Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Events for Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2011

Friday – Sunday, August 19 - 21
Grape to Glass Weekend
Three days of fine wine, food, music, art and recreation in the vineyards and neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley. Unique in depth tours, virtual photo contest, live concert, cycling & kayaking, Hog in The Fog BBQ, live and silent auctions and a Sparkling Brunch. Call for more information.

Place: Various Fee: $35-$545 Packages Time: Varies Daily Phone Number: (707) 521.2535 Web: www.rrvw.org

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 - 21
Annual Cotati Accordion Festival
Nonstop live accordion music benefiting local youth organizations. Highlights include dance parties in the polka tent, numerous accordion-related vendors, and the annual "Lady of Spain" ring, including the releasing of the doves. Four stages and over 20 bands.

Place: La Plaza Park, Cotati  Fee: $15 Advance/$17 At the Gate/$25 Both Days Time: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 664.0444 Web: www.cotatifest.com

Saturday, August 20
The Red & White Ball
In this classic Sonoma event, the Sonoma Plaza will be transformed into the hottest dance party of the year. Featuring Dave Martin's House Party Band. A benefit for Sonoma Valley public schools.

Place: 36 East Spain Street, Sonoma CA Fee: $25, $75, $150
Time: 6pm-11pm Phone Number: 707-935-9566

Saturday & Sunday, August 20 – 21
Wings Over the Wine Country Airshow
From the restored planes of days gone by to the fully modern machines of today's skies. This airshow documents thrilling entertainment on a beautiful California afternoon.

Place: Sonoma County Airport Fee: $18 Time: Doors open 9 a.m., show starts 11 a.m. Phone Number: (707) 575.7900 Web: www.wingsoverwinecountry.org

Saturday, August 20
Grape to Glass Hog in the Fog Pre-Harvest Party
The party starts with a wine tasting reception and Farmer’s Market showcasing more than 70 wineries, growers and producers. Then a feast followed by a live auction filled with exciting prizes before the night wraps up with live music by Urban Oasis.

Place: Saralee’s Vineyard & Richard’s Grove
Fee: Tables:$500-$850 Spur Ticket:$75 Time: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM Phone Number: 707-521-2534 Web: www.rrvw.org

Sunday, August 21
Sonoma County Country Music BBQ
The Sonoma County Country Music BBQ will be held on the Great Lawn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Dierks Bentley, will headline, Joe Nichols and local star Pete Stringfellow. Choose your barbecue prepared by 15 different artisans who will be cooking up hundreds of pounds of ribs, chicken and tri-tip.

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Fee: $45 in advance, $55 at the door Time: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Phone Number: 707-543-0100 Web: www.sonomacountrymusicbbq.com