Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This August

Looking for the coolest things to do to soak up the last of the summer months? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. 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.

August is hot in Sonoma County, with temperatures in the 90s.

Featured Photo: Gravestein Apple Fair
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Russian River Valley Winegrowers Paulée Dinner

Date TBD

This multi-course feast is served alongside Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc, poured by more than two-dozen Russian River Valley wineries.

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Wine Country Distillery Festival

Date TBD

Get a taste of Sonoma’s exploding craft distillery scene all in one, outdoor location. There will be spirits, food and more. The event benefits the Robert Ferguson Observatory.

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Gravenstein Apple Festival

August 12 & 13

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Gravenstein Apple Festival. Think crafts, music, food, wine, kids’ activities and of course apples!

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Cotati Accordion Festival

August 19 – 20

Two stages, food, wine, beer, crafts, and lots of accordions. The Cotati Accordion Festival is a non-profit organization; proceeds benefit local youth service organizations.

More info: cotatifest.com

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13th Annual Project Zin

August 19

Organized by Sonoma County vintner Clay Mauritson and chef Charlie Palmer, this fundraiser pairs Zinfandel with dishes prepared by some of Sonoma County’s favorite chefs. Proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association North Bay.

More info: projectzin.org

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Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival

Dates TBD

Now in its 27th year, there will be art, wine, beer, food, live music and fun for the kids. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department and non-profit Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods.

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in Sonoma County? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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