Fourth of July with Santa Rosa Symphony Judy Collins ("Both Sides Now," "Send in the Clowns") and the Santa Rosa Symphony bring America's spirit to life with this program of patriotic mainstays. The indoor-outdoor concert concludes with fireworks and offers a kids' zone with games and carnival attractions. July 4 at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $25–$50. 866.955.6040.
Festival del Sole Ten days, 100 wineries and over 60 events make up this celebration of fine arts in liquid, food and music in the Napa Valley. This year features the return of violinist Joshua Bell, opera superstar Maria Agresta, soprano Julia Bullock, ballet dancers Herman Cornejo and Guillaume Côté, conductor Alondra de la Parra, mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov, Latin music producer and drummer Gregg Field, bassist Xavier Foley, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and many other world famous artists. July 11–20 at various venues in the Napa Valley. $45–$150. www.festivaldelsole.com.
Petaluma Art & Garden Festival The festival celebrates its 13th year of downtown art, music, food, and fun on Kentucky and Fourth streets. Presented by the Petaluma Downtown Association, the festival will feature two stages of music with Luv Planet Exposed, Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, Zebop! and Reckless in Vegas. Look for local eats, beer and wine.
July 13. 11am–5pm. 707.762.9348.
Rivertown Revival goes down at Petaluma's David Yearsley River Heritage Center. This year will feature five stages of music. Also look for the return of $5 weddings, a family area, and good food and drink, and even a dog and pony show, and more. July 19, 11am–8pm. Ten dollars to get in
($5 for kids 18 and younger).
Catalan Festival With live flamenco guitarists and dancers, authentic Spanish food and plenty of bubbly, the Catalan Festival is the most affordable ticket to Spain you'll ever find. July 19–20 at Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves. 23555 Carneros Hwy., Sonoma. $65–$120. 707.933.1931. www.gloriaferrer.com.
Pacific Islander Festival The third annual celebration of islander culture includes food, music, hula and craft booths. Hosted by the Rohnert Park Warriors Youth Football and Cheer, proceeds from the event benefit the organization. July 26 at City Center Plaza. 475 City Center Drive, Rohnert Park. 10am–7pm. Free. www.rpwarriors.org.
15th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium Downtown San Rafael is transformed into a bike racetrack as pros take over the main downtown streets. No waiting for hours to see cyclists pass in seconds, here—this 1km loop brings the action back around right away while a DJ pumps fat beats and your beer disappears faster than you thought it would. Several races with different age groups. Register to ride by July 25, or just show up and watch. Fourth and C streets, San Rafael. July 26, 2–8pm. www.srtwilight.com.
Seghesio Family Vineyards Zin & BBQ Festival Now in its 11 year, Healdsburg's Seghesio winery will offer a day of summer fun with barbecue and barbecue's favorite wine, Zinfandel. The event will pit local pitmasters against each other in the "battle of the BBQs." Live music by Zydeco Magic will make it all go down smoothly. July 26, 1–5pm at 700 Groove St., Healdsburg. 707.433.3579. Tickets $60 at http://cart.bloyal.com/Seghesio/WineShop/WS/Event.
Reggae on the River Presented by the Mateel Community Center, the 30th annual incarnation of this laid–back festival features Jimmy Cliff, Alpha Blondy & the Solar System, Gentleman & the Evolution, Iration, Israel Vibration and many others. No ganja allowed. Just kidding! July 31–Aug. 3 at French's Camp. Highway 101, Piercy. $190 (three–day) to $250 (four–day) 707.923.3368. www.reggaeontheriver.com.