Sonoma Events in June 2019

Festivals, Wine Tasting Parties, & More

Sonoma events in June 2019 include street fairs, beer festivals and wine tasting activities. Highlights include the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sonoma County Pride, and the Hot Air Balloon Classic.

You will find fun activities in Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, and other towns all around this Northern California wine region. Read on for details on the best things to do this month.

Sonoma Events in June: Wine Tasting, Festivals, & More

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Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Dates: 5/31 - 6/9

One of the top Sonoma events in June is the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. This 10-day event features top jazz performers from across the county and from around the world. In addition, this event features everything from swing to Latin style jazz bands.

Located in the heart of the wine country, in the little town of Healdsburg, you can experience masterfully played music, taste award winning wines, and eat at top-rated restaurants all in the same area. While the Raven Theater is one of the main venues, you will find bands playing at some of the restaurants and hotels in town, so you can experience the scene up close and personally.

The festival also supports teaching local kids about jazz music with a four-day seminar every year. This is taught at 6 different schools in Sonoma County and your tickets help support these much-needed classes and learning experience.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Dates: TBD

Get in on the action of this year's Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival. This four-day event features historic cars as they race around the track. This year will feature the super sporty 1960s while also including cars from WWII and up to today. Some of the cars you may see include Ferraris, Corvettes, Alfa-Romeos, Bugattis and many others.

Saturday is a really special day during this event. This is when a selection of race cars, under a California Highway Patrol escort cruise up to Sonoma, and have a public viewing for all to see.

Tickets are priced between $10-$60 dollars per day. Children 12 and under are free.

Sonoma County Pride

Dates: 5/31 - 6/2

This year marks more than 30 years of celebrating Pride and supporting the LGBTQ Community in Sonoma County. This large celebration kicks off on Friday with a live concert at the Graton Resort and Casino. Other highlights this weekend include a Day at the River with canoes, an LGTBQ history exhibit, nightly dance parties, and more in the cute city of Guerneville.

Saturday is the LGBTQ Solidarity Rally and Sunday starts with the main event, the Unity March and Pride Parade in downtown Guerneville which starts at 11 am. After the parade ends, the Unity and Pride Festival begins which includes drinks, food and vendors selling their best wares.

Petaluma Drinks!

Date: TBD

One of the top Sonoma events in June is Petaluma Drinks! This two-day event offers you the chance to sample the best local wine, beer, cider and other beverage producers. With your ticket, you can sample beverages at the tasting rooms around Petaluma. Some will also offer special deals if you want to take something home with you.

The event begins on Saturday morning at 10am. You will check in at the parking lot at the Petaluma Visitors Center (alternative rides around town are encouraged). Drinks are available from 11am to 4pm both days.

Sonoma County Wine Events

In addition to the larger Sonoma events in June on our calendar, you will also find several smaller wine tasting parties at the wineries. These events are open to the public and wine club members.

Benziger Family Winery: Tribute to Dad Weekend (6/15 & 6/16), free tasting at the main bar for all fathers from 10am to 5pm

DeLoach Vineyards: Summer Solstice Dinner (6/21), celebrate the start of summer with DeLoach Pinot Noir wines, followed by a 4-course dinner, starts at 6pm

Dry Creek Vineyard: Summer of Zin Concert (6/22), spend the day listening to the Sun Kings, the Bay Area's premier Beatles cover band, sample wines and food throughout the day, gates open at noon and the concert begins at 1pm, $40 per person, $30 for wine club members

Emeritus: Pups & Pinots (6/23), sip on some Pinot and adopt a puppy, Dogma Animal Rescue will be on hand with some of their rescued pups and it will be an entire day filled with wine, pups, and fun

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: Father's Day Bubbles, Brews & BBQ (6/16), grilled treats, cold beer, and Gloria Ferrers famous wines, 12pm to 2pm--two options, one for kids and one for just adults, both at the same time

Imagery Estate Wines: Father's Day at Imagery (6/15 & 6/16) with complimentary tastings all weekend long for dear ol' Dad

Jordan Winery: Andre, the Voice of Wine Movie Matinee (6/8), Summer Winery Hike (6/12), Picnic Day (6/15), and Sunset Supper at Vista Point (6/29)

Kokomo Winery: Birds & Bubbles, Lunch in the Vineyard (6/21), quiet vineyard location for lunch with Backyard Restaurant's famous mouthwatering Fried Chicken paired with their Sparkling Blanc de Blancs, 12pm to 3pm

Lambert Bridge: Chef's Table Series (6/13 & 6/14), wine and food pairing event with dishes made by a local Sonoma chef, 12pm to 2pm, $95 for members, $125 per person for non-members

Martinelli Winery & Vineyards: Dinner with the Farmers (6/29), once a year chance to talk to the farmers about their experiences in the vineyards with a multi-course dinner paired with library and current vintage wines

Martorana Family Winery: Lobster Feast (6/8), Martorana wines paired with Maine lobster, enjoy the release of two of their wines: 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 Rose of Zinfandel, 5pm to 8pm

Pech Merle Winery: Brisket & Black Labels (6/8), 1920's Prohibition Party so make sure to wear your best 20's costume, 6pm to 9pm

Huichica Music Festival

Dates: 6/7 & 6/8

The Huichica Music Festival has been entertaining fans since 2010. It is famous for having great music, great food, and since it is located at the Gundlach-Bundschu winery in the city of Sonoma, great wines too.

This two-day event starts at 3 pm on Friday with numerous musicians playing on 2 different stages and ends at 10:30 pm. Saturday starts at 11 am and doubles the stages to 4 and ends at 10:30 pm. This music event has over 20 bands that play throughout the festival. Some are well-known headliners while others may be smaller known of even local bands.

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Dates: TBD

If you want to get up, and I mean WAY UP, you should visit the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic in Windsor. This two day event starts with the Dawn Patrol at 5 am where the hot air balloons are lit up before the sun rises. To help you wake up, the food booths open at 4am with a variety of coffee and food options. The craft booths and kids’ area also open at 4 am.

If 5 am is too early, the Main Launch starts at 6:30 am and over 30 fun and exotic balloons take to the sky. Some of these balloons include Yoda, Darth Vader, a life like fish, Tweety Bird, and others. Lastly, if you want to see the world from a different viewpoint, they give tethered balloon rides from 6 am to 10:30 am.

Chairs and blankets are suggested as the grass may be wet from the morning dew.

Beerfest: The Good One

Date: 6/8

The annual Beerfest: The Good One is another one of the top Sonoma events in June. For more than 25 years, this event has featured top local and national brewers at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts just north of Santa Rosa. The event helps raise money for Face to Face, which is a charity devoted to ending HIV in Sonoma County.

It runs from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday afternoon.

North Coast Wine & Food Festival

Date: 6/8

Another one of the large Sonoma events in June is the North Coast Wine & Food Festival. This one day event is held in Rohnert Park and includes the option to sample up to 90 different wines. Unlike most wine and food festivals, the wines that are chosen are selected from many different appellations including Sonoma county, Napa county and lesser known ones such as Mendocino County or Lake County.

More than 20 different chefs will also be on hand and you will get the chance to taste their delicious creations. The event also features live music all day long.

Russian River Blues Festival

Date: TBD

Johnson's Beach and Resort is where you will find this Summer's Russian River Blues Festivals. One of the top Sonoma events in June, this one-day event in Guerneville runs from 10am to 6pm. In addition to live blues music, you can also sample food in the international food court, go shopping in the vendor village, and sample local wines. Don't forget your suit as it's always fun to cool off in the Russian River during the festival.

Railroad Square Music Festival

Date: 6/9

The Railroad Square Music Festival is a fun afternoon of free music in Santa Rosa. The event is in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square and runs from Noon to 7pm. The event is hosted by The North Bay Hootenanny and sponsored by many local businesses.

Healdsburg Art Food Wine

Dates: TBD

Healdsburg Art Food Wine is an annual event showcasing art from Sonoma County as well as both national and international artists. Events take place in galleries around town. You will also find several other events around Healdsburg such as wine tasting and culinary activities.

All proceeds for the event benefit the Healdsburg Center for the Arts.

Country Summer Music Festival

Dates: 6/14-6/16

One of the biggest live music Sonoma events in June is the Country Summer Music Festival. For three-days, watch the hottest country performers on stage at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Headliners this year include Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, and Jake Owen.

Tickets are on sale now for each day or you can buy a pass for all three. Camping is allowed at the fairgrounds either in tents or RVs. Additional rules and tickets are required for those camping during this event.

>> Visit their site for tickets and additional details

Broadway Under the Stars

Dates: TBD

This month's Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. This month's show is called Stairway to Paradise. It's a song and dance extravaganza that celebrates some of the best songs and shows ever written. This is one of the Sonoma events in June that runs most Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from June 15 - July 1.

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Cotati Music Festival

Date: TBD

La Plaza Park in downtown Cotati is the place for this year's Cotati Music Festival. Spend the afternoon listening to a variety of artists from Noon to 6pm. In addition to music, you can also enjoy local beers, wine, and food. Artists will also be on hand to show their latest creation.

This is one of the Sonoma events in June this is free. Make sure to stick around after the event to enjoy a night out on the town in downtown Cotati!

Wine Tasting Deals at Local Sonoma Wineries

If you plan to check out a few wineries while you are here, check out these great wine tasting deals on Groupon for your stay.

  • Battaglini Winery & Vineyard: $5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 20% Off a Bottle of Wine, near Santa Rosa, check for availability

  • Harvest Moon Estate And Winery: Save up to 40% off wine and cheese tasting plates for one, two or four people, near Santa Rosa, check for availability

  • Clos du Bois: Tasting Flight at Clos Du Bois (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available. Check for deal availability.

*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

Sonoma Marin Fair

Dates: 6/19 - 6/23

The Sonoma Marin Fair is a great place to learn more about and sample the wonderful agriculture from these two Northern California counties. The fair includes wine tasting, livestock shows, and the Worlds Ugliest Dog competition. In addition, there are carnival rides and live concerts each night.

Your ticket includes admission for the full day as well as unlimited carnival rides and entrance to that night's concert. The fair is held at the Petaluma Fair Grounds and Speedway.

Toyota/Save Mart NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Dates: 6/21 - 6/23

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is revving up as one of the last big Sonoma events in June. This event is held at the Sonoma Motorsports racetrack and lasts for three days of fun, food, drinks, and full on pedal to the metal speed. Not only are there great races, with lots of cars, but there is an air show on Sunday.

It is a family friendly event with special sections and events, like the autograph area, that are just for kids. There are also stunt planes that always electrifies the crowd and other events that the whole family will enjoy and can participate in throughout the weekend.

Experience Alexander Valley

Dates: 6/22 & 6/23

Two-day wine festival celebrating the wines of the Alexander Valley in Sonoma. Each ticket offers an experience with a small group of people where you will learn about the wines, experience them, and share your thoughts. This is one of the best Sonoma events in June for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers!

There is a morning (10am) and afternoon (2pm) session each day. All four are limited to just 20 people, so get your tickets today!

Events at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Another place to find top Sonoma events in June is in Santa Rosa at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Here is their schedule of performances this month.

Giro Bello

Date: 6/22

Another one of the fun Sonoma events in June is the Giro Bello. This bike race offers three route through some of Sonoma County's most beautiful areas. The three routes include the Century (100.9 miles with 5,168 feet of climbing), the Metric Century (66.8 mile with 2,406 feet of climbing) and the Family Fun Route (27.6 miles with 896 miles of climbing).

>> Visit their site to register and learn more about this year's routes

Grill 116

Date: TBD

Spend the day sampling wine and enjoying BBQ along Route 116. The route includes 11 wineries all within 12 miles of each other. The Russian River wineries along this route include places such as Dutton Estate, HANNA, Balletto, Hook & Ladder, and Russian River Winery.

Tickets to this year's event includes a wine tasting pass for the entire day. The event runs from 11am to 4pm and includes one logo wine glass per ticket.

Rock & Wine Fest at SOMO Village

Date: TBD

This fun event includes an evening of wine and hard rock music. It's at the SOMO Village in Rohnert Park and starts with two hours of wine tasting. Around 7:30pm, the event then turns into an outdoor concert. Listen to the sounds of Y&T, a popular Bay Area band, as well as the heavy metal band Dokken. The bands and wine tasting last until around 11pm.

More Fun Activities in Sonoma in June

There is so much to see and do in Sonoma. In addition to these Sonoma events in June, here are a few additional fun activities for your stay.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: Admire Sonoma County from above on a Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will spend an hour cruising high above the vineyards as you learn more about the region, the entire experience is about 3 to 4 hours with set up, an hour in the balloon, landing and deflation, and a champagne toast to celebrate the day, find discount availability for this tour on Groupon

  • Sonoma Food Tour: Sample some of Sonoma's tastiest dishes on this 3-hour food walking tour around the Sonoma Square, it will include tastes at up to seven stops, tours are available Tuesday - Saturday and start at 11am, find discount availability on Groupon

  • Healdsburg All Day Biking & Wine Tasting Tour: Enjoy a day wine tasting near Healdsburg around Dry Creek Valley, during the tour you will ride a hybrid bike around 20 miles (32km) at a leisurely pace, stop by 3 to 4 wineries, learn more about each one and eat a picnic lunch at one of them as well, leaves daily at 10am and returns around 3:30pm, tasting fees not included, find availability for this tour on Viator

*Note: Most Groupon deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

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