Get Excited About These Awesome Russian River Events

Hot air balloons at one of the best Russian River eventsSituated in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, the Russian River Valley is surrounded by ancient redwoods and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. This picturesque region offers a variety of attractions including fine restaurants, boutiques, and wineries, and also hosts an array of exciting events throughout the year. From local parades to music festivals, there’s truly something for everyone – and it’s all just a few minutes south of the Honor Mansion! Here are some of our favorite Russian River events.

4 of The Best Russian River Events

1. Beerfest

Beer lovers, mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will host the 2016 Beerfest, an extravaganza that features more than 60 of Northern California’s best craft breweries. Beerfest has been providing attendees with the opportunity to taste a variety of brands and styles of beer since 1991 and also features live music, games, and wonderful Sonoma County food purveyors. With over 120 unique brews, you’re sure to find something that fits your taste!

2. Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

On June 18th and 19th, 2016, the annual Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival will light up the sky in Windsor, CA. Featuring tethered balloon rides, a kids play area, and a variety of food, art, and merchandise vendors, this event is perfect for the whole family. Be sure to arrive early for the Dawn Patrol balloon launch where you can watch over 30 colorful balloons begin their graceful ascent up into the sky.

3. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

As the largest charity event in Sonoma County, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised over $20 million since its inception and is ideal for those who want to drink wine for a cause. The event brings together over 200 local grape growers, winemakers, and chefs and offers a variety of programs for guests to enjoy. Tastings, auctions, barbecues, and more will be offered from September 2nd to September 4th and will teach attendees about the incredible industry that has made this region so famous.

4. Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Voted the best music festival in Sonoma County for 4 consecutive years, the 40th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival will return to Johnson’s Beach on September 10th & 11th, 2016. Located on the banks of the Russian River in Guerneville, CA, Johnson’s Beach is a picturesque venue that’s only a few miles from over 100 wineries. Music lovers can enjoy a weekend of fantastic concerts and performances, with past acts like the Doobie Brothers, Al Jarreau, Etta James, and many more.

Come Home to the Honor Mansion!

Before you start planning your trip, be sure to check out the Russian River events calendar for frequent updates, then book your stay at our Healdsburg bed and breakfast! After a wonderful day out and about, you can return to one of our beautiful rooms or suites and rest up, then join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast the next morning. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!

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