Top Events in Spring 2019

California Artisan Cheese Festival

March 23–24

Sonoma County Event Center

1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa

A celebration of artisan cheesemaking. $25–$150.

Napa Valley Women’s Half Marathon/5K

March 24

Oxbow Commons Park

1268 McKinstry St., Napa

The inaugural run offers a prize purse for top finishers. $1–$200.

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 27–31

Various locations around Sonoma Plaza

Five days of hand-selected independent films, with renowned attendees. $250–$2,400.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

March 28–31

Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol

6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol

An independent nonfiction film festival. $15–$750.

Reflectivity: Artists on Climate Change

April 20–June 2

Healdsburg Center for the Arts

130 Plaza St., Healdsburg

Environmental education mingles with art.


April 26–28

Various locations, Napa Valley

World-class cycling event hosted by chef Chris Cosentino. $755 for a three-day pass; tickets for individual events start at $35.

Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival

April 27

Downtown Petaluma

Celebrate Clover Sonoma mascot Clo the Cow’s 50th anniversary with a parade, festival, and cutest chick contest. Free.

Cabernet Cookoff

April 27

Hall St. Helena

401 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena

Teams of star chefs compete for charities of their choice. $125.

Earth Day On Stage

April 27

Old Courthouse Square

Fourth St. and Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

Family-friendly environment-centric festival. Free.

Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend

May 3–5

Various locations, Napa County

Wine weekend and Alzheimer’s fundraising event. $1,000.

Signature Sonoma Valley

May 16–19

Various locations, Sonoma Valley

Immersive weekend tasting of Sonoma Valley wines. $1,500 for full weekend package; tickets for individual events start at $65.

BottleRock Napa Valley

May 24–26

Napa Valley Expo

575 Third St., Napa

Annual music festival featuring Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, and Mumford and Sons this year. One-day passes available from $159.

Auction Napa Valley

May 30–June 2

Various locations, Napa Valley

Taste and bid on Napa Valley wines. From $500.

Russian River Blues Festival

June 10

Johnson’s Beach

16215 and 16217 First St., Guerneville

Riverside music festival with live blues performances. Price TBA.