In the summertime, Wednesday nights in Santa Rosa mean Wednesday Night Market
, stomping grounds for produce vendors, food booths, crafts tables, giveaways, live music, proselytizing zealots, hundreds of strollers, people you knew in high school, huge turkey legs, DJs handing out flyers, excitable goths, city council candidates, occasional livestock, a winetasting area and so much more. This year, the market starts one week early with live music from the Brothers of Siren, Nothing to Lose and Firegills, but we’ll probably spend our time watching the brewpubs along the street instead for possible glimpses of pro cyclists downing a post-training pint. Be sure to bring friends on Wednesday, May 9, along Fourth Street in downtown Santa Rosa. 5–8:30pm. Free. 707.524.2123.