If there’s one thing that Healdsburgers do well, it’s bringing parties to the water. Join them at the Healdsburg Water Carnival
when the White Swan and other floats come down the Russian River. Live music, food vendors, sales booths, and activities will follow—are those people paddling on wine barrels? Nothing finishes off this all-day event like a good dinner, drinks, and a live music by the fearless Jazz Mafia (an offer you definitely can’t refuse). And don’t forget the fashion! Be the best-dressed bather for the Vintage Bathing Suit Contest, and grow out those whiskers for the Whiskeroo Contest! It’s wet and wild on Saturday, July 14, at Memorial Beach, Healdsburg. 11am. Daytime activities free; evening concert $25. 707.565.2041.