August is hot in Healdsburg—both literally and figuratively. Temperatures regularly hover right around 100 degrees, necessitating shade and water throughout the day. Local activities and happenings are amazing at this time of year as well, keeping locals and visitors alike on their toes.
Summer is an exciting time in Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County. Grapes are growing in the vineyards, gardens are cranking out fresh produce, and everybody is congregating outside.
Healdsburg may be small, but it plays large on the cultural scene. Put differently, for a town of 11,000 people, Healdsburg always seems to have a lot going on.
For a town of only 10,000 people, Healdsburg is home to a cornucopia of nonprofits. Taken as a whole, Sonoma County has more not-for-profit organizations than just about every other county in the United States.
So what if it was a wet and wacky winter? Spring in Northern Sonoma Country is prime time for events and activities around the region, and no atmospheric rivers can ruin that.
Late winter and early spring are times of transition here in Wine Country. The weather changes from unpredictable to awesome, the vines awaken from their off-season slumber.
Back when we started the Mill District project in 2019, winter in Wine Country was a quiet affair. Tasting rooms were empty; hotels were discounted. Nowadays winter offers almost as many options as other times of year.
The months of December and January are a special time in northern Sonoma County. Cities such as Healdsburg and Windsor come together to celebrate end-of-year holidays with community festivals.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Healdsburg during holiday season. Shops are buzzing. The town is decorated with lights and other festive elements. Also, wine. This year’s end-of-year happenings are even more exciting.
There’s nothing like autumn in Wine Country. Life at this time of year comprises epic sunsets that explode with color every night, the smell of fermenting grapes everywhere around town, and holiday gatherings that bring out the very best of the local community.