June is a special time when Gay Pride Month, Father’s Day, Juneteenth, street festivals and country fairs fill the outdoor events calendar. 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.
June is hot in Sonoma County, with temperatures in the 80s.
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Reach for the Moon
You won’t want to miss the inaugural Moon Mountain District Master Class and Grand Tasting. Learn about one of the country’s newer American Viticultural Areas (AVA) and enjoy nearly 30 small-production wines alongside a special menu developed by Executive Chef Joseph Paire of Berkeley’s Claremont Club and Spa Hotel. A portion of the proceeds will go to nonprofit La Luz Center, to support family services, economic advancement and community engagement.
More info: moonmountaindistrict.org
Friday Night Music Series at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
June 3 & Every First Friday through October
Live music paired with wine by the glass and bottle. Tickets are available for purchase at the door in Sonoma; no advanced reservation required.
More info: sebastiani.com
Cornerstone Music Series
June 3 & Every Saturday & Sunday through October 1
The annual Cornerstone Music Series is back! Entrance is free; food and beverages are available for purchase.
More info: cornerstonesonoma.com
Wine & Sunset Series at Paradise Ridge Winery
June 7 & Every Wednesday through October
Live music, rotating food trucks, and wine by the glass or bottle, all with a primo sunset view from the Russian River Valley Estate.
More info: prwinery.com
Love Wins in Windsor
The LGBTQIA Pride Festival will take place on the Windsor Town Green. Along with community resources for kids and adults, there will be entertainment, food and drink.
More info: lovewinsinwindsor.com
Farm to Pantry's Summer Supper
Held at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens in Santa Rosa, proceeds from the evening filled with food, wine, beer, and cider, helps nonprofit Farm to Pantry fight food insecurity in Sonoma County.
More info: farmtopantry.org
Dinner in the Vineyard
Get into the swing of summer in wine country with dinner overlooking the vineyards at Medlock Ames stunning Bell Mountain Ranch in Healdsburg. An organically-inspired four-course meal featuring produce from the winery’s gardens will be paired with special release wines.
More info: medlockames.com
Sturgeon’s Mill Demonstration Days
June 17-18, September 16-17, & October 14-15
This little known, more than a century old mill in Sebastopol is open to the public only a handful of weekends every year. A working museum, volunteers hold demonstrations at the steam powered sawmill.
More info: sturgeonsmill.com
Taste of Sonoma
Sip wines from more than 100 wineries, grab tasty eats from food trucks and relax at themed lounges (offering perks like bubbles, massages, and frosé) at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens in Santa Rosa. Did we mention there will also be a beer garden?
More info: tasteofsonoma.com