Sonoma events in July 2017 include several Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays, outdoor summer concerts, and several festivals. My calendar includes events in towns north of San Francisco such as Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma.
Highlights this month include All American Zin Day, Gay Wine Weekend, and NHRA Toyota Sonoma Nationals. Read on for details about these and other fun things to do this month all around Sonoma.
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If you love Zinfandel as much as I do, you are going to love the first event on my calendar. All American Zin Day features tasty local Zinfandel wines from producers in the Dry Creek Valley.
Wineries participating this year include Kokomo, Mazzocco-Sonoma, Rued, Wilson and Family Wineries Dry Creek Cooperative. All inclusive at $60 for the day, you can enjoy tasty treats at each of these wineries as well as more than a dozen different Zinfandel wines.
Some of the biggest Sonoma events in July include celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Here are just a few of the top places for festivals, parades, and fireworks this year.
The remaining events are all on Tuesday, July 4.
Date: 7/8 & 7/9
Spend the weekend with other yoga lovers at the Sonoma County Yoga Festival. Enjoy two days and one night of yoga with more than 30 classes throughout the weekend. Bring in the new day with a midnight yoga class. Other fun activities include a Kids Yoga Zone and Ecstatic Dance Competition. You can also camp overnight.
The event is held at the SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park.
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Date: 7/8 & 7/23
Head to Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg for their Summer outdoor concerts. In July, they have two performances. Catch local singer Chris Isaak on July 8 and Kenny Loggins on July 23. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm.
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If you love both BBQ and wine, you must attend this year's Wine Country Big Q. Hosted by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, this annual event features authentic BBQ meats. Top Pit Masters will also compete to see who can make the most mouth watering smoked barbecue.
All afternoon long, you can also sample the best local wines plus award winning craft beers, ciders, and spirits. The day will also be filled with the sounds of live bands playing rock and blues music. This event runs from 1pm to 5pm.
Spend the day in Petaluma at their annual Art & Garden Festival. The event runs from 11am to 5pm and features local entertainment, gardeners, artisans, and crafters. This part of the event is free.
They will also be featuring a variety of wines, craft beers, food, and cocktails. You will need to buy a ticket to enjoy this part of the festival.
Two more of the great Sonoma events in July at Weill Hall and Lawn in Rohnert Park are the GMC Bluegrass Festival and the GMC Craft Beer Fest. The Bluegrass Festival is heading into it's 3rd year. This event features Del and Dawg Bluegrass Band Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Family Band, and Sierra Hull.
On the same day, and at the same location, you will also find the GMC Craft Beer Fest. This event features a number of local breweries. Tickets to this event include unlimited tastings. This event is $30 in addition to your tickets to the Bluegrass Festival.
Dates: 7/14 - 7/16
This year's Gay Wine Weekend is set for July 14 - 16 in Sonoma County. This event offers 3 days of LGBT activities in Sonoma Valley. Highlights of this weekend include winemaker dinners, wine tours, wine tasting, and so much fun!
Dates: 7/15 - 7/30
The Valley of the Moon Music Festival focused on chamber music from both the Classical and Romantic eras. It's the first and only music festival of its kind in the world. All pieces are played with period instruments. This is one of the Sonoma event in July that is held at the Hanna Center in Sonoma.
Run from Napa to Sonoma during this annual Wine Country Half-Marathon event. The race starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishes in the historic plaza in the city of Sonoma. At the end of the race, enjoy a wine and music festival in the plaza. This event fills up quickly so head to their site to grab your spot today.
You will find several Sonoma events in July at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Rohnert Park. Click the links below for ticketing information.
Dates: Several in July
Broadway Under the Stars is one of the most popular Sonoma events in July. Held at Jack London State Historical Park, you will spend the evening outdoors as you enjoy a Broadway show. This July, you will find two shows on the schedule.
The first is Another Opening Another Show. It runs from June 16 - July 2. The second show this month is Fantastical Family Night. It is shown on July 14 & 15.
Rivertown Revival is a chance to celebrate Petaluma. This one-day event includes music, boat races, local food & beer, and craft vendors. There is also a great area for kids where they can show their creative side with hands on activities. Make sure to enter your boat in Grand Revival Riverboat Regatta for a chance to win up to $500!
Dates: 7/28 - 7/30
The Toyota NHRA rolls into Sonoma the last weekend in July. The Mello Yello Drag Racing series is three-days of high energy fun. Friday features two rounds of pro qualifying. Saturday has several final rounds of qualifying for Pro categories, Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Bike.
Sunday is the main event with finals for all of the top categories. Get your tickets today as they are sure to sell out early!
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In addition to all of these fun Sonoma events in July, make sure to check out these other fun activities this month.
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The Ironman is coming to Santa Rosa this July. The race offers you the chance to run and ride your way through the beautiful vineyards around Sonoma County. The race begins with the swim in Lake Sonoma. Once you hop on your bike, you will cruise past vineyards and small towns throughout wine country. You will then transition to the running portion on the race in the town of Sonoma and you will run along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail. The race finishes just outside the courthouse in downtown Santa Rosa.
The final item on my Sonoma events in July calendar is the Fort Ross Festival. This one-day event celebrates the people that have called this area home for hundreds of years. It includes horse & buggy rides, hands-on crafts, and costumed historical vignettes. You can also enjoy music and dancing as well as an International Food Bazaar. Plus, you won't want to miss out on the Fort Ross Beer Garden.
The cost is $20 per car and lasts from 10am to 6:30pm. You can buy tickets at the gate.
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