Sonoma events in June 2023 include street fairs, beer festivals, and wine tasting activities. Highlights include the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sonoma County Pride, and the Huichica Music Festival.
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.
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Dates: 6/17 - 6/25
One of the top Sonoma events in June is the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. This event features top jazz performers from across the country and all around the world, offering 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. This is taught at different schools in Sonoma County and your tickets help support these much-needed classes and learning experience.
Dates: 6/2 - 6/4
Sonoma County will be celebrating Pride and supporting the LGBTQ+ Community all month long, kicking off with a flag raising.
Toward the end of the month you'll find the most popular events, including the Rainbow City Concert at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds; the Behind-the-Curtain Movie Night, a Wizard of Oz sing-along in Rohnert Park; and Drag Me to the River, a three-course drag benefit brunch in Petaluma.
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.
Alexander Valley Wine (6/3): Battle of the Blends at AVV, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, be a winemaker for the day and get win a magnum of Sin Zin as you enjoy lunch
Amphora Wines (6/10): Wine Blending Seminar and Dinner, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, dinner with winemaker Rick Hutchinson who will teach you how to blend your own wine
BR Cohn: BR Cohn Rocks '23 (6/10)
Buena Vista Winery: Father's Day Brunch (6/18), two times: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm, lunch with paired wines outdoor
Bartholomew Estate: Neighbor Day (6/11)
Bartholomew Estate: Pup Pictures Day (6/25)
Cline Cellars (6/17 & 6/18): Wine and Tacos,
Dry Creek Vineyard: Summer of Zin (6/10), family-friendly, from 12 pm to 4 pm, live music, wine, and eats, all ages are allowed
Dutton-Goldfield: Father's Reserve: Exclusive Library Flight for Father's Day (6/17 and 6/18): Special library wines ranging from 2010 to 2015
Emeritus Vineyards (6/10): Sips and Sounds from 1 pm to 4 pm, live music and wine
Jacuzzi Wines (6/25): Gelato in The Vineyard Vista, enjoy some gelato while you taste wine and listen to live music
Jordan Winery (6/3): Sunset Supper, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, enjoy a 5 course meal paired with their wine
Jordan Winery (6/24): Release Day at Jordan, from 1 pm to 4 pm, enjoy the new releases with hors d'oeuvers and music and more
Kendall-Jackson (6/1): Cooking Class, From Spring into Summer at 5 pm
Lambert Bridge (6/9): Summer Sundowner Series, from 4:30 to 7 pm, live music, pizza and wine in their garden
Landmark Vineyards (6/3): Half Shells & Chardonnay Lunch, from 12 pm (noon) to 3 pm, enjoy wine and Hog Island oysters
Medlock Ames: Dinner in the Vineyard (6/17) from 5 pm to 9 pm, 4-course dinner paired with wine and live music
Mutt Lynch: 2023 June Yappy Hour (6/9), from 4 pm to 7 pm, $10 entry glass of wine to support animal rescue
Rodney Strong (6/3): Steaks & Cabernet, Golden Hour on the Green from 6 pm to 9 pm, enjoy wine, live music, food and cigars on the winery's Concert Green
Seghesio Family Vineyards (6/17): Winemaker Series - Italian Varietals, from 11 am to 1 pm, learn all about Italian varietals and the history of the winery while tasting and having a lunch
Trione Vineyards & Winery (6/30): Winemaker Friday, meet winemaker John Duckett, tour the cellar and learn about wine as you enjoy them
Viansa (6/15): Viansa di Notte, from 6 pm to 8 pm, live music, light bites, and wine
Viansa (6/18): Father's Day Lobster Feed Fest, 6 pm to 8 pm, a whole Maine lobster, wine, and live music
Dates: No event for this year
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.
Location: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
Times: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
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 1 to 5 pm on Saturday afternoon.
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. It runs from 1 to 4 pm.
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 7:30 pm. The event is hosted by The North Bay Hootenanny and sponsored by many local businesses.
Dates: 6/16 - 6/18
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 Eric Church and others.
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.
Dates: 6/16 - 9/17
This month's Broadway Under the Stars at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen starts with The Beat Goes On.
The shows for this season start on June 16.
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 16 - September 17.
The best way to experience these Sonoma events in June and this beautiful wine country is to spend a night or two. Click the links below for the best deals all around the county.
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Dates: 6/21 - 6/25
Traditionally, the Sonoma-Marin Fair includes wine tasting, livestock shows, the World's Ugliest Dog competition, carnival rides, and live concerts each night.
This year, to facilitate pandemic-safe conditions, they are offering drive-thru fair food from noon to 8 pm at the Petaluma Fairgrounds and Speedway so you can still get a taste of those classic summer county fairs!
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.
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Dates: 6/11 - 6/12
Enjoy this two-day 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 (10 am) and an afternoon (2 pm) session each day. All four are limited to just 20 people, so get your tickets today!
Another place to find top Sonoma events in June is in Santa Rosa at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Every Tuesday from 6/13 to 6/27, there'll be live music by local bands, as well as local wines, beer, and food provided by artisan vendors.
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).
There is so much to see and do in Sonoma. In addition to these Sonoma events in June, here are a few more fun activities for your stay.
Sonoma Wine Country Bike Tour: Ride through Sonoma Wine Country on this 4.5 hour tour, starts in Santa Rosa and takes you to visit two to three wineries, entire trip is about 16-miles (25.7 km), route is mostly flat, check for availability
Food & Wine Walking Tour: Walking and food tour of Sonoma which stops at several gourmet spots for tastings, check for availability