Calendar of Events

Things to Do on the Russian River

Looking for things to do on the Russian River during your stay at the Rio Nido Lodge? We’ve got lots of great things coming up on our Calendar of Events. Here are some of our top picks.


March, 2019


January-May

Whale Watching

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Saturdays and Sundays at Bodega Head
(707) 869-9177
RussianRiverTravel.Com

Whale Watching Tours also available via Will’s Bait and Tackle.


Saturday, March 30

 Spring Release Celebration at Lytton Springs 2019

Ridge Vineyards at Lytton Springs
650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg
11:00 a.m.
(408) 867-3233
RidgeWine.Com


April, 2019


Friday, April 1

First Friday Art Walk

Main Street in Downtown Guerneville
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(707) 869-9000


Saturday, April 6

Occidental Fools Parade

1:00 p.m.
(707) 974-9392
SonomaCounty.Com


Saturday, April 13

73rd Annual Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

Ives Park (on Jewell Ave. and Willow St. and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at the Veterans Memorial Building, 282 So. High St.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Parade, food & drink, music, exhibitors, kids activities, art show
  • Tickets: $10 adults (18-61), $8.00 seniors (62+), students (10-17), and FREE for children under age 10.

AppleBlossomFest.Com


Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival (Photo of Apple Blossoms).

Sunday, April 14

73rd Annual Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

Ives Park (on Jewell Ave. and Willow St. and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts at the Veterans Memorial Building, 282 So. High St.
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

  • Festival and Blues Music Explosion, food & drink, music, exhibitors, kids activities, art show
  • Tickets: $10 adults (18-61), $8.00 seniors (62+), students (10-17), and FREE for children under age 10.

AppleBlossomFest.Com


Saturday, April 27

Russian River 4th Food & Wine Spring Fling

Downtown Guerneville, 16251 Main St, In the tree-lined center of Main Street, next to Larks Drug (or Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall if it rains)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Enjoy a showcase of the best in food and wine, with small bites and wine tastings.
  • Hosted by the Russian River Chamber of Commerce
  • $30: food only, $50: food and wine.

(707) 869-9000
SonomaCounty.Com


Sunday, April 28

Fungi Fest

Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
2901 Gravenstein Hwy N., Sebastopol
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

A fundraiser for the Ceres Community Project.

  • General Admission $20.
  • General Admission & Tasting (for access to wine and beer vendors with three tasting tickets): $30.
  • General Admission (12 and Under) $10.
  • Shuttle service between parking and event areas.
  • Free samples from several food vendors

Info and tickets via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fungi-fest-2019-tickets-54305058893



May, 2019


Photo of whale tail. Calendar of Events, Russian River, Whale Watching.

January-May

Whale Watching

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Saturdays and Sundays at Bodega Head
(707) 869-9177
RussianRiverTravel.Com

Whale Watching Tours also available via Will’s Bait and Tackle.


Friday, May 4

First Friday Art Walk

Main Street in Downtown Guerneville
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(707) 869-9000


Saturday, May 4

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival

  • Fun, crafts, live music, good food, entertainment, wine tasting, and more.
  • Kids under 12 FREE; Adults Presale $12 ($14 at the gate); 2-Day Adult Presale $22 ($25 at the gate); Seniors (65+) / Military / Police / Fire just $12 at gate with valid ID.

BBFishFest.Org


Sunday, May 5

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival

Bodega Bay

  • Traditional Blessing of the Fleet, 11:30 a.m.
  • Fun, crafts, live music, good food, entertainment, wine tasting, and more.
  • Kids under 12 FREE; Adults Presale $12 ($14 at the gate); 2-Day Adult Presale $22 ($25 at the gate); Seniors (65+) / Military / Police / Fire just $12 at gate with valid ID.

BBFishFest.Org


Thursday, May 9

Calistoga Food & Wine Festival – VIP Reception

Close Pegas Winery
1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • An exclusive event with local chefs and top tier wines.
  • Wineries that will be pouring: Larkmead Vineyards, Sterling Vineyards, Storybook Wines, Baldacci Family Vineyards, Girard Winery, Switchback Ridge and Clos Pegase Winery.

Tickets: $195 per person
Booking and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calistoga-food-and-wine-2019-tickets-46334631129


Friday, May 10

Calistoga Food & Wine Festival – Chef Experience

Hindsight Wines
2383 Mora Ave, Calistoga
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Featuring Solbar’s Chef Gustavo Rios, with delectable food-wine pairings.
  • A four-course gourmet experience with incredible views of our vineyards and the nearby Palisades and Mayacamas mountains.

Tickets: $120 per person

Booking and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calistoga-food-and-wine-2019-tickets-46334631129


Calistoga Food & Wine Festival – Winegrowers Roundtable

Hindsight Wines
2383 Mora Ave, Calistoga
3:00p.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Reception with a glass of wine and light bites.
  • Roundtable with wine tastings and perspectives on each wine from local winemakers.
  • Featuring: Nick Bleecher from Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Jerry Seps from Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Heidi Barrett with La Sirena Wines and Peter Heitz from Shypoke.
  • Fun and informative live Q&A with Leslie Sbroco, TV celebrity and host of “Check Please Bay Area.”

Tickets: $75 per person.

Booking and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calistoga-food-and-wine-2019-tickets-46334631129


Saturday, May 11

Calistoga Food & Wine Festival – Grand Tasting Event

Solage, an Auberge Resort
755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga
2:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Featuring Solbar Executive Chef Gustabo Rios and the Calistoga Winegrowers.
  • Live music and food/wine pairings with the finest local restaurants in a lovely outdoor setting.
  • Delightful small bites served from live cooking stations by local restaurants to complement wines being poured.
  • Over 40 Calistoga wineries participating.

$125 per person
Booking and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calistoga-food-and-wine-2019-tickets-46334631129


Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 17-19

39th Annual Russian River Women’s Weekend

R3 Resort
16390 4th St, Guerneville
(707) 869-8399
WomensWeekendRussianRiver.Com

RRWW has something for everyone! An early morning hike in the Redwoods, local beaches, mingle poolside enjoying some of Nor- Cal’s premier DJ’s. Town offers local artists, many fine dining options, local wine tasting, entertainment by world-renowned sexy burlesque, hot drag-king’s, sing your heart out at Karaoke or dance the night away at our Dance Party! Sunday wrap it up with Liquid Church, Poolside. Enjoy 3 full days of empowering freedom with a  hate free atmosphere.

SOLD OUT

June, 2019


Friday, June 7

First Friday Art Walk

Main Street in Downtown Guerneville
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(707) 869-9000


Saturday, June 8

Beerfest – The Good One

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (VIP ticketholders can enter at noon)
Tickets $50 or $60 for VIP. Only 21+ allowed.

Tickets & Info on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beerfest-the-good-one-2019-tickets-53107396653


Thursday June 20

Russian River Rodeo – Royalty Dinner

Sportsman’s Club
25150 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills
(707) 865-9854
RussianRiverRodeo.Org

  • Adults $10, Kids $5
  • Reception: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner 6:30 p.m.
  • No Host Bar

“Come join us as we crown our rodeo queen and sweethearts”


Friday, June 21

Open 4D Barrel Race

Russian River Rodeo Grounds
Moscow Rd. at Highway 116, Duncans Mills

  • 6:30 PM – PeeWees,
  • 7:00 PM – Open Race

(707) 865-9854
RussianRiverRodeo.Org


2015 – June 27th & 28th – Let's Rodeo

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Saturday, June 22

Russian River Rodeo

Bill Parmeter Field
Russian River Rodeo Grounds
Moscow Rd. at Highway 116, Duncans Mills
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
(707) 865-9854
RussianRiverRodeo.Org

  • Cowboy Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Rodeo Grand Entry Opening Ceremonies 1:00 p.m.
  • Jackpot Team Roping
  • 2 Draw Pots/Signup at 4:00 p.m. / Rope at 5:30 p.m.


July, 2019


Fourth of July Fireworks - Calendar of Events - Russian River

Fourth of July Celebrations

Stay tuned for details.

Rio Nido

Pancake Breakfast, Fourth of July Barbecue with live music & Peewee Minigolf.

Guerneville

All-day food and entertainment capped with the Fireworks over the River show.

Monte Rio

Big Rocky Games, Fire Station BBQ, River Float Parade, and Fireworks

Friday, July 5

First Friday Art Walk

Main Street in Downtown Guerneville
3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
(707) 869-9000

Saturday, July 27

Fort Ross Festival 2019

Fort Ross State Historic Park
9005 Coast Hwy, Jenner
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$20 per car
 (707) 847-3286
FortRoss.Org

Enjoy a fun-packed day on this ruggedly beautiful little stretch of the Sonoma Coast. Events and activities include Kashia Pomo ceremonial dancing, sing along to Americana Swing, learning crafts from Alaska Native craftspeople, watching traditional Russian performances, bluegrass/folk rock artist Rebecca Roudman and Dirty Cello story time, horse and carriage rides, and so much more. Grab a pint from our Beer Garden (closes at 5:30 pm) and sample foods from different cultures at the International Food Bazaar. Also back by popular demand, join the Fort Ross Militia for Musket and Cannon Firings, and have a BLAST at Fort Ross!