Best Things to Do in Wine Country This July

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? 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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Kenwood Footrace

July 4th

What’s said to be the oldest running 10K footrace in California is celebrating 49 years. There’s also a popular 3K offering.

More info: kenwoodfootrace.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Melania Mahoney

Independence Day Parade in Sonoma

July 4th

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

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Photo: Courtesy of Brennan Spark Photography

Fireworks Spectacular at the Green Music Center

July 4th

The Transcendence Theatre Company and Santa Rosa Symphony are teaming up to deliver an evening of show tunes and patriotic classics, followed by what’s reportedly the biggest fireworks display in Sonoma County.

More info: gmc.sonoma.edu

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Shifting the Lens at J Vineyards & Winery

July 7th -10th , 14th – 17th | August 18th – 21st , 25th – 28th | September 29th – October 10th | October 6th - 9th

This new wine and food experience is designed to challenge what you think you know about pairing wine with food, and spotlight unique voices in the wine and culinary world. Throughout summer, three renowned chefs will each take over the menu at J’s Bubble Room in Healdsburg for two weekends.

More info: jwine.com

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Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series

July 9th, August 27th, September 10th

The Rodney Strong Wine Estate in Healdsburg kicks off its Summer Concert Series this July with Tower of Power. Colbie Caillat takes the stage in August; and Blues Traveler in September.

More info: rodneystrong.com

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Behind the Label at Imagery Estate Winery

July 10th, August 14th, September 11th

Meet an Imagery wine label artist and enjoy a guided art gallery tour with wine of course!

More info: imagerywinery.com

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Festival Napa Valley

July 15th – 24th

Food, wine and one-of-a-kind performances featuring renowned artists and up-and-coming talent. In addition to ticketed, evening performances throughout Napa Valley, there are a number of free daytime performances at the Culinary Institute of American at Copia.

More info: festivalnapavalley.org

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Photo: Courtesy of Napa County Historical Society

Downtown Napa Walking Tours

July 15th, 17th | August 12th, 14th

Led by docents from the Napa County Historical Society, the 90-minute walking tours highlight more than fifteen local landmarks. Complimentary maps and headsets are provided for participants.

More info: napahistory.org

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Photo: Courtesy of Joanna Salazar, @Snapwhatyoulove

Cooking with Comedians

July 22nd

Chefs from The Meritage Resort and Spa team up with comedians to make you laugh while you learn culinary skills.

More info: meritageresort.com

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Rivertown Revival

July 23rd – 24th

After a two year pandemic pause, 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

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a-ha at Oxbow RiverStage

July 29th

This year’s concert series at Oxbow RiverStage in downtown Napa features a wide range of artists including pop band a-ha.

More info: oxbowriverstage.com

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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