Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This July

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
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Cornerstone Music Series

The annual Cornerstone Music Series is back! Entrance is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

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Kenwood Footrace

What’s said to be the oldest running 10K footrace in California is celebrating 50 years. There’s also a popular 3K offering.

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Independence Day Parade in Sonoma

July 4

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.

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Fireworks Spectacular at the Green Music Center

July 4

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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.

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Rivertown Revival

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.

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Backyard Nights at Medlock Ames Winery
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Backyard Nights at Medlock Ames Winery

Spend a fun summer evening in Healdsburg enjoying great wine, delicious food and live music.

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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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