Area Events

Healdsburg is a lively place with so much going on that there is a great event almost every weekend and many mid-week too! From special wine dinners to music festivals or cooking classes – there are many special experiences to be had. We’ve highlighted a few below and there are many more you can find by going to wineroad.com or healdsburg.com

Now until

Oct
07

Adults at Play

Roth Winery
4-7pm

Kick off the weekend with Roth Estate at Adults at Play every first Friday of the month. Enjoy live music, fun & games, food from their executive chef and of course, excellent wine! For more information, call or visit their website.

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Now until

Nov
26

Saturday Farmers' Market

North and Vine Streets (one block west of the Plaza)
9am-12pm

Farmers will truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.
Founded in 1978, the market was one of the original twenty-two Certified Farmers’ Markets in California. They are a mutual benefit, non-profit organization, owned and operated by the farmers and vendors of the market.

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May
31

Aug
30

Tuesdays in the Plaza Concert |

The Plaza
6-8pm

Join the Healdsburg locals for a summer Tuesday tradition of music, dancing, food and of course wine. Grab a spot early! It fills up!

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Jun
01

Oct
26

Wednesday Farmers' Market

Purity/Cerri lot on North Street between Grove and Foss Streets
3-6pm

Farmers will truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.
Founded in 1978, the market was one of the original twenty-two Certified Farmers’ Markets in California. They are a mutual benefit, non-profit organization, owned and operated by the farmers and vendors of the market.

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Jun
0312

Healdsburg Jazz Festival

throughout town

They will bring you jazz legends, new talent and local favorites, for ten days of real jazz in the wine country. Events will take place in our lobby, at Dry Creek Kitchen, Spoonbar and throughout the town. See website link for a full schedule.
Tickets will become available in March, 2016.

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Mon

Jun
06

Jazz and Wine Dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen

Dry Creek Kitchen
6:30-9:30pm

Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet at DCK
On Monday the Dry Creek Kitchen will heat up with the hard-charging post-bop vibe of the Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet, a Sonoma County favorite thanks to the sharp playing of the leader on drums, Chris Amberger (formerly with Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Donald Byrd, Red Garland, among others) on bass, Delta College Music Department head Aaron Garner on piano, and polished sax man Francis Vanek (who has played with Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Eddie Daniels among others).
Kevin Fitzsimmons QuartetOfficially Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, the sidewalk-side restaurant of the Hotel Healdsburg has been a favorite of visitors and locals since it opened in 2001. The restaurant features California cuisine with fresh local ingredients, and the Jazz & Wine dinners feature a special three-course meal for a prix fixe, and paired wine (for additional fee) to match.
There is no cover, but reservations are highly recommended for these events; phone (707) 431-0330.

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Wed

Jun
08

Charlie Hunter Trio with Kirk Knuffke and Scott Amendola

Spoonbar
6:30 & 8:30pm

Exploring music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Hank Williams, the Cars and more
Two shows, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Concert and Dinner Show, $60. Ticket price includes show and fixed price dinner; beverages extra. Dinner seatings start at 5:30; reservations required.
Please follow this link to purchase tickets.
Charlie Hunter‘s inclusion on the 2016 Healdsburg Jazz roster puts the festival squarely in the vanguard of jazz guitar. Include Julian Lage, who’s playing on June 3, and you have a triumph of guitar innovation – fertilized in Northern California musical soil.
Both are unique, but Charlie really deserves his own category because he has had to actually invent guitars to match his vision. When the Berkeley-High-School graduate emerged on San Francisco stages in the 1990s using an 8-string guitar on which he simultaneously played bass, chords and leads, he seemed almost freakish, but that impression was quickly tempered by a profound musicality that brought him deep respect on the international scene.

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Jun
1011

Babatunde Lea and Friends at the Lobby

Hotel Healdsburg lobby
9pm-midnight

Babatunde Lea and Friends at the Lobby
including Teodross Avery, Gary Brown and special guests
No cover
Sponsors: Chalk Hill Estates, Roth Winery, North Coast Brewing Cº
The music doesn’t stop off the stages at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. In fact, some of the best stuff arguably occurs where musicians and fans alike like to kick back, in the lobby of the Hotel Healdsburg on Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover for this casual venue – but it’s worth it at any price.
This year, it’s a party hosted by trans-global percussion wizard Babatunde Lea and Friends. Babatunde – the name Lea adopted after seeing the great Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji perform in 1959 – was a stalwart Bay Area drummer and educator for decades, backing up musicians including Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Randy Weston and McCoy Tyner.
Appearing with Babatunde is tenor saxophonist Teodross Avery, pianist Frank Martin, and Gary Brown on bass. They’ll be doing their best to keep up with the energetic drummer – and whoever else comes in the door.
Babatunde is a master of most African, Latin American and jazz forms. As such, he is prepared for any of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival musicians who might want to drop by the hotel and really test their mettle. Keep this in mind as you enjoy everything the festival has to offer. Buy a drink. You might get a surprise to go with it.

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Sun

Jun
12

Antiques & Arts Fair

Healdsburg Plaza
9am-5pm

The Plaza will be filled with vendors displaying their finds and creations.

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Sat

Jun
18

Magical Mystery Tours by WineRoad

Wine Road Magical Mystery Tours
Pick a valley to explore or set out to discover our urban wineries.
We will pick you up at the Healdsburg City Hall parking lot, whisk you away in beautifully appointed buses from Pure Luxury for a day of magical wine and food pairings. Each tour will visit five wineries, only 20 people per tour.
The Mystery ~ is where you will be stopping! Just sit back, relax and enjoy the adventure.
The Magic ~ is the wines you will be enjoying throughout the day.
Select from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley or Urban Wineries.
We'll have an entertaining captain on each ship (bus) to keep you energized between stops AND we've lined up some fabulous goodie bags for you to take home at the end of the day.
This event is for those 21 and over, no children or babies. Dogs are not allowed on this bus tour.


Sat

Jun
25

Dry Creek Bike Ride and BBQ @ Comstock Wines

Comstock Winery
9am-2pm

Meet them at their winery for a bicycle ride around Dry Creek Valley (all levels of cyclist welcome!), then enjoy a leisurely lunch and wine in their picnic grounds, overlooking their estate vineyards. They will have two routes to choose from: a longer "advanced" ride, and an "easier" ride led by their Winemaker, Chris Russi, that visits some of their Dry Creek vineyard estates. Reservations Required. Ride is complimentary. BBQ and a glass of wine is $25 per person.

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Sun

Jul
10

IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman

Sonoma County

One of the prettiest and most popular races on the circuit, IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman offers a unique blend of pinot and PR's.
Staged in and around the Sonoma County communities of Guerneville, Windsor, and Healdsburg, IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman draws not only triathletes, but their wine- and food-loving support crews back every year. The event is a ticket into the heart of the world-famous wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, and once you're there, you won't want to leave. There are bed and breakfast and boutique hotel options to suit every budget, as well as thousands of wineries, craft breweries, and farm-to-table restaurants for post-race celebrations. The race also offers a springboard for vacation itineraries including the Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains, and redwood forests.
The course is a tour of Sonoma County's beautiful wine country, passing through four different grape growing regions: Russian River Valley Region, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill.

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Sun

Aug
28

Healdsburg Antiques and Arts Fair

The Plaza
9am-5pm

The Plaza will be filled with vendors displaying their finds and creations.

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Sep
0204

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

All Weekend Long - Throughout Sonoma County

SONOMA STARLIGHT
Dine, drink and dance under the stars poolside Friday night at this iconic Sonoma County winery.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville
Friday, September 2nd - 6:30pm-10pm
TASTE OF SONOMA
Sample the county's best from over 200 wineries and top chefs from throughout Sonoma County.
MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Healdsburg
Saturday, September 3rd - 11am-4pm
SONOMA HARVEST WINE AUCTION
Mingle with Sonoma first families and bid on exclusive items while supporting kids in our community.
Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood
Sunday, September 4th - 12:30pm-7pm

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Nov
0506

Wine & Food Affair

Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.
Tickets will go on sale September 1, 2016