Looking for the coolest things to do when spring rolls around? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. Nature abounds here, and with National Parks Week and Earth Day, you have all the excuses in the world to hit the trails in Wine Country. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in Sonoma County including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in Sonoma County, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.
April is warm in Sonoma County, with temperatures in the 70s.
Featured Photo: Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
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Earth Week Nature Hikes
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and oenophiles! Get your steps in hiking the 1,200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery estate in Healdsburg and learn about sustainable farming and land conservation efforts. After the four-mile trek through vineyards, cattle pastures, meadows, and olive orchards, you’ll enjoy an al fresco lunch on the winery terrace.
More info: jordanwinery.com
2024 Winemaker Dinner Series by Santé
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn’s Executive Chef Jared Reeves is teaming up with winemakers throughout Sonoma and Napa to create a seasonal dinner series that runs through harvest. April’s featured winemaker is Dan Kosta of Convene Wines. Each event begins with a sparkling wine reception followed by a four-course wine paired dinner.
More info: fairmont-sonoma.com
Apple Blossom Parade & Festival
This small-town parade and festival has been going strong for 78 years! Head to Sonoma County wine country for a weekend full of live music, a children’s play area, artisan crafts, and food and more.
More info: appleblossomfest.com
Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival
Along with the annual Blessing of the Fleet, you’ll want to catch the Wooden Boat Challenge. Teams of four people have just a few hours to build a wooden boat using limited materials and tools, before racing it around a course in the bay.
More info: bbfishfest.org