Looking for the coolest things to do this summer in Sonoma County? Even after the Fourth of July celebrations wane, there’s still plenty of activities to keep you entertained. 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.
July is hot in Sonoma County, with temperatures in the 80s and 90s.
Featured Photo: Green Music Center, courtesy of Brennan Spark Photography
Independence Day Parade in Sonoma
The parade kicks off at 10am. After watching it make its way around Sonoma’s historic Plaza, stick around for a festival with food, drink and game booths. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations.
More info: sonomacity.org
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
You have to roll out of bed early, but one glimpse at the sky filled with colorful balloons and you’ll be thrilled you set your alarm. Along with tethered balloon rides, there will be food booths, crafts and kids play areas.
More info: schabc.org
The popular music and arts festival on the banks of the Petaluma River is back. The weekend of festivities benefits the nonprofit Friends of the Petaluma River organization.
More info: rivertownrevival.com