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Hot Summer Guide 2013

Every which way to spend your time in the summertime months

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Forestville Youth Park The only privately owned public park in the country celebrates with plenty of barbecue, community spirit, a parade, a carnival and live music, including evening performances by the Unauthorized Rolling Stones (Saturday) and Wonderbread 5 (Sunday). June 1–2. Parade, Saturday at 10am; festival, Saturday–Sunday. 7045 Mirabel Road, Forestville. Free.

Art at the Source More than 160 artists in dozens of studios throughout western Sonoma County are open to the public during two weekends, June 1–2 and 8–9. Art at the Source provides an opportunity to look behind the scenes, meet the artists and snap up some great deals. Maps can be found at or at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. Free. 707.829.4797.


Long Meadow Ranch Concert Series Music, wine, sunshine—what more could anyone ask for? Especially with a lineup like Matt Costa on June 2; Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers on June 30; USAF Band of the Golden West (free) on July 5; Langhorne Slim & the Law on July 14; the Mother Hips on Aug. 25; and Sean Hayes on Sept. 15. $30–$45. 738 Main St., St. Helena. 3:30pm each day. 877.963.4555.

Peggy Sue's All-American Cruise Four days of classic-car mania sweep up downtown Santa Rosa for the 11th annual cruise-till-you-snooze celebration. Opens with a cruise-in and performance by the Poyntlyss Sistars (June 6) at a Place to Play Park, 2375 W. Third St., Santa Rosa. Live music, cruises across Sonoma County, chili and pasta cook-offs, pancake breakfasts, contests and awards. June 6–9 at various locations in Sonoma County. $6–$80.

Film Night in the Park Another year of blockbusters and award-winning films free to audiences throughout Marin County's community parks. Films scheduled this summer include Hugo, Skyfall, Argo, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Princess Bride and The Birds. Bring blankets, pillows, back rests and low-seated chairs. June 7–Sept. 21. 415.272.2756.

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music Two-day live music fest features crafters, food and drink and music on two stages. Highlights include Luvplanet (June 8), the Tubes (June 8), Davey Pattison (June 9) and Tom Rigney & Flambeau (June 9). Saturday–Sunday, June 8–9. Old Town Novato, on Grant between Redwood Avenue and Seventh Street. Free. 415.472.1553.

Filipino Fiesta 41st annual celebration of the Philippine Independence Day in Santa Rosa. Traditional Filipino dancers and singers provide entertainment throughout the day, and delicious food like lumpia and adobo. June 9, 11am to 4pm. Filipino Center, 3361 Fulton Road, Fulton. Free. 707.280.4842.

Huichica Festival Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats, Cass McCombs Band, Jonathan Wilson and others serenade locals with a broad range of styles at the scenic Gundlach Bundschu Winery for its third annual celebration. Includes a wine city, gourmet food trucks, film screenings, three performance areas and a "good times" vibe. A first-class, three-course wine dinner offered the eve of the fest. June 14–15. Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma. Farm to Table to Amplifier dinner, 6–10pm; 18 and over (June 14). Music Festival, noon–10pm; all ages (June 15). $18–$80. 707.938.5277.

DjangoFest The great French-Belgian-Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt gets a four-day blowout of fans and players presenting concerts, workshops and, yes, "djam" sessions to honor his spirit and inimitable sound. June 14–15 at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $35–$85. 415.383.9600.

Marin Art Festival This "lawn party for the arts" features over 250 artists by the lagoon in the Marin Civic Center in a two-day outdoor party that includes live music, fine wine and brews and a wide variety of Cajun, Greek and French fare. June 15–16, Lagoon Park, at the Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. $10; kids and parking, free. 415.388.0151.

Cotati Jazz Festival The "biggest little jazz festival" celebrates its 32nd anniversary with food, beer, music and every musical and nonmusical venue in downtown Cotati. Performers include Jason Bodlovich, One World Latin Band, Bautista and the Burleigh Bunch. June 16. Noon–7pm.

Sonoma-Marin Fair The world's ugliest dogs appear and a hundred tons of metal collide in the destruction derby, with carnival rides, fair food and more. Musical lineup includes the Marshall Tucker Band (June 19), Kix Brooks (June 21) and Loverboy (June 22). The Fiesta Latina buttons it up on June 23. Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma Fairgrounds, two blocks west of East Washington Exit, Petaluma. June 19–23. Noon to midnight. $10-$15.

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