California Festivals


Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 126th annual in 2023

California's oldest, longest running festival launched in 1897 is a community event celebrating art, wine, music and good times. Celebrate the  annual grape harvest!

Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Grape Stomp

Sonoma Plaza
2 W Spain St‎
Sonoma, CA 95476

Grape Stomp Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and get ready for the Great Grape Stomp at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival! You'll be stomping with the best so come show off your footwork talent in the wine barrel. Choose to enter one of three different grape stomps.

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Sonoma Plaza
2 W Spain St‎
Sonoma, CA 95476
Free admission,

The  festival opens with a 5k race and a fun run, continuing on the historic Sonoma Plaza with Grape Stomp, Water Fights, concerts, food, beverages, kids activities and an artisan fair.

  • Official Kick-off
  • Blessing of the Grapes
  • Concerts on the historic Sonoma Plaza: TakeOff, Long Story Short, & SleaZZy Top bands 
  • Fire departments Water Fights on the streets of the downtown plaza
  • Artisans & Makers Festival, featuring 20+ vendors
  • KIDS ZONE, featuring  Salami Toss game, story time by the Sonoma Valley Library, face painting, and more
  • Wine & Beer for age 21+ sold by the glass
  • BBQ
  • Concessions, drink & food tickets sold onsite
  • Festival logo and merchandise booth
  • Sonoma Valley Community Booths

Assemble your team and come show off your talents in the barrel, in a time-honored tradition that goes back to the early days of winemaking. All ages are welcome!

Saturday Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Fun Run 5K, 8 a.m.



Friday Dinner by Invitation - code required to buy tickets

 B.R. Cohn Winery
$ ,

Join Sonoma Valley Legends in a Dinner that  brings together winemaking and winegrowing legends along with the who's who of the Valley for incredible, rare vintage wines. B.R. Cohn Winery. This intimate event will bring together winemaking legends, up-and-coming talent, and an incredible selection of library and rare vintage wines. Dazzle your senses with a 4-course dinner by Glen Ellen Star's Chef Ari Weiswasser. Enjoy the sounds of jazz, blues, and soul music performed by singer-songwriter Michelle Lambert while you sip a diverse selection of sparkling wines in the bubble lounge. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend

Saturday  Grand Tasting by invitation. Code required to buy tickets

Sonoma Barracks - Sonoma Plaza
2 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
$150-up approx.,

Sonoma Valley Grand Tasting under the stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks features a walk-around tasting from more than 30 different Sonoma Valley wineries. Sample current vintage wines from each of Sonoma Valley's 6 appellations, enjoy locally prepared cuisine from the Valley's notable chefs and restaurateurs, and engage with winemakers & winegrowers as you explore. 21+ only


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

Subscribe to our newsletter!

More Info

Near Sonoma