Weekend Planner June 24-26

Are you looking for something nearby to do this summer weekend? Check out some of the things on the Sonoma Events Calendar and see if there's something for you.

Friday - Sunday:

Get ready for plenty of beatin’ and bangin’ when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comes to the Sonoma Valley for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. If you thought short-track racing was exciting, then be sure to secure your spot to experience 43 stock cars as they take to the twists and turns of . Anything can happen!
There's also the Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 NASCAR K & N Pro Series West event on Saturday. It's the perfect tune-up for the dropping of the green flag on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at noon on Sunday.  

If you go: Tickets are $30 and can be bought by clicking here. Hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Infineon Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive in Sonoma.



LocoMojo returns to Sonoma! Join friends and family at this free community event showcasing six local bands that include the Whiskey Thieves, Dirty Cello, SoundDrift, X-Man, Dan Littlefield and 100 Faces. In addition to the rockin’ music there will be local artists showing their work. Go local!

If you go: The event is free but donations are being accepted for Sonoma Relay for Life. The music is from noon to 8 p.m. at Grinstead Amphitheater in Sonoma Plaza.



From headline concerts featuring Rick Springfield, the Charlie Daniels Band, 'Blue Öyster Cult, (and more) to the Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, from wine tasting to Luchre Libre Wrestling, the Sonoma-Marin Fair has it all. Chef demonstrations, and destruction derbys, carnival rides and livestock shows. The Sonoma-Marin Fair includes a wide range of competitions and activities for the whole family to enjoy. This years theme is “Preserve Tradition,” and showcases agriculture, while displaying the diverse talents, interests and accomplishments of the citizens of California, especially the youth of Sonoma and Marin counties.

If you go: Admission at the gate is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 12, $8 for seniors 65 and over. Hours are noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m .on Sunday. Gates close at 10 p.m.The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds are at 175 Fairgrounds Drive in Petaluma, off East Washington Street on the west side of Highway 101 in Petaluma.

Saturday and Sunday:

This annual festival features a five acre lavender farm in full bloom. Lavender lovers can wander the fields and cut fresh bouquets from the three types of lavender grown there, as well as study the 32 varieties grown in the specimen garden. The hundreds of ways to use lavender are explored at the festival with free seminars, cooking demonstrations and tastings. Gary Erwin of Silveyville farms will discuss beekeeping and honey production. New addition to the festival include a “bubble room” offering hand treatments, a “chill-out lounge” with chilled body wraps and more. Profits support the Education for the Arts program at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts subsidizing performances for 30,000 children a year.

If you go: The cost is $5 per person,with 12 and under free. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma Lavender Barn, 8537 Sonoma Highway (Hwy 12 in Kenwood.

Do you have a weekend event we did not list? Go ahead and add it in the comments to let everyone know other cool stuff going on in the community. Is your event not in our calendar? You can add your own events quick, easy and for free just by clicking here.


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