Welcome to the 2016 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Our 119th Year!
Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating the Sonoma Valley’s bounty, community, and local culture. California’s oldest festival, this Sonoma tradition takes place the last full weekend of September in downtown Sonoma’s historic Plaza. The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profits. This three day event is organized and presented by a group of local volunteers, including an all volunteer Board of Directors.
This year we are excited to kick things off with our Friday night gala event. Taste great wine, sample delicious food and dance under the stars to live music. Its summer in Sonoma and the fun keeps going throughout the entire weekend on the plaza including more wine tasting, grape stomp, fire fighter activity, “Get Your Glow On” Night Parade, 5K/12K & Tiny Tot race, 80+ artists, great food & bar, live music, plus family fun in our Kid Zone on Saturday and Sunday.
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The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival 12K and the historic 5K runs will take you through some of the most scenic areas of downtown Sonoma, through vineyards, and majestic tree covered roads. This event is open to individual runners, families, groups, and even those that would just like to take a morning walk. Special discounted package deals are available for the Friday night opening gala and other weekend events.
Strike up the band, dress up the kids & light up your float! Continuing the tradition of California’s second longest running parade, the Vintage Festival night parade is a fun event for the entire family. The festivities begin at 7pm with a re-enactment of the Bear Flag Revolt, the story of how the California Republic was born right here in Sonoma. Then at 8pm the Get Your Glow On night parade begins. Join the fun and enjoy the show!