Calendar of Events



August 18 “Art on the Plaza” is the venue for the Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County on the Healdsburg Plaza. (707) 433-3064

August 21 “Music in the Vineyards” presents the Peabody Trio at Silverado Vineyards. The performance is at 7:30pm. (707) 578-5656 (Other performances by different artists on August 24 and 25; call for information. All events include wine at intermission.)

August 23 Art by local artists, entertainment and wine tasting from 6-9pm at the Main Element in Downtown Napa at First and Main Streets. (707) 254-7131

August 23 From 11am-1pm experience a free, open rehearsal for an upcoming “Music in the Vineyards” concert. At Silverado Vineyards. (707) 578-5656

August 25 Rock, rhythm and blues from Norton Buffalo & the Knockouts at the Healdsburg Plaza from 2-4pm. Part of the town’s “Music on the Square” series. (707) 433-3064

August 30 The “Third Annual Hospice Festival” with food from fine area restaurants, wine and the Dick Conte Trio. Benefits the Hospice of Napa Valley. At V. Sattui Winery on White Lane in St. Helena.
(707) 258-9080 or (800) 451-4664

August 30 – September 2 Celebrate a part of Old California at “Paul Bunyan Days” along the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast with a logging show, crafts fair, water fight, parade, square dance and more. For more information and directions, call the Paul Bunyan Days Association at (707) 964-8687

August 31 The “Blue Ox Beer Festival” at the Redwood Coast Senior Center from 11am-4pm. Enjoy live music, food and the beers, ales and lagers of 14 microbreweries at this annual festival. For directions and information call (707) 964-0443


September 1 Spend a day at the “Antique Fair” at the lively Healdsburg Plaza from 9am-5pm. (707) 254-7131

September 6 Virtuoso classical guitarist Paul Galbraith in concert at the newly-restored Napa Valley Opera House on Main Street in Downtown Napa. (707) 226-7372

September 14 One of the Mendocino Coast’s premier benefits (see page 45), “Winesong!” Is held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens from 11am-5pm. Gourmet food, fine wine, music, an auction and much more in one of the area’s most beautiful settings. Call early for tickets and information (707) 961-4688

September 14 Koves-Newlan Winery’s annual Harvest Festival, this year called “Harvest to Wine”, with vineyard tours, tastings and Spanish Guitar music. Reservations are required. (800) 500-9463 ext. 209

September 14 Napa County Landmarks leads you into the past with their 90-minute”Walking Tour of Historic Yountville”, the small town that is now known as the nation’s “per capita gourmet capital.” Meet at the Vintage 1870 complex on Washington Street at 9:45am. No reservations are required and refreshments will be served. (707) 255-1836

September 15 The date for the elegant Fall Fundraiser, held in St. Helena from 2-5pm, for Napa County landmarks. For more information call (707) 255-1836

September 20 Art by local artists, entertainment and wine tasting from 6-9pm at the Main Element in Downtown Napa at First and Main Streets. (707) 254-7131

September 21 The “Third Annual Big River Run” in the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast region benefits the local cancer resource center. For information and to sign-up, contact them at (707) 937-3833

September 21 & 22 The “Brutocao Wine Country Bocce Classic” features players from throughout the western United States. For more information call the Bocce Federation at

(707) 744-1665. (Also be sure to ask them about the “Little Italy Fiesta” on October 12.)

September 28 Make plans to attend the “19th Annual Beer & Sausage Festival” at the fairgrounds in Calistoga from 1-5pm. Up to 40 microbreweries, a chili cook-off and lots of sausage, plus live music, food and 200 custom and classic cars make this a favorite local event.
(707) 942-6333

September 29 Take the “Lions Safari on the Skunk Train” to Camp Mendocino for music and a barbecue. Departs at 10am and benefits the Lions Club. (707) 964-6371


October 6 “La Bohème” is presented by the rising stars of San Francisco opera at the Opera House in Downtown Napa at 8pm.
(707) 226-7372

October 12 Why not celebrate a day of ghosts and goblins at “Halloween and Vine”? Held from 9am-3pm at Madonna Estate Winery. Meet the artists at the only major Halloween Folk Art Show held in Northern California. (707) 252-2473

October 12 Napa County Landmarks leads you on a 90-minute”Walking Tour of the Historic Commercial District ” of St. Helena. Meet at Lyman Park on Main Street (near the post office) at 9:45am. No reservations are required. An open house with lots of activities will be held afterwards at the St. Helena Fire Department. (707) 255-1836

October 12 Pianist John Bayless will be in concert at the Napa Valley Opera House in Downtown Napa at 8pm. (707) 226-7372

October 13 The “Banana Slug String Band”, a blend of music, theater, puppetry and audience participation, performs at the Napa Valley Opera House at 2pm. A true family event. (707) 226-7372

October 18 Art by local artists, entertainment and wine tasting from 6-9pm at the Main Element in Downtown Napa at First and Main Streets. (707) 254-7131

October 11-13 The Senior PGA returns to the Napa Valley for the “Napa Valley Championship” (formerly known as “The Transamerica”) sponsored by Beringer and held on the championship courses of Silverado Resort. (707) 252-8687

October 19-20 Celebrate “Old Mill Days” at the historic – and still functioning – Bale Grist Mill on Route 29 south of Calistoga. (707) 942-6333

October 20-22 The “70th Season Opener” for the Napa Valley Symphony, with guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Held in Chardonnay Hall at the Napa Valley Expo. Concerts at 3pm (October 20) and 8pm (October 22). For information or tickets call (707) 226-8742

October 26 Billed as the “World’s pre-eminent steel pan player”, Andy Narell & Group perform at 8pm at the Napa Valley Opera House.
(707) 226-7372

October 26 Attend a reception for the opening of a show at the Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga. Called “Not Just Vineyards”, it features over 30 new works by oil painter Paul Youngman. From 2-4pm. The show will remain up through November. (707) 942-0585

October 26-27 Join Hopland wineries for the annual “Hopland Fall Passport” event as they celebrate the harvest and toast the new vintage. Begin at any Hopland winery. From 11am-5pm both days. A wonderful way to experience the wines and the beauty of Mendocino County’s own Wine Country. (800) 433-3689


November 9-10 The Silverado Trail Wineries Association hosts another popular “Silver Pass Weekend.” This is your chance to enjoy special events and wine tasting along Napa’s famous Silverado Trail. Call (800) 743-6668 ext. 17 or visit their website at

Ongoing Events


Scheduled In addition to permanent and temporary exhibits and many other activities, Copia in Napa also offers a full schedule of films, cabaret, music series and concerts. For complete information, contact them at (707) 265-5900.

Daily “COWS! In Sonoma Valley” As a new group of bodacious bovines join the herd, pick up a Hot Pursuit map to guide you to more than 50 brightly embellished cows. Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Sonoma
(707) 939-6668

Daily “The Story of a Winery” A permanent display of thirty-two rare and historic prints by Ansel Adams. 10am-5pm. Mumm Cuvée Napa, Rutherford (707) 942-3434,
(800) MUM-NAPA

Daily “Cooking Demonstrations” at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone 10:30am and 1:30pm; additionally 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations required. St. Helena (707) 967-2320

Every Tuesday “Napa Farmers Market” at West St parking lot between First and Pearl Sts, Napa, May 7th through October 29th. 7:30am-noon.
(707) 252-7142

Every Tuesday “Ukiah Farmers Market” at Orchard Plaza,May 4th through October 26th. 3-6pm. Ukiah (707) 964-6340

Every Wednesday “Fort Bragg Farmers Market” at the corner of Laurel and Franklin, May through October. 3:30-6pm. Fort Bragg (707) 964-6340

Every Wednesday and Saturday “Santa Rosa Farmers Market” at 1351 Maple, in the Vets Building parking lot, year-round, 8:30am-noon (707) 522-8629

Every Wednesday “Yountville Farmers Market” beginning June 5th until October 2nd, 4-8pm. Compadres Restaurant parking lot, Yountville (707) 944-0904

Every Thursday “Willits Farmers Market” at the corner of State and Commercial St, in the City Park, May through October. 3-6pm. Willits
(707) 964-6340

Every Friday “Chef’s Market” from May 24th until August 30th, at First St, between Franklin and Main Sts, Napa, 4-8pm. (707) 252-7142

Every Friday “Mendocino Farmers Market” beginning May 3rd, at the corner of Howard and Main Sts, noon-2pm. Mendocino (707) 964-6340

Every Friday “St. Helena Farmers Market” beginning May 3rd until October 25th, at Crane Park, 7:30-11:30am. St. Helena (707) 486-2662

Every Friday “Sonoma Farmers Market” at the corner of First and Spain St, in the Depot Museum parking lot, 9am-noon, year-round. Sonoma (707) 538-7023

Every Saturday “Boonville Farmers Market” in the Boonville Hotel’s parking lot, May through October. 10am-noon. Boonville (707) 964-6340

Every Saturday “Calistoga Farmers Market” from June 1st to September 28th, an outdoor market also featuring live music and children’s activities. 8:30am-12:30pm.1546 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga
(707) 942-4343

Every Saturday “Healdsburg Farmers Market” at Vine and North Streets beginning May 4th until November 23rd, 9am-noon. Healdsburg
(707) 431-1956

Every Saturday “Petaluma Farmers Market” Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd S and D St, 2-5pm from May 25th until October 26th. Petaluma
(707) 762-0344

Every Sunday “Sebastopol Farmers Market” at New Town Plaza from April 7th until December 15th, 10am-1:30pm. Sebastopol (707) 522-9305

Every Sunday “Windsor Farmers Market” from April 14th until December 15th, with crafts for sale beginning in November, at the Town Green, 10am-2pm. Windsor
(707) 433-4595

Every Wednesday through Monday “California Wine: The Science of an Art” The Napa Valley’s only interactive exhibit traces the complete winemaking process. 10am-5pm. Napa Valley Museum, Yountville (707) 944-0500

First Friday of every month, downtown galleries and businesses open their doors with public receptions for exhibiting artists. 5-8pm. Fort Bragg (707) 964-0807

Every Saturday “Live Blues” 6-9pm, from April through October, Pacific Blues Café at Vintage 1870, Yountville (707) 944-4455

Second Saturday of each month “Come Spit On Our Floor!” Sample wines ‘thieved’ from the barrel.
1-5pm, Merryvale, St. Helena
(707) 963-7777

Second Saturday of each month, village galleries and businesses invite the public to receptions for exhibiting artists. 5-8pm. Mendocino
(707) 937-5818

Fourth Saturday of each month “Food and Wine in Balance” From 10:30am-12:30pm. Reservations required. Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena
(707) 963-7777

Every Saturday and Sunday “Walking Tours” from May 1-Oct 31, Docent-guided walking tours of Historic Downtown Petaluma, 10:30am, Petaluma Historic Library & Museum, Petaluma (707) 778-4398

Every Sunday, May through September, “Point Cabrillo Preserve” Join docents and stroll through the 30-acre preserve; visit the newly restored lighthouse. 11am - meet at the parking lot. Mendocino
(707) 937-0816