Area Events

Healdsburg is a lively place with so much going on that there is a great event almost every weekend and many mid-week too! From special wine dinners to music festivals or cooking classes – there are many special experiences to be had. We’ve highlighted a few below and there are many more you can find by going to or


Alexander Valley Film Festival Celebrates 5th Year in October

Various Locations in Healdsburg, Cloverdale and Geyserville

WHAT: 2019 Alexander Valley Film Festival. The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) is the culmination of all of our year-round programs and is celebrated annually the third weekend in October. Lauded as the hottest emerging regional film festival in the North Bay, nearly 2,000 tickets are sold for the unique mix of independent cinema with a Hollywood flare. The Festival features domestic and international narrative features, documentaries, short films, special programs, winners from the Student Film Competition, community events and screenings, a thrilling Opening Night Celebration, and more! WHY: This event is dedicated to bringing films and experiences to Northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access. WHEN: October 17-20, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday) WHERE: Anchors between The Clover Theater in Cloverdale and Raven Film Center in Healdsburg plus other venues throughout Northern Sonoma County. PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information about this event, please call 707.893.7150. For more information about the Alexander Valley Film Society, visit or call 707.893.7150.



VINCE with host Dundee of Russian River Flowers

105 West North St Healdsburg, Ca. 95448

Enjoy personal shopping and outfitting by Vince stylist Emm Kung at Russian River Flowers
Bonterra Wine and light bites will be served
25% off all purchases




Healdsburg Half Marathon


Fundraise just $275 for Fit For Equality and you will receive a credit equal to your individual entry fee! 100% of our proceeds are donated to promote inclusion in our schools!
Set for its 10th annual running on the last weekend of October, the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon & Hallowine 10K offers runners a chance to run through the beautifully picturesque fields, hills and valleys of the Northern California wine growing region at what is expected to be a perfect time of year, weather-wise.
One of a series of races staged throughout the year by running event organizer Destination Races in the California wine country, the race is limited to 2,500 entrants.
While in past years the race began at Francis Ford Coppola’s Rosso & Bianco Winery, the course was redesigned in 2013 to create a point-to-point run that starts in nearby Geyserville and finishes in Healdsburg, near the Coppola Winery.
From the starting line on the small town’s main street of Geyserville Avenue, the course heads first north and then west, turning onto Canyon Road and taking runners into the Dry Creek Valley.




Monthly Farmers' Market Tour, Cooking Workshop & Lunch (hands-on) with Chef Scottie Romano of Dry Creek Kitchen & Relish Owner Donna del Rey

Healdsburg Farmer's Market
10 am - 2 pm

Saturdays, October 26, and November 9
Healdsburg Farmers' Market & Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$145 special pricing for hotel guests (see concierge desk)
You will live like a local as you shop the charming Healdsburg Farmers' Market and cook with ultra-local and seasonal Sonoma County ingredients. Some days Chef Scottie Romano, executive sous chef at Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, will join us at the market where we meet the farmers, cheesemakers, chocolatiers and other artisans (many of whom are regular suppliers for Relish.) Participants will explore new flavors as they taste and learn about these exquisite products and help select the seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables and artisan cheeses for the lunch menu. Guests will have extra time to purchase goodies to take home, if desired.
After our time at the Market, we'll all walk across the street to the stylish Relish Culinary Center where Chef Scottie and Donna will guide guests as they create lunch with a focus on home-cook-friendly techniques. Guests will take home recipes, although we might stray a bit based on our selected ingredients, the desires of the group and our chef’s inspiration—we love the spontaneous nature of these farmers’ market classes! Once the cooking is complete, we'll all sit to relax and savor our hearty farm-fresh lunch with up to two glasses of specially selected local wines.
• Grilled Colorful Sweet Peppers with Farm Egg Aioli
• Seasonal Green Salad with Achidinha Goat Cheese, Roasted Pears & VerJus Vinaigrette
• Market Seafood Arctic Char with Apple Slaw Topping
• Preston Farm Farro with Grilled Seasonal Market Veggies
• Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.



21st ANNUAL Wine & Food Affair

Various Wineries

$80 Weekend, $60 Sunday Only & $30 Designated Driver
All tickets will have tax and service fees added at checkout
Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County!
Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.
Ticket holders will receive their tasting glass and wristband upon check-in.
All Wine Road events are for adults only. No One under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Barrel Tasting – including no babies or children of any age.




Fall Winemaker Dinner at Gustafson Estate

9100 Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Rd. Geyserville, CA 95441

The Winemaker Dinner is their most exclusive event of the year. Guests are picked up in Healdsburg and taken by motor coach to their Mountain Estate, where they will enjoy a tour of the vineyard and winery with Winemaker Emmett Reed. The Winemaker Q&A is followed by a gourmet five course meal with the Gustafson team, catered by Baci Cafe & Wine Bar. Open to Wine Club Members and their guests, $150 + tax per person. Contact Tara to reserve your seat or by phone at (707) 433-2371




28th Annual Winter WINEland

Northern Sonoma County
11am - 4pm each day

January 18-19, 2020
11 am – 4 pm each day
Tickets Go On Sale November 5, 2019
$45 Weekend, $35 Sunday Only & $5 Designated Driver
Advance Sales END Monday Jan 13 at 11pm
$60 Weekend, $50 Sunday Only & $10 Designated Driver
Join us for two glorious days along Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County as we celebrate the 28th Annual Winter WINEland.
The perfect winter escape…taste current vintages, multiple varietals grown in Sonoma County, and even try a few verticals!
A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend. Our details program will be available in mid December.
Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend. Not all wineries provide food for this event. Please be sure to read the DETAILED program to see what each winery will offer for the weekend.
Winter WINEland does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.
All Wine Road events are for adults only. No One under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Winter WINEland – including no babies or children of any age.



43rd Annual Barrel Tasting

Northern Sonoma Wine Country
each day 11am-4pm

Event details including participating wineries will be posted by January 2020
Tickets Go On Sale January 21, 2020
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It’s all about the WINE…many wineries offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines. This is not a food pairing event so not all wineries provide food during the event.
All Wine Road events are for adults only. No One under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Barrel Tasting – including no babies or children of any age.