In the summer season, Sonoma County offers plenty of free shows, most of them outdoors. Listed below are some of the free options available this summer.
Now through Aug. 16 — Wednesday Night Market, Santa Rosa: More street fair than produce market, the Santa Rosa Farmers Market attracts a crowd with live music, food trucks and vendors Wednesdays from 5-8:30 p.m. surrounding the newly remodeled Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa. 707-524-2123. wednesdaynightmarket.org
Now through Sept. 29 — Summer Music Series and Food Truck Fridays, Sonoma: Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery hosts a summer concert series, with live rock and blues from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 29, with wine available to purchase. The last Friday of every month is Food Truck Friday, with a selection of gourmet nibbles available for purchase. 707-933-3230. sebastiani.com
May 18-Oct. 19 — Festivals at the Barlow, Sebastopol: Starting May 18, The Barlow will host Third Thursday Festivals, an evening of dancing to live music, food vendors, craft booths and more. The event takes place 4-8 p.m. every third Thursday, ending Oct. 19. thebarlow.net/third-thursdays
May 30-Aug. 29 — Tuesdays in the Plaza, Healdsburg: Enjoy concerts each Tuesday, in the Healdsburg Plaza. Food vendors set up at 5 p.m., concerts run from 6-8 p.m. 707-431-0331. ci.healdsburg.ca.us/335/Summer- Concert-Series
June 1-4 — Community Art and Flower Show, Windsor: Peruse and purchase floral exhibits and visual arts at Huerta Gymnasium from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The show is presented by the Windsor Garden Club and Windsor Parks and Rec. 707-931-4769. windsorgardenclub.org
June 1-Oct. 8 — Montgomery Village Concert Series, Santa Rosa: Through Oct. 8, Montgomery Village Shopping Center offers free outdoor concerts from 1-4 p.m. most Sundays at the Village Terrace by Cattleman’s restaurant and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays in the Village Court. 707-545-3844. mvshops.com
June 2-Sept. 1 — Friday Night Live at the Plaza, Cloverdale: Cloverdale opens its town plaza each Friday for summertime outdoor concerts that start at 7 p.m. Pop over to the adjacent Farmers Market for food, vendors and kids’ activities. 707-894-4410. cloverdaleartsalliance.org
June 4-25 — Music on the Lawn, Santa Rosa: Listen to local bands while enjoying scenic vineyard views every Sunday in June from 2-4 p.m. at St. Francis Winery. Wines by the glass or wine and cheese pairings available for purchase. 707-538-9463. stfranciswinery.com
June 6-Aug. 1 — Tuesday Kids Movies, Windsor: The Windsor Town Green becomes an outdoor movie theater each summer, showing family movies 15 minutes after sunset on Tuesday nights through Aug. 1. townofwindsor.com/787/Kids-Movies
June 8-Aug. 31 — Summer Nights on the Green, Windsor: Thursday live concerts start at 6 p.m. weekly in the Windsor Town Green, opening with Carolyn Wonderland. Grab a bite to eat from the adjacent farmers market from 5-8 p.m. townofwindsor.com/342/Summer-Nights-on-the-Green
June 11 — Railroad Square Music Festival, Santa Rosa: Enjoy live entertainment from noon to 7 p.m. June 11 as the North Bay Hootenanny hosts the David Luning Band, John Courage, B and the Hive, Black Sheep Brass Band and more, plus artisan crafts, visual artists, circus acts, a family area, food and beverages. railroadsquaremusicfestival.com
June 17 — Cotati Jazz Festival: Downtown Cotati’s La Plaza Park heats up from noon to 6 p.m. as the Cotati Chamber of Commerce sponsors the 37th annual jazz festival. Live acts keep the main stage hopping, with music spilling over to the Redwood Cafe and other nearby clubs. 707-795-5508. cotatijazz.com
See what else is going on this summer at www.pressdemocrat.com/specialsections/summer.