List of Sonoma County events canceled because of local fires

The wreckage of the Luther Burbank Center of the Arts northeast wing, after the Tubbs Fire burned through north Santa Rosa, California on Monday, October 9, 2017. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)


In the wake of fires sweeping Sonoma County this week, many previously scheduled events have been canceled or postponed, either because the venues have been destroyed or because the venues have been converted to evacuation centers.

Other events have been canceled or postponed because participants have been evacuated from their homes, or simply out of respect for those coping with the crisis. If you’ve prepaid for an event, check event websites for the most up-to-date information on refunds and rescheduling.

Some key cancellations and schedule updates include:

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts: The main theater is still standing, but the east wing, including a smaller auditorium, has been destroyed. Events through Sunday, including Friday’s Yandel concert, are canceled. The venue’s website has yet to be updated, but look for future updates at

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens: The downtown Santa Rosa home of the famed horticulturist, now a museum, is undamaged but will close its tour season now instead of continuing through Oct. 31, out of consideration for fire-related hardships faced by the venue’s volunteers.

Green Music Center: Friday’s Garrison Keillor show is canceled, as well as Saturday’s performance by the Academy of St. Marin in the Fields.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, serving this week as an evacuation center, has canceled all events for this weekend, including Saturday’s Les Schwab Monster Truck Rally.

Santa Rosa Junior College: All events at the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses have been canceled. Lumafest and the Shone Farm Festival, both originally set for Saturday, and performances of “It Can’t Happen Here,” meant to run through the weekend, all have been canceled. Look for updates at, and, or call 707-527-4011.

The Mystic Theatre: The live music venue in Petaluma offered a daytime evacuation center Tuesday through Thursday. Free meal schedule: breakfast, 9-11 a.m.; lunch, noon-3 p.m.; dinner, 5-8 p.m. Check for show information at

6th Street Playhouse: The Santa Rosa theater has canceled this weekend’s opening performances of “Steel Magnolias.” 707-523-4185,

Occidental Center for the Arts: The Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter Concert set for Saturday is postponed and will be rescheduled.

Sonoma County Art Trails: The annual two-weekend open studio tour, featuring more than 140 artists throughout Sonoma County, has been delayed from Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22. The event will now run Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29.

Tolay Fall Festival: The first of two weekends planned for this event is canceled. No event Saturday and Sunday. Check for updates on the Oct. 21-22 weekend.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: The downtown Sonoma museum has canceled Saturday’s opening reception for two new exhibits: David Ligare’s “Magna Fide (The Great Belief)” and “Forge and Stone: Works by Contemporary California Women Sculptors.” A statement from the museum added: “In the coming weeks, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will be open to the public free of charge as a safe place to gather.” 707-939-7862,

Paradise Ridge Winery: This venue has been destroyed by fire. Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron’s “History of Food & Wine in Sonoma County” talk, originally slated for Friday and sponsored by the History Museum of Sonoma County, will be rescheduled. The winery’s Wednesday night concert series is suspended. 707-579-1500,

Safari West Halloween Spook-tacular: At Santa Rosa’s wild animal preserve, structures burned and land was scorched, but the animals were saved. Oct. 28 event canceled.

“Dancing in the Light”: This equestrian performance at Belos Cavolos in Kenwood had been scheduled for this weekend, with a sold-out show Saturday night and an additional matinee added for Sunday. The event has now been rescheduled for next May.

“Sonoma Laughfest”: Canceled. A weekend-long festival featuring more than 50 stand-up comics had been scheduled at several venues, including Luther Burbank Center.

Clean & Sober Fest: This inaugural substance-free event at Mendocino Country Fairgrounds in Boonville, set for Saturday, has been postponed until next June. 415-578-0125,

Vikingfest: The annual celebration at Santa Rosa’s Norway Hall has been postponed from Saturday to Nov. 11.

Petaluma Speedway: This weekend’s final 2017 event has been canceled.

Sonoma County Library: All events canceled through Saturday.

Funkendänk Oktoberfest: The beer and music festival, originally slated for Oct. 21 at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, has been canceled. 707-664-6314,

Other canceled/postponed events:

— Pumpkin Festival at Kunde Family Winery (Oct. 14-15)

— Tough Mudder NorCal event at Sonoma Raceway (Oct. 14-15)

— Cotati Oktoberfest (Oct. 14)

— Miss Latina Wine County & Mr. Wine County Scholarship Competition (Oct. 14)

— Asti Tour de Vine bike ride (Oct. 14)

You can reach Staff Writer Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or On Twitter @danarts.