Whale watching, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Whale watching! Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods’ Whale Watch volunteers help visitors spot whales off the Sonoma Coast and with the help of scopes and binoculars, interpret the northern grey whale migration. Volunteer Docents are stationed at Bodega Head on weekends from 12 PM – 4 PM, January through May. Covid-19 protocols are in place.

Here’s what’s happening now in Sonoma County!

Outdoor dining and live music are returning, along with lots of local virtual 🏠 events you can enjoy at home! Please participate and support local organizations and venues. Wherever you go, wear a mask, and stay six feet away from others. Let’s all do our part to protect others and to allow Sonoma County to reopen safely. ❤️ 😷 ❤️

Browse all events on our calendar.

“The Mystery of Love and Sex”: Left Edge Theatre

All weekend
🏠 The Mystery of Love and Sex presented by Left Edge Theatre
An unexpected love story about where souls meet.


Stella HeathBilly D Donovan WalshEllie JamesJames Patrick ReganDave Hamilton.

Lots of live music
on our calendar this week, including Stella Heath Trio, Billy D., Ellie James, James Patrick Regan, Dave Hamilton, and more! Find your favorites! 


Sat, Feb. 27, 11am
🏠 Alphabet Rockers
“Music that makes change” presented online by the Green Music Center.


🏠 Stream local, support local!

Watch Minari, called “The movie we need right now”, and other great films from Sonoma County cinemas and help support them until they can reopen. Watch at home any time.

Fulton Crossing Gallery

“A Splash of Color”, works by Paula Strother

“These latest pieces are my most colorful and I think reflect a growing promise of a brighter and more hopeful future,” Paula says. Fulton Crossing gallery features 23 artists’ studios and three showroom galleries. They’re open for socially-distanced browsing Friday-Sunday, 12-4pm at 1200 River Road, Fulton.

Crawfish: We the Invisible... a workshop performance presented by 6th Street Playhouse

All weekend
🏠Crawfish: We the Invisible
A workshop performance presented by 6th Street Playhouse.

Guided Bird and Nature Walks in Petaluma
Sat, Feb. 27, 9a -11am
Guided Bird and Nature Walk at Ellis Creek
Led by Petaluma Wetlands Alliance docents. Free!
Occidental Variety Show

Sat, Feb. 27, 8pm
🏠 OCA Winter Classic Virtual Variety Show
Featuring early 20th century classics and standards by local performers.

Santa Rosa Symphony at Home

🏠 Santa Rosa Symphony @Home

Sunday, Feb. 28,  3pm
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Serenade, WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll for Small Orchestra, ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Prologue and Variations for String Orchestra, DVOŘÁK: Czech Suite in D major. Presented online.

What to Eat!

Sonoma County eateries offer every flavor you might crave. Outdoor dining is returning at many of your favorites! Find some great choices here!

Acme Burger CotatiRestaurants Sonoma CountyGerard’s Paella in downtown Santa RosaOsakes Japanese RestaurantBetties Fish n chips in Santa RosaRestaurants Sonoma Countysandwiches and salads at Zoftig EateryArtisan chocolates by Fleur Sauvage Chocolates
Pomo Canyon bridge photo by Kimberlee Shesto Vigil

Sonoma County Snapshots
Bridge at Pomo Canyon. Photo by Kimberlee Shesto Vigil. See more Snaphots.

Glory at Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary

Adoptable Pet of the Week
Glory is a mellow and sweet senior dog. She enjoys going for walks and engages with people and other dogs. She’s waiting at Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary.

Fort Ross
Find out how you can support local organizations like the Fort Ross Conservancy. Our support of our local organizations now will determine which ones are still standing on the other side of this.

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Visit a Farmers Market this week! 🍅 🥬 🌶️

Find one here!

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