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4th of July Weekend Packed with Fun

Fireworks and picnics will fill the busy weekend.

With the upon us, it is a great time to schedule your events ahead.

So much to see and do; try something different this year. Sonoma County towns all have such a different feel to them. 

(For a list of over the weekend, scroll down below.)

Here's a day-by-day guide of some selected events for this Fourth of July weekend (note that Healdsburg has both a and on Monday, July 4) :

July 1– Late Night Rock and Roll at Ravenous

Crazy Famous will be rocking the house at The music starts at 10 p.m. Crazy Famous is playing in support of their new album. 10 p.m., 420 Center St., Healdsburg

 July 2-- Fireworks, Family & Fun at Bodega Bay

Celebrate Independence Day at Bodega Harbor Yacht Club, 565 Smith Brothers Rd. www.BodegaHarbourGolf.com. Fee includes entry to event, BBQ buffet, free parking, live music & cash bar. Tickets will be sold for bounce house, face painting & balloon animals. Limited seating available. Reservations required. Fireworks start at sundown. 7 p.m./dinner 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $20/$10 Ages 7-12/under 6 eat free, 707-875-3538 

July 2—National Zin Day Celebration at Alderbrook Winery           

Grab a picnic and your friends and head on over to to celebrate National Zin Day on Saturday, July 2. Come check out Sonoma County's coolest rockabilly/swing/bluegrass band, Rovetti and the Meatballs, who will be playing from 1 until 4 p.m. These guys definitely know how to play the fiddle.

Also, all-Americana games will be played on the back lawn, along with other surprises.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $10 club $15 guests, 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, Phone: 707-433-5987 

July 2 -- Monte Rio 4th of July Fireworks & Parade of Lites

Over the River, aka the Monte Rio 4th of July Fireworks and Parade of Lites, is a one of a kind event. Monte Rio. Free at Dusk 707-865.9956 

July 2-- Wine and Music in a garden setting at VML Winery 

 Come by the beautiful VML Winery and enjoy live music with a glass of Pinot Noir or our newly bottled Russian River Chardonnay. Taylor Brown will be playing from 1 to 5 p.m. VML Winery, 4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg, 707-431-4404 

July 2 - 3-- Zindependence Weekend Event at Bella Vineyards

 Declare your “Zindependence” and embrace life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness at Throughout the day you will be able to explore Bella’s barn and wine caves as you sample an exciting lineup of wines, including Bella’s acclaimed vineyard-designate Zinfandels. 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bella, 9711 West Dry Creek Road, 707-473-9014 

July 3-- Guerneville Independence Day Celebration

Downtown Craft Fair on the Plaza from 10 a.m.-6p.m., Russian River Rotary’s BBQ at Lark's parking lot, chicken or pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs and hamburgers and beer/wine bar from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Kids activities and block party in Downtown. Pick a spot in the Plaza, on the pedestrian bridge or along Main Street for fireworks over the river at dusk. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Free (707) 869.9000  

July 4--Healdsburg American Legion Fireworks Show 

Annual crowd pleaser at the Healdsburg High School play fields. Local veterans from the American Legion Sotoyome Post 111 present their 21st annual fireworks show for the Healdsburg community. Fireworks starts approximately at 9:30 pm (right around dusk). , 1024 Prince St, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (Athletic Field). Open to all.

July 4-- Healdsburg’s Boy Scout Troop 21 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

This popular tradition will take place 7 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday, July 4, at the 1248 North Fitch Mountain Road in Healdsburg.. The menu will feature all-you-can eat pancakes, sliced ham, eggs, fruit cocktail, orange juice, and coffee. Tickets are $7 adult and $4 children and can be purchased at Copperfields Bookstore on the town plaza, from any Troop 21 Boy Scout, or at the Villa on the 4th.                                                                    

Russian River “Good Old Days” Exhibit at Healdsburg Museum      

Wed – Sun., 11 a.m. -4 p.m. through Aug. 14, Matheson Street.

Rivers Edge Kayaks and Canoe Trips                                                 

Across Fromin Healdsburg, 707-433-7247

June 24--July 24 -- Pirates of Penzance at the Raven Theater

The Raven Players open their season-ending musical, on June 24 at the in downtown Healdsburg with a few surprises including the acting debut of an extremely neurotic talking and singing Vulture Puppet. The Pirates of Penzance opens June 24 and runs through July 24.    Thurs-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m, $15 - $30, Raven Theater, Healdsburg 707-433-5900

July 4 -- Red, White & Boom Santa Rosa

Kick back on the lawn and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in the North Bay. Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs welcome. No alcohol or glass containers, pets tents or canopies allowed through the gate. Food booths, entertainment and more. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
Adult $7, $3 ages 6-12, Free ages 0-5, Gates open 4pm, Fireworks at 9:30pm, 707-545.4200.

July 4 -- Kenwood 4th of July Hometown Parade
 Come celebrate hometown patriotic pride that only our little town can supply! Parade starts 10 a.m. Mon, July 4 after the 7 a.m. pancake breakfast provided by Kenwood Community Church and the 7:30 a.m. footrace. Parade circles around Kenwood Plaza Park on Warm Springs Blvd.  Parade-10 a.m., Breakfast-7a.m., Race-7:30 a.m., 707-833.6410 

July 4 -- City of Sonoma 4th of July Old Fashioned Parade & Celebration: Saluting Community Traditions
Sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center, join us for a day filled with fun in the Plaza including an eclectic parade, food, live music, and more. Fireworks at Vallejo's Field at dusk complete this Sonoma tradition. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  707-938.4626 ext. 1 

Here's a selected listing of many of the major fireworks displays in Sonoma County:

Fireworks Over the Bay - Bodega Bay - Saturday, July 2.

Monte Rio Fireworks - Monte Rio (Russian River) - Saturday, July 2.

Fireworks in Sebastopol - Sebastopol - Sunday, July 3.

Windsor Independence Day - Windsor - Sunday, July 3.

Independence Day Celebration Guerneville - Guerneville - Sunday, July 3.

--Healdsburg, Monday, July 4.

 Fourth of July on the Plaza - Sonoma - Monday. July 4.

Red, White & Boom Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa - Monday, July 4.

Petaluma 4th of July Fireworks - Petaluma - Monday, July 4.

Cloverdale 4th of July Fireworks - Cloverdale - Monday, July 4.

Amanda Vineyard June 29, 2011 at 07:26 PM
Hello!- The address for the Bodega Bay event on the 2nd is actually 565 Smith Brothers Rd. www.BodegaHarbourGolf.com Thank you!
Keri Brenner (Editor) June 29, 2011 at 07:46 PM
@Amanda Vineyard: Thanks we will change it.

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