Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This September

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Sonoma County? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month. Less researching and more having fun. Enjoy!


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Access Alexander Valley

Dates TBD

Held poolside at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, attendees can taste wines from more than 20 Alexander Valley wineries alongside dishes from some of Sonoma County’s favorite eateries.

Santa Rosa

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Mary Fuller McChesney Outdoor Exhibition at The Astro

The work of Sonoma Mountain sculptor, artist, writer and feminist, Mary Fuller McChesney will be on display in the courtyard at The Astro Motel in Santa Rosa. The installation includes about a dozen totems and goddesses, as well as a handful of bronze sculptures.

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2023 Sonoma County Wine Auction (SCWA)

Dates TBD

This weekend-long event includes wine, food, and a live auction. Proceeds raised benefit a number of Sonoma County charitable organizations.

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Heirloom Apple Celebration at Gold Ridge Organic Farms

Dates TBD

With more than 12-thousand apple trees — and 75 or so heirloom varieties — there’s a long list of reasons to celebrate at Gold Ridge Organic Farms in Sebastopol. Enjoy apple tasting, fresh apple cider and more. Did we mention the farm also produces award-winning organic olive oil?

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Glen Ellen

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Jack London State Historic Park Annual Gala

The park’s biggest fundraiser of the year, this year’s theme “Once upon a time in a not so distance forest,” is centered around the park’s cherished Grandmother Tree. The 14-foot diameter giant redwood is estimated to be 1,800 to 2,000 years old.

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Community Day at Jack London State Historic Park

September 25

Can’t make the Annual Gala? The free Community Day at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen will feature music, kid-friendly activities, and reprisals of portions of the previous nights’ fundraising gala.

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Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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