Summer is here, finally! We’ve been fooling around with the best way to get you access to all the local events and decided we’d send you everything that a mom would enjoy-with her best girl friends, children, partner, or solo, that June in the North Bay has to offer! Every kind of mama interest is represented this month, from festivals to parades, from drum circles to rodeos!
Make sure you also check out our summer bucket list-later this week, with a free printable for all sorts of fun activities and events!
(How to use this guide: Please note that this guide expands, simply click on the titles of each segment to see what we have in store this month!)
A Mama’s Guide to June in the North Bay
9 a.m.-Free Zumba Class | Come down to the Yountville Community Center for a FREE Zumba class and meet our Summer Zumba Instructor, Angie Ruiz. Angie will lead you in a fun and up-beat dance fitness class. 6550 Yount St, Yountville, California 94599
9 a.m.-12 p.m. KidsWorks Creative Workshop | Join Museum-on-the-Go at Friedman’s Home Improvement Santa Rosa Store the first Saturday of every month KidsWorks is proudly brought to you by a partnership between Friedman’s and the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. The theme changes monthly, so come celebrate the seasons and have a BLAST exploring the Museum-on-the-Go’s interactive displays.
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Yoga in the Redwoods | Under the canopy of magnificent redwoods, enjoy 45 min of yoga with Kristi Bowman, followed by an awareness walk. No yoga experience necessary. Walk is less than 1 mile. We’ll take time to connect and reflect as we meander our way through this special grove. Located in Occidental. Space is limited. Carpooling options and further details provided upon registration. For more info or to SIGN UP, email [email protected]
7:30 a.m. Hit the Road Jack | The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters Association presents the 29th Hit The Road Jack. This year we added a new distance, a half marathon. We will continue to have our distances of 3.5k (2.2 mile) and the USTAF certified 10K courses. Enjoy our food, drink and sponsors at the pre and post race festival. Make it a day to enjoy the beutiful Sonoma Valley.
1-4 p.m. The Luma Center Open House | Free educational talks: The Power of Language in Pregnancy and Labor, How to Naturally Get Your Energy Back after Having a Baby, Supporting Your Families Microbiome for Optimal Immunity and Health, Helpful Tools for a Positive Birth and Postpartum Experience 616 Petaluma Blvd. Suite B, Petaluma CA
12 p.m.-6 p.m. Napa Live: Inside Out |This is going to be off the hook! A music crawl featuring 40 bands at 30 locations, some inside and some outside, all within walking distance of each other. Performers span the musical spectrum, from blues to bluegrass, rock and roll to reggae, and funk to fiddles. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, IT’S FREE! Walk from place to place as you see fit, and enjoy a day chock-full of entertainment. If what you hear at one spot doesn’t get you dancing, stroll over to the next one. Food and beverages available at select locations. It’s the best way to Do Napa!
Railroad Square Music Festival | Free music in the heart of Santa Rosa. Food, beer, wine, art, and so much more. Let’s make this city shine. It is a project of The North Bay Hootenanny, a Santa Rosa based non-profit that has been working for the past five years to bring the North Bay music world to another level. THE SHOP PARTY is a pop-up craft fair based in Santa Rosa. They are hosting a street full of crafters and artisans all day at the Railroad Square Music Festival.
9:30-12:30 p.m. Botanical Design Workshop | Spend a late spring morning at the Ranch with us, relishing the creative calm and sensual pleasure of flower arranging. Designer Francesca Perez and members of our own garden team will share their passion and expertise in the art of handcrafted florals and botanical bouquets.
9:30 a.m. Yoga and Brunch at Tierra Vegetables Farm | $25. Mixed level Yoga class in the field – followed by a delicious farm fresh brunch! Advanced registration/payment required. Chiropractor, Yoga instructor, and long time friend of Tierra – Deborah Karish – will lead a mixed level yoga class here at the farm. This morning activity will be followed by a delicious brunch of veggie frittatta, salad, and strawberry lemonade – featuring Tierra grown strawberries and veggies, as well as Wise Acre Farm’s delicious free range eggs. 651 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
10 a.m.-11 a.m. From Forest Exploitation to Stewardship | Jason Grant will share the remarkable story of the evolution of California’s redwood industry from destructive forest mining toward restoration and enlightened forest management. To register, please use our Online Reservation Form or call our office at (707) 869-9177 17000 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville, CA 95446
2 p.m. Sebastopol Women & Pride Festival | Inclusive of friends & family with many shady areas for Lounging or sippin’ on a drink…the first Women’s Pride party in Sebastopol!!! Food & Wine pairing Beer & Boutique Alcohol & Non- Alcohol Cocktails Gourmet EATS including Vegetarian & Vegan (admission price includes ALL food/drinks!!) Children’s Play Area – Bring your Drum for the Drumming Circle Feel Free to bring a blanket/Chair for relaxing in the Shade!!This is an Event for ALL Women & our Friends….all Colors/ALL Nations EVERYONE is welcome, as we are INCLUSIVE in our support of ALL Women!
5 p.m. Farm to Table Dinner | Join us for our inaugural Farm to Table Dinner, benefiting Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center! Hosted by The White Barn Project and catered by Stellar Catering, we bring you the best our local bounty has to offer: oysters fresh from the ocean, world-class wine from around the corner, pasture-raised protein from over the hill, and many other delicious local flavors. Live music, a live and silent auction, and much more! Transportation is available to and from San Francisco. See you there! Feel free to give us a call if you would rather reserve your tickets over the phone: 707-769-8900
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Farm to Table at Kendall Jackson | Join us for an open-air feast under the amphitheater of the Sonoma County night. Immerse yourself in the stunning Kendall-Jackson Estate gardens around a shared table hosted by our wine experts, chefs and culinary gardener. Experience the garden transformation spring, summer or fall, with a family style dinner fueled by the day’s harvest and the bounty of Sonoma County. Wine Club Members: $100 per person plus tax Winery Guests: $125 per person plus tax
12 p.m. Jelly Belly at Red Barn | Join us at our Red Barn for an afternoon of family fun featuring our beloved and local favorite: Jelly Belly® Candy Company. This walk about event will feature an assortment of Jelly Belly® Jelly Beans and exclusive Jelly Belly® chocolates which will be tasted blind and which were chosen specially to reflect some of the flavors found in our wines. Age specific games, family-friendly entertainment, music, small bites and of course, plenty of your favorite beans will be available to all. Jelly Belly® in the Vineyard is for everyone who is nostalgic for a summer afternoon on the farm. $25 per person | 16 yrs. & under Free 6171 Silverado Trail Napa, CA 94558
Moms and Teenage Girls | Are you feeling more like you are surviving rather than thriving in your relationship with your teenage daughter? Do you worry about whether or not you are doing enough to empower your daughter to make healthy choices and set good boundaries for herself? If you’re interested to dive deeper into these challenges inside a safe, supportive environment, please join us for a 4 week program that will cover topics such as incorporating mindful awareness within your relationships, stress and anxiety management, and conflict resolution. Ashley Taggart MFT,[email protected]Price: $99
Ride-a-Rig JLNS | Ride-A-Rig is an educational community event that will provide children a hands-on opportunity to see and touch a variety of vehicles that play important roles in our community. Come explore fire trucks, garbage trucks, public safety vehicles, and much more! All ages are welcome! Tickets are $5, children 3 and under are free. You can purchase tickets from a Junior League member, at the door, online, or by sending a check to JLNS to PO Box 5752, Santa Rosa 95402
Kids Night at the Museum | Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum. Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Discount of $5 off for siblings. Advance reservations required–register online or call (707) 284-1272.
7:30-11 a.m. Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast | Breakfast includes all the fixings: pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit and more. Tickets are $7 (adult), $5 (kids) and age 5 and under are free. The Kenwood Fire House is located at 9045 Sonoma Hwy. Call the Kenwood Fire Department for more information at 833-2042.
9 a.m. -4 p.m. 2nd Annual Father’s Day Show and Shine | Drinks & Food, DJ, Raffles, Military Vehicles & Pin up contest. Julliard Park, Santa Rosa CA
MLK Festival | Welcome from the Martin Luther King Jr.-Juneteenth Festival. Our goal each year is to bring community together to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in American history. We believe in all the social benefits of pulling together for a common goal. The goal, UNITY. 1671 Hendley St. Santa Rosa, CA
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Father’s Day Bubs, Suds, & BBQ at Gloria Ferrer | Join us in our vine-covered arbor this Father’s Day for Bubs, Suds, and BBQ! Soak in the views of our vineyards and valley as you enjoy delicious slow cooked BBQ, cold beer, and Gloria’s award winning wines. Listen to live acoustics provided by The No Buenos and make this a Father’s Day to remember! Our BBQ buffet includes chicken, tri-tip, ribs, beans, potato salad, mixed green salad, dinner rolls, and of course dessert!
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Father’s Day Luau at B.R. Cohn | Celebrate Father’s Day with us as we party and enjoy live music, dancing and feast on roasted pig. An event not to miss. $20 Club Members / $45 General Admission
Days of Wine & Lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery | Sip, smell and savor the beauty of Matanzas Creek’s exceptional wine portfolio and vibrant gardens of purple lavender. Guests will enjoy: Live music, Seminars showcasing our many tiers of Sauvignon Blanc, Delicious food and wine pairings, Lavender Barn open house, vineyard tours games, guided painting sessions and much more!
2 p.m. Family Yoga at the Museum | Join Kidding Around Yoga for a family yoga session designed for children ages 2 – 17. Learn breathing practices, relaxation, games and activities, and some special Peanuts yoga poses, too!
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Museum Mondays for Little Ones — 10:00 am – Noon | Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays are held on the LAST Monday of every month from March – September and EVERY Monday from October – February. $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am.
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Coffee With A Cop | The Santa Rosa Police Department cordially invites you to attend our next Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, June 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 at the Quail Inn in at 7025 Oakmont Dr. Please join us for coffee and conversation! If you have any issues or concerns, or just wondered why police officers do what they do, this is your opportunity to talk about it and ask questions! We hope to see you there!
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11 a.m.-3 p.m. OTG at Coddingtown | We’re new in town and very excited to be here at OTG: Santa Rosa @ Coddingtown Mall! Join us every Sunday 11am-3pm for gourmet street food and live music
2:00 p.m. Crazy, Awesome Science! | Each Friday afternoon, we’ll explore science. This program often includes a scientific demonstration followed by hands-on science for everyone. Check each week for specific program.
7 p.m. Funky Fridays | These summer events are family-oriented for kids and adults of all ages in a festival-like atmosphere including live music, dancing and picnicking. Ticket prices – Adults / $10 and Kids (18 and under) FREE. Parking is $10 per vehicle or FREE with a Regional Parks pass. Advance ticket sales are available online. Hood Mansion in Sonoma Valley, to benefit Sonoma County Regional Parks. 1450 Pythian Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409
10:00 a.m. Art Spark Every Saturday morning join us to explore different kinds of art making. From watercolor paints and printmaking, to felting and building cars. Each week brings a new way to create masterpieces–Make sure to stop by to see what we’re crafting!
June 4th, 25th, and 30th-Star Party at Sugarloaf | Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom throughout the course of the evening. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.
June 3-5 Country Summer 2016 | In its third year, Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, features three epic days and 14 top country artists June 3 to 5 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road.
June 4-5 (Saturday 11 am – 8 pm & Sunday 11 am – 8 pm) Annual BBQ Forestville Youth Park | Free Admission Great Food: BBQ Chicken, Beans, Steak, Ribs, Oysters, Pasta, Garlic Fries, Burgers, Local Wine & Beer, Pie, Ice Cream Watermelon & Pie-Eating Contests, Carnival, Crafts Vendors. Live Bands BOTH days!
June 4-5th California Beer Festival | CBF’s shines a light on the craft beer movement and celebrates great beer! Saturday’s Craft Beer Heaven is THE event for any new or seasoned craft beer drinker and enthusiast! Expand your palate as over 85 craft breweries come together to enlighten and broaden the minds of the thousands of festival goers with all things craft! All 21 and over craft beer enthusiasts are invited to join the fun! Stafford Lake Park, Novato, CA
June 10th-11th Peggy Sue Car Show | Please join us for the 14th annual Peggy Sue Car Show & Cruise. Hundreds of classic, stock and custom All-American Cars will be on display. Admission to the Show & Cruise is $5 for general public, children 12 and under are free. There will be vendors, food, adult beverages as well as live music for the show at Sonoma Mountain Village. There will be kids activities and our newly added Pin Up Contest. Bring your family and chairs downtown Santa Rosa to enjoy the cruise.
June 11th-June 12th Novato Food, Art and Wine Festival | 200 arts and crafts booths, live music on two stages, craft beer, premium wine area, kids area with water ballz, and other fun activites. FREE! See full music schedule on website. Some of the acts include: Wonder bread 5, Chuck Prophet, Rebel, Rebel, Luvplanet, and Danny Click. Novato, California 94945
June 18th-19th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic | Join us for our 26th anniversary event at Kaiser park in the wine country. You are invited to the inflation and launching of a field full of standard and character shaped balloons. Tethered rides are also available if you would like a taste of what a view from a balloon is like. Proceeds support local non-profits
June 18th-19th Lavender Festival | Sonoma Lavender Barn will be open to the public this summer two weekends ONLY Enjoy the fields for pictures and U-Cut lavender. Sonoma Lavender Marketplace will be open for purchasing lavender products at 20-50% off retail pricing. Hundreds of lavender products including hot/cold spa wraps, neck pillows, booties, mittens, lavender bath & body, diffusers, 8537 Sonoma Highway (Hwy 12) Kenwood, CA
June 22nd-26th Sonoma-Marin Fair | Enjoy the The World’s Ugliest Dog competition, Agventures, and more at this year’s “Go Local” Fair! June 22nd, everyone gets in at kids admission prices! 175 Fairgrounds Dr Petaluma, CA
June 25th-26th Russian River Rodeo | The Russian River Rodeo Association is proud of our western heritage and our history of producing rodeos for over 50 years along the beautiful Russian River. We have a dedicated group of volunteers that work hard to preserve our rodeo and small town way of life. We offer a friendly, family oriented atmosphere to all our visitors during our annual rodeo event –typically the 4th weekend in June.