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August 2008 Calendar of Events for Sonoma County


These are some of the top festivals, celebrations, weekend events and more in Sonoma County for August 2008.

  • August 1 - 3: NHRA Division 7 Drag Races
    Divisional drag racing returns to Infineon Raceway as more than 500 Northern California drag racers take to the world-famous drag strip. (800) 870-RACE

  • August 1 : Kiss your Gas Goodbye
    Join us on Saturday, August 2, 2008 for the inaugural lecture of the Post Carbon Institute Lecture Series. Find out the latest energy facts, why gas is so expensive and what you can expect in the future, from leading energy experts, Richard Heinberg and Julian Darley. Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Hall, 282 High Street Sebastopol. $10 General, $5 Student, Senior; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (707) 823-8700 x110

  • August 1 : First Friday Downtown Santa Rosa Art Walk
    Enjoy a free self-guided walking tour of more than 40 temporary in-store art exhibits, hear street performers, and enjoy activities throughout Downtown Santa Rosa.
    Santa Rosa

  • August 1 : First Friday - Musical Performance at the Sonoma County Museum
    The Bonfide Blue will peform outdoors on our entryway. Come down and enjoy their mix of blues, rock and r&b. Rosie the Trolley offers free shuttle service from downtown and the Museum remains open late for Santa Rosa's Downtown ArtWalk with entertainment and refreshments outdoors on our entryway.
    Santa Rosa

  • August 1 : Movies in the Park – “Splash”
    Free outdoor film at Plaza Park.

  • August 2 : Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series
    Live Music: Chris Botti

  • August 2: Movies in the Park - "Akeelah & the Bee"
    Free outdoor film in McNear Park.

  • August 2 : The Beach Boys at the Wells Fargo Center
    Santa Rosa

  • August 2 : Eastside Bunch Summer Fest
    Join the "Eastside Bunch", Christopher Creek and neighbors Acorn Winery, Christie Vineyards, Foppiano Vineyards, Mietz Cellars and Rodney Strong Vineyards for a special Summer event. The wineries will be offering special wine tasting, food and a discount on selected wine.

  • August 2 – 3 : ACS Relay For Life of Sonoma 2008
    American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Sonoma.
    Sonoma Valley

  • August 2-3: Riddell Preserve Stewardship Campout
    Lend a hand on LandPaths' Riddell Preserve, 400+ beautiful acres west of Healdsburg. We'll take on ranch chores such as removing broom and fir seedlings to improve habitat and reduce fuel load, as well as road improvements. Plenty of time for hiking, sharing potluck food on the cabin deck, and having fun! Moderate work & fun; Join for for one or both days; RSVP for arrival times
    west of Healdsburg

  • August 2 – 3 : Glass Art & Bead Festival
    Juried show of 95+ exhibitor spaces, beads, gemstones, findings, collectible glass art and jewelry.

  • August 3 : Neighbors in Health
    A day of free healthcare for underinsured and uninsured children. 8am – 3pm at Kaiser Permanente (Stein Building, 3925 Old Redwood Highway)
    Santa Rosa

  • August 3 : Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series
    Live Music: Boz Scaggs.
    Scaggs' career has spanned more than forty years, beginning in the Bay Area with band mate Steve Miller. But Boz is best known for his silky smooth vocals and world-class musicianship.(707) 869-1595

  • August 3 : 7th Annual Zucchini Blossom Festival and Flea on the Green Antiques and Collectibles Show
    Join special guest, Ford V-8 Car Club, for antique show, zucchini car races/zucchini contests, chef demonstrations, bird rescue, kids jump houses, and BBQ

  • August 3: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Wells Fargo Center
    Santa Rosa

  • August 3: Live at Juilliard!
    This week enjoy live music by Jamie Clark.
    Santa Rosa

  • August 3 : African Queen White Water Rodeo
    Race a toy boat (handmade or store bought, NO motors) down Santa Rosa Creek through rapids that test stability, speed, and durability. Laughs and prizes, everyone's a winner. 3 – 4 pm at Olive Park Footbridge, behind the Vineyard Creek Inn.
    Santa Rosa

  • August 4, 11, 14 : The Worlds Biggest Comedy Duo (Improv Show)
    See the World’s Biggest Comedy Duo (group of local entertainers), performing Live Improv shows in the style of "Whose Line is it anyway.”
    Santa Rosa

  • August 6 : Summer Walk at the Sebastopol Wetlands Preserve
    During these short and pleasant walks Laguna docents will provide an overview of the plants and animals of the Laguna and will touch on the cultural history of the area.

  • August 7 : Thursday Night Music Series at St. Francis
    Enjoy free bluegrass music. Wine and food for purchase. Free admission.

  • August 7 : Windsor Summer Nights on the Green
    FREE live music: Charlie Musselwhite

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