Festival season has hit Sonoma County! There’s never a shortage of excuses to get out celebrate all the great eats, gorgeous scenery, and passion and talent of our local artisans & musicians.
Here is a listing of a few not-to-miss events of the season!
Petaluma Farmers’ Market
June 15 – Aug 26
Visitors to the Petaluma Farmers’ Markets will enjoy the bounty of Sonoma County produce and find a wealth of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, cheeses, Indian foods, and hot food to enjoy. In addition to the bountiful food and produce, every market day also features live musical entertainment, face painting, a balloon artist, a jumping house, and pony rides.
There is a great selection of unusual and interesting handmade arts and crafts available at each market. The Farmers’ Markets are great places to have a fun family outing. Wednesdays, 4:30-8:00 p.m. in the Theater District.
Transcendence Theatre Company’s Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park
June 17 – Sept 11
Transcendence Theatre’s “Broadway Under the Stars” in Jack London State Park, winner of the “2013 Broadway World San Francisco Theater of the Year,” is a series of concerts featuring incredible talent from Broadway and Hollywood stages and screen.
Join them for the award-winning series that brings unique musical revues and concerts to Sonoma County’s majestic outdoors.
Featuring top talent on one of the most beautiful stages around, along with the best of local wine and picnicking alongside sprawling vineyards, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park is a transformative experience for both longtime Broadway fans and anyone new to musical theatre.
Each evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with pre-show picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the park’s sprawling vineyards. Enjoy local pours from numerous Sonoma wineries, food from local vendors, and pre-show music.
Thirsty Thursdays & the fig rig at Suite D
the fig rig will be parked outside of Suite D ready for you to relax after work and have a bite and a beer!
Hang with friends and play a game of ping-pong, enjoy indoor and outdoor patio dining with menu items ranging from $3 – $10. Belly up for a plate and a pint, meet the fig rig and unwind!
Thirsty Thursdays & the fig rig at Suite D Schedule
Thirsty Thursdays at the fig cafe
Thursdays in August
Thirsty Thursdays have come to the fig cafe!!
Join us and some of our favorite local winemakers for incredible pours on Thursday evenings this summer from 5:30 ’til the tastes run out!
Winemakers will provide complimentary tastings of their limited edition, Sonoma-centric creations for you to enjoy – and you’ll be able to chat with the makers in person!
No reservations required. Complimentary Tasting. See you at the fig cafe!
Thirsty Thursday Schedule:
This local, arts-based, community festival highlights the Petaluma River and all of the amazing artists who call Sonoma County home. The event includes an art boat race and parade, floating art barges and an all-day festival which features local music, art, food and drink and over 40 fabulous local vendors. The Rivertown Revival is sure to be the summer’s most unique and creative festival!
Sonoma County Fair
July 22 – Aug 7
Was that a pig racing down the red carpet? A Hitchcock movie-inspired floral exhibit? With this year’s theme – “Lights, Camera, Fair!” – the Sonoma County Fair gets a healthy dose of movie magic and promises to delight all ages with 15 days of entertainment and family fun, July 22 – August 7 (closed Mondays).
This year’s Hall of Flowers, the Fair’s flagship exhibit, celebrates iconic films shot in Sonoma County, which showcase the region’s rugged coast, scenic vineyards and picturesque towns. A new Community Concert Series takes center stage with several exciting acts, FREE with Fair admission.
Gravenstein Apple Fair
Aug 13 – 14
The 43rd annual Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on August 13 and 14 under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned fun! There’s something for everyone with live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, contests and activities, and excellent local food, craft beer, cider, & wine. There will be numerous engaging venues, including the Children’s Corner, Chef’s Tent, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, and Life on the Farm. Of course, Sebastopol’s famous heirloom Gravenstein apples will be celebrated and available in many forms. They’re the best for pie- grab a slice before they sell out, or take some apples home with you for future baking and canning.
Taste of Petaluma
Embark on a culinary walking journey of Petaluma’s finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries, and food purveyors. At Taste of Petaluma you’ll sample Petaluma’s upscale culinary and art scene in one afternoon, strolling through historic downtown. Various entertainers will be performing at multiple venues, as well. Buy tickets and receive your map and menu showing 50 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food and wines. Benefits Cinnabar Theater.
Wine Country Weekend & Taste of Sonoma
September 2 – 4
Nestled among the rolling hills and towering redwoods of the Russian River Valley, MacMurray Estate Vineyards provides a stunning backdrop for an event where Sonoma County’s top chefs, growers and winemakers come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food. At Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards you’ll taste your way through a microcosm of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors.
Over 200 wineries pour literally thousands of wines. Over 60 local chefs concoct their most perfect pairings. Plus, you’re invited to experience seminars and demonstrations that cover a wide range of topics from terroir to technique, as well as chef’s tips and tricks.
Taste of Sonoma is THE wine event of the year, and it promises a day of fabulous wine, food and fun.
What’s your favorite Summertime in Sonoma event? Leave us a comment!