Things to do this week in Sonoma County, June 30 to July 9

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This weekend is exploding with fun! With fireworks, parades, poetry and more, this week is full of exciting things to do.

Friday, June 30
Rumi’s Caravan: Enjoy a night of music and poetry at Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma this Friday night. Starting at 7 p.m., the Caravan will delight audiences with music, poetry and festivity. Lavish attire recommended. Tickets are $35 for dinner (6 p.m.) and performance, or $25 for just the performance. Find out all the details at

Saturday, July 1
Sonoma Public Art Celebration: This Saturday, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is hosting a celebration at the Sonoma Plaza to commemorate a public art installation of pieces by artist Albert Paley. The event start at 2 p.m., and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and a walking tour of the nine large-scale sculptures. Find out more at

Saturday, July 1
Junior Ranger Program: Every Saturday, take part in a fun outdoor activity at Bullfrog Pond Campground in Austin Creek State Park. This Saturday’s free event includes plants, wildflowers and pollinators. Find the full schedule and all the details at the Facebook Events Page.

Saturday, July 1
Great Gatsby Gala: This Saturday, Charleston your way over to Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma for their annual fundraiser event, the Great Gatsby Gala. Wear your best 1920s-style attire and enjoy a night of live entertainment, food and wine, plus a silent auction. Tickets are $225. Find out more at

Sunday, July 2
Penngrove Parade: This Sunday, you won’t want to miss the “Biggest Little Parade in Northern California.” Seriously. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. The 41st annual parade kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by a BBQ, family fun and live music at Penngrove Park. Find out all the details at


Kenwood Fourth: Pancake breakfast 7 a.m., footraces 7:30 a.m., parade 10:30 a.m., family fun and barbecue 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kenwood Plaza Park. Free, fees for food.

Cloverdale Fireworks: Lions Club fireworks show around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Cloverdale High School football field. Free, donations accepted.

Healdsburg Fireworks: American Legion 40-minute fireworks display approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Healdsburg High School football field. Free, donations accepted. 707-953-7242,

Sonoma Fireworks: Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters’ Association fireworks display at dusk Tuesday, Gen. Vallejo Home field, Sonoma. Show approximately 45 minutes. Free, donations accepted. 707-996-2102,

Red, White & BOOM!: Live music including Wonder Bread 5, kids’ activities, 3:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa. Fireworks approximately 9:30 p.m. $5-$10.

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Friday, June 30

Rachel Ballinger: ‘101 Things That Piss Me Off’ author and YouTube star, 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma. $20.35 includes the book. 707-762-0563,

Funky Dozen: Funk, with favorites from the 1970s, Funky Fridays outdoor concerts, 7 p.m., Hood Mansion, Sonoma Valley. $10, kids free. 707-833-6288,

The Lil’ Smokies: Progressive bluegrass, Friday Night Live summer concert series, 6:30 p.m., Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 707-894-4410,

Saturday, July 1

Albert Paley: ‘Thresholds’ exhibit opens, large-scale sculptures, drawings and maquettes, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Through Oct. 1. $5-$15. 707-939-7862,

Guerneville Fireworks: Fireworks over the Russian River, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Guerneville. Free. Barbecue and lawn-chair seating at Larks parking lot. 707-869-9000,

California Beach Boys: Beach Boys tribute band, Rockin’ Concerts summer music series, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844,

Nina George: ‘The Little French Bistro’ novelist, themes of self-discovery and second chances, 7 p.m. Saturday, Copperfield’s Books, Healdsburg. Free. 707-433-9270,

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Indie pop singer-songwriter, Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. Saturday, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville. Includes fireworks display. $70-$200.

Sunday, July 2

Fireworks Over Bodega Bay: Fireworks display, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Westside Park, Bodega Bay. Handicap parking only, views from surrounding vicinity. Free, donations taken.

Monte Rio Celebration: Big Rocky Games at noon, Boat Parade and Water Curtain at dusk, fireworks follow, Sunday, Monte Rio Beach. Free. 707-865-6100,

Monday, July 3

Sebastopol Fireworks: Gates open 5:30 p.m. Monday, Analy High School football field, Sebastopol. Soul Fuse, Frobeck at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:40 p.m. $5-$10. 707-823-1511,

Wednesday, July 5

Westside Stories: On-the-spot personal storytelling series, ‘After Hours’ theme, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sonoma Portworks, Petaluma. $8-$10. 707-477-4416,

Summer Rep Theatre Festival: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘Chicago’ open Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. performances, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa campus. $15-$25. Through July 18. 707-527-4307,

Sol Horizon: Reggae band, plus Smiling Iguanas, Peacetown summer concert series, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Ives Park, Sebastopol. Free. 707-508-5449,

Thursday, July 6

Highway Poets: New retro soul, Russian River Rotary Foundation’s Rockin’ the River summer concert series, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Guerneville Plaza. Free.

Friday, July 7

The BluesBurners: Funk, rock, electric blues and rhythm and blues, Funky Fridays outdoor concerts, 7 p.m. July 7, Hood Mansion, Sonoma Valley. $10, kids free. 707-833-6288,

Orgone: Funk and soul, Friday Night Live summer concert series, 6:30 p.m. July 7, Cloverdale Plaza. Free. 707-894-4410,

Saturday, July 8

Larry Vuckovich All-Star Quartet: Classic jazz and rare standards, 7:30 p.m. July 8, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. $20. 707-829-4797,

Chris Isaak: Rock and rockabilly performer, Summer Concert Series opener, 6 p.m. July 8, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg. $89-$129. 800-514-3849,

Summer of Love: Classic 1960s and ’70s rock, noon-3 p.m. July 8, Village Court, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844,

Patti LaBelle: Rhythm and blues, pop standards and spiritual sonnets, Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. July 8, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville. $110-$240.

Sunday July 9

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands: Grammy-winning acoustic folk artist, Americana and bluegrass, 4 p.m. July 9, Occidental Center for the Arts. $25-$30. 707-874-9392,

Sol Horizon: Sebastopol-based world/reggae band, Live at Juilliard summer concert series, 5-7 p.m. July 9, Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-543-4512,

Rosetown Soul: Soul classics and rhythm and blues, 1-4 p.m. July 9, Village Terrace, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa. Free. 707-545-3844,

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