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Sonoma County May Events

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Feb 5 9 minutes read

Cheers to the weekend! I know you are all excited to spend it with your loved ones. What can be more fun than to join in some local activities? Our Weekend Guide is packed with an eclectic variety of things to do, whether you're looking for something to keep the little ones busy or just searching for something fun and different! And, Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom's out there! Hope you enjoy all the fun things to do in Sonoma County in May!

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Petaluma Library May Book Sale

When: Friday, May 12, 2017 

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Grab a hold of your purse and race with the team to get a copy of your well-loved series and stories. Children's Sale Days:  Fri., May 12, 10am-5pm & Sat., May 13, 10am-3pm, half price all day; General Sale Days: Wed., May 17, 4- 8 pm; Thurs. & Fri., May 18 & 19, l0am–5pm Sat., May 20, 10am-1:50pm; 2-4pm Bag sale ($2.00 per bag). New Books added daily thru Friday. Also Special Better Books-Wed. thru Sat.

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Petaluma River Cruise with Dolphin Charter

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Listen to a three-hour narrated history as you cruise on the scenic Petaluma River. The route will be: boat leaving the Turning Basin journeys downriver and returns. A part of the proceeds will go to The Friends of the Petaluma River.

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Rockin' Homesteads Tour

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 


An Eco-Friendly Garden Tour that will leave your mom in awe as you visit the gardens that have everything from bees to chickens, to greywater and rain tanks. A guided tour of homesteads and inspiring water-wise gardens.

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Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 

Time:10:00am - 4:00pm

Watch history comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California. Get a chance to meet the cooks, women, traders, vaqueros and craftsmen who lived in Old California. Play games, learn the dances from the rancho and how to weave a basket.

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17th Annual Mother-Daughter Tea

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 

Time: 10:00am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm

Creatively bond with your daughter as you paint your own china tea cup with a saucer as you enjoy a deliciously served tea. Save a copy of your moment with the complimentary keepsake portrait of your party.

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Garden Design Workshop - Creating your Water-Wise Oasis

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 

Time: 5:30pm- 8:00pm

Got that green thumb but don't know how to start? This is the workshop for you! Learn the 5 step process that will create an edible, habitat providing and gorgeous perennials suitable to our dry climate.

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Salute to American Graffiti

When: Friday, May 19, 2017 

Time: 10:00am

A celebration of American Graffiti, classic American cars, cruising the “main drag”, rock ‘n roll music and the “happy days” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Benefitting the schools, community projects, community programs that focus on the safety, arts, welfare and history of Petaluma.

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Bountiful Beauties - Natural Skin Care Workshop

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 

Time:10:00am - 2:00pm

Sarah Keiser will lecture to share the beauty products and secrets of natural soaps focusing on self-care. Making beeswax lip balms, soothing olive goat milk, and olive oil soap.

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Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 

Time: 9:00am

A choice of 3 courses includes a 1 mile, 4 miles, and 7-mile route. Ride a bike, roller skate, walk, run, wheelchair, skateboard, etc. Treasure hunt challenge for amazing kids where their families and children can take on the provided by the sponsors of the event.

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3rd Annual Down Home Day

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bring the dog, grandparents, and kids for a family fun event in a live music with good food and yummy treats. Join the challenges and games, grand drawing and great contests, plus more!

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

When: Friday, May 26, 2017

Time: 07:00pm

Be a detective as you dine and at the same time enjoy a three-course meal to an interactive murder mystery dinner theater. You can also judge, sing or just simply sit and watch at your private table as there will be a Deadly Karaoke Contest “Sing Me a Murder” theme.

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Funky Fridays Outdoor Music Concerts

When: Friday, May 26, 2017

Time: 7:00pm - 09:00pm

Enjoy live music at the Hood Mansion lawn on a Funky Friday Outside Music Jam. This is also a non-profit FUNdraiser that will help Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation raise funds for foster partnerships and advocates. In addition to that, it will also support Hood Mansion projects and other county parks project in the Sonoma Valley.

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A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing

When: Friday, May 26, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Be amused by this old school artistic wacky comedy and get muffled about the drama that goes on the play. High-intensity comedy and much restricted and dafter drama than you'd think.

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From Both Hips, May 19 - June 4

When: Friday, May 26, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

This is a story of a man named Paul with an unwavering exact payback plan to his shooter. The shooter happens to a policeman who inadvertently shot Paul in the hips. Find out how Paul’s plan transpire.

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Driven To Perfection Classic Car Show and Cruise

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 03:00pm

Calling all Elegant, Stylish and Timeless Classic Car Show enthusiast, it’s the time of the year where you brag what your Vintage Cars can still do after so many years. There will be a display of vintage trucks and cars who will compete against each other. Proceeds will go to Sebastopol Area Senior Center and its programs.

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Memorial Weekend - Tea and Memories in the Rose Garden

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 05:00pm

Send those personal messages and place it in the Memorial Wishing Tree. Alongside with this activity is to be able to relax as you appreciate 650  varieties of roses a with a delicious cup of organic tea from Dragon Fly Company.

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Mosaic Playshop with Carole Watanabe

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 02:00pm

Art is indeed FUN. We have a lot of art activities in store for you and that we will also prepare a delicious fresh organic lunch by the pond daily. And to wrap-up the week, wine and cheese will also be provided. We'll see you there.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Muscardini Cellars

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 05:00pm

Relish Memorial Daily weekend with family and friends experiencing award winning wines paired with locally made cheeses. Spend quality time doing outdoor activities like lawn games, picnic and other sports activities.

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Yoga and Beer at Cooperage

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 01:00pm

Focus on completing your yoga and not on the fermenter barrels. Some may not be able to get their eyes off the fermented barrels as they stretch their way in completing yoga class. This yoga class is being held on the production side of the brewery.

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Chateau Diana Winery's Mimosa Mondays

When: Monday, May 29, 2017 

Time: 11:00am to 05:00pm

Enjoy the patio overlooking view of Dry Creek Valley and relax with mind with Chateau Diana Winery.

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Chateau Diana Winery's Tipsy Tuesdays

When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 05:00pm

Check out Chateau Diana Winery's Tipsy Tuesdays and take advantage of getting two slushies for only $10. Relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Downtown Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 05:00pm to 08:30pm

Experience Downtown Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market as everyone celebrate its 29th anniversary.  There is variety of local food for all ages, children activities, live music and entertainment for everyone. 

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Wines & Sunsets

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 05:30pm

Come and join us as we celebrate our popular outdoor Wednesday night events. This is our 22nd annual season for Wines and Sunsets in Paradise. Please be advised that due to its popularity, they only limit 8 people per group and Advance ticket is always a must. For more information, you can visit our website at

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