Sonoma County, aka wine county, might seem like an odd place to celebrate your 4th of July weekend but trust us when we say there is nothing more fun than spending time among the wineries with your family. Sonoma County is filled with family fun activities that are great to participate in while taking a break from your Pacific Coast Highway fun.
Do note that Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Petaluma, and Bodega Bay are not planning any firework shows this year to help prevent the spread of fires.
Here are all the must-attend events happening throughout Sonoma County during the 4th of July weekend. Make sure you have enough time to check out all the incredible events surrounding you.
Rohnert Park Fireworks
The Green Music Center at Sonoma State University will hold the biggest firework show in all of Sonoma County this year. The fun starts at 7:30 pm with the Transcendence Theatre Company and Santa Rosa Symphony performing shows, and then after the concert, you’ll be greeted by a spectacular firework show.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and tickets range from $30 to $60. If the kids tag along, come early to check out the Kid Zone with carnival games, bounce houses, food, and music.
The Inaugural RP Jubilee is back from 12 to 4 pm at the Rohnert Park Community Center. Enjoy live music by Wonderbread 5, plus carnival games, a cornhole tournament, and a kid zone.
While there will be no fireworks, Petaluma is holding a July 4th laser light show that will be visible from downtown Petaluma to the Sonoma Mountains. The show starts at 9:30 pm on the 4th.
Forestville 4th of July Events
On Saturday, July 2nd, your family can enjoy a classic rock and soul Joyride performance hosted by the Forestville Chamber of Commerce. The event starts at noon and goes until 4 pm, with music beginning at 1 pm. The event is free and is held in downtown Forestville.
Monte Rio July 4th BBQ
The Monte Rio Fire Department will be hosting a Five Alarm Firefighter BBQ on July 2nd. The BBQ starts at noon and will feature chicken or ribs with all the fixings. Dinner is $20 and makes sure to come early since the food always sells out early.
Rio Nido July 4th BBQ
Rio Nido will hold a classic 4th of July BBQ on July 2nd with hot dogs and hamburgers. The dinner will feature a bar, and doors open at 4 pm at the Homeowner’s Park. Pee Wee Golf will be available, and it costs $12 for a delicious plate of food.
Penngrove Fireworks and Parade
Penngrove will have its own “The Biggest Little Parade in Northern California.” The parade starts at 11 am on Main Street. Afterwards, the entire family can enjoy a BBQ, kid’s games, vendors, and live music from noon to 4 pm at Penngrove Park. All the fun will be on Sunday, July 3rd.
On July 3rd, Sebastopol will have their own firework show at 9:40 pm at the football field at Analy High School. There will be live music and a flag ceremony before the show. Admission is $5-$15 and free for kids five and under.
Windsor will also have a special firework show on July 3rd at 9:30 pm. The show will take place at Keiser Park and is walk-in only for this free show. No food or beverages will be for sale, so pack a picnic for the family to enjoy during the show.
Cloverdale Fireworks and Parade
At 9 am, Cloverdale will have a parade downtown with live music, carnival games, food, and more from 10 am to 3 pm. Later that evening, they will have their own firework show at 9 pm at Cloverdale High School.
Healdsburg Fireworks and Events
On July 4th Healdsburg will have live music, lawn games, and a Duck Dash at 10 am downtown. At 11 am, they will hold a kid’s parade with a firework show at 9 pm. You can view the show from Fitch Mountain Elementary School.
Kenwood Fireworks and July 4th Events
Kenwood is holding a plethora of fantastic events on July 4th. Kenwood Community Church will have a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 am, while the Empire Runners Club holds a foot race at 7:30 am, and a parade at 10:30 am at the downtown Kenwood Plaza.
Sonoma Fireworks and Parade
Sonoma will hold its own parade on July 4th at 10 am and will travel down the historic Sonoma Plaza. Afterwards, there will be a festival with food, drinks, and games, followed by a 45-minute firework show above General Vallejo’s Field.
The family won’t be bored during the 4th of July weekend in Sonoma County. There is something fun to do every day of the holiday weekend, and your kids will love every minute of it.