Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This May

“M” is for May and this month means Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend to mark the unofficial start of summer. And lots of “mmm” food festivals, too. 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.

May is warm in Sonoma County, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Featured Photo: Healdsburg Wine & Food Festival
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Photo: Courtesy of Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

Fancy (Farm)raiser

Enjoy a plant-based feast while raising funds for Charlie’s Acres and the 150+ rescued farm animals that call it home. 

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sheep on the hill
Photo: Courtesy of Farm Trails

Farm Trails Annual Spring Tour

Farm tours with barnyard babies, flowers, and all sorts of deliciousness. How can you go wrong?

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Photo: The Jim Henson Exhibit

Kendall-Jackson Inaugural Kentucky Derby® Party

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Photo: Will Bucquoy

Summer Camp on the Sonoma Serengeti

The annual fundraising event for Safari West in Santa Rosa includes summer camp-themed lawn games and a scavenger hunt, wine, gourmet eats, a live auction, plus much more. We hear there will be s’mores too! 

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Photo: Kristen Green

Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience

Celebrating the best of Sonoma County, this festival will showcase winemakers, chefs, farmers, and more. Events will be take place at a number of locations including the Montage Healdsburg.

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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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