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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 Sunday in 2021, 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. 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 2021. Please contact all organizers for up-to-date details. 

lavender labyrinth at bees n blooms

Catch A Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Nothing quite says Fourth of July Weekend like a fireworks display. Among those you'll find in Sonoma County this year is that of Sonoma's Hometown Fourth of July event. This year's celebration includes a higher aerial display, meaning you can catch the 45-minute fireworks display from the Sonoma Plaza, your hotel and other parts of the Sonoma Valley.

Stroll Through Blooming Lavender Fields

On July 3, experience the labyrinth at Bees N Blooms. Say “hi” to the geese, ducks, and chickens, and stroll through the arced flower rows rippling out from the labyrinth, smell the floral essences, watch the bees hard at work, take pictures of the beauty, gaze up at Taylor Mountain , listen to the hundreds of singing birds, and enjoy the expansive panoramic views. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

Farm Grounds and Farm Stand will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and reservations will be required, $10 per car. 

Go Wine Tasting

Many Sonoma County wineries are offering unique experiences this Fourth of July. At Rodney Strong Vineyards, celebrate the holiday at the Red, White, and BBQ with KINsmoke. This family-friendly event will serve a delicious lineup of BBQ with live music from Hootenanny.

From hosting unique, private tastings to wine and food pairings, picnics, and more, wineries across Sonoma County are hosting a variety of events. 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 July Fourth Weekend with fresh craft brews at famous Sonoma County breweries, many with outdoor seating and beer gardens. 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.

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KOA Petaluma

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.

tent with chairs in front and bed inside

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