Jul
15
Jul 16

Civil War Days Casini Ranch Family Campgrounds

Step back in time to 1863 and enjoy a fun, family-oriented experience in the charming town of Duncans Mills. This annual, two-day living history experience is one of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California. The American Civil War is brought to life by hundreds of dedicated reenactors portraying Union and Confederate soldiers, horse-drawn artillery, mounted cavalry, merchants, musicians, and civilians. Between battles, visit the encampments and see Civil War-era equipment. Interact with these “living historians”—learn what they believed in and why they risked their lives for these beliefs. It is an understanding you cannot get from reading a book or watching a DVD. These “living historians” create a thrilling educational experience that will delight people of all ages. Twice-daily battles: 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Sunday

Jul
2
9:30 pm21:30

2017 FIREWORKS OVER BODEGA BAY SUNDAY, July 2 - 9:30PM

Fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars will start at dark (9:30PM) on Sunday, July 2.  The display can be seen from all around Bodega Bay.  Handicap parking at Westside Park.

If you can see the protected waters of the Bodega Bay harbor, you should be able to see the show. It's viewable from Westside Road, the north side of Doran Beach Road, Bay Flat Road, Smith Brothers Road and Highway 1 between Smith Brothers Road and Taylor Street. Please be careful where you park.

AND PLEASE TAKE OUT WHATEVER YOU BRING IN! OUR VOLUNTEERS NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP BODEGA BAY BEAUTIFUL!! THANK YOU!!

Jul
1
12:00 pm12:00

Artisans' Co-op Photography Showcase

The Artisans' Co-op has over 50 local artisans work on display. This event we are showcasing our local photographers Benedicta Jacobs, Sandy Reinhold, Francesca Scalpi and Bo Svensson.

The photographers will share with you some of their tips in getting the right photo. Want to know type of equipment you need to shoot birds in flight or ocean seascapes? Demonstrations from noon to 4pm.

There will be a free raffle to win prints and photo cards.

Several of the gallery artisans' will also have their art on sale celebrating the Fourth of July.

Artisans Reception from 4pm to 6pm.

Jun
24
Jun 25

Russian River Rodeo in Duncan's Mills

“Bill Parmeter Field” Duncan’s Mills

“Bill Parmeter Field” Duncan’s Mills

The Russian River Rodeo Association is proud of our western heritage and our history of producing rodeos for over 50 years along the beautiful Russian River. We have a dedicated group of volunteers that work hard to preserve our rodeo and small town way of life. We offer a friendly, family oriented atmosphere to all our visitors during our annual rodeo event.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY NIGHT
Royalty Dinner
June 22
Selection of Sweethearts and Rodeo Queens

SATURDAY EVENTS - JUNE 24TH

COWBOY BREAKFAST – 7AM-NOON

RODEO GRAND ENTRY-OPENING CEREMONIES
1PM

“Bill Parmeter Field”, Duncan’s Mills

Jackpot Team Roping after the Rodeo
2 Draw Pots/Signup at 4 pm/Rope at 5:30 pm

SUNDAY EVENTS - JUNE 25TH

COWBOY BREAKFAST – 7AM-NOON

Rodeo Slack Riders 9am
“Bill Parmeter Field” Duncan’s Mills

RODEO GRAND ENTRY-OPENING CEREMONIES – 1PM
“Bill Parmeter Field” Duncan’s Mills

 

May
6
11:00 am11:00

Castles & Kites Festival

Can we build 50 castles and fly 50 kites in honor of our 50th anniversary? Bring the whole family to Doran Beach and celebrate the joys of sandcastle building and kite flying. Amateurs and experts are welcome. Bring your own kite or purchase one from local vendors. Long-time sand sculptors will be on hand to work on elaborate creations to build the sandcastle you have always imagined. Meet at the boardwalk. Bring your own kites and sandcastle building tools or use our sand toys, and dress for a day at the beach. Free. Parking $7 or free for Regional Parks members. Doran Beach State Park in Bodega Bay, CA 94923.

Apr
8
Apr 9

44TH aNNUAL fISHERMAN'S fESTIVAL

A Wish for Fish

Westside Park, Bodega Bay

Saturday April 8 & Sunday, April 9, 2017
10 am – 5 pm

Welcome to the home of the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more.

The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

Mar
18
3:30 pm15:30

5th ANNUAL HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

Bodega Bay loves Hitchcock! Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017, for our 5th annual Hitchcock Film Fest celebrating the Master of Suspense and his timeless cinematic creations. This year we will be screening the Bird’s at 12:pm & 3:30pm and Rear Window at 7pm. Wine, beer, Spud Point clam chowder and other concessions available for purchase. Raffle prizes - Drawing after each film.

$10.00 per film, 2 shows for $18.00, children 12 and under $5.00. Tickets available through http://bodegabayhitchcock.brownpapertickets.com

Limited will be tickets sold at the box office on the day of the event.

Sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit Bodega Bay Elementary and Tomales Elementary arts programs. http://www.visitbodegabayca.com

 

Mar
18
12:00 pm12:00

PAINTERS SHOWCASE, MAR. 18TH, SATURDAY

The Artisans' Co-op Gallery features a surprising and wide variety of dedicated painters. Their work represents the full range of painting mediums, techniques, subjects and styles. Gallery visitors will find classic to experimental to whimsical watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, colored pencil. ink and collage paintings. Whether you are seeking framed or matted art, or prints and note cards, they await your visit to the Gallery or at each painter's website !

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION 12:00 TO 4:00PM
ARTIST RECEPTION & RAFFLE 4PM TO 7PM
Address: 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922
Open: 11am to 5pm Everyday
Phone: (707) 876-9830
From Jenner take Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay and make a left on Bodega Hwy
From Sebastopol take Bodega Hwy and go west.

Mar
4
Mar 5

Bodega Volunteer Fire Department Polenta & Beef Stew Dinner

5pm – 8pm at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call (707) 876-9438 for more information. Tickets sold at the door. Adults $15, Kids $10.

Jan
28
12:00 pm12:00

POTTERY SHOWCASE, RAFFLE & SALE, JAN. 28TH, SATURDAY

The Artisans' Co-op in Bodega is showcasing Ceramics Art. As ceramic artists, each of us utilizes different clay bodies, glaze applications, and firing techniques. Some of the pieces available are hand built, stamped, and molded to create items like dishes, wall hangings, decorative and functional dishes, and sculpture. Our other ceramicists work at the potter’s wheel, and throw bowls, vases, plates, mugs, and dishes. Much of the work we create is high fired in a gas kiln, leaving a finish that is food-safe and can be put the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. We also have artists that specialize in aesthetic pieces, and practice Raku firing, which is a Japanese firing technique that produces a unique and unpredictable blackened, metallic, or crackled finish. While our techniques vary, we each find beauty in the ability to transform clay into beautiful works of art.

Come and meet our potters and see several types of pottery techniques being demonstrated.

DEMONSTRATIONS: NOON TO 4PM
ARTISANS RECEPTION 4PM TO 7PM
RAFFLE DRAWING 6:00PM 1/28/17


Address: 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922
Open: 11am to 5pm Everyday
Phone: (707) 876-9830
From Jenner take Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay and make a left on Bodega Hwy
From Sebastopol take Bodega Hwy and go west.

Artisans' Co-op in Bodega will be having a huge sale and raffle on Jan. 28th. Every person attending Bodega Bay Chowder Day will receive a free Artisans' Co-op raffle ticket in their packet. Newcomers who attend the showcase for the first time will also be given a free raffle ticket. They are raffling off a piece of pottery from artisans Randy Snyder and Camille S. Hoffman. You must fill out and submit your raffle in the gallery on Jan 28th. At 6:00pm they will announce the lucky two winners. Free pottery demonstrations will start at noon until 4pm. Artists reception from 4pm to 7pm. Gallery Sale from noon to 7pm.

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Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

BODEGA BAY CHOWDER DAY

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE - TICKET SELL OUT SO BUY THEM EARLY!

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE - TICKET SELL OUT SO BUY THEM EARLY!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE
www.BodegaBayChowder.brownpapertickets.com

Tickets Limited to Only 1,500 So Get Your Tickets Early
Group One Tasting Starts At: 10am
Group Two Tasting Starts At:12pm

Chowder Day in Bodega Bay will take you on a culinary tour of town. You'll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting chefs. Visit all the stops and you're eligible for an entry in a prize drawing! Trust us, you won't leave Bodega Bay hungry! Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 and are available presale only. Tastings start at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., completed by 3 p.m.
In order to accommodate over 1,500 Chowder Day visitors we are splitting our guests into two groups.  We ask that you observe the start time on your ticket.
We will sell 1500 presale tickets online.
We typically sell out of tickets so get your tickets early.
The ticket price of $10 includes one 2 ounce taste from each competitor.
Information Booth at Visitor’s Center and will be clearly marked from the road. 

Nov
17
Dec 31

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Bodega Bay Food Drive
Canned food drive and Christmas toy drive drop off until Dec 16. 510 S. Highway One, Bodega Bay. Drop off between 8a-5p.

Russian River Fire District Toy Drive
Russian River Fire District will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for River to Coast Children’s Services this holiday season. Toys will be accepted at the fire station through December 22nd.

8th Annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Nov. 20th, 10am to 4pm at 10325 Hwy. 116, Forestville, CA. -- 14 artists in one location. Join us for our one day show in this beautiful Forestville location. Chili, cornbread and hot apple cider on the house. Everyone is welcome so bring your friends!

Forestville Holiday Tree Decorating Nov. 19th
Calling all volunteers!  Bring your children, family, and friends for tree decorating - 10a - 4p - Downtown Forestville

Bodega Christmas Crafts Faire Nov. 25th & 26th, 10am-5pm
Bodega Volunteer Fire Department, 17240 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922

Guerneville Tree Lighting Festivities Dec. 1st
Holiday tree in Guerneville’s plaza and the traditional downtown merchants’ open house 4p-7p - Cross St River Rd and Armstrong Woods Rd.

The Parade of Lights is on December 3rd at 7:00
Entry forms and will be available soon at the Russian River Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. Downtown Guerneville.

Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 17th
Watch a flotilla of illuminated boats make a dramatic arrival at the Petaluma River Turning Basin. Festive vessels sail from the Petaluma Marina - 781 Baywood Dr. at 6pm and arrive in the Turning Basin at approximately 6:30pm. Downtown businesses stay open late for strolling holiday shoppers. www.visitpetaluma.com

Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts - Dec 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Occidental Community Choir Winter Concerts: Sing the Long Nights -Directed by Andrew DelMonte - A delightful concert of familiar and original holiday songs with the locally famous Occidental Community Choir. Information: www.occidentalchoir.org

Sebastopol Center for the Arts Annual Member Show - December 2 - December 31, 2016

Monte Rio Holiday Wonderland Craft Faire. Monte Rio Community Center - Dec. 3rd & 4th 2016. 20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, California 95462

Handmade Crafts at the Finley Center, Santa Rosa - Saturday, Dec 3, 2016, 9 AM - 5 PM. Sunday, Dec 4, 2016, 10 AM - 4 PM
Browse more than 70 booths brimming with handcrafted creations, shown by the artists themselves. Finley Comm. Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA95401
Annual Occidental Holiday Craft Faire, Occidental Community Center - December 10th and 11th Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Annual Occidental Holiday Craft Faire, Occidental Community Center, 3920 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental, 707-874-9407

Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

FIBER ARTS SHOWCASE, & BODEGA PASTURES FARM TOUR - NOV. 12TH, SATURDAY

The Artisans' Co-op in Bodega will be showcasing Fiber Arts. Come and meet the artists and see demonstrations of weaving, felting, sewing doll clothes, knitting, and footwear. Art that is created using natural or synthetic fibers or techniques that are traditionally thought of as relating to fiber, such as sewing or weaving.

Bodega Pastures Farm Tour will start at 2pm to 4pm. Tour is limited to 20 registered guests. Guest will meet at the Artisans' Co-op in Bodega at 1:45pm. Hazel Flett Bodega Pastures shepherd will lead a car caravan to the farm. After the tour guests are invited to the Artisans' Co-op for a Fiber Arts Showcase.

RSVP Here  - Please let us know if you wish to include the farm tour.
Address: 17175 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA 94922
Open: 11am to 5pm Everyday
Phone: (707) 876-9830
From Jenner take Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay and make a left on Bodega Hwy
From Sebastopol take Bodega Hwy and go west.

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

4th Annual Fort Ross-Seaview Wine and Harvest Festival

Join the Fort Ross-Seaview Winegrowers Association and Fort Ross Conservancy at the 4th Annual Fort Ross-Seaview Wine and Harvest Festival for an incredible day of world-class wine tasting, delicious local foods, historic crafts and music, all set on the spectacular Sonoma Coast at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

Enjoy the Grand Wine Tasting Tent with wines from the internationally acclaimed Fort Ross - Seaview Wine Growers.

Join the Pinot Noir – Elevated Winegrowers Seminar where six renowned vintners from the AVA will present their wines, showing a current vintage alongside an older vintage.

Harvest Festival is a family friendly event, with gentle apple picking in the historic orchard, live music, and seasonal activities.

== Prices ==

Fort Ross-Seaview Wine Tasting: $40/person, and includes general admission to Harvest Festival when purchased in advance

"Pinot Noir–Elevated” Wine Growers Seminar: $60/person, and includes general admission to Harvest Festival when purchased in advance

Wine Tasting AND Wine Seminar $90/person, and includes general admission to Harvest Festival when purchased in advance

General Admission to Harvest Festival - $20 PER CAR - Does not include food or beverage

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

The 40th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

The 40th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Johnson’s Beach
on September 10th & 11th, 2016!

Make sure to stop by the Wine Garden at Russian River Jazz & Blues! Nestled behind the excitement of the main stage, it is the perfect spot to indulge in your favorite wines and music.Taste the many flavors of the international food court!  With vendors offering world-class cuisine, there is no going hungry here. While dining on your favorite grub, check out the surrounding vendor village. Art, apparel and unique gifts will be available for sale all weekend long.The Beach offers canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent ($30/day or $10/hour) as well as umbrellas ($6/day) and beach chairs ($5/day). A free boat launch is available during business hours. There is a snack bar on the beach and beer is for sale at the boathouse. Prices are very reasonable! Credit/debit cards are not accepted. Johnson’s Beach & Resort
16241 First Street
Guerneville, CA 95446
707.869.2022
Doors Open at 10 am

  2 incredible festivals in 1 weekend! Come to Guerneville and enjoy…

     - A handful of the world's finest musicians - blues, jazz, soul and roots music
     - A spacious festival venue right on the water at Johnson's Beach
     - An expanded Vendor Village with artisans, craft vendors and sponsor exhibits
     - An ethnic Food Court featuring an array of vendors and menu favorite
     - A portion of proceeds will benefit Food For Thought, Sonoma County's AIDS Food Bank

Sep
3
10:00 am10:00

ARTISANS' DAY IN THE VILLAGE OF BODEGA

SAVE THE DATE!

Celebrate Labor day weekend on Saturday by coming to Bodega and join in the celebration. The Artisans' Co-op has been supporting local artists for 20 years. Our artisans' will be demonstrating a variety of techniques for making jewelry, ceramics,  clothing, and paintings. The entire town will be celebrating with music, food, wine and beverages. Fun for the whole family.

We have local Shepherds, Spinners and Weavers. Locally raised wool for sale. They sell handspun yarn in many fibers, both undyed and dyed. Our artisans take pride in traditional handcraft methods and materials. Handmade boots and moccasins made the traditional way and made to last a lifetime.

Our artisans are inspired by the beauty of Sonoma and the world. The beauty of Sonoma will be on display in photographs, paintings and watercolors.

Come and celebrate locallylocally handmade goods.

http://www.artisansco-op.com

Aug
27
Aug 28

BODEGA SEAFOOD, ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Michael Ecton Photographer

Michael Ecton Photographer

22nd year for this wonderful event held in a rural pasture outside the quaint village of Bodega, Ca. High quality art/craft, excellent seafood and other.

August 27th & 28th, 2016
Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA 94922

10-6 Sat, 10- 5 Sun

adults: $15 in advance/$20 at the gate
seniors (60+) and military: $10 in advance / $15 at the gate
ages 12-18: $8 in advance / $10 at the gate
under 12 free

NEW COMBINED ENTRY TICKET AND TASTING TICKET: $30
On-Line Purchase ONLY! ($10 savings)

No dogs allowed except with service dog documentation
Free parking: plenty of room for buses and RVs.
Lots of seating throughout the site: no need to bring chairs.

Wine & Microbrewed Beer Tasting: $20 includes a commemorative glass and 6 tastes (a taste = 1/3 of a glass)

A single glass of wine or beer at the Festival Wine and Beer Booth by the Main Stage is $8.

Food is sold by individual food vendors and may run anywhere from $6-$15 for an entree.

Jul
30
10:30 am10:30

Fort Ross Festival

FORT ROSS FESTIVAL
JULY 30TH 10:30AM - 6:30PM

California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival, where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross home over the centuries. We'll offer costumed historical vignettes, hands-on crafts, militia cannon firings, horse and buggy rides, music & dance from numerous cultures, an international food bazaar -- and of course, the Fort Ross Beer Garden!

Jul
16
Jul 17

Civil War Days

In Duncans Mills turn left onto Moscow Road and continue over the bridge (about 1/4 mile). At the end of the bridge, make a right turn onto Freeze Out Road. Follow the signs to the site (about 1/4 mile).

Admission Prices: Adults $12, Juniors (6 - 12)  $6.00, Kids (5 and under) Free! Parking$5.00 per car. Sorry! We are unable to accept any bank cards.

Information: (707) 922-5901 - information@civilwardays.net
All proceeds support the artillery horses of the California Historical Artillery Society 501(c)(3)

Schedule: http://www.civilwardays.net/schedule.html

May
28
12:00 am00:00

KGGV STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

11th Annual Free Strawberry Festival.  14520 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville CA. Strawberry treats, bbq, music to benefit KGGV Radio station in Guerneville.