 875 West Napa Street in Sonoma and serve as its home for the next three months. The Meadowcroft Wines’ music series, which began in January 2011, features three singer-songwriters performing all original music at its monthly shows, and is patterned after the songwriter shows at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. The August show will be on the 16th. 

The monthly songwriter’s series is produced by Meadowcroft Wines (www.meadowcroftwines.com) and sponsored by the Sonoma-based website MusicNomad.com (www.musicnomad.com). The shows are booked and hosted by Gerard Serafini, owner of Sonoma Valley Music Store (www.sonomavalleymusic.com), who also provides the professional sound and lighting for the shows. Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling the Meadowcroft Wines tasting room at 707/934-4090 or on the website at www.meadowcroftwines.com.  

7:00 p.m.

Location:
Community Cafe

Website:
http://meadowcroftwines.com/

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Santa Rosa International Film Festival

Dates: September 12, 2012 - September 18, 2012

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.

Daily

Location:
Venues throughout Santa Rosa

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

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National Heirloom Exposition Fair

Dates: September 11, 2012 - September 13, 2012

The National Heirloom Exposition is a non-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. Join natural food vendors and speakers from all over for the 2nd annual National Heirloom Expo this September in Santa Rosa. All funds will be donated back to schools, gardens and food programs. Experience a day full of contests, music, movie screenings, speeches, workshops, exhibits, shows, food displays and much more! 

11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
The Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Website:
http://www.theheirloomexpo.com

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Wine Country Optics Fair

Dates: September 9, 2012

The leading binocular and scope companies from all over the United States will be joining us in Sonoma for the first time... along with several important nature organizations from the San Francisco Bay Area at the beautiful CornerStone Gardens.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:
CornerStone Garden Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr.

Website:
sonomabirding.com

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Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression

Dates: September 6, 2012

Tonight at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Epicurean Connection will host "Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression". A film and introduction with New Orleans artist and community activist Rex Dingler, and filmmakers Nathan Wollman and Max Good. 

Following the devastation in New Orleans wrought by Hurricane Katrina, Dingler founded NoLA Rising, a community effort to restore hope and humanity by hand painting thousands of signs, both of encouragement and civic utility. 

With a reception at 6 p.m. and the film screening at 7 p.m., admission is $20. 

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1QyR9J_LA&feature=youtu.be

6 - 9 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, California 95476

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The 200th Birthday Celebration of Count Agoston Haraszthy

Dates: September 1, 2012

Head to the Grinstead Ampitheatre in The Sonoma Plaza on September 1st at 11 a.m. for a celebration of the 200th birthday of the Count of Buena Vista, Count Agoston Haraszthy! The celebration will feature Hungarian music and dancing as well as Hungarian cultural exhibits! There will also be a special presentation of the bilingual play: The Count of Buena Vista in English and Magyar (Hungarian). Finally, there will be a signing of official documents that will make Tokaj, Hungary and Sonoma, Caliornia sister cities! Put this event on your calendar for a fabulous afternoon!

11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Grinstead Ampitheatre in The Sonoma Plaza

Website:
www.buenavistawinery.com

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Dates: August 31, 2012 - September 2, 2012

An epicurean event unlike any other, 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.

Friday- New! Sonoma Starlight Supper Club at Francis Ford Copolla Winery

Friday and Saturday- Winemaker Lunches, Dinner Parties and Barbecues

Saturday- 33rd Annual Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch

Sunday- 20th Annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean

 

Daily

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/

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Sonoma Music Festival

Dates: August 29, 2012

In an attempt to fill the hole left by the Sonoma Jazz Plus Festival, two local musicians have developed the new Sonoma Music Festival! This festival will take place at local stages across the county and will be benefitting Pet's Lifeline! It is also important to the founders that the event emphasizes the use of local musicians and local vendor. This is a true Sonoma County event you won't want to miss!

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center

Website:
http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/Sonoma_Community_Center/Welcome.html

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Megafest

Dates: August 26, 2012

Live Latin music, food, and fun for the whole family at this oitdoor music festival at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center! 

Location:
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center

Website:
winecountryradio.net

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The 7th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Dates: August 25, 2012

Embark on a culinary journey of Petaluma's finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and food purveyors, galleries and shops.Sample everything that Petaluma's upscale culinary scene has to offer in one afternoon. Over 60 of Petaluma's finest chefs, food purveyors, wineries and breweries will be there to tempt you with their talents!

11:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
http://tasteofpetaluma.org

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Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival

Dates: August 25, 2012 - August 26, 2012

Come to the most joyful, unique celebration of food, wine, beer, art and entertainment in the wine country!

The festival features:

A beautiful, juried fine art and craft marketplace!

Over a dozen restaurants and catering companies serving a variety of foods, with an emphasis on seafood 3 stages of excellent entertainment and a large dance floor!

Great kids entertainment and games!

An expansive Wine and Microbrewed Beer Tasting featuring dozens of wineries and breweries

10 - 6 Saturday; 10 - 5 Sunday

Location:
16855 Bodega Hwy, Bodega CA

Website:
http://www.winecountryfestivals.com/

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Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Park

Dates: August 24, 2012 - September 1, 2012

A series of concerts with Broadway performers, live music, wine, and picnicking under the stars to benefit the Jack London State Park. The Transcendence Theatre Company will put on 14 performances, each with the possibility of selling out. 

"Dream the Impossible Dream" Julye 14-22

"Fantastical Family Night" August 3 and 4

"What a Wonderful World" August 16-18, 24-26

"Gala Celebration: One Day More" September 1

5:00 p.m. pre-show picnicking – 8 p.m. Concert in the Old Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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

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SIFF Screening of Hit and Run

Dates: August 20, 2012

The Sonoma International Film Festival will host a sneak peek of "Hit and Run" today at Murphy's Irish Pub. There will be two screenings, the first at 5:15 p.m. and the second at 7:55 p.m. The film will be released August 22 to the public. Tickets are $35 and include a drink, appetizer, dinner and the film. 

5:15 p.m. and 7:55 p.m.

Location:
Murphy's Irish Pub, Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/sonomafilmfest/sonoma-film-festival-events.html?bpid=1644

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Boys & Girls Club Rubber Ducky Derby

Dates: August 19, 2012

This isn't your average derby, its a Sonoma County inspired local tradition! Come out to the pond at Gundlach Bundschu Winery on Sunday, August 19th for a great race! The first place winner will receive $2,500! Second place will win a cruiser bike from Sonoma Valley Cyclery, and third place is awarded an iPad! There are also random prizes such as 4 behind home plate tickets to a San Francisco Giants game, 4 tickets to a Warriors game and a Gundlach Bundschu wine tour package! Ducks can be purchased online or in person at stores listed in the link below! Stick around for a selection or lunchtime food vendors as well as a special appearance by Clo the Cow!

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery Pond, 2000 Denmark Street

Website:
http://www.bgcsonoma.org/page87.html

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Wings Over Wine Country Air Show 2012

Dates: August 18, 2012 - August 19, 2012

Our August 18-19, 2012 Air Show will be the premier North Bay family fun event! Buy Your Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Tickets at the website below. 

Location:
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport

Website:
http://www.wingsoverwinecountry.org/

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17th Annual Grape to Glass Pre-Harvest Party

Dates: August 18, 2012

The 17th Annual Grape to Glass Pre-Harvest party allows you to meet the winemakers, grape growers, dine in restaurants, dance to live music, and taste great wine in the Russian River Valley. 

4:00 p.m.

Location:
3575 Slusser Road, Windsor CA

Website:
www.rrvw.org

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Rockin’ and Rollin’ on the River

Dates: August 18, 2012

Jump back in time to the 1950's, '60's, or the '70's and let the Rock and Roll music of that era pull you to the dance floor to jitterbug, disco or enjoy a dreamy slow dance reminiscent of your record hop days! Wear your poodle skirt, grow out the sideburns and prepare for a lively picnic in the Korbel Event Garden. Chefs will be grilling a tasty luncheon to enjoy with refreshing California champagnes. Let the sparkle of the champagne on your taste buds transform you back to another historic era, as Korbel's present day history tingles on your tongue

11:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m

Location:
Korbel Champagne Cellars

Website:
http://store.korbel.com/korbel-rockin-and-rollin-on-the-river-event-p164.aspx

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The Red & White Ball

Dates: August 18, 2012

Support the public schools of Sonoma Valley at the 2012 Red & White Ball! Its, "the biggest dance party of the year" and it's happening Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Come at 6 p.m., see Dave Martin's House Party Band and stay until 11 p.m. tasting food and treats from Sonoma Valley School Gardens as well as renowned Sonoma Valley red and white wines! Don't hesitate to deck out in your finest red and white attire for this fun fundraiser!

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

Website:
http://www.svgreatschools.org/

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FREE day at Sonoma Raceway

Dates: August 17, 2012

Psst! Sonoma Raceway will be open to the public FOR FREE on Friday!

INDYCAR race teams will get their first opportunity to test the new track layout in Sonoma at a test session on Friday, Aug. 17. Fans will be admitted FREE. The one-day test will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will allow drivers to test the modified configuration, which features changes to Turns 7, 9 and 11. The modifications are designed to enhance passing.  The test will also allow drivers to test the series’ new racecar, which features a new body, new engine and new chassis for 2012, among other enhancements. The open test falls just one week prior to the GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma race weekend, Aug. 24-26. 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.racesonoma.com/media/news/free-indycar-test-session-friday-aug.html

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St. Francis Summer Movie Series

Dates: August 16, 2012

The St. Francis 'Stars Under the Stars' Summer movie series will run every Thursday from July 12 through August 16. The series features great movies and wine pairings on their lawn looking to the Mayacamas Mountain Range and the big screen projected movie. Stay tuned for what movies will be showing because you won't want to miss these events!

Movie starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location:
100 Pythian Road at Highway 12 in Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.stfranciswine.com/events/index.asp

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2012 Gravenstein Apple Fair

Dates: August 11, 2012 - August 12, 2012

“The sweetest little fair in Sonoma County”

The Gravenstein Apple Fair is hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails and has a long and rich history in Sonoma County. Sebastopol staged it’s first Apple Show in 1910 on Main Street in a tent across from the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Depot.

This small event celebrating the tart but sweet apple called the Gravenstein became an annual bash occurring every August, focused on showcasing apples and apple products during the peak of their season.

5 and 10k fun run, farmers marketplace, valet bike parking, entertainment stages, health & wellness grove, field games and activities, agriculture and community exhibits, childrens village, food vendors, artisan and crafters and so much more! 

Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Ragle Ranch Regional Park 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472

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

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Gun Bun Summer Fun Film Festival

Dates: August 4, 2012

Saturday, August 4th, Gundlach Bundschu will be having its annual Gun Bun Summer Fun Film Festival! The showing of "Something About Mary" will occur in the outdoor ampitheatre at the winery. There will be live music by local band "FiveAM" at 7 p.m. and the movie will show at 8:45 p.m. Don't bring your ice coolers or outside alcohol because Gun Bun has plenty to offer! Do bring your warm clothing, blankets, and low lawn chairs and enjoy the delightful evening! (This event is not reccomended for children.)

7 p.m. to around 11 p.m.

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark Street

Website:
http://www.gunbun.com/movie

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Sonoma City Party!

Dates: July 31, 2012

Each year the Sonoma Community Center hosts the popular City Party in Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall.

This year’s party, which takes place on July 31, 5:30-9 p.m., is open to the public–and it’s free to attend. Pack a picnic, gather up friends and family, and get ready for a good time. Live entertainment will be provided, so shine up your dancin’ shoes.

 

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

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://sonomacommunitycenter.org/Sonoma_Community_Center/CALENDAR.html

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Fort Ross Cultural Heritage Weekend

Dates: July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Celebrating the many people that lived at Settlement Ross with a day of crafts, food and performances! See the website for more details of this 200th year celebration.

Daily

Location:
Fort Ross- 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner CA 95450

Website:
www.fortross2012.org

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Bark in the Park & Pooch Promenade

Dates: July 28, 2012

Celebrate Pet's Lifeline's 30th Anniversary at Bark in the Park and Pooch Promenade! Enjoy food, wine, and fun for the whole family and your dogs on July 28th at Depot Park! Make sure not to miss the Dog Contest in front of City Hall at 9 AM! The dogs will be judged by a pannel of celebrity judges, that includes Sonoma's own Ben Flajink of "The Bachelor!" All proceeds will go to Pet's Lifeline.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location:
Depot Park

Website:
http://www.petslifeline.org/page199.html

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Annual Barbershop Music Camp

Dates: July 28, 2012

One day musical workshop for you and the whole family! Song of Sonoma Women & Chorus and Redwood Chordsmen are teaming up to offer their annual Barbershop Music Camp, a one day musical workshop and singing fun for the whole family. Men and women of all ages will receive vocal instruction from top local instructors and a day of joyful singing. Warm up those pipes and try it out in this easy-going environment!

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location:
Church of Roses

Website:
http://www.songofsonoma.org

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Sonoma County Fair

Dates: July 25, 2012 - August 12, 2012

This year’s Fair, from July 25 to August 12, will be 17 days of fun (Closed Mondays), with wine country racing, headline entertainment, spectacular carnival rides, junior and professional livestock shows and so much more. The Hall of Flowers theme is "Ports of Call". Enjoy lots of free entertainment with the price of admission.

Gates open daily at 11 a.m. CLOSED MONDAYS

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/sonoma-county-fair.php

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Summer Sundays at Hartford Family Winery

Dates: July 22, 2012

Summer Sundays are in full swing! Join us for an afternoon of live music and gorgeous Hartford wines – Sip on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and old vine Zinfandel as singer-songwriter Dustin Saylor performs his music from 1-4 PM on Sunday, July 22nd.  He has been entertaining crowds both big and small with his soulful melodic folk-rock sound for more than a decade. Dustin recently opened for bands Daughtry and Plain White T's, and he is often compared to John Mayer, Rob Thomas, and Dave Matthews. Cheers!

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
8075 Martinelli Rd, Forestville, CA 95436

Website:
www.hartfordwines.com

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7th Annual Pinot Family Reunion

Dates: July 22, 2012

More than 40 wineries will participate in a wine and food tasting at Vintners Inn Event Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. on July 22nd, followed by a 5 p.m. family-style dinner paired with some of the area's top Pinot producers, at John Ash & Co. Restaurant. Enjoy tasting wines from Ferrari Carrano Vineyards and Winery, MacMurry Ranch, Iron Horse Vineyards, La Crema Winery and many more. During the afternoon guests can participate in a silent auction and enjoy live music from The Pat Jordan Band. Starting at 5 p.m. guests can indulge in a 3 course family style meal with unique dishes from portbobello fries to lamb ribs. If you want to listen to great music, taste delicious wines and foods, and donate to a great cause, then this is the event for you!

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location:
John Ash & Co/ Vintners Inn

Website:
http://www.vintnersinn.com

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MacRostie Winery Summer Celebration

Dates: July 21, 2012

Taste MacRostie's new releases, listen to live music, enjoy great food at MacRostie Winery's Summer Celebration on July 21st!

12 p.m.-3 p.m.

Location:
MacRostie Winery

Website:
macrostiewinery.com

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Rivertown Revival

Dates: July 21, 2012

The Rivertown Revival is a unique, arts–based, thematic festival that sustainably highlights and celebrates the Petaluma River while raising much needed funds for the The David Yearsley River Heritage Center. Enjoy a day full of live music, art boat races, aerial acts, local food, theatrical performances, kids activities, and $5 weddings!

11 A.M.-7 P.M.

Location:
The David Yearsley River Heritage Center

Website:
http://rivertownrevival.com

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SIFF screening of Starbuck

Dates: July 16, 2012

Join the Sonoma International Film Festival for the screening of Starbuck. This Canadian comedy follows the life of character David Wozniak who discovers, through his sperm donations, he has fathered 533 children. 

6:00 p.m.

Location:
Murphy's Irish Pub, Downtown Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

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Wine Country Half Marathon

Dates: July 15, 2012

The 2012 race is SOLD OUT but come out and support the runners and enjoy the festival!

The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a race, its a lifestyle experience! Whether you are a dedicated endurance runner or new to the running mindset, focus your sites on this event as part of your vacation schedule. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the world famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.  

Runners from all over the world will start amongst the vineyards at Cuvaison Winery in Napa on their way to a classic finish in front of City Hall in Sonoma Plaza. The course runs through the scenic Carneros wine region passing thousands of acres of vineyards, ranches, the Napa/Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, wineries and downtown Sonoma.

5:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Sonoma, Field of Drams

Website:
http://www.napa2sonoma.com/

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Bacigalupi Vineyard Designate Tasting

Dates: July 14, 2012

The Bacigalupi family has invited 9 wineries to pour only Bacigalupi Vineyard designate wines together in one event. The selection of wines will range from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, each wine produced by a different winery but Bacigalupi Vineyard designated. The goal of the tasting is to show the cohesiveness of wines made from a specific vineyard. Each winery the family selected excels in maintaining the presence of the vineyard but expresses individual wine making styles. The event will also feature a varietal food pairing experience by KR Catering.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
4353 Westside Rd, Healdsburg Ca, 95448

Website:
www.johntylerwines.com

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Healdsburg Water Carnival

Dates: July 14, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Sandy the Swan leads the parade of floats down the river at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. After-parade free family fun runs until 4 p.m. and includes vintage contests, world rock music of Kazamoze, wine barrel races, a ducky dash and more! The day ends with a 5 p.m. concert by Jazz Mafia. Concert tickets are $25 in advance.

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Veterans Memorial Beach, Healdsburg, CA

Website:
http://www.sonoma-county.org/parks/water_carnival.htm

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Red, White and BOOM! 4th of July in Santa Rosa

Dates: July 4, 2012

Santa Rosa’s popular Red, White and Boom event will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds! This extravagant event features one of the largest firework shows in the North Bay! Prepare your picnic baskets (no alcohol or glass allowed) for this family fun event! Leave you pets, tents, and canopies at home and enjoy the delicious food booths and enticing entertainment! The gates of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. and the fireworks display is at 9:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website:
http://santarosaredwhiteandboom.com/

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Kenwood Hometown Parade

Dates: July 4, 2012

Sonoma County residents and guests can also enjoy the ever-traditional Kenwood Fourth of July Hometown Parade! Fill up at the pancake breakfast, provided by the Kenwood Community Church at 7 a.m. and stay for the Footrace at 7:30. Then, the parade tradition ensues at 10 a.m. circling Kenwood Plaza Park on Warm Springs Boulevard! Come and celebrate our country!

7 a.m. Breakfast, 10 a.m. parade

Location:
Kenwood Community Church, Kenwood CA

Website:
http://www.kenwoodpress.com/pub/a/5591

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Sonoma Valley’s Old Fashioned Parade and Celebration

Dates: July 4, 2012

The Sonoma Community Center will sponsor Sonoma Valley’s Old Fashioned Parade and Celebration: Saluting Community Traditions. The Plaza and streets will be filled with parade floats, food, live music, art, and so much more! The parade starts at 10 a.m. and celebrated the 200th birthday of Count Agoston Hraszthy, California’s leading winemaker in the mid-1800s. Don’t forget the fireworks at Vallejo’s Field at dusk!

10 a.m.

Location:
Downtown Sonoma

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Petaluma Independence Day

Dates: July 4, 2012

Petaluma is celebrating its traditional Fourth of July festivities at 4 p.m. on Independence Day; the event lasts until 10 p.m. and is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds! Come dance to the live music, eat from the food booths and enjoy all of the other local entertainment and activities! Don’t forget to bring your low lawn chairs, flashlights and blankets to bundle up!

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, California 94952

Website:
http://www.visitpetaluma.com/fourth-july-fireworks

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Cloverdale Lion’s Pyrospectacular

Dates: July 4, 2012

On July 4th, Cloverdale is showing its patriotism with its annual, newly named festival and fireworks: Cloverdale Lion’s Pyrospectacular, on the Cloverdale High School football field! The Lion’s Club makes it possible for the community to enjoy this celebration, which starts at 9 p.m. at 509 N. Cloverdale Boulevard! Don’t forget to bring your donation to keep the festivities coming!

9 p.m.

Location:
Cloverdale High School, 509 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Website:
cloverdalelionsclub.com/fireworks/show

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Windsor Independence Day Celebration

Dates: July 3, 2012

The Windsor Independence Day Celebration begins at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) on July 3rd! It lasts until 10 p.m. and costs only $3 per person! The celebration includes live music, food, and fun for the family at Keiser Park (700 Windsor River Road)! Then, meet at Windsor High School (8695 Windsor Road) for the fireworks display at dusk! (Parking is available at Windsor High School for the disabled.)

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location:
700 Windsor River Road, Windsor CA

Website:
http://www.windsorkaboom.com/

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Sebastopol Fireworks

Dates: July 3, 2012

Also, consider heading over to Sebastopol for their annual fireworks display at Analy High School (6950 Analy Avenue)! Live music, food and fun games will begin at 5:30 and the fabulous fireworks will follow at dusk! Ages under 6 are free, ages 6-11 are $4, and guests over 12 are $8. 

5:30 p.m.

Location:
Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.sebastopol.org/calendar_events.html

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Guerneville Independence Day Celebration

Dates: July 1, 2012

Come out to The Russian River Rotary barbeque at the activity-packed Guerneville Independence Day Celebration, taking place from 10 until 10! The mouth-watering smells will come from Lark’s parking lot where they will serve chicken, pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, and beer or wine from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. On the Plaza, there will be a craft fair from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.! Make sure to walk Downtown and stroll through the block party and the kid’s activities. In the evening, stake out your spot along Main Street or on the pedestrian bridge for fireworks! 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
Main Street, Downtown Guerneville

Website:
http://www.russianriver.com/site/cms/pages/index.php

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Fireworks Over the Bay

Dates: July 1, 2012

Continue the festivities under a warm blanket at the Fireworks Over the Bay Celebration! The display starts at 9:30pm at 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay. Admission is free, but donations to continue the tradition are always welcome!

9:30 p.m.

Location:
Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay

Website:
http://www.bodegabay.com/bay-news/321-2012-fireworks-over-bodega-bay

June

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Food, Wine, Dance and Film at Gundlach Bundschu

Dates: June 30, 2012

Watch Magnolia Pictures' “Take This Waltz” with Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan before it is in theatres at Gundlach Bundschu Winery! An evening with live music by the band Crossfire; wines by Gundlach Bundschu and food by Crossroad Chicken and Ultra Crepes. Featured film will be Take This Waltz starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan. This is a special sneak of the film that has not been released to the public. The $35 includes 2 wine drink tickets, music by the band Crossfire and admission to the film.

6 p.m.

Location:
Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/take-this-waltz/

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Monte Rio Independence Celebration

Dates: June 30, 2012

Sonoma County residents and visitors can kick off their Fourth of July festivities with the extravagant Monte Rio Fireworks Celebration at the Monte Rio Public Beach! The Big Rocky Games will take place from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. and feature horseshoe tournaments, water balloon tossing, an ice cream eating contest and even more! The Monte Rio Volunteer Fireman’s Association will be barbequing at 6 p.m. at the Fire House on Main Street and Starrett Hill Road. Don’t miss the Water Carnival Boat Parade, the Water Curtain Show and the Parade of Lights at dusk! Then, curl up on a blanket for the fireworks show to complete the holiday celebration.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Monte Rio Public Beach, Monte Rio

Website:
www.russianriver.com/site/cms/pages/index.php

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Boadway Under the Stars: Fly Me to the Moon

Dates: June 28, 2012 - July 6, 2012

Join TTC under the stars as we journey through the uplifting, inspiring and carefree messages behind some of the greatest tunes of Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Featuring songs from Bway’s greatest composers- including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephan Sondheim, Cole Porter, Stephan Schwartz and more- this one is guaranteed to leave you shooting for the moon!

5:00pm Pre-Show Picnicking Begins 7:30pm Concert in the Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Historic Park 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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

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Art in the Park- Armstrong Woods

Dates: June 23, 2012

Help Save Your Parks with the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Art exhibit, music, sale, food, wine/beer tasting for a fee (includes glass). 

Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Armstrong Woods, 17000 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville

Website:
http://stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org/

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2nd Annual Cloverdale Beer Fest

Dates: June 23, 2012

To benefit the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, join up for the 2nd Annual Cloverdale Beer Fest! Music by the Linda Ferro Band and Dgiin, a souvenier 5oz beer mug and unlimited beer sampling. Buy tickets online or in person at Mail Center, Etc. or Ruth McGowan's Brewpub. Food and wine will also be available with beers like:

Anderson Valley
Lagunitas
Lost Coast
Sierra Nevada
6 Rivers
Russian River
Ruth McGowan's
Rubicon
Dempsey's
Napa Smith
Petaluma Hills and more!  

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Website:
http://cloverdaleperformingarts.com/

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Dates: June 22, 2012 - June 24, 2012

Great road-course racing by the likes of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and more, race fans can enjoy the beautiful Infineon Raceway and NASCAR series. 

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma

Website:
http://www.infineonraceway.com/

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2012 Sonoma County Book Festival

Dates: June 22, 2012

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, story tellers, comedian acts & so much more!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Santa Rosa Downtown Courthouse Square and Central Library

Website:
www.socobookfest.org

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Sonoma-Marin Fair

Dates: June 20, 2012 - June 24, 2012

From the Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest, Destruction Derby, Celebrity Feud, headline concerts, great food and more, the Sonoma-Marin fair will be fun for the whole family. 

Varies

Location:
Petaluma Fairgrounds, Petaluma

Website:
http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/

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SIFF screening of Helano

Dates: June 18, 2012

On June 18th the Sonoma International Film Festival will be screening Heleno, a luminous black and white biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas, as part of their film series. 

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Location:
Murphy's Irish Pub, Downtown Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

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Classic Car Cruise-In @ B.R. Cohn Winery

Dates: June 17, 2012

What's a better way to celebrate Father's Day than to enjoy a great selection of specially invited classic cars on display around the tasting room and patio area. The tasting room will be pouring their Classic Car Wine series and hosting a food cart for lunch and snacks. 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
B.R.Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/event/cruise-in-june-2012

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Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Dates: June 16, 2012 - June 17, 2012

An incredible display of hundreds of hot air balloons taking off from Keiser Park in Windsor. Fun for the whole family for two days of beautiful hot air balloons, food, crafts, balloon rides and fun. 

5:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location:
Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor CA

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Cotati Jazz Festival

Dates: June 16, 2012

The 32nd Annual Jazz Festival takes place all over downtown Cotati, centered around La Plaza Park. With approximately seven venues around town, join in the fun on this afternoon of great music. 

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Cotati

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Gay Wine Weekend

Dates: June 15, 2012 - June 17, 2012

Join OUT IN THE VINEYARD for 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions and wine tasting excursions.

Located only 45 minutes north of San Francisco it is truly an amazingly breathtaking place to gather and show your Pride, Out In The Vineyard.

Daily

Location:
Sonoma

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

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Maxime Simonet- Lifetime Achievement Award

Dates: June 10, 2012

The Sebastiani Theatre presents "MAXIME SIMONE – CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT," a hilarious evening with actor/comedian/musician Maxime Simonet who combines stand-up comedy, monologues, live fictional documentary and well-designed powerpoint slides into one hi-concept piece of comedy.

8:30 p.m.

Location:
Sebastiani Theatre, 476 First Street East, Sonoma

Website:
http://www.sebastianitheatre.com/event/maxime-simonet-celebrating-lifetime-achievement

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Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot Weekend

Dates: June 9, 2012 - June 10, 2012

Celebrate the allure of Pinot Noir with over 50 Russian River Valley wineries. The Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences at participating wineries including barrel tastings, futures purchases, library wines, food pairings, artist demonstrations, entertainment and more! 

Daily

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
www.rrvw.rg

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Valley of the Moon Art Association Arts & Crafts Show

Dates: June 2, 2012 - June 3, 2012

The Vallye of the Moon Art Association presents their annual Arts and Crafts Show. Local artists and craftsman from California with local music entertainment on the Sonoma Plaza. 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
http://www.vomaa.com/

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Beerfest - A Benefit for Face to Face

Dates: June 2, 2012

A microbrew and food tasting extravaganza! More than 45 of Northern California's best microbrewers and gourmet food vendors will fill the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Ticket prices include a souvenir glass, live music, and all tastings!

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.wellsfargocenterarts.com/

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Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Dates: June 1, 2012 - June 10, 2012

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival will take the wine country by storm for the 14th consecutive year with a power-packed roster of jazz “Roy-alty” -- that's Roy as in Haynes, the legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master -- and a bevy of veterans and jazz rising stars. The festival is proud to present for the first time, NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, a unique vocal force in the music for over half a century. 

Daily

Location:
Various locations in and around Healdsburg

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

May

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Taste Alexander Valley- 15th annual

Dates: May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012

On Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 over 30 wineries will host their own special wine and food parties offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment and special weekend wine discounts. One ticket gets you access to all the parties! Come and experience the best of the casually elegant wine country lifestyle that makes the Alexander Valley a premier international tourist destination!

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days

Location:
Alexander Valley

Website:
http://tastealexandervalley.org/

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Sonoma Valley Reserve

Dates: May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012

Experience an insider’s view of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries May 19 and 20 at Sonoma Valley Reserve. The first event of its kind, Sonoma Valley Reserve offers participants exclusive access to see Sonoma Valley’s classic wineries in a new light, and to be among the first to discover rare wines and hidden gems at destinations that are seldom open to the public. 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.reservesonomavalley.com/

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Cowboy Cab

Dates: May 19, 2012

What: Cowboy Cab fundraiser event
Where: Larson Family Winery
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Why:  Support the Sonoma Valley Teen Services
Tickets: On sale for $100 at select locations
Details: A fun-filled country casual event featuring wine tastings, live music from Country Swing Hall of Fame recipient Tommy Thomsen, hors d’oeuvres by Margie Brooke of The Community Cafe and live and silent auction!

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Larson Family Winery, 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma CA

Website:
http://www.somethingaboutsonoma.com/blog/2012/05/country-casual-cowboy-cab/

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Amgen Tour of California

Dates: May 13, 2012

Stage one of the Tour of California kicks off in Santa Rosa- home to BMC, the 2011 Tour de France winning team, and Levi Leipheimer, standout pro cyclist. 

Website:
http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Route/cities/santa-rosa.html

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Great Russian River Race

Dates: May 12, 2012

The Russian River has a rich history in hosting river events, dating back to 1908. In this tradition, Russian Riverkeeper, River's Edge and Sonoma County Regional Parks Department are hosting the 2012 Great Russian River Race. 

Advanced and expert paddlers will compete in a class II, 15-mile Bridge-to-Bridge Racefrom the Alexander Valley Bridge.

Intermediate paddlers and canoe teams will do battle over the 5-mile Rio Lindo Race, starting north of Healdsburg.

All day event

Location:
Alexander Valley Campground (Race Start)

Website:
http://www.greatrussianriverrace.com/

April

29

Petaluma Downtown Spring Antique Faire

Dates: April 29, 2012

Petaluma is known for its antiques-- browse and shop among more than 180 vendors offering antiques and unique collectibles in historic downtown! 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Historic Downtown Petaluma, Fourth Street, Kentucky Street.

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Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dates: April 28, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Passport to Dry Creek Valley was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 23 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

During one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 50 wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each a unique destination - offering an exclusive pairing of exquisite wine, gourmet food and great entertainment.

All day event

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://wdcv.com/passport

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Annual Petaluma Butter & Eggs Day Parade

Dates: April 28, 2012

The 2012 parade will take place on April 28th from 10am to 5pm with the theme this year being "River of Dreams: Then & Now". Stay tuned for more details!

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma, CA

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntown.com/butterandeggdaysparade.aspx

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Music In the Gallery- Healdsburg

Dates: April 28, 2012

A special event of this years 2012 Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Dmitri Matheny will perform at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News).

Two seats, 7:30 and 9:00

Location:
Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Website:
http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com/events/rhonda-benin-quartet

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66th Annual Apple Blossom Festival

Dates: April 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012

The 66th Annual Apple Blossom Parade is a delight for the entire family. The 2012 theme is "OLD MCBLOSSOM ON A FARM" Everything from school marching bands to dachshunds in costume will delight the youngest to the oldest. Sebastopol comes alive as the flower-adorned floats, high-stepping horses, and five-year-old dancers march proudly down Main Street. The parade starts at 10:00 Saturday morning, April 21st. The parade route begins at Analy High School and continues South on Main Street and ends at Calder Ave. 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Sebastopol

Website:
http://www.sebastopol.org/abf/abf_welcome.html

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April in Carneros

Dates: April 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012

This exciting multi-winery open house will feature nearly 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/

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Outdoor BBQ Demo and Tasting

Dates: April 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012

PhD Phoods' founder, Phil Leonida, to showcase his Jerk Chicken Marinade and Bloody Mary Extract and Barbeques Galore to demo some of its premier grills. Hosted by Barbeques Galore. Free, 2 day public event with free raffle, complimentary samples of Spicy Jerk Chicken, Shrimp or Pork or a Bloody Mary Tri-tip Slider! See BBQ demo and learn grilling secrets.

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:
2510 Santa Rosa Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Website:
http://phdphoods.com/

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Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: April 13, 2012 - April 15, 2012

Set amidst the unparalleled beauty of the Sonoma Valley wine country, the annual Sonoma International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers to a sun-drenched, luxurious extended weekend in April, pairing great food, fine wine and more than 90 new independent films from around the world.

All day!

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

March

29

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1

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Dates: March 29, 2012 - April 1, 2012

The mission of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is to showcase strong, independent documentary films.Additional goals of the Festival are to:

Bring together the local film community.
Develop a strong Latino film program.
Develop a strong youth program for local children and teens to experience the art of independent filmmaking.
Become a catalyst for educational and other film programs, such as monthly film screenings and salons, showcasing other genres of independent film, including narrative and experimental work.

See schedule

Location:
Select Venues around Sebastopol

Website:
http://sebastopolfilmfestival.org/

23

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25

6th Annual California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 23, 2012 - March 25, 2012

California's Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to: Educate people who want to learn more about artisan cheese, Support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability; and Celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers. Each year the festival gathers a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters that will make the weekend fly by as we learn about and enjoy the wonderful world of artisan cheese.

Daily

Location:
745 Baywood Drive Petaluma, California 94954

Website:
http://www.artisancheesefestival.com/

23

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25

Sonoma Valley Girlfriends Getaway

Dates: March 23, 2012 - March 25, 2012

Just 45 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma Valley is California’s oldest Wine Country and a historic resort destination. For over a hundred years, we’ve played host to ladies who lunch, cowgirls on horseback, women wine-lovers and sophisticated spa-goers.

Now it’s your turn! From luxury pampering to noshing on great wine and food, Sonoma Valley is the perfect place for a girlfriends getaway. So come hike, bike, sip and swirl—just leave the man out of your plan.

All Weekend!

Location:
453 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomavalley.com/girlfriends/

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24

6th Annual California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 22, 2012 - March 24, 2012

A weeklong celebration, exploration and education about hand-crafted cheeses, wines, beers and artisan foods! 

Time Varies by Day

Location:
Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma

Website:
http://artisancheesefestival.com

17

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18

Savor Sonoma Valley

Dates: March 17, 2012 - March 18, 2012

Join 21 Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March for a Food & Wine Experience! 

Wineries will be showcasing 2011 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. 

Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes, peruse art from local artists and listen to live music. Experience the best that Sonoma Valley has to offer! 

11 AM - 4 PM

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
https://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2012-savor-sonoma-valley

16

Becoming Independent + Bachelor Ben

Dates: March 16, 2012

ABC hit series “The Bachelor,” Sonoma native Ben Flajnik will use his newfound popularity to support Becoming Independent during an event at the Sunflower Caffé on Friday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Flajnik, along with his partners at Envolve Winery, Mike Benziger and Danny Fay, will be at the caffe, pouring samples of their award winning wines and collecting donations for Becoming Independent, the North Bay’s largest nonprofit human services organization dedicated to people with developmental disabilities. There will also be wine specials and a raffle. See below for details on the raffle. There is no charge to attend, and all are welcome.

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Sunflower Caffe, 421 1st St West, Sonoma CA 95476

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/243618392398892/

3

Beer-vana: Nirvana for Beer Lovers!

Dates: March 3, 2012

Winners of the Amateur Beer Brewing competition will be announced at the Beer + Food Tasting party, held at Sonoma Community Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012, and open to the public ages 21 and up. Admission includes samples of beer from dozens of breweries and local restaurants, a commemorative beer glass, and live music.

5 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA


Website:
http://sonomacommunitycenter.org/Sonoma_Community_Center/beer_2012.html

February

27

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4

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: February 27, 2012 - March 4, 2012

The third annual Sonoma County Restaurant week is happening February 27- March 4! This seven day event celebrates our county's farm fresh food and premier wine! Enjoy three-course dinner menus at $19, $29, or $39, depending on the restaurant. Don't miss out on Sonoma County's most delicious week of the year!

All day!

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org/

18

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20

VinOlivo Olive Season Finale Weekend

Dates: February 18, 2012 - February 20, 2012

The VinOlivo Tasting Pass gives you special access to over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries! Pass holders will receive a menu of special offers that differ from winery to winery including complimentary tastings, discounted wine purchases, barrel tastings or winery tours.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/pdfs/2012_VinOlivo_Tasting_Pass.pdf

11

Annual Sweetheart Gala & Auction

Dates: February 11, 2012

Annual Sweetheart Gala & Auction benefiting Boys & Girls club of Sonoma Valley at the Boys & Girls Club, Maxwell Clubhouse. The night includes dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. 

5 p.m.

Location:
Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, Maxwell Clubhouse

2

Jazz on the Menu

Dates: February 2, 2012

Enjoy live jazz with great food at 15 restaurants in the Healdsburg-Geyserville area during the annual “Jazz on the Menu” festival. Restaurants will feature their signature dish and live music, and proceeds go to Healdsburg Jazz Festival’s Music Education programs.

Dinner

Location:
Healdsburg and Geyserville

January

28

Wine Country Bride- Wedding Expo

Dates: January 28, 2012

Meet over 120 top wine country wedding professionals! Come savor wine country's finest wines (complementary with admission - must be 21 or over), fashion centers - see the latest in bridal fashion, sample fine cuisine, lavish hors d' oeuvres, delectable cakes and decadent desserts.
Register online at winecountrybride.com to be eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes!

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.winecountrybride.com/

21

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22

Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival

Dates: January 21, 2012 - January 22, 2012

The old time fiddle festival provides more entertainment than ever at the Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale. The lineup of Americana, Bluegrass and Old Time music will thrill all! 

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale CA

15

"No Lye" Olive Curing Seminar

Dates: January 15, 2012

Food Education: Learn about growing, harvesting, curing olives and receive Don Landis’ recipe for “No Lye” curing in the barrel room at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Olive & wine tasting, guided tours of The Olive Press and special discounts will be offered to all participants. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location:
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr., Sonoma

Website:
http://www.jacuzziwines.com/calendar

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15

Winter Wineland with Wine Road

Dates: January 14, 2012 - January 15, 2012

This is the 20th anniversary of Winter Wineland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines.  Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. Each participating winery will either host an artist for the weekend, so you will enjoy their fine-art, or the winery will have an educational display to help you learn about vineyard management or wine making....thus, 

Wine ~ Art ~ Education.  Download the detailed program to see exactly what each winery will offer for the weekend.....then plan your tasting adventure.

Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.

This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Selected Wineries

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com/events/winter_wineland/1

14

Arrowood Winery Open House

Dates: January 14, 2012

Join Arrowood Winery for a Winter Wines open house featuring three of our 2007 single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, live music and small bites pairing on Saturday, January 14. 

Enjoy the rich sounds of live guitar by Mark Abdilla with the special Arrowood Cabs! Also, Take advantage of the 15% off any Cab purchase.

For our First in Line wine club members our club lounge will be open featuring spectacular views and a special tasting bar are complimentary.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:
14347 Sonoma Highway Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
http://www.arrowoodwinery.com/

14

Christmas tree chipping, artist event at Quarryhill

Dates: January 14, 2012

The botanical artists of Quarryhill Botanical Garden will host an art opening that represents works from several seasons of close investigation of the garden on Saturday, Jan. 14. The opening will take place in the Visitor and Education Center at Quarryhill Botanical Garden from 5 to 7 p.m.

5p.m. - 7p.m.

Location:
Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Highway, in Glen Ellen

Website:
www.quarryhillbg.org

8

Dream Day Bridal Show

Dates: January 8, 2012

With over 90 booths, 2 seminars, food and cake samples, mini-makeovers and thousands of prizes, don't miss this great bridal show North of San Francisco. 

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA

December

31

Romp with the Beasts at Safari West

Dates: December 31, 2011

Safari West, an African Safari in the middle of Wine Country, provides a wild habitat for fun! Party this New Year's along with our four-footed animals. Reservations a must- call for more information!

6:30 p.m. - midnight

Location:
3115 Porter Creek Road Santa Rosa, CA

18

Healdsburg Holiday Jazz Festival

Dates: December 18, 2011

Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves for an audience from one to ninety-two. The 75-minute program includes classic favorites from Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Sammy Cahn's Let It Snow, to Frank Loesser's Baby It's Cold Outside, as well as a few surprises.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

4

West Sonoma County Wineries Holiday Wine Club Celebration

Dates: December 4, 2011

Happy holidays from West Sonoma County Wineries! To help spread some holiday cheer, 11 family-owned wineries within 10 miles have banded together for a very special day of wine, food, and exclusive perks in Russian River Valley.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website:
http://rrvw.org/events/

3

Petaluma Downtown Holiday Celebrations

Dates: December 3, 2011

With Christmas festivities and open houses throughout the historic downtown, celebrate the opening of the holiday season in Petaluma with shopping from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Then make your way over to the Lighted Boat Parade beginning at 6 p.m. and see decorated boats arriving downtown at approximately 6:30. The best places to view are at the Petaluma Mill or Golden Eagle Shopping Center. 

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma, CA

3

Matanzas Creek Holiday Celebration

Dates: December 3, 2011

New wine releases, small bites and live music. Join Matanzas Creek winery in Santa Rosa and browse through holiday packages and special discounts on gifts! 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA

3

Guerneville Holiday Parade of Lights

Dates: December 3, 2011

Bring the family out for a good old fashioned Parade of Lights featuring more than 100 entries of floats, horses, marching bands, antique cars, trucks and more all decorated with Christmas lights. Hot drinks and snacks will be available. 

7 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Guerneville, CA

3

Blessing of the Olives at the Mission

Dates: December 3, 2011

This traditional ceremony takes place at the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma with music, tradition and refreshments. 

11:00 a.m.

Location:
East Spain and First Street East, Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma

2

Sonoma County Chamber Singers Concert

Dates: December 2, 2011

Cloverdale Arts Alliance hosts a free concert by the Sonoma County Chamber Singers at the United Church of Cloverdale. A reception immediately following will be help ad the First Street Gallery. 

7:00 p.m.

Location:
United Church of Cloverdale, 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd

2

Light Up a Life

Dates: December 2, 2011

The community tree lighting celebration to honor those who have died with music, special gues speaker and candle light ceremony. 

7:00 p.m.

Location:
Center Park, Petaluma CA

1

Holiday Celebration- Old Downtown Windsor

Dates: December 1, 2011

Under the glow of old lamplights with horse-drawn carriages around the Windsor Town Creen, celebrate the opening of the holiday season downtown with festive events!

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location:
Windsor Town Green, 9455 Bell Road, Windsor CA

November

26

Annual Lighting of the Snowmen

Dates: November 26, 2011

Join Cornerstone Sonoma for the annual Lighting of the Snowmen as the Holiday season is kicked off in Sonoma. 

4 p.m.

Location:
Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA

26

Santa's Riverboat Arrival

Dates: November 26, 2011

Onboard the tug, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront to distribut candy canes and greet the children!

12 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma CA

25

Healdsburg's Downtown Holiday Party

Dates: November 25, 2011

This Healdsburg tradition in and around the plaza features plenty of refreshments, holiday spirit and entertainment! You'll also find a plethora of black friday deals to get a kick start on your Holiday shopping when you take a break from the brass quintet, jazz, and horse-drawn carriage rides. 

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Healdsburg

25

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26

28th Annual Holiday Open House

Dates: November 25, 2011 - November 26, 2011

Toast the Holiday Season in the Wine Country! Heart of Sonoma Valley Association invites you to the 28th Annual Holiday Open House! Join twenty-two wineries throughout the heart of Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends & family and relish in wine country holiday cheer! 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/28th-annual-holiday-open-house

24

Sonoma Community Center's Thanksgiving

Dates: November 24, 2011

The annual free Thanksgiving Dinner will have a hosted bar, music, festive holiday decor and traditional Thanksgiving food! 

3 p.m.

Location:
276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA

24

Thanksgiving Dinner at the girl & the fig and ESTATE

Dates: November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinners will be served at the girl & the fig and ESTATE from noon to 8 p.m. To view a complete menu visit the website below!

noon - 8 p.m.

Location:
110 or 400 West Spain Street in Sonoma

Website:
http://www.thegirlandthefig.com/#!events

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20

Holiday in Carneros

Dates: November 19, 2011 - November 20, 2011

This multi-winery event is an open-house featuring wine and food pairings, live music, special tasting room opportunities and pricing and more! See the website for a full list of participating wineries! 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website:
http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/index.htm

11

North Bay Veterans Parade & Flyover

Dates: November 11, 2011

Winding its way through the historic downtown, this 23rd annual parade is one of the largest and most colorful parades of its kind! 

1 p.m.

Location:
Petaluma Boulevard, Petaluma CA

Website:
http://www.petalumaveteransflyin.com/

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6

13th Annual A Wine & Food Affair

Dates: November 5, 2011 - November 6, 2011

The 13th annual "A Wine & Food Affair" in Sonoma County calls for a weekend of Tasting Along the Wine Road. Throughout the weekend, guests will have the opportunity to visit some of the 110 wineries stretching across Sonoma County's Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander valleys, sampling wine and food pairings along the way. Attendees have the option to choose a course covering one or both days of the event, enjoying Sonoma's finest at their own pace.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.wineroad.com

October

31

Petaluma Downtown Trick or Treat Trail

Dates: October 31, 2011

With over 60 participating merchants in Downtown Petaluma, this fun and safe environment allows kids under the age of 12 to dress up and get goodies! 

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma CA

29

Howl-o-Ween Dog Parade

Dates: October 29, 2011

The Annual Howl-O-Week Dog Parade includes a costume contest for your pets, kids games with prizes, face painting, raffles, adoptiions and more! 

Noon - 2 p.m.

Location:
Plaza Park, Downtown Healdsburg CA

23

Fall Carnival and Costume Parade

Dates: October 23, 2011

With a costume parade at noon, check out this festival including a petting zoo, bake sale, cupcake walk, arts and crafts, and many games and prizes! The festival will have live entertainment throughout the day! 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:
800 Riesling Road, Petaluma CA

22

Mostly Magic Spooktacular Show

Dates: October 22, 2011

Join the Community Services Department presents the Mostly Magic Spooktacular Show with illusions, mind reading, fire eating, juggling, comedy, face painting and more! 

7 p.m.

Location:
Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park CA

20

Zombie Crawl

Dates: October 20, 2011

Santa Rosa's first annual Zombie Crawl begins at Stout Brothers and goes through bars downtown. You must dress and walk as a zombie and bring a canned food item or new toy for charity! 

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location:
527 4th Street, Santa Rosa CA

16

A Dream Day Bridal Show

Dates: October 16, 2011

Visit over 90 booths representing the Wine Country’s most popular vendors, including Wedding Planning Seminars, two Wine and Chocolate Parlors; every bride’s a winner on the Wedding Wheel of Fortune!; PLUS thousands of dollars in prizes to be given away, including a $5000 Honeymoon! Complimentary valet parking. FREE bride entrance tickets online, plus a chance to win a pearl necklace.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Location:
Doubletree Hotel 1 Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Website:
http://robbinmonterobridalshow.com/Robbin-Montero/

15

Healdsburg Crush Festival

Dates: October 15, 2011

The who's who of Sonoma County wineries and restaurants will gather under one roof for the Healdsburg Crush Festival. The popular event showcases over 30 Sonoma County wineries alongside dozens of outstanding local restaurants and food purveyors.

6 - 9 p.m.

Location:
217 Fitch St, Healdsburg CA

8

Summer Jazz at Seasons - Mad and Eddie Duran Trio

Dates: October 8, 2011

Live Jazz Performance & Wine Pairing. San Francisco’s First Couple of Instrumental Jazz – Playing familiar and not so familiar jazz standards, Latin, Brazilian and Bebop. Eddie Duran on guitar and Madeline Duran on saxophone and flute. 

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location:
Seasons of the Vineyard, 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg

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

8

Oktoberfest in Cloverdale

Dates: October 8, 2011

Annual Oktoberfest - Cloverdale Downtown Plaza. German food (bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, apple crisp), wine and beer tasting, live music, silent auction, raffles, street vendors, children's activities, and more! A seasonal tradition that's fun for the entire family.

3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Cloverdale

8

Cotati Oktoberfest

Dates: October 8, 2011

Get out your lederhosen and practice your yodeling for the upcoming Cotati Oktoberfest. Wunderbar German food and beer, plus the oom-pah-pah of a Bavarian band. Polka to your heart's content on our new dance floor. La Plaza Park, Downtown Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Hwy and West Sierra Avenue under the giant tent!

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location:
La Plaza Park, Downtown Cotati

1

Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Park

Dates: October 1, 2011

An evening with Broadway Performers, Live Music, Wine, and Picnicking Under the Stars to benefit Jack London State Park. All proceeds go to Valley Of The Moon Natural History Association. Broadway performers from hit shows such as “42nd Street”, “Mary Poppins”, “Jersey Boys”, and “Hairspray” will present a concert of hope and inspiration to benefit Jack London State Park.

5:00PM Pre-show Picnicking – 7:30PM Concert in the Old Winery Ruins

Location:
Jack London State Park, 2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Website:
www.BroadwayJackLondon.com

September

30

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2

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Dates: September 30, 2011 - October 2, 2011

Come join us at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family. Don't miss our renowned World Championship Grape Stomp competition!

Fri 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA

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

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30

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Grand Tasting

Dates: September 30, 2011 - September 30, 0011

Attendees will be first to partake in the medal-winning wines and cuisine. Mingle with key winery and restaurant representatives (often owners, winemakers, chefs, and other top positions), and hear insiders’ stories about ingredients, philosophies and inspiration.

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

25

Petaluma Downtown Fall Antique Faire

Dates: September 25, 2011

Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop. All proceeds benefit the Petaluma Downtown Association for future shows.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Downtown, Petaluma CA

25

Porsches at the Palace

Dates: September 25, 2011

This is their annual Porsche aficionado event. Come to see your favorite vintage vehicle! Create the perfect wine country picnic from our Gourmet Marketplace and enjoy wine tasting in the Oak Grove. 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Ledson Winery 7335 Sonoma Hwy (Hwy 12), Kenwood CA

25

The Wedding Expo

Dates: September 25, 2011

The Wedding Expo features wines from Sonoma County’s finest wineries, the latest in bridal fashion and great hors d’oeuvres and desserts. 

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Website:
http://www.winecountrybride.com/wedding-expo

25

Petaluma Downtown Fall Antique Faire

Dates: September 25, 2011

Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop. All proceeds benefit the Petaluma Downtown Association for future shows.

 

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

24

Healdsburg Arts Festival

Dates: September 24, 2011

Plaza Arts Center is pleased to present the Annual Healdsburg Arts Festival. The festival features more than 70 juried artists, fine arts and crafts, a Children's Art Zone, food, wine, music, family entertainment and activities. The proceeds benefit the mission of Plaza Arts to enrich the artistic life of our community.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg CA

24

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25

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

Dates: September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011

Top musicians from the genres of Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Latin Jazz and Soul music will fill the International Food Court and Wine Garden Stage, with sizzling music and wine tasting from local wineries.

All Day

Location:
Johnson's Beach Resort, 16241 First Street, Guerneville CA

24

Sonoma County Book Festival

Dates: September 24, 2011

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, story tellers, comedian acts & so much more!

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Court House Square, Santa Rosa

24

Healdsburg ARTS Festival

Dates: September 24, 2011

Featuring 75 of Northern California’s best artists in fine art & contemporary craft the festival also features children's art zone, food and wine. The proceeds benefit the mission of Plaza Arts to enrich the artistic life of our community.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Healdsburg on the Plaza

24

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25

Weekend Along the Farm Trails

Dates: September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011

On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 from 10 am to 4 pm farmers from Petaluma to Healdsburg will be dusting off their hats, putting out the welcome mats and opening their barn doors to tell behind-the scenes stories of Sonoma County agriculture and local foods. Dozens of farms, artisanal producers, wineries and agriculture-based businesses will host a weekend of tours, hands-on demonstrations, food tasting and product sales. From hay rides to cheese making, visitors will have a first-hand opportunity to experience life on the farm and meet the farmers, vintners and artisans who produce some of Sonoma County’s finest food and agricultural products.

Admission is free to most stops: all you need is transportation and a map to chart your agricultural adventure.

Website:
http://www.farmtrails.org/events/weekend-along-the-farm-trails/

23

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25

114th Valley of the Moon Winery Festival

Dates: September 23, 2011 - September 25, 2011

Vintage Festival Patron's Night Gala: Sept. 23- Food and Wine tasting event in the historic plaza. Festival- Wine tasting, food, live music, grape stomp competition, art, fireman's water fight, parade.

6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://sonomavinfest.org/

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26

B.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival & Golf

Dates: September 23, 2011 - September 26, 2011

Beginning Friday night is the Charity Auction Dinner featuring Celebrity Chef, Bradley Ogden. Saturday & Sunday is the Charity Music Festival, featuring Doobie Brothers, special guests Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani, Leon Russell, Jim Messina and Greg Kihn and the Celebrity Golf Classic is Monday. Benefiting American Legion Post 489, Little Kids Rock, Salvation Army, Sonoma Jazz+ and the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. 

Varies

Location:
B.R.Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA

Website:
http://www.brcohn.com/events/concert

18

Sonoma Bridal Show

Dates: September 18, 2011

Local wedding vendors have worked very hard to bring the brides of Sonoma County an elite list of experienced and dependable companies for the planning of your upcoming event. The event will have fashion shows at 12pm and 2pm featuring some of Sonoma Counties finest bridal gown salons. Browse vendor booths and meet the service providers you are in need of as well as taste hors d'oeuvres, fine cuisine and cakes samples.

11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:
333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website:
http://www.sonomabridalshow.com/

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18

Sonoma Valley Crush

Dates: September 17, 2011 - September 18, 2011

Have you ever romanticized about getting involved in a wine harvest & crush? Find out what it's like this September in the Heart of Sonoma Valley. Join us for the 2011 Sonoma Valley CRUSH and experience harvest, hands-on. 

The 'CRUSH Weekend Wine Tasting Pass' is $35 per person and gives you access to harvest activities and wine tastings at select tasting rooms the weekend of September 17th & 18th from 11am to 4pm each day. 

16 Participating Wineries: 
Audelssa Estate Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, Kaz Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Winery 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2011-sonoma-valley-crush

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Wine Country Film Festival- Santa Rosa

Dates: September 14, 2011 - September 20, 2011

This popular roving festival takes place outdoors and in the Cave at Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kenwood, Sonoma Valley and in select theaters and venues in Santa Rosa, Ca. 

Location:
10200 Sonoma Highway (Hwy 12) Kenwood, CA 95452

Website:
http://www.winecountryfilmfest.com/

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15

National Heirloom Exposition Fair

Dates: September 13, 2011 - September 15, 2011

This is a nonprofit event, and any funds generated will be donated back to school gardens and food programs. The event will run for three days, September 13, 14 and 15, 2011. Education, heirloom produce displays, speakers, contests, trade show, workshops, exhibits, music, poultry and livestock show, garden art show, garden benefit auction, movie screenings, seed company reps and much more!

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Location:
Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website:
http://theheirloomexpo.com/

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Beer in the Plaza

Dates: September 10, 2011

Join the Healdsburg Soroptimist's Annual Beer in the Plaza in the Healdsburg Plaza, downtown Healdsburg. Over 30 breweries, live music, silent auction, raffle and more! All of the proceeds go to the Healdsburg Area Community Service Projects.

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg CA

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New Sonoma Cookbook launch at St. Francis

Dates: September 7, 2011

Join author Dr. Connie Guttersen RD, PhD for a cooking demo and book signing to celebrate the launch of her new book THE NEW SONOMA COOKBOOK, on the back patio of the St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. The event is from 6 to 8 and there will also be a wine tasting.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location:
100 Pythian Road at Highway 12 in Santa Rosa

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4

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Dates: September 2, 2011 - September 4, 2011

An epicurean event unlike any other, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend combines the elegance, sophistication, and style of Taste of Sonoma, with the festivity, frivolity and fundraising of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction for three unforgettable days of celebration. General Admission ticket sales begin June 1, 2011.

Website:
http://www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/

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Summer Nights Railroad Square

Dates: September 2, 2011

Summer Nights | Railroad Square is a summer long celebration of food, friends and frivolity. Join us from 6 to 9 pm, the first Friday of every month, June to September, in Historic Railroad Square. Bring your friends or meet new ones! Great food, wine, art and music! 

6 - 9 p.m.

Location:
Rail Road Square, Downtown Santa Rosa

Website:
http://snrrs.com/

August

28

Healdsburg Plaza Antique Festival

Dates: August 28, 2011

The Fair features 90 exhibitors selling antiques, collectibles, decorative arts, and treasures. Among the items for sale are folk art, sterling silver, orientalia, American Indian blankets, country furniture, Bakelite and vintage jewelry, Persian rugs, art pottery, postcards garden art, and accessories. 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg CA

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28

Seafood Art & Wine Festival

Dates: August 27, 2011 - August 28, 2011

Bodega Bay celebrates for the 17th time with seafood and music. This event showcases the best of California's wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople and, of course, the legendary rubber duck races. Benefits Stewards of the Coasts and Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.

10- 6:00 p.m. Saturday; 10-5:00 p.m. Sunday

Location:
16855 Bodega Hwy

Website:
http://www.winecountryfestivals.com

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28

Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

Dates: August 26, 2011 - August 28, 2011

High speed meets high technology when the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma comes to Infineon Raceway. The weekend also boasts the Firestone Indy Lights Series and Historic Grand Prix, plus a spectacular air show, autograph session, Infineon Raceway Girls and a fantastic vendor midway. 

Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Location:
Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma

Website:
http://www.infineonraceway.com/

20

The Red and White Ball

Dates: August 20, 2011

Celebration of Sonoma's Red and White wines and to raise funds for the Sonoma Education Foundation. Check back for more information.

Website:
http://svgreatschools.org/

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21

Cotati Accordion Festival

Dates: August 20, 2011 - August 21, 2011

Get your dancing shoes on for this non-stop extravaganza of accordion music, polka dancing, refreshment and fun for the 21st annual accordion festival. The Cotati Accordion Festival the sound stage features a cast of rotating acts who play 30- to 45-minute sets. Musical styles range from traditional Tex-Mex to whacky Rock-pop-San Francisco-mischief music. The festival is family-friendly wholesome fun!

9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Cotati

18

St. Francis Stars Under the Stars Movie Series

Dates: August 18, 2011

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, expands its 2nd annual “Stars Under the Stars” outdoor film festival to six weeks and six classic films. Curated by celebrity sommelier and film aficionado Christopher Sawyer, the festival takes place every Thursday at the winery from July 14 to August 18. Seating begins at 7:30 pm, followed by the screening at 8 pm. There is no charge for attending. Wine by the glass, charcuterie, popcorn, brownies and cookies will be available for purchase.

  • Thursday, August 18- “Sideways” 

7:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Francis Winery 100 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Website:
http://www.stfranciswinery.com/

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14

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Dates: August 13, 2011 - August 14, 2011

The 2011 Gravenstein Apple Fair promises to be an incredible year of music, food, crafts and activities. The Fair has a great line-up of live music, featuring; Gator Beat, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s, Solid Air, Country All Stars, Joe Goldmark and the Seducers, The Fondettes, One World Band, Edge of Town, Grandpa Banana Band, and the String Rays. The fair also offers two additional stages with cooking demonstrations and a “Life on the Farm” stage that features live farm shows with activities like milking a goat or shearing a sheep. Don’t miss the Fair, August 13th & 14th at Ragle Ranch Park, 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Tickets go on sale June 1st and we will be offering pre-ticket sale promotions. See you at the fair!

10- 6:00 p.m. Saturday; 10-5:00 p.m. Sunday

Location:
Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472

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

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14

Sonoma County Fair

Dates: August 12, 2011 - August 14, 2011

There's a reason why the Sonoma County Fair is among the most popular in the state - largest themed flower show in the U.S., Wine Country racing, two weeks of headline entertainment, huge junior & professional livestock show & more!

11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/

7

Farmers Day

Dates: August 7, 2011

You don't have to be a farmer to love Farmers Day at the Sonoma County Fair. Bring the whole family to enjoy this afternoon of barnyard events for all ages. It's fast, sometimes hilarious and always educational, especially for the urbanites among us. And, like so many great shows at the Sonoma County Fair, it's free with your general admission. Featuring a pen race, wild cow milking, pig scramble, grape stomp and more!

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA

Website:
http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/farmers-day.php

7

Bodega Volunteer Fire Dept. BIG EVENT BBQ & Parade

Dates: August 7, 2011

Enjoy BBQ, live music, local beer & wine, crafts fair, prize raffle, kids games, ice cream and homemade desserts, and more! All proceeds go directly to the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Parade starts at 10:30. 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

6

Petaluma Music Festival

Dates: August 6, 2011

The 4th Annual Petaluma Music Festival will feature: * 16 fantastic bands on 3 stages, including nationally recognized artists * The fine beers of the Lagunitas Brewing Company * An extensive selection of award-winning wines and locally grown and produced cheese, bread, olive oil, chocolate, and organic farm produce for tasting (separate purchase) * A variety of specialty food, merchandise, and local business vendors * State-of-the-art sound system and staging * A fantastic silent auction and celebrity autographed guitar raffle * Music artist booth for audience meet-and-greet, autographs, and artist merchandise * Festival merchandise including t-shirts and posters * All proceeds benefit the music education programs of all Petaluma area schools

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Location:
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, California 94952

Website:
http://www.petalumamusicfestival.org/

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7

West of West Wine Festival

Dates: August 5, 2011 - August 7, 2011

Taste small production, cool-climate West Sonoma Coast wines, a front row seat at exciting seminars featuring prominent guest speakers, and admission to a delectable Whole Hog Feast at the 130-year-old Union Hotel.

Location:
Occidental, CA

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

July

30

Rivertown Revival: Petaluma

Dates: July 30, 2011

A spectacular event in the historic downtown of Petaluma and along the waterfront visitors can find art boat drag races, two stages for the 10 participating bands, local vendors offering food, beverages and products, a river monsters and circus act, arts and crafts, and many strolling entertainers. Fun for all ages is available at this great rivertown revival. 

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

Website:
http://rivertownrevival.com/

23

Healdsburg Water Carnival

Dates: July 23, 2011

The day begins at 11am as the White Swan float passes under Memorial Bridge followed by 24 more floats. The afternoon fun includes live music, food vendors, old – time activities, children’s activities, and water games. Benefits the installation of Veterans Memorial Beach Dam. 

11:00 a.m.

Location:
Veterans Memorial Beach, Healdsburg, CA

17

Wine Country Half Marathon

Dates: July 17, 2011

One of America's most popular half marathons. Runs from Napa through the Carneros wine region into Sonoma Plaza. The race is sold out, but make sure you go out and cheer on the runners and join them in the Plaza for the celebration following the race!

Race begins at 7:00 a.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://napa2sonoma.com/

16

Rootstock

Dates: July 16, 2011

Wine, food trucks, street eats and live music round out this first-annual festival at Santa Rosa Vintners' Square. Contests, a "bustaurant" and six live bands kick it off on July 16.

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Santa Rosa Vintners' Square, 1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.rootstockfestival.com

14

Bastille Day in Wine Country

Dates: July 14, 2011

Whimsical entertainment, hands-on activities & give-aways - Kid’s Eiffel Tower, cookie decorating, Fencing, demo of the Francophile sport Petanque, French street bowling with bread boules Heads Will Roll. Plus appearances by – Marie Antoinette - “Let them eat Gougeres” “Oooh La La” Can-can Dancers.

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Costeaux French Bakery, 417 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Website:
http://www.healdsburg.com/events/10245

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Petaluma Art & Garden Festival

Dates: July 10, 2011

Visit Historic Downtown for an afternoon of home and garden art, local crafts, fine wines and delicious delicacies while listening to great Jazz & Blues. Sponsoring Group: Petaluma Downtown Association.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
210 Lakeville Street Petaluma, CA 94952

Website:
http://www.petalumadowntown.com/ArtAndGardenPetaluma.aspx

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Freestone Vineyards Second Sunday Artist Spotlight

Dates: July 10, 2011

Freestone Vineyards invites you to view new work from local botanical artist Victoria A. Kochergin in the intimate setting of the Freestone Guest Center while sampling the latest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases paired with lamb sliders and vegetable spring rolls. The event is complimentary to Private Collection and Phelps Preferred members and $10pp for non-members.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Freestone Vineyards Guest Center 12747 El Camino Bodega Freestone, CA 95472

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

4

4th of July Old Fashioned Parade & Celebration

Dates: July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July! Sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center, join us for a day filled with fun in the Plaza including an eclectic parade, food, live music, and more. Fireworks at Vallejo's Field at dusk complete this Sonoma tradition.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

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Fireworks over Bodega Bay

Dates: July 2, 2011

Fireworks explode over Bodega Bay to celebrate our nation's independence. View the show, starting at 9:30 p.m., from around Bodega Bay or watch from the pyrotechnics site at Westside Park. 

9:30 p.m.

Location:
Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay

Website:
http://www.bodegabayca.org

June

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Sonoma-Marin Fair

Dates: June 22, 2011 - June 26, 2011

Headline concerts, and special fair events including The Annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest, Luche Libre Wrestling, the Destruction Derby and Petaluma Celebrity Feud. The Sonoma-Marin Fair promotes and showcases agriculture, while displaying the diverse talents, interests and accomplishments of the citizens of California, especially the youth of Sonoma and Marin counties. This is achieved by providing education, entertainment and recreational opportunities for the general public, while continually striving towards enhancing the promotion and preservation of California’s agricultural heritage.

1 p.m. - 11 p.m. and noon - midnight

Location:
Petaluma Fair Grounds: 175 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, CA. 94952

Website:
http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/

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Cotati Jazz Festival

Dates: June 18, 2011

Share an afternoon and evening of Music, Art, Food & Fun with your family! Jazz ensembles will be playing all over downtown Cotati.

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Cotati, CA 94931

Website:
http://www.cotati.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/events.main/

11

Vinify Winery Collective Tasting & Sales Event

Dates: June 11, 2011

Vinify Wine Services is a state of the art custom crush facility located in Santa Rosa that houses some of the best boutique winemakers in Sonoma County. Our member wineries produce wines from highly acclaimed vineyards all over the North Coast representing over 12 varietals. Saturday, June 11th you can preview 40+ wines presented in a Burgundy Riedel stemware featuring some of Sonoma County's wineries! 

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Vinify Winery 3358 Coffey Lane Suite D Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Website:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=b5kxvofab&oeidk=a07e3tcux9z75b3c199&oseq=a001gn7tr5jx

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First Friday Downtown Santa Rosa: Railroad Square

Dates: June 10, 2011

RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN: The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Department, the Arts District Santa Rosa and the Historic Railroad Square Association present, Summer Nights at Railroad Square, a summer street party from June until September of each year. Summer Nights will have wine tasting, outdoor dining, music, art & craft on 4th Street in Historic Railroad Square from 6 PM to 9 PM.

6 - 9 p.m.

Location:
Historic Railroad Square 4th & Wilson Streets Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website:
http://snrrs.com/

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12

Harmony Festival

Dates: June 10, 2011 - June 12, 2011

For 32 years, Harmony has been a leading-edge lifestyle festival that celebrates the latest trends in health, music, arts, ecology, and spirituality. Created and seasoned in the trend-setting North Bay Area, Harmony is the original festival to appeal to the green lifestyle market. ith hundreds of performers, 300+ vendors and 30,000+ attendees, Harmony Festival is the West Coast’s premier outdoor music and progressive lifestyle event. 

PRIMUS michael franti & spearhead FLAMING LIPS grace potter & the nocturnals EDWARD SHARPE & MAGNETIC ZEROS krishna das LOST AT LAST TRIBE railroad earth; WILL DURST james twyman BROOKE MEDICINE EAGLE & many more

Friday 2:00 p.m. - Sunday 10:00 p.m.

Location:
1350 Bennett Valley Road, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com/

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5

Russian River Rodeo & Parade

Dates: June 4, 2011 - June 5, 2011

Family Fun, Celebration: Join us for the Annual Russian River Rodeo at the Duncan's Mills Rodeo Grounds. Breakfast begins at 7am. The parade parades down Main Street in Guerneville starting at 10 a.m.

Parade 10 a.m., Rodeo 1 p.m

Location:
Main Street, Guerneville CA 95446

Website:
http://www.russianriverrodeo.org/

4

Sonoma Country Music Festival BBQ

Dates: June 4, 2011

Starting with Sonoma local McKenna Faith, the music lineup includes Pete [stringfellow], Joe Nichols, KELLIE PICKLER, and DIERKS BENTLY. Local country music station Froggy 92.9 FM is bringing Northern California its first major country music festival. The Sonoma Country Music BBQ, produced by HFI Presents, will be held on Saturday June 4th on the Great Lawn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA.

Gates open 2:00 Music Begins at 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website:
http://www.SonomaCountryMusicBBQ.com/

4

Beerfest

Dates: June 4, 2011

The 20th annual Beerfest is a festive microbrew and food tasting extravaganza with more than 40 of Northern California's best microbreweries and wonderful Sonoma County gourmet food purveyors. Tickets include all food and beer tastings and a souvenir glass.

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Location:
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Website:
http://www.f2f.org/beerfest2011.html

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Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Dates: June 3, 2011 - June 12, 2011

Triumphantly returning for its 13th year, this don't-miss, 10-day music festival delivers a straight-ahead jazz lineup of vibrant talent including Charlie Haden, Bobby Hutcherson, Charles Lloyd, Geri Allen, Bennie Maupin and many others.

Location:
Various locations in and around Healdsburg

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

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5

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Dates: June 3, 2011 - June 5, 2011

McLaren will take center stage as the featured marque at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 4-5 at Infineon RacewayThe weekend will also feature the Wine Country Pavilion with food and wine samples from the Sonoma and Napa valleys, headlined by notable Bay Area chef Victor Scargle.

Location:
29355 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, California 95476

Website:
http://www.infineonraceway.com/

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5

Wine Country Senior Games

Dates: June 2, 2011 - June 5, 2011

The Sonoma Wine Country Senior Games strives to be a world-class, Olympic-format, international sporting event for athletes 50 years and better. The "Games" will provide participants a total experience, not just another sporting competition. Attendees will enjoy Sonoma-focused festivals, celebrations, social events, health screenings, food and wine experiences, and help to foster relationships that will last a lifetime. Basketball, Boccee Ball, Bowling, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Trail Running

Location:
Santa Rosa Junior College and other locations

Website:
http://www.winecountrygames.com/

May

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22

Sonoma Jazz

Dates: May 20, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Join JOHN FOGERTY, SHERYL CROW, THE GIPSY KINGS & More at the Downtown Sonoma Field of Dreams May 20-22 for Sonoma Jazz. Sonoma Jazz + is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their mission is to present and preserve jazz, american and popular music through world-class festivals, performances and education programs.

Location:
Downtown Sonoma, Field of Dreams

Website:
http://www.sonomajazz.org/

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15

Sonoma Valley Reserve

Dates: May 14, 2011 - May 15, 2011

Experience an insider’s view of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries May 14 and 15 at Sonoma Valley Reserve. The first event of its kind, Sonoma Valley Reserve offers participants exclusive access to see Sonoma Valley’s classic wineries in a new light, and to be among the first to discover rare wines and hidden gems at destinations that are seldom open to the public.

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Sonoma Valley Reserve: Participating Wineries

Website:
http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/displayEvent.asp?eventID=2210

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15

Soft Flex Gallery Open House

Dates: May 14, 2011 - May 15, 2011

Visit Soft Flex Gallery for one-of-a-kind items, free make-it-take-it projects, great clearance prices on closeouts and more. Soft Flex Company is the Home Shopping Network's preferred company for bead stringing wire. Come check out everything a beader needs to create a perfect piece of jewelry with one of a kind gemstones and glass art that is not available on our website.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
22678 Broadway, Suite 1 Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=CustomerService_Gallery.html

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Songwriters in Sonoma

Dates: May 12, 2011

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chi McClean joins the father and son team of Tom Martin and Dan Martin on Thursday, May 12th at 7 p.m. as a part of the Meadowcroft Wines’ “Songwriters In Sonoma” music series. The show takes place in the Meadowcroft Wines tasting room at 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 in the Cornerstone Sonoma complex. Tickets are $10 per person and include a glass of wine. This is a 21 and over show.

7 p.m.

Location:
CornerStone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://bit.ly/if8mAu

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Sonoma County Mother's Day Events

Dates: May 8, 2011

Check out Wine Country This Week's list of Mother's Day events going on around Sonoma County.

Location:
Sonoma County

Website:
http://www.winecountrythisweek.com/calendar/2011-05-08?cat=All®ion=17&keyword=

7

137th Kentucky Derby Day "Run for the Roses"

Dates: May 7, 2011

Join the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation at the historic Ledson home in Armstrong Estates for Derby Day. Includes a simulcast of the race, mint juleps, southern style appetizers and a 'fancy hat' contest.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location:
Ledson home, Charles Van Damme Way Sonoma, CA 95476

Website:
http://www.sonomaleague.org/

7

Sonoma Human Race 10K

Dates: May 7, 2011

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! The Sonoma County Race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks, rain or shine.

Race begins at 8:00 a.m.

Location:
Herbert Slater Middle School 3500 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

Website:
http://www.humanracenow.org/

7

Windsor Day Parade and Festival

Dates: May 7, 2011

This May 7 event will give school bands a chance to strut their stuff, car enthusiasts a place to showcase their beauties, and all those Boy Scouts and veterans a few moments in the spotlight. A Duke and Duchess are crowned every year to honor Windsorites who have made great contributions. Finally, a festival in the Town Green offers parade-goers a chance to meet their friends and fill up on locally-prepared food.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:
8695 Windsor Road, Windsor CA

April

30

Cinco de Mayo on Windsor Town Green

Dates: April 30, 2011

Family fun for all ages. Music, entertainment, food & beverage and children's crafts.

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location:
9455 Bell Road, Windsor 95492, Windsor Town Green

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Easter Sunrise Service

Dates: April 24, 2011

The public is invited to the annual Easter Sunrise Service, held at the amphitheater in the Plaza of Sonoma.


6 a.m.

Location:
Sonoma Plaza

23

Castles and Kites Festival

Dates: April 23, 2011

The Castles and Kites Festival is fun for the whole family. Picnic, build sand castles, fly kites, surf, fish and so much more at this April event.

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Doran Regional Park Beach, Bodega Bay

Website:
http://www.bodegabay.com/visitor_info/calendar_2010.html

16

Petaluma's Butter & Egg Days Parade


Dates: April 16, 2011

Celebration of Petaluma's agricultural heritage including the downtown parade at noon, which traditionally features more than 2,000 people and travels 12 blocks through Historic Downtown. Sponsored by the Petaluma Downtown Association.


10a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Petaluma

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10

American Philharmonic presents Moby Dick

Dates: April 9, 2011 - April 10, 2011

John Kendall Bailey, conductor. Bernstein – Overture to Candide, Barber – Adagio, Copland – Appalachian Spring, Herrmann – Moby Dick with men’s chorus and soloists Maestro Bailey returns to lead the orchestra and chorus in an all- American concert featuring well-known favorites and a rare performance of “Moby Dick”.

Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.

Location:
Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA


Website:
http://wellsfargocenterarts.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=132

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10

Sonoma International Film Festival

Dates: April 6, 2011 - April 10, 2011

The annual Sonoma International Film Festival promises to include new independent films from around the world. Film presentations at a variety of venues including the historic Sebastiani Theatre on the Sonoma town plaza will include: feature length narratives, documentaries, shorts and a student film program.

Varies

Location:
Varies

Website:
http://www.sonomafilmfest.org/

2

Trashion Fashion

Dates: April 2, 2011

Enjoy a juried fashion show featuring fantastic creations by California artists. It's presented by our friends at the Sonoma Community Center. Come by the Museum and see our Eco Chic show then go over the the Community Center to view the Trashion Fashion exhibit and see the Fashion show.

Call for inofrmation

Location:
Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA


March

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28

5th Annual California's Artisan Cheese Festival

Dates: March 25, 2011 - March 28, 2011

California's Artisan Cheese Festival is a nonprofit organization with the mission to:
Educate people who want to learn more about artisan cheese
Support the artisan cheesemaking community and its sustainability; and
Celebrate and enjoy the creations of the artisan cheesemakers.

Location:
Sheraton- Petaluma

Website:
http://artisancheesefestival.com/index.html