Calender Of Events

  • June 1 – 10 — Healdsburg Jazz Festival
    Live Music: The lineup features the stars and influences of Brazilian jazz, welcomes new names and faces, and throws the spotlight on local talent and living legends. As always, the best talent in jazz today plays in venues from winery tasting rooms to open-air greens, historic theaters to hotel lobbies. Call for tickets.
    Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: (707) 433.4644
  • June 2-3 & 9-10 — Open Studios 2012
    Art Education: The 18th annual Art at the Source Tour features 158 artists in over 75 studio locations, and the diversity includes painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, photographers, glass, wood and fiber artists. This free self-guided tour has something for everyone! To plan your tour, visit the Preview Exhibit at the Center for the Arts where each artist is represented or consult the catalog to choose artists and follow the map to their studios. Sonoma County
    Fee: Free Time: 10am-5pm Phone Number: 707-829-4797
  • June 6 — Sonoma Cutlery Culinary Knife Skills Class
    Food Education: Renowned chef, Aaron Jonas, will be live in Sonoma Cutlery! Come learn how to slice and dice like a pro chef! Each student will receive a $25 gift certificate for Messermeister Elite Knives and a free pair of Messermieister kitchen sheers ($25 value) with paid admission to class. 130 Kentucky St, Petaluma
    Fee: $25 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707 766-6433
  • June 7 – 10 — Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise
    Celebration: Join us for the Annual Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise, a car show in beautiful Sonoma County. With 800 Cars, live entertainment, cruise Downtown, Chili Cook-off, beer & wine tasting, golf tournament, vendors and more. Supporting local youth charities and community matters -safe school ambassador. A Place to Play Youth Park, 2375 West 3rd Street, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $6 Adults Sat & Sun/Kids Free Time: Varies Phone Number: (707) 575.3267
  • June 7 — “Eat My Curry, Chicken!” @ Ramekins
    Food Education: Please join Chef Ranjan Dey of the famed New Delhi restaurant in San Francisco for a fun, light-hearted introduction to Indian cooking. Using two different cooking methods, Chef Dey will demonstrate the basics steps of making traditional Indian curry. 450 Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: $95 Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Phone Number: 707-933-4050
  • June 7 — RLife Live Presents Carson & Bodlovich
    Live Music: On Thursday, June 7th, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa will ask guests to “GET OUT” of their hotel rooms and discover an exclusive RLife LIVE performance by Carter & Bodlovich. During the event there will be $3 pints of beer and $6 margaritas being served to guests in attendance. 1325 Broadway, Sonoma
    Fee: Free Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Phone Number: 7079356600
  • June 7 — TASTE @ Ramekins
    Wine Tasting, Food: Join Ramekins for a glass of wine, wood-fired pizza, and local music in the beautiful courtyard. TASTE will feature complimentary tastings by some of the region’s favorite wine purveyors. In addition to wines by the glass, beer, and specialty cocktails. Ramekins, 450 Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: Free Time: 5pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-933-4050
  • June 8 – 10 — Wigs and Wine
    Benefit: thumbprint cellars is honored to present the “Wigs & Wine” fundraiser benefiting Wigs for Kids. Tasting fees and a portion of all sales made over the three days will be donated to Wigs for Kids. Grab a wig, or purchase on at thumbprint the day of the event, and help the staff of thumbprint raise money (and a glass) to this great cause. 102 Matheson St., Healdsburg
    Fee: Free Time: 11:00 – 5:00 Phone Number: 707-433-2393
  • June 8 — Warm Your Soul Food with Annie Simmons @ Ramekins
    Food Education: This inviting cornucopia of comfort foods assembled by Chef Annie Simmons is every great Southern dish that you’ve longed to try. Using wholesome produce and the highest quality ingredients, Chef Simmons has crafted these recipes to be outrageously delectable and nutritious as well. Ramekins, 450 Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: $95 Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Phone Number: 707-933-4050
  • June 9 — Farm-To-Table: Cook Like a Local @ Relish
    Food Education: Live like a local for the day as you meet the market purveyors and explore new flavors as you stroll through the market with chef Tracey Shepos. Then return back to Relish a hands-on cooking workshop featuring, of course, the freshest of ingredients from the market. As an added bonus, winemaker Kathleen Young will be pouring Kelley & Young wines. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $159 Time: 9:30am-2pm Phone Number: 707-431-999
  • June 9 – 10 — Forestville Youth Park Parade and BBQ
    Celebration, Family Fun: The Forestville Youth Park presents its annual Parade and BBQ. Enjoy BBQ chicken, Ribs. Oysters, Steak, Live Bands, Fine Sonoma County Wine and beer, Art and Craft vendors and a huge carnival with rides for the kids! Sign up to be in the parade. It’s free too! Help support the park. It’s yours! Sorry no coolers or pets allowed. 7045 Mirabel Rd., Forestville
    Fee: Free Time: 10AM-8PM Phone Number: 707 887-9841
  • June 9 — From the Sea to the Grill @ Ramekins
    Food Education: Chef Lavagetto will turn you into a guru of the grill, showing you the proper tools and types of preparations to feel at ease when planning a meal around a fish dish. In addition, you’ll discover ways to uses sauces, marinades and breading to enhance grilled seafoods and seal in juices. 450 Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: $110 Time: 10am-1pm Phone Number: 707-933-4050
  • June 9 — Chester Arnold Opening Reception at Sonoma County Museum
    Reception: Join us for the opening reception for the Chester Arnold Exhibit: Trees. Sonoma County wines, craft cheeses and live music. 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa CA 95401
    Fee: $15/Members Free Time: 5pm-7pm Phone Number: 707-579-1500
  • June 9 — “Chosen Spot” Pop-up Dinner at LBH&G
    Dining, Benefit: Join us for the Chosen Spot Pop-up fundraiser dinner by Chef John Lyle. Wine & cheese pairing, then family style dining in beautiful outdoor setting. Only local ingredients will be used. Please call for reservations. Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, 204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
    Fee: $75 Time: 5:30pm Phone Number: 707-524-5445
  • June 9 – 10 — Goddess Groove!
    Celebration, Benefit: Saturday is Fun Day! featuring Pamela Parker & Eostar Sunday is Sacred…with deTraci Regula, Linda Iles, Mystical Alchemy & Dance Kirtan, Poetry & Prose, Chants, Tarot, Circles around our Sacred Tree, Tales in the Red Tent, Swim, Soak and Sweat, Talk to the Cockatoo’s, Labyrinth Walk, Goddess Wear, Food All proceeds for the Animal Sanctuary. 20889 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville
    Fee: Adults Sat:$25, Sun:$15, Kids/Seniors $5 Time: Sat 11am – 1am, Sun 11am – 7pm Phone Number: 707-857-4747
  • June 9 — Petaluma Art Center’s “Arts D’Light”
    Celebration, Auction: Come light up the night in celebration and support of The Petaluma Arts Center. The galleries will come alive with dazzling video projections featuring Michael Garlington, Peter Hassen, Scott Hess and Nicolas Van Krijdt. Sumptuous food & wine, art auction, strolling musicians and more. 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma CA 94952
    Fee: $75/$60 Members Time: 6:30pm until Lights Out Phone Number: 707-762-5600
  • June 9-10 — Chillin’ by the Pinot Pond @ Windsor Oaks
    Celebration, Wine Tasting: Come kick off summer with an outdoor tasting & celebration. Your ticket includes tasting six artisan wines, delicious plate of BBQ, live outdoor music, vineyard tours & gifts to take home. Relax on Sunday in the sun with wine tasting and vineyard tour. A pre-ordered plate of BBQ awaits for $15. 10810 Hillview Road Windsor CA 95492
    Fee: Sat $35/$20 Wine Club/Sun $15/Wine Club Free Time: 11am-5pm Phone Number: 707-433-3810
  • June 9 – 10 — Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot Tasting
    Wine Education: Join The Russian River Valley Winegrowers as we celebrate the allure of Pinot Noir and the rugged beauty of the Russian River Valley. Meander along our back roads and discover our world class wines and the hidden gems of our valley – majestic redwoods, fresh, local food and hospitality like no other.
    Fee: $65 Time: 11am-4:30pm Phone Number: 707-521-2534
  • June 10 — SoundCheck Sundays with Robert Ethington
    Live Music: Soundcheck Sundays are back in the groove at the gateway to Graton! Come join Dutton-Goldfield Winery as we soak up some sunshine and soulful Americana sounds from local singer/songwriter Robert Ethington from 1-4pm. 3100 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol
    Fee: Complimentary tasting with wine purchase Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Phone Number: 707-827-3600
  • June 10 — Hog Island Oysters & Chardonnay @ Freestone
    Celebration: Freestone Vineyards is teaming up with Hog Island Oysters to bring you the best of what the Sonoma Coast has to offer. Please call for reservations. 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone
    Fee: Call for information Time: Call for information Phone Number: 707-874-1010
  • June 10 — Garden Party at McDonald Mansion
    Auction, Benefit: Attend old-fashioned, 1920’s & 30’s themed Garden Party in the beautiful gardens of the historic McDonald Mansion. Enjoy wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres & American Philharmonic String Quartet. 100% of ticket sales is tax deductible and goes to The Living Room to help homeless women & children. Call or purchase tickets online. 1015 McDonald Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
    Fee: $100 Time: 2pm-4:30pm Phone Number: 800-838-3006 x1
  • June 10 — Paella Party with Chef Gerard Nebesky @ Alderbrook Winery
    Wine & Food Education: The charming “Paella Guy” chef Gerard Nebesky is back to lead an inspired Paella party con mucho gusto! This time we’ll cook in the vineyard at the scenic Alderbrook Winery just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. Chef Gerard will lead guests as they make three delicious Paellas. 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Fee: $140/$120 Wine Club Members Time: 11am-3pm Phone Number: 800-405-5987 x4210
  • June 11 — A Special Afternoon at Landmark
    Wine Tasting: Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride, a special barrel tasting with Landmark Sommelier Brendan Tierney, delicious appetizers and enjoyable company. Please reserve by June 6th. Landmark Vineyards, 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA
    Fee: Call for more information Time: 6pm-8pm Phone Number: 707.833.0226
  • June 12 — Shollenberger Shindig 2 @ Lagunitas TapRoom
    Celebration, Benefit: Join us to “Wet Your Whistle for The Wetlands” at Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary. Wonderful music, artisan beer, Noveau food trucks & silent auction. Fundraiser for Friends of Shollenberger. 1280 North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma CA 94954
    Fee: $30 Advance/$35 At the Door/$100 Duck Brigade Booster Time: 6pm-8:30pm Phone Number: 415-516-3673
  • June 14 — Homemade Mozzarella: Quick & Easy @ Relish
    Food Education: At this class a representative from The Beverage People, a home wine, beer and cheese-making business in Santa Rosa, will demonstrate the entire cheese-making process, transforming a gallon of Clover whole milk first into curds and then into a pound of mozzarella balls in less than one hour. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $69 Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 15 — Outdoor Paella Cooking Class @ DaVero
    Food Education: Join us for an outdoor, hands-on cooking and dining adventure with Paella Chef Gerard. Enjoy three delicious Paellas; Chicken and Chorizo, Seafood and Calamari and Vegetarian. After the cooking is done, sit down to enjoy the bounty paired with a selection of DaVero wines. The perfect Father’s Day ‘date’ RSVP required. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Fee: $95/$85 Wine Club Time: 11am Phone Number: 707-431-8000
  • June 16-17 — Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
    Family Fun: Bring the whole family to Keiser Park in Windsor for two days of beautiful hot air balloons, food, crafts, balloon rides and fun. Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor
    Fee: Call for information Time: 5am-11am Phone Number: 707-837-1884
  • June 16 — Annual Lobster Feed @ Kunde Family Estate
    Celebration: Roll up your sleeves, put on your bib, and dive on in to a fabulous feast! Dinner will be hosted by the Kunde Family. Call or make your reservations on-line. 9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood CA 95452
    Fee: $90/$80 Wine Club Members Time: 6pm Phone Number: 707-282.1532
  • June 16 – 17 — Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini
    Performing Arts: The Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Earl and with the Santa Rosa Chamber Orchestra will perform the magnificent operatic Stabat Mater by Rossini with soloists Roseanne Ackerley, Bonnie Brooks, Alvin Brightbill and Michel Bell. Center for Spiritual Living, 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa CA 95401
    Fee: $15 Time: Sat 8pm/Sun 3pm Phone Number: 707-527-4999 x9228
  • June 16 — TEDx Sonoma County
    Lecture: The TED-style conference comes to Sonoma County! Engaging speakers, artists and entertainers will explore the theme A Sense of Place. What is a sense of place? Why do we form such strong attachments to places? Join us for a fabulous food and wine reception at 5:30pm, included in the ticket price! Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $25 student, $40 general Time: 12:15pm – 7:00pm Phone Number: 707-2843-200
  • June 16 — Cotati Jazz Festival
    Live Music: Join us for the 32nd Annual Cotati Jazz Festival taking place all over downtown Cotati, but is centered in La Plaza Park. Bands will play in the La Plaza Bandstand as well as approximately seven venues around town. So mark your calendar and come join us for one cool afternoon!
    Fee: Free Time: 12pm-7pm Phone Number: 707-333-3011
  • June 16 — Fritz’s 2012 Summer Soiree
    Celebration: A soiree to start summer off the right way! We’re celebrating the release of our 2011 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Estate Rose by pairing these delicious wines with oysters brought fresh from the Oyster Girls. Come on out and take advantage of 50% off bottle purchases to enjoy the stunning views from our patio with. 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale
    Fee: $30/person, free for wine club members Time: 2-5pm Phone Number: (707)894-3389
  • June 16 — Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series – Tower of Power
    Live Music: Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series returns with another season of fine food, wine and incredible music. The summer celebration continues with intimate performances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting. The Series kicks off with Tower of Power, plus Craig Chaquico. 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg
    Fee: VIP $80 / GA $50 Time: Doors: 4 pm / Show: 5 pm Phone Number: 707-869-1595 ext. 4
  • June 16 — Annual Wine Symposium and Tasting
    Wine Education: Please join us for a fantastic, fun and informative AAAV event at the exquisite, private Sonoma Golf Club. Enjoy our guest speaker, Alphonse Dotson, an accomplished farmer, grape grower, winery owner, and former defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders. Taste award-winning wines from California’s finest AAAV member vintners: Running Tiger Wines, Stover Oaks Winery, Vision Cellars, Sharp Cellars and Theopolis Vineyards. 17700 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: $70 Time: 11:15am- 3:30pm Phone Number: 707-334-6048
  • June 16 — Pinot & Pizza @ J Vineyards & Winery
    Celebration: Chef Andrea Mugnaini and her staff will partner with J Executive Chef, Mark E. Caldwell to create delicious pizzas. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Andrea Mugnaini, purchase a signed cookbook and learn the art of wood fired cooking. 11447 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA
    Fee: $40 general/$20 club members Time: 11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707.431.5479
  • June 17 — Chardonnay and Croquet @ Sonoma-Cutrer
    Celebration: Join Sonoma-Cutrer for Chardonnay and Croquet.Play croquet while enjoying Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. After the games players will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on our terrace. You don’t have to know how to play croquet or wear white to have a great time. Space is limited to 16 guests so reserve your spot now. A fun time will be had by all! 4401 Slusser Rd., Windsor
    Fee: $35 Per Person / $25 Wine Club Members Time: 11am-2pm Phone Number: 707-237-3461
  • June 17 — Wet Paint: Feast on Art
    Celebration, Benefit: Isvmat’s a marriage of fine art and great food as SVMA’s annual Wet Paint gala dinner and auction takes place at Ramekins Culinary School & Events Center. Help support the Museum’s year-round exhibitions and programs by attending a magical evening of food and art. Proceeds benefit Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. 450 W Spain St Sonoma
    Fee: $250. A portion is tax deductible Time: 5:30 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 939-7862
  • June 17 — Camembert Workshop @ Viszlay Vineyards
    Food & Wine Education: Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and cheese making! You’ll get hands-on experience making your own Camembert cheese with Sacha Laurin. She currently teaches at UC Davis and has 15 years of cheese making in France. Space is limited to 20 people. 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Fee: $90 Time: 2pm-5pm Phone Number: 707-481-1514
  • June 17 — Father’s Day @ Dutton-Goldfield Winery
    Celebration: All Dads treated to a complimentary wine tastings, including a special tasting of our old-vine Morelli Lane Zinfandel for all of our visiting guests. Enjoy our newest releases of cool climate wines, along with live music on our courtyard patio during the afternoon (weather permitting, music from 1pm-4pm). 3100 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol CA 95472
    Fee: Free for all Dads Time: 10am-4:30pm Phone Number: 707-827-3600
  • June 17 — Classic Car Cruise-In @ B.R.Cohn Winery
    Celebration: Visitors to the B.R. Cohn tasting room will enjoy a great selection of specially invited classic cars on display around the tasting room and patio area. We will be pouring our Classic Car Wine series and will be hosting a food cart for lunch or snacks. 15000 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen
    Fee: Call for information Time: 11am-4pm Phone Number: 800-330-4064
  • June 17 — Father’s Day Hike at DaVero Estate
    Recreation, Food & Wine Education: Enjoy the great outdoors at DaVero for a walking tour of our home farm. These are fascinating hikes will teach you about olives, grapes, and Biodynamic farming. Afterwards, you’ll sit down to taste the wines and oils the farm produces, all accompanied by a family-style lunch on the farm. RSVP required. Call for Lunch. Menu. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
    Fee: $65/$55 wine club Time: 10am-1pm Phone Number: 707.431.8000 ext. 1
  • June 17 — Father’s Day BBQ @ DeLoach Vineyards
    Celebration: Say “I love you, Dad” and join us for delicious BBQ goodies, gourmet burgers, a glass of wine, case specials, live music and much more! Call for more information. 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $40/$30 Wine Club/$10 Children under 21 Time: 1pm-4pm Phone Number: 707-526-9111
  • June 17 — SoundCheck Sundays with “Uncle” Bill
    Live Music: Soundcheck Sundays are back in the groove at the gateway to Graton! Come join Dutton-Goldfield Winery as we soak up some sunshine and the talents of local musician Uncle Bill from 1-4pm. Picnic tables are available for our winery patrons on a first come, first reserve basis. 3100 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol
    Fee: Complimentary tasting with wine purchase Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Phone Number: 707-827-3600
  • June 17 — le Tour de Hives
    Sonoma County Beekeepers’ Association invites you to celebrate the remarkable honeybee with our first “Le Tour de Hives!” Visit a variety of backyard beehives and beekeepers and fall in love with our fuzzy friends who keep the ecosystem in balance. Experience various hive types and fascinating bee information at every location.
    Fee: Individual $15; Family $40 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 829-0617
  • June 18 & 19 — Cooking Class: Classic American Picnic
    Food Education: Demonstration Cooking Class on Classic American Food (Drunken Shrimp with Corn, American Fried Chicken, three more salads, Blueberry Buckle.Includes recipes, four-course dinner, and wines with each course. Depot Hotel Cooking School, 241 1st St W, Sonoma
    Fee: $90 Time: 6:30 pm Phone Number: 707-938-2980
  • June 20 — Summer Solstice Winemaker Dinner
    Winemaker Dinner: Tin Barn Vineyards presents the 2011 “Joon” Rose of Syrah Sonoma Coast, Coryelle Fields. Join us on the brightest day of the year for a sumptuous, locally sourced meal hosted by winemaker Michael Lancaster and the crew at Tin Barn Vineyards. 400 West Spain Street, Sonoma
    Fee: $75 general public / $50 club members Time: 7 pm Phone Number: 707-938-5430
  • June 20 – 24 — Sonoma-Marin Fair
    Fair, Family Fun: Headline concerts, and special fair events including The Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, Luche Libre Wrestling, the Destruction Derby and Petaluma Celebrity Feud. Petaluma Fairgrounds, Petaluma
    Fee: $15 adults (13 & over), $10 Juniors (4 – 12), $8 seniors, Free 3 & under Time: Varies Phone Number: (707) 283.FAIR
  • June 21 — Adobe Road Winery Winemakers Dinner
    Winemaker Dinner: Join us for a winemakers dinner at the Sheraton Petaluma. Enjoy an evening of gourmet cuisine at Tolay Restaurant and specialized pairings of wine from Petaluma’s Adobe Road Winery and meet the winemaker (Michael Scorsone) and executive chef (Danny Mai). Winemakers dinner tickets: foodandbeverage@sheratonpetaluma.com. 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma
    Fee: $95.00 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707.283.2900
  • June 21 — Captûre and Kosta Browne Wine dDnner @ Dry Creek Kitchen
    Wine Tasting, Food: Join Captûre CEO, Benjamin Sharp, with Kosta Browne’s Tony Lombardi and Michael Browne at Dry Creek Kitchen for a four course tasting menu paired with Kosta Browne and Captûre Wines. The Dry Creek Kitchen, 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA
    Fee: $200 per person Time: 6:30pm reception/7:30pm dinner Phone Number: 707.431.0330
  • June 21 — “Music in the Vines” @ Paradise Ridge Winery
    Live Music, Benefit: Enjoy live music by Jess Petty & Ken Chambers Duo, while dining on gourmet food and tasting the best Sonoma County wines in the beautiful sunset. Silent auction and raffle. This event supports Disability Services & Legal Center’s Housing Program, which helps homeless disabled and at-risk individuals secure permanent, affordable housing. Call for tickets or purchase online. 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403
    Fee: $45 Advance/$55 At the Door Time: 6pm-10pm Phone Number: 707-528-2745
  • June 22 — B.R. Cohn Winemaker Dinner @ Inn at the Tides
    Winemaker Dinner: Winemaker Dinner: Join us for our 26th Annual Dinner with the Winemaker Series. Tonight, Tom Montgomery, Winemaker for B.R. Cohn Winery. 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay
    Fee: $89 per person, plus tax & gratuity Time: Call for information & reservations Phone Number: 800-541-7788
  • June 22 — World’s Ugliest Dog Contest
    Family Fun: Come cheer on homely dogs from around the globe as they compete for the coveted title. This unique contest, which has gained international attention and participation, takes place during the annual Sonoma-Marin Fair. Petaluma Fairgrounds, Petaluma CA 94952
    Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: 6:30pm Phone Number: 707-283-3247
  • June 22 – 24 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
    This is great news for race fans, who will be treated to great road-course racing by the likes of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and defending champ Jimmie Johnson. Anything can happen when these drivers swap paint on the road course. Plus, there’s the Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event, a motorsports midway and more! Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma, Ca
    Fee: Call for information Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: (800) 870.RACE
  • June 23 — Summer Solstice Celebration
    Celebration: Join Dutton-Goldfield during our Summer Solstice Celebration and taste why some of the most prized and coveted pinot noir and chardonnay are coming from this little niche of Russian River Valley! 3100 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol
    Fee: $15 waived with wine purchase Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Phone Number: 707-827-3600
  • June 23 — Pinot Noir Portfolio Seminar @ Benziger Winery
    Wine Education: Join us for a seated Pinot Noir tasting seminar in the barn, followed by hors d’oeuvres on the terrace. This event has limited seating. Call for more information and reservations. 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen CA 95442
    Fee: $60/$40 Club Members Time: 11am-12:30pm Phone Number: 800-989-8890
  • June 23 — Hike & Taste in the Vineyards
    Wine Education: Join Sonoma Valley Docent Bill Myers on a fun, casual and up-close hike through the 1,850 acre volcanic and vertical Kunde Estate. Bill’s tours wind through the estate’s distinct eco-systems, each one uniquely contributing to the process of sustainable winegrowing. 9825 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood
    Fee: $30 Time: 10 a.m. Phone Number: (707) 282-1531
  • June 23 – 24 — Sonoma Lavender Food & Wine Festival
    Festival, Benefit: Enjoy lavender fields in full bloom while sipping wine and tasting lavender cuisine by Lisa Hemenway of FRESH. Farm Tours, Seminars, U-Cut Lavender, Lavender Massage, Live Music, Beekeeping. Proceeds benefit the Education Through the Arts Foundation at the Wells Fargo Event Center. Sonoma Lavender Barn, 8537 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood CA
    Fee: $5 Adult/Kids 12 & Under Free Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 707-523-4411 x2
  • June 23 — Summer of Zin – featuring the Sun Kings!
    Celebration, Live Music: Back by popular demand, the Sun Kings are the Bay Area’s premier Beatles cover band. They are simply amazing! Last year, we had a sold out picnic area to witness an awesome concert with delicious DCV wines and food for purchase. Make your plans now to see the second side of Abby Road by this incredible band. Dry Creek Vineyard, 3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg, CA
    Fee: $20, $15 for Wine Club Members Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: (800) 864.9463 x121
  • June 23 — Jazzy Summer Nights @ Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
    Live Music: Join us for Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards new jazz series “Jazzy Summer Nights”. Tonight featuring The Andrew Speight Quintet, renowned Australian alto saxophonist with his band. Call for tickets or purchase on-line. 4401 Slusser Road, Windsor CA 95492
    Fee: $35 Time: 6pm-8pm Phone Number: 707-237-3489
  • June 23 — ZAP Heritage Release @ Wilson Winery
    Release Party: Zinfandel Advocates & Producers hosts the pre-release party for the 2010 Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel. Festivities include Greek-inspired hors d’oeuvres and an assortment of Zinfandels to taste from the Heritage Vineyard, as well as wines from Wilson Artisan Wines. Purchase tickets online. 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Fee: $40-50 Time: 2pm-5pm Phone Number: 530-274-4900
  • June 23 — Baking with Summer Fruit @ Relish
    Food Education: At this class, local pastry chef Shelly Kaldunski will lead participants as they bake delicious dishes featuring peak-of-season summer fruit, learning a variety of baking and pastry techniques along the way. Visit us online for more information. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $86 Time: 1pm-4pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 23 — Story Theater with Victoria Goring
    Family Friendly: Join storyteller Victoria Goring for a live, improvised, interactive performance. Children of all ages will participate by providing ideas and helping Ms. Goring create a unique and different story every time she performs. Charles M. Schultz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa CA 95403
    Fee: $10 Adults/$5 Youth & Seniors Time: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm Phone Number: 707-579-4452
  • June 23 — Old Grove Festival – Art in the Park
    Exhibition, Benefit: Enjoy art demonstrations, art exhibition and sale, food and wine/beer tasting in the Woods. No admission fees except parking. Food will be sold and there will be a charge for wine/beer tasting (includes commemorative glass). Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Follow the signs to the Group Picnic Area.
    Fee: Free Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 869.9177
  • June 23 – 24 — Russian River Rodeo & Parade
    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.
    Fee: $12 adult, $5 child, $7 senior, Parade Free Time: Parade 10 a.m., Rodeo 1 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 865.9854
  • June 23 — Cloverdale Beerfest
    Celebration, Benefit: Join us for the 2nd Annual Cloverdale Beerfest. Unlimited beer tastings from over 12 craft breweries and live music. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Benefits the Cloverdale Perforing Arts Center. 209 North Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale CA 95425
    Fee: $25/$10 Non-Drinker Time: 5pm-9pm Phone Number: 707-894-2214
  • June 24 — Open Gardens Day @ Hallberg Butterfly Gardens
    Celebration: Learn about the butterfly life cycle, wildlife gardening and habitat preservation. There will be docents to assist with butterfly and bird sightings, informational displays, self-guided tours, children’s activities, plant and book and sales. Limited wheelchair access. 8687 Oak Grove Avenue, Sebastopol
    Fee: Free Time: 10am-4pm Phone Number: 707-823-3420
  • June 24 — Bamboo Crafting Workshop
    Instruction: Introductory hands-on workshop. Learn how to cut, pin, split, weave, tie, bend & join bamboo. We will discuss species selection, harvest, and treatment and design, focusing on joinery techniques. Students make a bamboo tray to take home. 666 Wagnon Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
    Fee: $75 Time: 10:00 AM unti 4:00 PM Phone Number: 707-823-5866
  • June 24 — Mozzarella and Burrata with Chef John Franchetti @ Relish
    Food Education: Chef John Franchetti leads this hands-on workshop where guests will stretch fresh Mozzarella and make Burrata and incorporate them into a fantastic wood-fired pizza dinner. Chef John makes fresh Mozzarella and his signature Burrata from fresh cheese curds every morning at his Rosso Pizzeria in Santa Rosa. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448
    Fee: $98 Time: 1pm-4pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 25 – 28 — Teen Summer Cooking Series @ Relish
    Food Education: Maybe you want to be a star chef. Maybe you love watching cooking shows on TV. Maybe you just want to be able to cook good food for yourself. Whatever your goal this series of hands-on cooking classes for teens will cover all the bases. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $315 (Ages 13-18) Time: 9:30am 1:30pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 28 — Sunset Supper and Liberty Ducks
    Food & Wine Education: Slip into summer at DaVero’s monthly Supper. Hosts Colleen and Ridge will wander the vegetable garden, and vineyards with a glass of wine of course! Enjoy a multi-course dinner with DaVero wines in casual setting. Jim Reichart and daughter Jennifer will be preparing a menu featuring their famous Liberty Ducks. RSVP Required. 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
    Fee: $95/$85 wine club Time: 6:30pm Phone Number: 707-431-8000 ext 1
  • June 28 — Gaye LeBaron Lecture on Song Wong Bourbeau
    Lecture: Borbeau, a prominent Chinese community member in Santa Rosa’s Chinatown, is the vehicle through which the Sonoma County Museum is able to tell the story of a once thriving community, which disappeared over half a century ago. The lecture will include LeBaron’s historical research on Chinatown and her personal memories of Bourbeau. Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th St., Santa Rosa
    Fee: $10, $8 for members Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Phone Number: 707-579-1500
  • June 29 — Artisan Home Cheese Making @ Relish
    Food Education: Demystify cheese making! It is surprisingly easy to make luscious and delicious cheese at home, especially fresh “direct acid” cheeses. At this workshop, chef and cheese maker Tracey Shepos leads participants in hands-on cheese making of three “same-day” cheeses: Whole Milk Ricotta, French Crème Fraiche, and Italian Mascarpone. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $104 Time: 6pm-9pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 29, 30 & July 1 — Kate Wolf Music Festival
    Festival, Live Music: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang, Lucinda Williams, Leftover Salmon, Richard Thompson and more. Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville
    Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: (707) 829.7067
  • June 30 — Lobster Boil
    Celebration: Eat, drink, and dance the afternoon away in our cellar! Watch the chefs roll all of the food onto the long tables and then put on your bibs and get crackin’! Listen to live Cajun music while eating fresh Maine lobster, shrimp, Andouille sausage and more, all while quenching your thirst with Quivira wine. 4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
    Fee: $125 Time: Noon to 3pm Phone Number: 707-431-8354 x 224
  • June 30 — Sonoma Provence Supper @ Relish
    Wine & Food Education: Sonoma County is often referred to as the “Provence of the US” – there are so many similarities, including our Mediterranean climate, artisan food producers,and outstanding wines. Chef Ciara Meaney leads guests as they create a summer menu inspired by the flavors of the South of France, using the wonderful seasonal ingredients of Sonoma County. 14 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 94558
    Fee: $92 Time: 6pm Phone Number: 707-431-9999
  • June 30 — Paella Dinner @ Sbragia Family Vineyards
    Celebration: Come enjoy and evening on the terrace with the Sbragia family, award-winning wines, good friends, and Gerard’s famous Paella! Limited seating, book your reservations now. 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville CA 95441
    Fee: $110/$85 Club Members Time: 6pm Phone Number: 707-473-2992 x12
  • June 30 — Monte Rio 4th of July Fireworks & Parade of Lites
    Celebration, Family Fun: Over the River aka the Monte Rio 4th of July Fireworks and Parade of Lites is a one of a kind event. Monte Rio
    Fee: Free Time: Dusk Phone Number: (707) 865.9956
  • June 30 — Days of Wine and Lavender at Matanzas Creek
    Celebration: Join us in celebrating the beginning of Summer, the start of our Lavender Harvest and of course the release of some pretty fabulous wines! You will taste new release wines, enjoy wine education seminars and culinary creations from our estate chef, live music and Jeep tours of our vineyards. 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa CA
    Fee: Call for information & tickets Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 800-590-6464
  • June 30 — All American Zin Day
    Wine & Food Education: Enjoy Pizza at Amista from their new wood fired brick oven, a tradition of Tri-Tip Steak slices at Family Wineries Dry Creek, Mazzocco-Sonoma, our newest winery to AAZ day, serving Skirt Steak, Rued serving barbecued chicken wings, and how could we be without, sausages served up by Wilson Winery. Wineries of Dry Creek Valley.
    Fee: $25 Advance/$30 At the Door/$15 Designated Driver Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone Number: 888-433-6555 x1

Ongoing Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • December 17 – August 12, 2012 — New Exhibit:”Leveling the Playing Field”
    Exhibition: 2012 is the 40th anniversary of Title IX legislation banning sex discrimination in schools so it’s a perfect time to learn about women’s sports history & to celebrate Schulz’s hilarious, often poignant, depiction of girls and sports in Peanuts. Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa CA
    Fee: $10 Adults/$5 Youth & Seniors/Members Free Time: 11am-5pm Weekdays/10am-5pm Sat-Sun/Closed Tuesday Phone Number: 707.579.4452
  • 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”. (Museum closed on Tuesdays till Memorial Day). Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $10 Adults/$5 Youth & Seniors/Members Free Time: 11am-5pm Weekdays/10am-5pm Sat-Sun/Closed Tuesday 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. No tours and the 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: Tours 10am-3:30 pm, every half hour (except Monday) Phone Number: 707-524-5445
  • April 4 – August 6, 2012 — New Exhibit: “Play Clothes”
    Exhibit: “Play Clothes” examines the different clothes and corresponding situations in this display of original Peanuts strips. Museum closed on Tuesdays until Memorial Day. Charles M. Schultz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $10 Adults/$5 Youth & Seniors /Members Free Time: 11am-5pm Weekdays/10am-5pm Sat-Sun/Closed Tuesdays Phone Number: 707-579-4452
  • Friday-Sunday, May 11 – June 10, 2012 — “Norman, is that You?” @ Pegasus Theater
    Performing Arts: A comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Brobrick. Set in the 1970s, this landmark play was one of the first Broadway shows to deal with gay issues openly and with humor. 4444 Wood Road, Rio Nido CA 95471
    Fee: $15 Time: Fri-Sat 8pm/Sun 2pm Phone Number: 707-583-2343
  • May 25 – June 10 — Born Yesterday
    Performing Arts: Ex-show girl and mistress, Billie Dawn, gets a new lesson on life and love when her corrupt and uncouth junk czar boyfriend hires a newspaper reporter to tutor her in current events, grammar and gentility for mixing with political elite in Washington D.C. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma
    Fee: $15 to $25 Time: 8 pm Fri & Sat; 2 pm Sun Phone Number: 707-763-8920
  • June 2 – August 4 — Alchemy of the Seasons
    Art Exhibit: An exhibition of Becoming Independent and community artists; featuring symbols and images representing the five elements and four seasons. Come meet the artists, have a drink and mingle on the evening of June 2, from 5-7pm. Regular exhibit hours are 12-5pm, Thursday-Saturday. 312 So. A Street, Santa Rosa
    Fee: Free Time: 5-7pm opening night, 12-5 thereafter Phone Number: 707-578-9123
  • 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
  • June 15 – July 15 — The Producers
    Performing Arts: Only Mel Brooks could come up with this outrageous, teeny bit offensive, off the wall story about the greatest show business scam ever. The musical follows theater producer Max Bialystock and accountant Leo Bloom as they sing and dance their way down Broadway. 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa
    Fee: $15 to $35 Time: 8pm Th, Fri, Sat; 2pm Sun; 2pm Sat 6/30 Phone Number: 707-523-4185
  • June 23 – July 4, 2012 — Willits Frontier Days
    Recreation, Family Fun: Willits Frontier Days – host to California’s oldest continuous rodeo. We anticipate another week of extraordinary events we’re sure you won’t want to miss. Locals and visitors enjoy and participate in CCPRA rodeos, street dances, barbecues, horseshows, a cowboy breakfast, the Black Bart Gunfighters, a parade, a carnival, gymkhana, junior rodeo, and many more fun-filled activities and entertainment.
    Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: 707.459.6330
  • June 27 – August 16 — “Chance Encounters” – Photography
    Art Exhibit: Solo photography exhibit by local artist Don Kelsey of images over the last 40 years that would be difficult or impossible to replicate. Suitable for all ages. Showing through August 16th. Artist reception: Wednesday, June 27th, 4 – 6pm. Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa
    Fee: free Time: 9am – 5pm Mon-Fri Phone Number: 707.546.3279
  • 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-2pm Phone Number: 707-431-1113
  • 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
  • Every Sunday, May 20 – October 28, 2012 — SoundCheck Sundays @ Dutton-Goldfield
    Live Music: Soundcheck Sundays are back in the groove at the gateway to Graton! Come join Dutton-Goldfield Winery as we bask in the sunshine and jam to the talents of local musicians. Picnic tables are available for our winery patrons on a first come, first reserve basis. 3100 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol CA 95472
    Fee: Free Time: 1pm-4pm (weather permitting) Phone Number: 707-827-3600
  • 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
    Fee: Free Time: 6 to 8 pm 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
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays — Park-n-Eat Sonoma County
    Food: Local food trucks, those mobile vendors of delicious street food, return to Santa Rosa’s Spring Lake Regional Park on Tuesday, April 3, and roll into Sebastopol’s Ragle Ranch Regional Park on Thursday, May 3. Each food truck donates a portion of its sales to the Regional Parks Foundation, which supports park programs and operations.
    Fee: Varies Time: 4 p.m. – dusk Phone Number: 707.565.2041
  • Every Wednesday & Saturday 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: Wed 8:30am-12pm/Sat 8:30am-1pm Phone Number: 707-522-8629
  • 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
  • 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 & Saturday 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: Wed 8:30am-12pm/Sat 8:30am-1pm Phone Number: 707-237-5340
  • 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
  • Wednesday-Sunday, May 9-July 8, 2012 — Riverfront Gallery Art Shows: “The New Yosemite Perspective” and “The Tinted Lens”
    Art Education: Two shows featuring “The New Yosemite Perspective” paintings by Jeffrey Williams and “The Tinted Lens’ photographs by Martin Dawson. Other fine artists also showing. 132 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma CA 94952
    Fee: Free Time: Wed, Thur, Sun 11am-7pm/Fri-Sat 11am-8pm Phone Number: 707-775-4278
  • Every Thursday night — Thursday Night Live Music
    Live music: Come enjoy ocean view dining, live music, and martini specials in the Fireside Lounge at the Blue water Bistro. 21301 Heron Dr. Bodega Bay, Ca.
    Fee: Free Time: 5-8pm Phone Number: 707.875.3513
  • 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
  • Thursday-Monday — Food & Wine 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. 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa CA
    Fee: $38/Club Members $30 Time: Fri-Sun 11am,1pm & 3pm/Mon & Thurs 11am & 2pm Phone Number: 888-675-WINE
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 — 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Every Friday & 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 Time: 11 a.m. Phone Number: (707) 933.2349
  • 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 & 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 — 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: 11am-4pm/M-F or By Appt Phone Number: 707.996.4480
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Phone Number: 707.431.8000 ext. 1
  • TBA — Annual Ox Roast Barbecue
    Celebration, Live Music: Sonoma’s largest city-wide barbecue in the Plaza! Roasted beef, fresh corn, salad and bread. Sonoma CA
    Fee: Free. Food/drinks available for purchase Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-938-4626 x1
  • TBA — Beerfest – A Benefit for Face to Face
    Festival: A microbrew and food tasting extravaganza! More than 45 of Northern California’s finest microbreweries and lots of fantastic gourmet food. Ticket price includes all tastings and a souvenir glass! Live music! 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
    Fee: $45 in advance, $50 at the door Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 544.1581
  • TBA — Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
    Historic: The featured theme is “Moments in Time: a Celebration of the History of Motorsports”. The weekend will feature nearly 400 historic machines on track, as well as the popular Wine Country Pavilion, with samples of fine food and wine from the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Infineon Raceway,Highways 37 & 121
    Fee: $40 day/$60 weekend Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: 800-870-RACE (7223
  • TBA — Huichica Music Festival
    Festival, Live Music: Gundlach Bundschu is dedicated to bringing independent music to Wine Country, including Beachwood Sparks, Poor Moon, Occidental Brothers Dance Band and many more. The annual Huichica Music Festival is the biggest festival of emerging indie artists in the area. 2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma CA 95476
    Fee: Varies. Call for information & tickets Time: Fri 6pm-10pm/Sat 12pm-10pm Phone Number: 707-938-5277
  • TBA — Valley of the Moon Art Association’s Annual Arts and Crafts Show
    Museums & Exhibitions: Valley of the Moon Art Association presents their annual Arts and Crafts Show. Local artists and Craftspeople from California with local music entertainment. Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA
    Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone Number: 707-833-4085