July Events in Wine Country

The summer Wine Country event scene has hit the ground running, with a variety of venues that doesn’t disappoint. July offers a number of events the whole family will enjoy;  from Independence Day celebrations to river festivals, beer fests to music festivals, summer is coming to Wine Country in a big way.

Fireworks Over Bodega Bay – July 2
Celebrate Independence Day in Sonoma County with a spectacular firework display over Bodega Bay! The show starts at dark, around 9:30 p.m. Remember to layer as it can get chilly on the coast. More information can be found here.

*Mayacama Members* Red, White & Blues, Saturday, July 1 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Come celebrate red, white, and blues…vintner-style! Please join us and co-hosts Janice & John Bostock in the courtyard for great music, dancing, and a scrumptious BBQ. Ravenswood Wine will be flowing along with our newest additions to Red, White, and Blues, Fisher Vineyards, Armida, Silver Oak and Stonestreet. Back by popular demand, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers!

Members Only: $125++ Per Person (wine included)
Registration Required: 707 569 2900 or Register Online
In Room Menu available until 8:30 pm. Bar & Grill a la carte menu available until 5:30 pm.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance and no-shows will be charged in full.
Register your children Online for Kids’ Night : Fear Factor Games

*Mayacama Members* Tuesday, July 4th Clubhouse BBQ from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The club will be open Tuesday, July 4th! We will have an All-American BBQ inside the clubhouse for dinner! No A la carte’ service that evening.

Members Only $40++ ages 13+
$15++ ages 12 and under
Register Online or call 707.569.2900

Sonoma’s 4th of July on the Plaza – July 4
Named the eighth best 4th of July celebrations in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine & Yahoo News, Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration is a tradition that brings the community together in all that makes Sonoma great and honors our great nations independence. Enjoy parades, marching bands and fun floats. On the historic plaza, you’ll find live music and games all day long along with food, beer, and wine. At dusk, find a spot for the fireworks show. More information can be found here.

American Dream Auto Show at 101 North Brewery & Taproom – July 4
Bring the family and join in on the festivities for the inaugural “American Dream Auto Show” event between 11am and 7pm hosted by 101 North Brewing Company. See specialized and custom specialty cars brought in by participating Car Clubs and individuals, plus get your “Luck of the Draw” $1 – $250 Raffle Tickets to win a custom ’49 Chevy Truck. Learn more here.

Flynn Creek Circus in Santa Rosa – July 7-9
Having thrilled audiences all over the world, the Flynn Creek Circus presents an exciting new show for 2017!  Experience a unique story told by the world class character clowns and ringmasters as they bring you tightrope walkers, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats, and more! More information can be found here.

Wine Country Big Q – BBQ Competition and Festival – July 8
Featuring pit masters from throughout the West Coast, the 6th Annual Wine Country Big Q BBQ Competition and Festival is a nationally sanctioned competition with mouth-watering “authentic” barbecued meats, world class wines, award winning brews and delectable desserts. Fun for the whole family. Professional and amateur categories. Benefit for Sonoma County Vet Connect. More information can be found here.

Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series – Chris Isaak – July 8
The 27th Annual Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series presented by Montgomery Village features great entertainers, award-winning wines, and local food purveyors. Surrounded by stunning wine country scenery, concert-goers are treated to intimate, unforgettable musical performances in a picturesque, summertime setting. More information can be found here.

The GMC’s Annual Bluegrass Festival – July 9
The GMC’s Third Annual Bluegrass Festival has become an annual favorite in Sonoma County. This year’s event features Del and Dawg Bluegrass Band, Mark O’Connor and the O’Connor Family Band, and Sierra Hull.  More information can be found here.

*Mayacama Members* Green Valley Growers Trip – July 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our annual visit to Green Valley Growers in Sebastopol promises to be another fun field trip. Enjoy Paul’s signature sticky buns and coffee before an intimate tour of Dr. Jerry Bolduan’s garden. Each year his garden is even more beautiful and he has some new things to share with you as well. After a tour, enjoy a light Mayacama-prepared wine luncheon on the outdoor deck. Jerry will speak on numerous garden topics and answer questions as you have them. Join us for the peace and tranquility of his property.

Members Only $40 Per Person
Registration Required: 707 569 2900 or Online Note: Event space is limited. Transportation from Mayacama available with advance notice and departs from the Club promptly at 9:30 am. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance and no-shows will be charged in full.

Bastille Day Dinner – July 14
Celebrate French gastronomy with Jordan’s first-ever Bastille Day dinner party celebration, hosted on France’s Independence Day, also known as La Fête Nationale.  More information can be found here.

Rivertown Revival – July 22
This local community festival highlights the Petaluma River and all of the amazing artists who call Sonoma County home. The fun event includes an art boat race and parade, floating art barges and an all-day festival which features local music, art, food and drink, and fabulous local vendors.  More information can be found here.

Free Movies on the Green – July 22
Spend a summer’s evening with two of Disney’s best loved princesses, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Moana (2016), on the Weill Lawn at the Green Music Center.  More information can be found here.

Breakfast with the Winemakers – July 28-29
Join winemakers from Martinelli, Inman Family Wines and Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery for a casual breakfast Q & A on July 28th. On July 29th join winemakers from Fritz Underground Winery, J Rickards Winery and Deux Amis Winery for a casual breakfast Q & A.  More information can be found here.

Fort Ross Festival – July 29
Enjoy a multicultural celebration with live music and dance, food bazaar, beer garden, costumed historical reenactments, historic crafts, militia cannon firings, and children’s activities. Fort Ross Festival is a wonderful summer celebration covering the breadth of the settlements multicultural community. More information can be found here.

So get out there and have some fun, wine country style!

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Wine Country Movies Under Starry Nights

There is no better way to spend a warm, summer evening than taking in a outdoor movie.  It’s a great way to beat the heat while having a fun evening together doing something the whole family will enjoy.  Wine Country doesn’t disappoint when it comes to movies under a star-filled sky.

We’ve put together a short list of outdoor movie venues that is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery Outdoor Amphitheater
Saturday, June 24
A not-so-silent movie night featuring Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights”  with the original musical score performed live by our orchestra. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Wine bars open until 9:30 pm.  Food vendors on-site. Movie begins at sunset.  Ticket and more information can be found here.

St. Francis Winery “Stars Under the Stars” Outdoor Film Festival
Thursdays | July 6-27 | 7pm
Pack a blanket and join us on the lawn of our beautiful Sonoma Valley Tasting Room for a film under the stars. Back for its eighth year, our Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival takes place every Thursday night at the Winery from July 6 to July 27. Seating on the lawn begins at 7pm with a pre-show concert and wine reception. El Coyote Food Truck will be serving delicious Mexican food available for purchase. Our feature film begins at dusk. Festival sommelier and film aficionado Christopher Sawyer will pair St. Francis’ world class wines with world class films. More information can be found here.

The Breakfast Club
Starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson & Molly Ringwald (1985)
Pre-show concert by: Band Camp
Thursday, July 6

Grease
Starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978)
Pre-show concert by: Wine Country Jazz
Thursday, July 13

Some Like It Hot
Starring Marilyn Monroe & Tony Curtis (1959)
Pre-show concert by: Carlos Herrera Band
Thursday, July 20

Good Will Hunting
Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck (1997)
Pre-show concert by: Nate Lopez
Thursday, July 27

Movies in the Park Howarth Park
Fridays, August 11 – September 15
A little later in the summer but family fun not to be missed.  Take the family, a picnic, and a blanket for a fun night at the movies under the stars in Howarth Park! Each Friday from Aug. 11 through Sept. 15, movies will start at dusk (around 8 p.m. in August and 7:45 p.m. in September). Enjoy pre-movie entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from vendors onsite.  More information can be found here.

August 11 – Secret Life of Pets
August 18 – Lego Batman
August 25 – Finding Dory
September 1 – Moana
September 8 – Sing
September 15 – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Free Movies on the Green
Saturday night movies on the lawn at the Green Music Center.
July 22 5;00 The Little Mermaid (1989) and Moana (2016)
Aug 26 5:00 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast – Animated (1991) and Beauty & the Beast – Live Action (2017)

Alexander Valley Film Society
Offers Monthly Screening Series in Cloverdale and Healdsburg on Mondays and Tuesdays.  More inforamtion can be found here.

June 5 – Finding Oscar – 7PM at The Clover Theater
June 27 – Secret Life of Pets – 9PM at Healdsburg Plaza
July 10 – TBD – 7PM at The Clover Theater
July 25 – Toy Story – 9PM at Healdsburg Plaza
August 19 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the Drive-In!
August 22 – Finding Dory – 9PM at Healdsburg Plaza

Tuesday Kid’s Movies (Free) on Windsor Town Green
June 6 – August 1 (start 15 minutes after sunset)
The dates are set up the movie list is still updating.  Movies and more information can be found here.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo credit: http://www.stfranciswinery.com/