The weather is warming up and summer is here so it is time to get out and explore all that Wine Country has to offer. Of course, Independence Day gets the highlight this month but there are other exciting and entertaining venues the whole family can enjoy this July.
Fireworks Over Bodega Bay (July 2)
Get a jump on Independence Day as Saturday night comes alive at the Sonoma Coast. The spectacular, free firework display over the water is produced by Pyro Spectaculars and will start at dark (9:30PM) on Saturday, July 2. The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay. More information can be found here.
Windsor Kaboom Independence Day (July 3)
Join the Town of Windsor as they celebrate our nation’s Independence Day on July 3 at Keiser Park in Windsor. With musical performances from McKenna Faith and Foreverland and all the food and fun your family could ask for, it’s the fireworks event you don’t want to miss! More information can be found here.
Small Town Family Fun on the 4th (Kenwood & Healdsburg)
Join the fun of an Independence Day parade as it marches through the cozy community of Kenwood. The event showcases classic vehicles, music, bicycles, Uncle Sam and even well-dressed pets. Start the day with an early 7AM pancake breakfast and/or a 7:30AM Kenwood 3k-10k Footrace. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and the route encircles Plaza Park. There will be a Rotary Club BBQ and Family Fun starting at Kenwood Plaza Park at 11:30AM. More information can be found here.
Enjoy the feel of small town America as friends and family gather on the Healdsburg High School Football Field. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics for a day of family fun which ends with a 40-minute fireworks show beginning at dusk.
There are so many Independence Day events in Wine Country that we can’t list them all. Here is a nice resource page showcasing July 4th fun throughout the region.
All American Zin Day (Healdsburg – July 2)
Celebrate Independence Day at The 10th Annual All American Zin Day with some of the best Dry Creek Valley Zins along with great food. Participating wineries include Kokomo, Mazzocco, Rued and Wilson Wineries. More information can be found here.
Cline Cellars Wine and Dixieland Jazz Festival (Sonoma – July 9)
Spend a summer’s day enjoying music by bands like Black Diamond Blue Five and the Jambalaya Big Swing Band while enjoying a glass of fine wine. Wine, beer, and food are available for purchase and guests are welcome to bring a picnic. There will be event day wine specials. More information can be found here.
Fort Ross Festival (July 30)
This annual celebration showcases the rich and diverse culture of the region and features costumed historical re-enactments, historic crafts, music, dance as well as a multicultural food court, beer garden and more. More information can be found here.
So get outdoors and explore all that our region has to offer in the way of summertime fun.
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