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Fourth of July Fireworks and Fun Events in Sonoma County

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The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday in 2020, and we know the eagerness and anticipation for the holiday weekend is running high. Since there's just too much fun to pack into one day, the Sonoma County Independence Day celebrations run through the weekend. In 2020, we invite you to celebrate with us in a safe and socially distanced way without gatherings in Sonoma County. Please check this page for more info.

While summer travel looks different this year, the Sonoma County that you know, love, and have daydreamed about is still the same. In fact, we think that Sonoma County is more beautiful and welcoming than ever. Let's enjoy this year's Fourth of July holiday by reconnecting with life, tasting fresh food, relaxing in nature, and treating ourselves. Below you will find a round-up of fun things to do over the Fourth of July weekend in 2020. Please contact all organizers for up to date details. 

Fourth of July Weekend Safety Measures: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sonoma Coast state beaches will close parking lots and pullouts on Highway 1, but beach access remains open to foot traffic. See details.

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Stroll Through Blooming Lavender Fields

Come see the lavender blooming in Bloomfield at Monte-Bellaria. Each $10 ticket fee will include adult admission, parking, and a tour of the property that features lavender fields, bee hives, and a distillation laboratory. The farm store will be open selling fresh lavender, lavender essential oils, olive oil, and honey products. Take a walk all around the lavender fields and see the scenic views of the hills and Russian River vineyards, and afterward enjoy a picnic by the farm pond. Admission will be limited to 25 people per hour via pre-paid ticket sales. 

Go Wine Tasting

Many Sonoma County wineries are offering unique experiences this Fourth of July. At West Wines in the Dry Creek Valley, enjoy some Fourth of July Weekend sparkle with their sparkling Seafoam Blanc de Blanc, which is joining the West Flight tasting flight for this weekend only. Afterward, enjoy a vineyard picnic and stroll through their rows of vines.

Elsewhere, Dutton Estate Winery is having a "Red, White & You" Wine Weekend. Taste through five Russian River Valley estate wines, and pair it with a seasonal picnic, or a seasonal chocolate pairing.

Many other Sonoma County wineries will continue hosting unique, private tastings, wine and food pairings, picnics, and more. We recommend making reservations in advance.

Visit Historic Sites

Sonoma County offers many interesting historic sites, from Fort Ross at the Sonoma Coast to the Sonoma State Historic Park in downtown Sonoma. For a more interactive experience, take the Sonoma History Scoop tour with Gourmet Food & Wine Tours. Not your everyday tour, this Sonoma walking tour comes complete with a scoop of ice cream from Sweet Scoops Ice Cream

See a complete list of historic sites here.


Sample Fresh Craft Brews 

Celebrate with fresh craft brews at famous Sonoma County breweries, many with outdoor seating and beergardens. Take your own self-guided brewery tour of Sonoma County at Lagunitas in Petaluma, Brewsters in Petaluma, Hopmonk in Sebastopol and Sonoma, Bear Republic in Rohnert Park, and Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa or Windsor.

Some breweries, including Lagunitas and Hopmonk, are having live outdoor music over the weekend. See all breweries here.


Take a Road Trip

Gather your family and hit the road to Sonoma County. Enjoy simple pleasures, like sampling food from our farms to your table. Savor wine from the heart and soul of wine country. Experience natural wonders like towering redwoods and the rugged Northern California coastline. And experience unique adventures like paddling down the Russian River toward the mouth of the Pacific Ocean or hot air ballooning over lush vineyards. Find your perfect road trip here.


Go Camping (Or Glamping)

Camping is quintessentially summer. And in Sonoma County, there are so many camping options, such as Doran Regional Park in Bodega Bay, San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA, and Cloverdale/Healdsburg KOA.

However, if camping isn’t your style, Sonoma County is home to unique glamping (lux camping) options. Enjoy an African-style camping experience at Safari West in extra-large safari tents, stay in a modern Airstream trailer or glamping tents at AutoCamp Russian River, or relax in Alexander Valley Wine Country in Wildhaven’s safari-style tents on the Russian River. Find all campgrounds here.

Doran Beach Regional Park
Doran Beach Regional Park

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