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Sonoma County - August Events

      Ongoing Events

      • Thursday-Monday -- Wine & Food Pairing at St. Francis Winery
        Wine & Food Education: Chef Dave creates an assortment of small dishes to pair with hand-selected artisan wines. Enjoy a casual atmosphere and fine dining presentation at a communal table. Each seating is hosted by one of our friendly wine experts, creating a relaxing, fun and educational wine country experience. Reservations strongly recommended. Times are: Fri-Sun 11am,1pm & 3pm/Mon & Thurs 11am & 2pm. 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: $38, Club Members $30 Time: 11:00am- 3:00pm Phone Number: 888-675-WINE

      • Ongoing -- Cooking and Wine Classes at Ramekins
        Food Education: Sonoma Valley's only facility dedicated to the education of the home cook, from amateur to the aficionado. Renowned chefs, authors and culinary experts teach their styles and techniques with class participants. Located just off the Sonoma Plaza, Ramekins features all types of cooking and wine classes year 'round. Call or visit us online for class schedule. 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma
        Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: 707.933.0450

      • Daily through Summer 2012 -- Art Exhibit: Ordinary to Extraordinary
        Exhibition: Each piece in this exhibit incorporates commonplace items in unorthodox and creative ways—changing scale, composition and perspective to make the art unique and hard to miss. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free Time: normal business hours Phone Number: 707.546.7006

      • Ongoing -- Relish Culinary School Cooking Classes
        Food Education: Relish combines professional chefs and distinct venues to create unique cooking classes and other culinary events. Classes cover a wide variety of topics, from cooking basics to gourmet wine pairings, ethnic menus to cooking with children. Call or visit us online for more information. Relish Culinary School, 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA
        Fee: Fees vary, according to class, call for more information Time: Time varies, according to class, call for more information Phone Number: 707.431.9999

      • Daily - May - October -- Charcuterie on the Patio at St. Francis Winery
        Food & Wine Education: Relax on our Syrah Patio at the foot of the Majestic Mayacamas and sample our chef's selection of local cheeses, meats and housemade rillettes paired with your choice of a red or white flight. Our summer Charcuterie and wine tasting experience is the perfect way to enjoy a casual Sonoma Valley afternoon. Walk-ins welcome. 100 Pythian Road at Hwy 12, Santa Rosa
        Fee: $25/$20 Wine Club Members Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 675.9463

      • Tour and Tasting with Greg La Follette -- A Terroir Tour With Greg
        Wine& Food Education: Guests will start their visitor experience with a tour of the cellar and hear about our vineyard practices,wine making techniques and sample straight from the barrel. Guests enjoy a private sit-down tasting featuring our current releases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as a few nibbles of local cheeses. Address and directions will be emailed to you upon reservation confirmation.
        Fee: $30.00/Complimentary for Vigneron members Time: 10:30am-Noon Phone Number: 707.395.3902 x224

      • February 1 - September 30, 2012 -- New Exhibit: "It's a Fine Line"
        Exhibition: "It's a Fine Line" examines Schulz's pen line and includes a display and description of his "tools of the trade". 11am-5pm Weekdays/10am-5pm Sat-Sun/Closed Tuesday. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
        Fee: $10 Adults/$5 Youth & Seniors/Members Free Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm Phone Number: 707.579.4452

      • April 1 - October 31, 2012 -- Tour Season Opens @ Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
        Family Friendly: Come visit the gardens, tour the home and greenhouse, and shop for unique gifts in the gift shop. Docent-led tours includes part of gardens, an overview of Burbank's life and best known plant developments, see inside the historic home with original furnishings and memorabilia and the famous greenhouse. Tours 10am-3:30 pm, every half hour (except Monday). Gift shop is not open on Mondays, but the gardens are open daily. 204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
        Fee: $7 Adult/ Under 12 Free Time: 10am-3:30 pm Phone Number: 707-524-5445

      • June 9 - September 3 -- HEADS UP! sculpture exhibition
        Art Exhibit: This exhibition brings together an extraordinary range of human heads and torsos depicted by seven sculptors in wood, ceramic and mixed media. An opening reception will take place Saturday, June 9 from 2-5pm, and the exhibition will remain on view daily through September 3, 2012. Cornerstone Sonoma, 23588 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
        Fee: Free Time: 10am - 5pm daily Phone Number: (707) 933-1300

      • June 9 - September 9, 2012 -- Chester Arnold: Trees Sonoma County Museum
        Art Exhibit: The exhibit Chester Arnold: Trees presents an ongoing focus of Arnold’s work of trees, forest landscapes, and the interactions between humanity and these wild spaces, ranging from human activities such as logging, to natural decay, to the insistent power of the woods to reclaim their space. 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
        Fee: $7/Members Free Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone Number: 707.579.1500

      • July 13 - December 14 -- Women in the Wine Industry Dinner Series
        Winemaker Dinner: 26th annual series, food & wine pairing dinners at The Inn at the Tides. Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, La Crema. Marimar Torres, Marimar Estate. Carol Shelton, Carol Shelton Winery, Susie Selby, Selby Winery, Diane Wilson, Wilson Winery. Heidi von der Mehden, Arrowood Winery. Dates/menus online. 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay
        Fee: $79-$99 plus tax & gratuity Time: 6:30 pm Phone Number: 707-875-2751

      • August 1 - 31 -- 40th Anniversary Library Tasting @ Dry Creek Vineyard
        Wine Tasting: Dry Creek Vineyard has dug down deep in our cellar to present these exclusive wines in a limited re-release. Join us at Dry Creek Vineyard during August where you will have the opportunity to sample and take home a piece of history. 3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg
        Fee: $10 Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm Phone Number: 800-864-9463 x 123

      • August 8 - November 26 -- Exhibit:Taunting Trees and Talking Walls
        Exhibition: The exhibit takes a close look at Schulz's use of inanimate objects in 70 original strips. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free to members/adults:$10,youth:$5 Time: 11AM-5PM, weekends:10AM-5PM Phone Number: 707-579-4452

      • Thursday-Sunday, August 9-26, 2012 -- A Midsummer Night's Dream
        Performing Arts: In this tale the magic abounds as it portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a rustic group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, the feuding fairy King and Queen, the mischievous Puck, Theseus and Hippolyta, and their fairy subjects who inhabit a moonlit forest. Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma CA
        Fee: $25 Time: 7pm Phone Number: 707.938.3264

      • August 17 - September 2 -- "110 in the Shade"
        Performing Arts: Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. But, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck comes to town Lizzie's family’s life and world is turned upside down. Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma, Blvd, Petaluma
        Fee: $25 - $35 Time: 8:00pm Phone Number: 707-763-8920

      • August 18 - December 9 -- New Exhibit: "Name Dropping"
        Exhibition: A Peanuts reader never knew who they might meet in Schulz's famous strip. In addition to original strips, this exhibit also includes photos & correspondence with some of these famous folks. 11AM-5PM, weekends:10AM-5PM. 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free to members/adults:$10,youth:$5 Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-579-4452

      • Every Second Sunday -- Wine, Music & Friends
        Wine Education, Live Music: Hang out, listen to great music, sip great wine, visit with great people and watch the world go by. Wines from sparkling to port - something for everybody. Our prime location on the Healdsburg Plaza puts you right in the center of beautiful downtown Healdsburg, no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon. July 10th we are featuring B Rooster Blues Duo, a tasting room favorite! Vintage Wine Estates, 308B Center Street, Healdsburg CA
        Fee: Free Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707.921.2893

      • Daily -- Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
        Art Exhibit: Northern California’s only gallery dedicated entirely to modern and contemporary fine art sculpture. SculptureWALK showcases 70 monumental and garden-sized sculptures, including kinetic works and water sculptures throughout the Cornerstone garden complex. Please call or email the gallery if you are interested in a Curator-led tour. at Cornerstone Sonoma, 23588 Arnold Dr., Sonoma
        Fee: Free Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Phone Number: 707-933-1300

      • Daily, weather permitting. -- Ravenswood Morning Tour & Tasting
        Wine Education: Open your day with a morning tour of our certified organic estate vineyard. Stroll through the property. Learn about our unique viticulture practices. See the winery’s non-wimpy, winemaking process. Thief some tastes from the barrels. The experience concludes in the tasting room where you’ll get to sample current vintages! 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma
        Fee: $15 per person Time: 10:30am Phone Number: 707.933.2332

      • Every Sunday -- Champagne Brunch Buffet at The Flamingo Resort
        Dining: Enjoy Sunday Brunch with our Champagne Brunch Buffet in the Terrace Grille. Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
        Fee: $27.95 Adults/$12.95 Children/ Kids under 5 free Time: seatings at 10:30AM or 12:00PM Phone Number: 707.523.4745

      • Every Sunday -- Sunday Jazz Brunch @ Affronti
        Dining, Live Music: Enjoy our Sunday brunch menu or our Jazz brunch buffet menu with live jazz at Affronti! 235 Healdsburg Avenue, #105, Healdsburg CA 95448
        Fee: $15 Buffet/$15 Bottomless Mimosa/A la Carte Available Time: 11:30am-2:00pm Phone Number: 707-431-1113

      • Last Tuesday in May 29 - August 28 -- Tuesdays in the Plaza
        Live Music: Enjoy summer concerts, local food vendors, and community picnics. Food Vendors open at 5 pm. Healdsburg Plaza Park, Healdsburg, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Phone Number: (707) .431.3301

      • Every Tuesday, June 12 -August 21, 2012 -- "Tuesday Night Movies on the Green"
        Family Fun: Stake your spot on the Green for the Tuesday Night outdoor movie series! Presented by Starry Movie Nights and the Downtown Windsor Merchants Association. Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Drive, Windsor CA 95492
        Fee: Free Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm Phone Number: 707-838-1260

      • Every Tuesday -- Gourmet Food Truck "Tasty Tuesdays"
        Dining: Every Tuesday mobile food trucks roll into the Community Center serving a large variety of delicious fare. Combine that with a sampling of locally-grown produce and you have a great way to spend your lunchtime. Join your co-workers and friends for this local treat! 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Phone Number: 707.588.3496

      • Wednesdays, June 6 - August 29, 2012 -- Petaluma Farmers' Market
        Market, Live Music: Enjoy the bounty of Sonoma County produce and find a wealth of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, fresh cider, cheese and more. Children's entertainment and prepared dinner foods available to take home or enjoy in the park setting. Theatre District, 2nd Street between B & D Streets, Petaluma CA 94952
        Fee: Free Time: 4:30pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-762-0344

      • 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, May 9 - September 26, 2012 -- "Keep on Truckin’ Wednesdays" @ Simi Winery
        Celebration: Every second and fourth Wednesday, Simi will host food trucks for their weekday visitors to enjoy local street fare ranging from BBQ to cupcakes. Vendors will offer wine tasters a chance to enjoy a delicious and affordable meal. 16275 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg CA 95448
        Fee: $6-$8 Time: 5pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-433-3686

      • Every Wednesday, June - October -- Healdsburg Wednesday Farmers' Market
        Market: A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available, as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat and fresh eggs. In the Purity (Cerri) Lot One block north and one block west of the Plaza North and Vine Streets in Healdsburg.
        Fee: Free Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.1956

      • Every Wednesday Morning -- Redwood Empire Farmers' Market
        Market: Local farmers, ranchers, and food purveyors come together in one place. Supporting local agriculture is good for you, the economy and the community. Santa Rosa Veterans Building Parking Lot, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30am -12:00pm Phone Number: 707-237-5340

      • Wednesdays, May 9 - August 29, 2012 -- Santa Rosa Downtown Market
        Markets, Family Fun: The Downtown Market brings the community together to celebrate and showcase the bounty of Sonoma County by offering fine foods, fresh produce, a wonderful variety of entertainment, and handmade arts and crafts. The Santa Rosa Downtown Market fills the downtown area along Fourth Street from Mendocino Avenue to E Street. No market July 4.
        Fee: Free Time: 5pm-8:30pm Phone Number: 707.524.2123

      • Every Wednesday-May 9 - October 17 -- Wines and Sunsets at Paradise Ridge
        Celebration: Ongoing each Wednesday evening 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. Call to reserve a table. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa, Ca
        Fee: $5 Time: 6:00pm Phone Number: 707-528-9463

      • Every Wednesday Morning -- Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers
        Market: Join us year round, rain or shine for locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, pasture-fed meat and poultry from family farms, fresh and smoked fish, local honey, hearth breads and much more! Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30am-12:00pm Phone Number: 707.522.8629

      • Every Thursday night -- Thursday Night Live Music @ The Bluewater Bistro
        Live music: Come enjoy ocean view dining, live music, and martini specials in the Fireside Lounge at the Bluewater Bistro. 21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Phone Number: 707-875-3513

      • Every Thursday -- Sultry Salsa Nights
        Recreation, Instruction: Today, salsa is everywhere, ranging from college classes to the TV spotlight of "Dancing with Stars.", so don't be left out and join our us. We offer group salsa lessons for dancers of all ages and levels. No Experience, No Partner Necessary! 7 PM Level I:Basic steps and technique. 8 PM Level II:Partner Technique and Combinations. Santa Rosa Salsa, 528 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: $50 for 4/Weeks, $15 Drop in Time: Time Varies, Please call for more information Phone Number: 707.217.2203

      • Thursdays, June 7 - September 20, 2012 -- Cotati Farmer's Market
        Market: Come enjoy farm-fresh produce, specialty foods, homemade crafts, and live entertainment weekly! Old Redwood Hwy & West Sierra Avenue, Cotati CA
        Fee: Free Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm Phone Number: 707-795-5508

      • Every Thursday -- Wine Down Thursdays at D'Argenzio Winery
        Live Music: Join us Thursday evenings in our weekly wine down event. D'Argenzio Winery features local musicians playing rock, folk, jazz, blues and Americana. Wine is served from six boutique wineries in Santa Rosa Vintners Square. Come discover new boutique wineries in downtown Santa Rosa, enjoy a friendly ambiance and live music. 1204 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 5:30pm-9pm Phone Number: 707.280.4658

      • Every Thursday -- Celebrity Wine Experience @ Carneros Bistro
        Wine Education: Celebrity Wine Tender. Join us every Thursday for a local winemaker and educator from different local wineries to taste some of their finest offerings. The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma
        Fee: Free Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: 707.931.2042

      • Every Friday -- Ravenswood Wine Blending Seminar
        Wine Education: Feeling daring? We have the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking! Create your own melange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375-ml bottle to impress your friends and family! Reservations required. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: $50 per person. Limited to 10 people. Time: 11:00am Phone Number: 707.933.2349

      • Every Friday -- Sonoma Valley Friday Farmers' Market
        Market: Featuring some of Sonoma County's freshest fruits and vegetables, along with artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts. Local growers come and sell their freshly picked crops at reasonable prices. Arnold Field Parking Lot, 241 First Street West, Sonoma CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9am-12:30pm Phone Number: 707-538-7023

      • Friday-Sunday, May 25 - October 28, 2012 -- Summer on the Terrace @ J Vineyards
        Celebration: Join us on our creekside Terrace for a special offering of light refreshments from Executive Chef Mark E. Caldwell. We invite you to share with a friend a plate of delicacies and two glasses of J’s award winning varietal or sparkling wines while enjoying the leisurely warmth of the season. Reservations required. 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg CA 95448
        Fee: $40 per couple/$35 per couple Club J Members Time: 11:30am-3:30pm Phone Number: 707-431-5430

      • Every Friday & Saturday Night -- Live Jazz at the Hotel Healdsburg
        Live Music: Come relax and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in the Fire Side Lounge while listening to some of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians in duo, and trio combinations! 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
        Fee: Free Time: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.0330

      • August 3 - October 5 -- Pizza Friday at Seghesio
        Food: Start your summer weekends off at Seghesio with a favorite tradition of the season — wood-fired pizzas from the outdoor oven.Each Friday, two pizzas are featured — including a vegetarian option, along with a sandwich and salad of the day. 700 Grove Street , Healdsburg
        Fee: Varies Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-395-3609

      • Every Friday & Saturday Night -- Live Music at The Flamingo Resort
        Live Music: The Flamingo Lounge provides the ideal atmosphere to enjoy great Happy Hour. As the evening progresses, this “retro” Lounge becomes one of Sonoma County's premier nightspots, with an exciting and ever-changing lineup of music and dance, including live music Friday and Saturday nights. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
        Fee: Free Time: Varies, call for more information Phone Number: 707.545.8530

      • Saturdays & Sundays -- Art, Food, and Wine Experience at Kenwood Vineyards
        Exhibition: Come taste exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons while learning and viewing the renowned “Artist Series Collection”. Gourmet appetizers will be paired to bring out the best characteristics of the wine. Please call for reservations or book online. 9592 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood
        Fee: $30/$25 Wine Club Members Time: 2pm Phone Number: 707.282.4228

      • Every Saturday -- Redwood Empire Farmers' Market
        Market: Local farmers, ranchers, and food purveyors come together in one place. Supporting local agriculture is good for you, the economy and the community. Santa Rosa Veterans Building Parking Lot, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: 707-237-5340

      • Every Saturday -- Ravenswood Wine Blending Seminar
        Wine Education: Feeling daring? We have the place for the novice blender or the most seasoned wine drinker to learn the art of winemaking! Create your own melange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane, then take your masterpiece home in a 375-ml bottle to impress your friends and family! Reservations required. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: $50 per person. Limited to 10 people. Time: 11:00 am Phone Number: (707) 933.2349

      • Every Saturday -- Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers
        Market: Join us year round, rain or shine for locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, free-range eggs, pasture-fed meat and poultry from family farms, fresh and smoked fish, local honey, hearth breads and much more! Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA
        Fee: Free Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Phone Number: 707-522-8629

      • Every Saturday -- Landmark Free Saturday Concert Series
        Live Music: Landmark Vineyards invites guests to the winery for a free concert and winery activities every Saturday. You can take in the sweeping views of the camas from the courtyard with a glass of Overlook Chardonnay or Steel Plow Syrah. Come enjoy a great afternoon of live music. It is sure to be a great laid back afternoon. Pack a picnic to enjoy while you listen to music, or enjoy a game of bocce ball or a horse-drawn carriage ride. 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452
        Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-833-0053

      • Saturdays - May - August -- Winemaker Saturdays at St. Francis Winery
        Wine Education: This opportunity for guests to “Meet the Winemakers” in our Tasting Room every Saturday beginning in May and continuing thru August is already very popular. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to meet, taste and talk wine with the passionate winemakers who craft it. 100 Pythian Road at Highway 12 Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: Tasting fees apply Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (888) 675.WINE (9463)

      • Saturdays, May 19 - November 17, 2012 -- Petaluma Farmers' Market
        Market, Live Music: Enjoy the bounty of Sonoma County produce and find a wealth of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, fresh cider, cheese and more. Children's entertainment and prepared dinner foods available to take home or enjoy in the park setting. Walnut Park, D Street & Petaluma Blvd South, Petaluma CA
        Fee: Free Time: 2pm-5:30pm Phone Number: 707-762-0344

      • Saturdays, May 5-November 24, 2012 -- Healdsburg Farmers' Market
        Market: Welcome to the Healdsburg Farmers' Market where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs. One block west of the Plaza, on Foss Creek. Healdsburg CA
        Fee: Free Time: 9am-12pm Phone Number: 707-431-1956

      • Last Thursday of every month March to October. -- Sunset Supper at DaVero
        Wine & Food Education: Join Ridge & Colleen for a family style supper & educational tour of our biodynamic gardens. A local Chef will be our guest as we pair and feature our exciting Falco & DaVero Estate Wines. Seating is limited for this casual and small group setting. RSVP required to attend. 766 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, CA
        Fee: $85/$75 Wine Club Member Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm Phone Number: 707.431.8000 ext. 1

      • July 6 - September 7 -- SummerFest Railroad Square
        Celebration: First Friday each month beginning 7/6 offers sampling food from RRSQ celebrated chefs. Wine/Craft Beer tasting, live music, arts, crafts & shopping local merchants. Music Line-up: August 3rd Kingsborough and Dustin Saylor Band September 7th The Don Giovanni's and Ricky Alan Ray. Free to public & Wine/Beer Tasting $20. Fourth Street between Davis & Wilson St, Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: Free Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Phone Number: 707-495-1430

      • Every 2nd Saturday of the month -- BBQ Smokehouse Smokin' 2nd Saturday
        Food & Wine Education: Sonoma County chef Larry Vito promises Bay Area gourmands an extravagant slow-smoked barbeque and local wine pairing adventure every second Saturday. Cooked up by a chef with culinary credentials that stretch from M.F.K. Fisher to the the Kansas City BBQ Association, Smokin' 2nd Saturdays promises BBQ to write home about! 6811 Laguna Park Way, downtown Sebastopol
        Fee: Varies Time: Carving at noon. Serving noon until 8:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 575.3277 ext. 2

      • Every Saturday -- Public Tastings @ MacRostie Winery
        Wine Education: MacRostie Winery and Vineyards are opening its Sonoma winemaking facility every Saturday for walk-in tastings. 21481 8th Street East, Sonoma
        Fee: $10 (waived with wine purchase) Time: 11:00am-4:00pm Phone Number: 707.996.4480

      • 2nd Thursday of the month -- Cabaret de Caliente
        Celebration: This month Sebastopol's own monthly dance and circus arts variety show honors Cancer birthdays! Cabaret de Caliente brings glitter and glamour to the bounce and boogie of jUkE jOiNt with Burlesque, belly dance, sideshow, magic, unique musical acts and circus arts. 8:30 Doors/9:30 Show. $10 Adv/$15 Door; $5 After 11:30. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
        Fee: $15 Time: 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-829-7300

      • TBA -- Bottle Shots
        Celebration, Benefit: Bottle Shots is an annual charity event presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Healdsburg. This year Bottle Shots will be hosted by VML Winery where guests will participate in harvest-related activities, sample VML & Truett Hurst Wines, local artisanal food, and enjoy live music into the night on two stages! VML Winery, 4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
        Fee: $40 General/ $75 VIP Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Phone Number: (707) 227.2929

      • TBA -- Ravenswood 21st Designate Release Party
        Wine Education: The Tasting Room is 21! We’re celebrating with a preview of our 2010 vintage of Single Vineyard Designate zinfandel. Meet our Family of Growers and learn first hand about Teldeschi, Dickerson, Old Hill, Belloni and Barricia vineyards. Catch up with founding winemaker, Joel Peterson. Enjoy no wimpy food, music and hikes or have a Slow-noma day in the lounge overlooking the vineyards. 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma
        Fee: $20/$15 Wine Club Members Time: 12pm-4:30pm Phone Number: (707) 933.2336

      • TBA -- Dog Days of Summer Event @ Alderbrook
        Benefit: Bring your pooch enter our costume contest and show off their wacky tricks for prizes, and be sure to collect their goodie bags. Event includes a complimentary wine tasting, and live music by local musician, Adam Lieb. Bring a picnic to enjoy in our spacious backyard overlooking the vineyard. The event will benefit the Healdsburg Animal Shelter.
        Fee: $15 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Phone Number: 707-433-5987

      • TBA -- Art in the Redwoods Festival
        Festival: The Festival will include The Top Hat opening dinner and wine celebration from 6pm to 9pm on August 16th. Reservations for dinner ($150, includes $100 donation) are recommended as it usually sells out. The Champagne Preview is on Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (admission $10)., and the Festival is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the indoor fine art exhibition and outdoor festival activities. Admission is $6.00 for adults, and children 17 and under are free. Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala CA
        Fee: Fee & varies see description Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Phone Number: 707.884.1138

      • TBA -- Rubber Ducky Derby @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
        Benefit: Ready, set, duck! Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley for the annual Ducky Derby at Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Go online to adopt your duck or flock of ducks and come watch the race to see if yours makes it to the finish line! Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting, picnic lunch, and kids games. There will be lots of amazing prizes, as well as food and Gun Bun wine available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA
        Fee: price of ducks varies depending on amount Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm Phone Number: 707.938.5277

      • TBA -- Holstein 100 Bike Ride
        Recreation: Come walk or cycle the 19th Annual Holstein 100 Charity Bike Ride and Walk. Register online and choose the right cycle distance: 106, 60, 29, or 17 mile routes along the Marin and Sonoma coast, Tomales Bay with Holstein cows and enjoy locally grown and baked food. Begins and ends at Petaluma Jr. High, 700 Bantam Way, Petaluma CA
        Fee: $48-$80 depending on length of ride Time: 6:30am-5pm Phone Number: 415-663-8148

      • TBA -- Healdsburg Plaza Antique Fair
        Antique: 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. Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg
        Fee: Free Time: 9am-4pm Phone Number: 707-578-7772

      • TBA -- Sonoma County Fair
        Family Fun: 17 days of fun featuring live horse racing, headline entertainment, demolition derby, spectacular carnival rides, livestock shows and so much more. The Hall of Flowers theme is "Ports of Call," and the Fair theme is "Cruise on In." Enjoy lots of free entertainment with the price of admission. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
        Fee: $10 Time: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 545.4200

      • TBA -- Tour de Cru
        Outdoors: A unique weekend event combining hiking, mountain biking, food & wine, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 4th & 5th from 8 am to 4 pm. 710 private acres, nearly 400 of which are dedicated to open space, hiking or biking on trails never before open to the public. Optional catered lunch & wine tasting. Bike rentals available. Windsor Oaks Vineyards & Winery, 10810 Hillview Road, Windsor
        Fee: $15/$35. with lunch Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 433-3810 x 24

      • TBA -- Tapas on the Terrace at Gloria Ferrer
        Celebration: Spend an evening in Spain, without leaving Sonoma. Enjoy the seductive sounds of Spanish music while sampling tapas (Spanish Appetizers) prepared by Chef Steve Rose of Vineyards Inn paired with Gloria Ferrer's sparkling and estate varietal wines. Guest under 21 prices, Price: $29.75 Club Member: $25.29. 23555 Carneros Highway (121) Sonoma, California 95476
        Fee: $40 General/ $34 Club Member Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm Phone Number: (707)933-1917

      • TBA -- Taste of History Instant Wine Cellar @ Sbragia
        Celebration, Auction: The Instant Wine Cellar (IWC) is one of the Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society's most popular annual events. Hundreds of bottles of wine are donated from generous wineries around the area and raffled off during three drawings. This year's IWC party, "A Taste of History" and raffle prize drawing will be held at Sbragia Family Vineyards, 9990 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA
        Fee: $45 per person Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Phone Number: (707) 431.3325

      • TBA -- Relay For Life of Sonoma
        Benefit: No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to make a difference in the fight against cancer? Your reasons for walking in the Relay for Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. This is your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. This is a 24 hour event. 20000 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
        Fee: Call for more information Time: 10:00am-10:00am Phone Number: (707) 545.6720

      • TBA -- Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma
        Recreation: The IZOD IndyCar® Series hits the rev limiter as the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500® invade the Sonoma Valley for the eighth consecutive year. You’ll enjoy a full weekend of racing with the return of Formula Car Challenge and the SCCA World Challenge Series. Infineon Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA
        Fee: Varies Time: Gates open at 8 a.m. Phone Number: (800) 870.RACE

      • TBA -- Roasted Pig Supper
        Celebration, Dining: Join us for a rowdy evening at the Ranch! See a different side of Sorensen Catering as they prepare a feast of Whole Roast Pig accompanied by Homemade Red Potato Salad, Spring Salad with Golden Balsamic Vinaigrette, bread rolls, and of course Nicholson Ranch wines! Nicholson Ranch, 4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA
        Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 938.8822 x 15

      • TBA -- Sonoma County Bicycle Expo
        Fair: The Sonoma County Bicycle Expo is your summertime destination for all things bike. The region’s premier bicycle vendor fair, exhibition, and festival. Awesome vendors, a family-friendly Ride About Town, bicycle art and theater, BMX performers, music, fabulous food, beer by New Belgium Brewing and more! 2nd Street, Santa Rosa
        Fee: Free Time: 10 am - 4 pm Phone Number: 707-545-0153

      • TBA -- West of West Wine Festival
        Wine Festival: The West of West (WOW) Wine Festival offers wine lovers an insider taste of some of the most acclaimed cool-climate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs produced today. The second-annual WOW Festival will be held just one hour north of San Francisco in the coastal hamlet of Occidental, CA. Various event times: Friday: 7pm to 10pm; Saturday: 10am to 3pm; Sunday: 1pm to 4pm.
        Fee: $125 Grand Tasting/$150 Winemaker Dinner/$200 Three-Seminar Series/$450 All-Access Pass Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Phone Number: 888-878-9645

      • TBA -- Tour d'Organics
        Outdoors: The Tour d'Organics offers an educational experience, fueling your athletic pursuits in a way that is healthy for you, the animals, and the planet. If you like beautiful cycling, camaraderie, and fresh, local, vegan food, this ride is for you! Start times vary: 100 mile-6:30-7:30a.m.,65 mile- 7:30-8:30a.m., 35 mile-8:00-9:00a.m., 16 mile-9:00-10:00a.m. 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA
        Fee: $50-110 Time: 6:30am - 10:00am Phone Number: 707.823.1511

      • TBA -- Wings Over Wine Country
        Family Fun, Historic: You can climb aboard a jet fighter, walk through a cargo plane, or take a close up look at antique airplanes. In addition to the traditional air show, there is quite a large display of historical aircraft on the ground. Food and drink are available and it is highly recommended that you pick up your tickets before hand and avoid waiting in line. 2200 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA
        Fee: $20 adults (13-64) / $5 children (6-12) Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Phone Number: (707) 575.7900

      • TBA -- Stryker Sonoma's Dinner in the Vineyard
        Food & Wine: Indulge your senses as you dine among the rows of old vine zinfandel; enjoy live music, Stryker Sonoma wine and the company of your fellow wine club members. Your delectable, four course meal will be specially prepared by the expertise of Executive chef Christopher Ludwick from Grapevine Catering Company. This is a very popular event and space is limited therefore reservations are required and must be submitted by August 1st, 2011. Limited to 80 people. 5110 Highway 128, Geyserville, CA
        Fee: Call for details Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Phone Number: 707.433.1944

      • TBA -- Cotati Accordion Festival
        Live Music, Benefit: Mark your calendars for the Annual Cotati Accordion Festival! This non-profit organization was established in 1991 
to promote the love of the accordion and to support local youth service organizations. To date we have contributed in excess of $320,000 
to the youth of our community. La Plaza Park, 8152 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati CA 94931
        Fee: $15 Advance/$17 At the Door/$25 Both Days Time: 9:30am-8:30pm Phone Number: 707-664-0444

      • TBA -- Bodega VFD "BIG EVENT" BBQ & Parade
        Benefit, Family Fun: Sonoma County’s smallest parade starts at 10:30am and the BBQ and music will start at 11:30am. BBQ, live music, local beer and wine, crafts and more. All Proceeds go directly to the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Bodega Bay CA
        Fee: Free Time: 10:30am-5pm Phone Number: 707-876-3385

      • TBA -- Gravenstein Apple Fair
        Festival, Family Fun: The Gravenstein Apple Fair features live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, a mini train and so much more. The music stages offer top entertainment. One stage is in an Oak Grove and makes for an incredible venue to hear live music. This fair showcases the best in arts, crafts, food, wines and brews, games, entertainment and farm life activities. The hours for Sunday are 10:00am to 5:00pm. 500 Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol
        Fee: Fee varies, call for more information Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm Phone Number: (707) 837.8896

      • TBA -- Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
        Auction, Benefit: The annual Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Weekend, combining the best of the Sonoma County Showcase of Wine and Food and the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, features more than 200 wineries and chefs over three days of fabulous winemaker lunches and dinners, winery BBQs, grand tasting, and the most fun you'll ever have at a wine auction.
        Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: 800-939-7666

      • TBA -- Petaluma Music Festival
        Festival, Live Music: Festival will include 17 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, chocolate, and organic farm produce, A variety of specialty food, merchandise, and local business vendors, a Rock Wall, Giant Slide, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, and more! Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma
        Fee: $30 General/$75 VIP/Kids 12 & under free w/ paying adult Time: 11am-8:30pm Phone Number: 707.283.3247

      • TBA -- "Eggs on the River" Eggfest
        Celebration: Don't miss the 2nd annual "Eggs on the River" Eggfest at Stumptown Brewery. This event has something for everyone: Plenty of food to sample,Cooking Demonstrations, Micro brew and wine for sale from Stumptown Brewery, Eggs and Eggcessories for sale, and 18 Big Green Eggs fired up and cooking. 15045 River Road, Guerneville, CA
        Fee: $20pp/$35 per Couple Time: 10 am-4 pm Phone Number: 707-546-3749

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