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 wineroad.com or healdsburg.com

Thu

Mar
05

An Evening with Charlie Musslewhite

Raven Performing Arts Theater
7-9:30 p.m.

Don't miss this Grammy Award Winning Artist's return to the Raven!
The Raven & Heart Space Present: An Evening with Charlie Musslewhite
Raven Performing Arts Theater
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm
ALL AGES
Proceeds to benefit Live Music Lantern & The Raven!

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Mar
0615

43rd Annual Barrel Tasting

Northern Sonoma Wine Country
11am-4pm

Weekend 1 March 6 - 8 Weekend 2 March 13-15
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.

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Mar
2729

14th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Various Locations

A weekend long celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products.

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Sat

Apr
04

Food + Wine Dinner April at Trione Winery

Trione Winery
6-9 p.m.

Join us for an intimate evening hosted by Denise Trione Hicks & Kris Hicks! We will begin in the tasting room with a wine reception and then head to the communal dining table where you will be treated like a king or queen and pampered with incredible food and wine. Indulge in a delicious, market inspired, garden fresh, dinner prepared by Peloton Culinary. Sip on Scot’s award winning wines; sample some new favorites and enjoy some library wines that were cellared and held back just for these dinners! This is an upscale farm-to-table dinner with a plated first course, family-style main courses, and a plated dessert – all paired with Trione wines made from our estate vineyards. After the dinner, we will end in the tasting room with a special wine to finish the evening off right.
Dinners begin at 6PM and end 9PM. Come, bring your friends, enjoy great wine, food, and good company!
Seating is limited to 40 people. $85 for wine club members and $125 for general public. Purchase your tickets.
Cost includes food, wine pairings, tax, and gratuity.
other dates; 5/2, 6/27, 8/15, 10/11

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Sat

Apr
18

Four Elements Festival on the Plaza

Healdsburg Plaza
1-5 p.m.

A street festival in beautiful downtown Healdsburg Plaza. Healdsburg Center for the Arts is honoring the four elements; Earth, Air, Water and Fire. There will be entertainment, interactive art projects, information booths and displays. Fun for the whole family!

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Apr
2426

Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Dry Creek Valley-Various Wineries
11am-4:30pm

Don’t Miss Out On Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2020!
We’re celebrating 31 years of Dry Creek Valley – Sonoma Wine Country on April 25 & 26.
Join us on a festive journey to discover what goes into every bottle of Dry Creek Valley wine.
37 of our Dry Creek Valley wineries are coming together to share their passion with you and this year
at Passport, there’s more ways than ever to do so.
HOW PASSPORT WORKS
The Weekend:
When you purchase your Passport ticket you’ll first select whether you want a 2-Day Passport or a Sunday Only ticket. Next you’ll select a “Check-In” winery. This is where you’ll receive your wine glass, Passport booklet, wristband for the entire weekend. 2-Day Passports only need to check-in once on Saturday. After that, you’re free to explore any of the 35+ participating Passport wineries in Dry Creek Valley. We strongly recommend planning out your routes ahead using our Itinerary Planner to maximize the fun over your weekend! Each winery has their own unique Passport style, truly something for everyone.
2-Day Passports: $150 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
Sunday Only Passports: $92.50 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
If you have a group larger than 6, we recommend contacting Debbie (707-433-3031) prior to February 1st.
Adding on to Passport Weekend:
This year we are offering a variety of Friday activities if you are in the area. During the day we are hosting a series of Prelude Lunches and in the evening, the exclusive Vintage Soiree.
If you’re interested in getting out in the vineyards, book a vineyard tour for Saturday or Sunday morning. We offer Classic Vineyard Tours over Passport weekend – all beautiful and educational, and yes, there will be wine!
Be sure to check out our newest addition to Passport weekend, Uncorked! At these intimate experiences, Passport wineries take you behind the scene for educational opportunities about wine, terroir, winegrowing practices, food pairings and more at various times throughout Passport weekend. Spaces are limited.
For the Designated Driver in your group, we offer single day tickets ($50 per day) so they can enjoy the fun and the food of Passport in a responsible way.

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May
0910

Mother's Day Weekend at Russian River Rose Garden

Russian River Rose Company
10 AM - 5 PM

We welcome you and your family to enjoy the sights and fragrances of our garden, at full bloom, on the eve and Day of Mother's Day. So much to see and enjoy!
Visit our nursery and perhaps select a rose-y gift for Mom- A gorgeous rose she'll treasure & enjoy year-round, rose water or Gift Certificate for future pleasure. Complementary Self-Guided Tour Maps.
Garden and NURSERY OPEN 10-5. $2-$4 Donation
No picnics or pets please.

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Fri

May
15

Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery

Jordan Winery
9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Experience some of the best views in wine country with a hike across the beautiful Jordan Estate, home to Jordan Winery. Your guided journey begins with a pre-hike snack at the Winery Chateau before starting the four-mile Sonoma hike, which begins and ends at the winery and traverses hills and valleys with an elevation change of about 300 feet. This moderate hiking excursion will pass through woods, meadows and sustainably farmed vineyards before a break at Jordan Vista Point, the highest hilltop of this peaceful 1,200-acre ranch, boasting a sweeping panorama of multiple wine regions and mountain ranges. Then descend into the olive orchards and make your way around the lake and cattle pasture to reach the chef’s garden and apiary. The experience culminates on the winery terrace for a charcuterie picnic and wine tasting of Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a relaxing wine country adventure for outdoor lovers.
Vineyard Hikes are also available April 17, April 18, May 16, October 15 and October 16.

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May
29

Jun
07

22nd Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Various Locations

Healdsburg Jazz Festival enjoys a national reputation for artistic excellence, hosting internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, showcasing the area’s foremost jazz performers and nurturing new talent.Email: info@healdsburgjazzfestival.org

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Sun

May
31

Brunch in the Vineyard at Enriquez Wines

Enriquez Wines
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

We are excited to announce our second annual Brunch in the Vineyard series! We have partnered with some amazing local chefs who will be doing live cooking demonstrations of some of your favorite guilty pleasure brunch items. Relax in the vineyard with our award winning Enriquez Estate Wines and talented live musicians.
Last Sunday of the month, April-September, 11:00am-1:00pm. More details coming soon.

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Sat

Jun
06

7 course Wine & Food Exploration at Comstock Winery

Comstock Wines
12-3 p.m.

Join us as Winemaker Chris Russi and winery Executive Chef Jude Affronti team up to create an unforgettable and unparalleled culinary experience. Explore the tastes and terroir of Sonoma County as you indulge in each of the seven courses highlighting our local bounty paired with exceptional Comstock Wines.
check website for other food & wine experiences

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Sat

Jul
04

Healdsburg Fireworks

Healdsburg High School
9:30-11pm

Located on the baseball field at the Healdsburg High School, About a 20 min walk from the Hotel. Bring a blanket or chair to sit and enjoy Healdsburg Amazing Fireworks put on by the American Legion.

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Sat

Sep
05

Taste of Sonoma

Green Music Center 1801 E. Cotati Ave Rohnert Park, CA 94928
12-4pm

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Sonoma County’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University offers an exciting new location for an event where Sonoma County’s top winemakers, growers and chefs come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food.
At Taste of Sonoma at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University you’ll taste your way through a microcosm of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors. Over 200 wineries pour literally thousands of wines. Over 60 local chefs concoct their most perfect pairings. All set within the backdrop of musical inspiration.
Plus, you’re invited to experience seminars and demonstrations that cover a wide range of topics from terroir to technique, as well as chef’s tips and tricks. Taste of Sonoma is THE wine event of the year, and it promises a weekend filled with fabulous wine, food and fun. Saturday, gates are open from 12pm to 4pm. Club Reserve ticket holders receive exclusive VIP access to Taste of Sonoma on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, before the event opens to the general public.

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Nov
0708

WINE & FOOD AFFAIR

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.
Come celebrate the harvest with us. Enjoy our world-class wines, paired with locally grown produce, showcasing our farmers and producers.
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.

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