CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2014-2015

January 2015

January 19th: Martin Luther King Day

     
Friday Morning MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free). 
Martini Madness
TBD
Take an olive curing workshop, enjoy a wine country massage, or eat a delicious dish prepared by Wine Country chefs with local olive oils. Choose from a variety of olive-related activities and events such as cooking demonstrations, Martini Madness, and art exhibitions. Take advantage of seasonal savings at lodging, spas, and restaurants – there is something for everyone! http://www.olivefestival.com/

February 2015

February 1st:   NFL Superbowl
February 14th: Valentines Day
February 16th: Presidents Day

Friday Morning MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free). 
VinOlivo WeekendTBDCelebrate President's Day weekend with special olive themed events, concerts, cooking classes, seminars and artisan markets including olive infused spa treatments and lodging packages. The VinOlivo Ticket to Sonoma Valley gives you special access to over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries!  Ticket holders will receive a menu of special offers that differ from winery to winery including complimentary tastings, discounted wine purchases, barrel tastings or winery tours! ($)http://www.olivefestival.com/sonoma-valley-olive-season-final-weekend.html



March 2015

March 17th: St Patricks Day


Friday Morning MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free). 
Savor Sonoma ValleyTBDJoin 25+ wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March for a Food & Wine Experience! Wineries will be showcasing 2014 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants.https://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/2014-savor-sonoma-valley



April 2015

April 5th: Easter Sunday
April 6th: NCAA Basketball Tournament Final
April 22nd: Earth Day


Friday Morning MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free). 
Sonoma International Film FestivalTBDSet a midst the unparalleled beauty of the Sonoma Valley wine country,the annual Sonoma International Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers to a sun-drenched, luxurious extended weekend in April, pairing great food, fine wine and more than 90 new independent films from around the world.http://www.sonomafilmfest.org
Echelon Ride to RebelTBDExperience the culture of cycling paired perfectly with the local artisanal cuisine of a premier destination.Three routes, one suitable for families and beginner riders. the second for beginner to intermediate riders and the third for intermediate to experienced riders. http://ridetorevel.com/sonoma-napa
April In CarnerosTBDJoin the wineries of Carneros for this exciting multi-winery open house event. Taste wines, including new releases and exciting bottles pulled from the cellars. Each participating winery will offer their own special blend of activities to April in Carneros attendees.http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/

May 2015


May 5th: Cinco De Mayo

May 10th: Mothers Day

May 25th: Memorial Day


Friday Morning Farmers MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Tuesday Evening Farmers MarketTuesdaysCentrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.
Cinco De Mayo FestivalTBDCornerstone Gardens, located in the Schellville area, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with festivities that include live music, traditional Mexican folk dancing and children's activities
Historic Race Car FestivalTBDThe celebration of fine cars and fine wine at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival continues into the evening at the Sonoma Plaza. In addition to the fine wine and food, attendees can enjoy a stroll through the Sonoma Plaza and get an up-close look at more than 30 historic race cars.http://bestinsonoma.com/events-listing/sonoma-plaza-historic-race-car-festival/
French Flea MarketTBDFrench importers from around the Bay Area set-up a charming weekend flea market featuring vintage collectibles and antiques. Hosted in and around the Chateau Sonoma Sonoma home and garden store, just off the Plaza.http://www.chateausonoma.com/events/

June 2015

June 21st: Fathers Day



Friday Morning Farmers MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Tuesday Morning Farmers MarketTuesdaysCentrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.
Huichica Music FestivalTBDAn all day indie-rock music festival conceived by winery owner Jeff Bundschu and Fruit Bats front man, Eric D. Johnson. http://www.huichicamusicfestival.com
Gay Wine WeekendTBD3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.http://www.outinthevineyard.com/events/gaywineweekend/
Nascar 350 at Sonoma RacewayTBDThe Toyota/Save Mart 350 race plus auctions, air-show, contests, and more. Add a visit to Sonoma Plaza courtesy Free Shuttle Bus. More Info.
Broadway Under The StarsTBDTranscendence Theatre's "Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park" is a series of concerts featuring professional Broadway and Hollywood performers in the majestic open-air winery ruins in Sonoma's Jack London State Historic Park. Each evening begins with pre-show picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the vineyards of the park (with multiple wineries pouring and food and wine available for purchase), and concludes with an evening of inspirational entertainment that Before It's News dubbed …goosebumps all around.

 July 2015

July 4th: Independence Day


Friday Morning Farmers MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Tuesday Morning Farmers MarketTuesdaysCentrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.
Hometown Fourth Of July CelebrationJuly 4thThe Sonoma Plaza is center stage for a fun filled day of celebration featuring the annual parade with entries including floats, horses. Food booths, live music, and more. Sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center and the City of Sonoma. Fireworks as the sky darkens delight all. (Free)
Broadway Under The StarsTBDTranscendence Theatre's "Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park" is a series of concerts featuring professional Broadway and Hollywood performers in the majestic open-air winery ruins in Sonoma's Jack London State Historic Park. Each evening begins with pre-show picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the vineyards of the park (with multiple wineries pouring and food and wine available for purchase), and concludes with an evening of inspirational entertainment that Before It's News dubbed …goosebumps all around.
Napa-Sonoma Half Country MarathonTBDYou simply could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop for a marathon. The race begins in Napa Valley at Domaine Carneros winery — a classic French chateau — and continues down a back country road past several miles of vineyards, sheep and horse ranches..http://destinationraces.com/runn2s/race-info/
Sonoma City PartyTBDSonoma City Party on the Plaza - sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center

 August 2015


Friday Morning MarketEvery Friday Open Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Tuesday Morning Market TuesdaysCentrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.
Broadway Under The StarsTBDTranscendence Theatre's "Broadway Under The Stars in Jack London State Park" is a series of concerts featuring professional Broadway and Hollywood performers in the majestic open-air winery ruins in Sonoma's Jack London State Historic Park. Each evening begins with pre-show picnicking on the great lawn, alongside the vineyards of the park (with multiple wineries pouring and food and wine available for purchase), and concludes with an evening of inspirational entertainment that Before It's News dubbed …goosebumps all around.
Sonoma Indy PrixAugust 22Serpentine Sonoma circuit. Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack.http://bestinsonoma.com/sonoma-best-things-to-do/more-best-things-to-do-in-sonoma/sonoma-raceway/
Sonoma Wine County WeekendTBDAn epicurean event unlike any other, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend combines the elegance, sophistication, and style of Taste of Sonoma, with the festivity, frivolity and fundraising of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction. Three unforgettable days of celebration.http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com

September 2014

September 1st: Labor Day

Friday Morning Farmers Market

Every Friday

Open Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).

Tuesday Evening Farmers Market

Tuesdays

Centrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.

Red & White Ball

September 6

A fundraiser for local schools, the Sonoma Red and White Ball is a hugely popular, and colorful, dinner and dance party held on the Plaza.  The theme is fun, not necessarily formal. Don your favorite Red and White attire and dance the night away.http://svgreatschools.org/redandwhite/

Sonoma Plein Air

September 15-20

Sonoma Plein Air is a week long event celebrating the century-old technique of outdoor painting. The annual gathering of artists culminates at Sonoma's Historic Plaza for The Art Exhibition and Sale on Saturday. http://www.sonomapleinair.com

B.R. Cohn Music Charity Festival

September 19-22

Annual B. R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival . Enjoy the ultimate wine pairing weekend: Great live music, paired with great food and wine.https://brcohn.com/events/concert

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

September 26

California's oldest festival, this Sonoma tradition is held on the historic town square and is fun for all ages. Festivities include Opening Night Gala, Blessing of the Graps, Reenactment of the Bear Flag Revolt, Firefighters' Water Fight, Grape Stomp, Parade, and 5k Run-Walk.

Sonoma Valley Crush

TBD



October 2014

October 13th: Columbus Day

October 31st: Halloween

Friday Morning Farmers MarketEvery FridayOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Tuesday Evening Farmers MarketTuesdaysCentrally located in the Town Square, Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, May through October. The weekly events doubles as an unofficial weekly town picnic. Food, crafts, nonprofit booths, local produce, seasonal flowers, and live music.
Tolay Fall FestivalTBDThe Tolay Fall Festival offers two weeks of old-time, nature-based fun each October at Tolay Lake Regional Park west of Sonoma.
Art Trails Open Studio ToursOctober 11-12
October 18-19
Grab an ARTrails catalog with maps and spend a day or two sampling some of the very best art Sonoma County has to offer. Drive the country lanes, coastal highways, and pastoral vistas or the urban centers of Sonoma County on this self-guided free tour. ARTrails provides that rare glimpse into the artist's studio.(Free)http://sebarts.org/index.php/sonoma_county_art_trails_open_invite/
Annual Glen Ellen Village FairTBDThe Annual Glen Ellen Village Fair (Free). https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Ellen-Village-Fair/193118257454582
Sonoma Valley ReserveTBDExperience an insider's view of Sonoma Valley's world-class wineries.http://www.reservesonomavalley.com
Carneros Brewing Sonoma Chile..TBDAnnual Chili Cook-Off at the Carneros Brewing Company, benefiting Meals on Wheels. (Free) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonoma-Chili-Cook-Off/240363289423945?ref=stream


November 2014


November 11th: Veterans Day

November 27th: Thanksgiving

Friday Morning Farmers MarketEvery FridaysOpen Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).
Holiday in CarnerosTBDMulti-winery open house featuring nearly 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery.http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/
Heart of Sonoma Wineries Open HouseTBDJoin twenty-three wineries throughout the heart of Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in our caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays.This event takes place at each winery, and as you travel from winery to winery you will enjoy award-winning wines, wine discounts, gift packages, holiday entertainment and holiday cheer. ($)http://www.heartofsonomavalley.com/products/30th-annual-holiday-open-house



December 2014

December 25th: Christmas 

Friday Morning Farmer Market

Every Friday

Open Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, year 'round, in the Arnold Field parking lot, just one block north of Sonoma Plaza. Fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, cheeses, and arts and crafts.(Free).

Christmas by candle light at the Sonoma Mission

TBD

Annual holiday celebration at Sonoma State Historic Park. There will be readings and song and all done by candlelight in the Mission Chapel. Afterward, refreshments will be available and a warm, crackling fire to enjoy in the Barracks courtyard. Bring the entire family and friends to this “Spirit of the Season” program.http://www.sonomaparks.org/pub/cal_ev/22