Gay Events in Sonoma County 2018
Known as a gay-friendly destination not only on special occasions but 365 days a year – 366 in a leap year – Sonoma County’s gay-welcoming vibes have not only spawned a closely-knit local LGBT community but also a calendar of annual events that attract a global audience of fans and celebrate Wine Country with uniquely gay flair.
Listed below is a collection of the biggest, gayest events on the calendar in Sonoma for 2018. Mark your calendars now and prepare to celebrate the iconic colors of the rainbow as only Wine Country can.
May 18-20, 2018
Speaking of history, the roots of Women’s Weekend, a fun-filled annual gathering of women held in Guerneville, can be traced back almost four decades. In 2018, Women’s Weekend returns to the Russian River and the R3 Resort and Hotel in downtown Guerneville from May 18 through May 20. To find out the latest about Women’s Weekend and buy tickets, click here.
Sonoma County Pride Weekend
June 1 - 3, 2018
Sonoma County will celebrate its LGBT community out loud and proud in Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa, June 1-3, 2018. For the latest updates on Sonoma County Pride, click here.
Broadway Under the Stars
June 15 – Sept. 9, 2018
Every year Broadway comes to Sonoma in the form of the Transcendence Theatre’s production of Broadway Under the Stars, a summer-long series of concert events held in Jack London State Historic Park. The 2018 series kicks off summer with Stairway to Paradise on June 15 and runs through the high-energy Gala Celebration events highlighting the best of the best powerhouse performances of the 2018 season from Sept. 7-9. To find out more about the Broadway Under the Stars 2018 season or to purchase tickets, click here.
Gay Wine Weekend
July 20 -22, 2018
It has been hailed as the world’s largest event of its kind and lauded as one of the best LGBT events on the planet bar none. This year Gay Wine Weekend, the LGBT oenophile’s mecca, returns to Sonoma July 20-22. See the video below for more about Gay Wine Weekend from the Out in the Vineyard team behind the event:
Meanwhile, to see a complete schedule of events for Gay Wine Weekend 2018 or to purchase tickets, click here. And remember, early bird gets the worm, so keep an eye out for special discounts on VIP passes
Lazy Bear Weekend
Aug. 1 – 6, 2018
In 2018, Lazy Bear Weekend, along with its reputation for bringing together bears of all shapes and sizes for several days of sun and fun on the Russian River and beyond, will mark its 22nd year when it returns to Guerneville from Aug. 1-6. To stay up to date with the latest news about Lazy Bear Weekend 2018 or to purchase your bear tags, click here.
Every November, OUTwatch, Wine Country’s only annual film festival devoted exclusively to the LGBTQI experience, returns to “Sonomawood.” For the latest updates about Outwatch 2018 or to purchase tickets, click here.