With temperatures predicted to be in the 70s, the three-day Memorial Day weekend offers many opportunities to get out and explore Sonoma County.
Here are 15 ways to have a long weekend:
Attend the Memorial Day celebration
A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Cloverdale Cemetery, located at Crocker Road and E. First Street in Cloverdale. The event is organized by the American Legion Post 293.
The American Legion Honor Team will hold an event at 11 a.m. Monday at Olive Hill Cemetery, 849 Canyon Road.
The American Legion of Honor Team will present a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Mound Cemetery, 601 Piper St.
The annual Memorial Day event kicks off Monday at 11 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave. The ceremony will feature an Avenue Flag within a section of the park dedicated to veterans and their spouses, and regional veterans presentations. And let it be free. Refreshments will be available at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd.
A memorial day celebration begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane. There will be a display of patriotic American flags in the street outside the Community Center complex.
Rural Cemetery: Children’s educational tours will begin at noon Monday at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, 1600 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Visitors will learn about veterans of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I and II. Attendees should wear walking shoes and meet at the Franklin Avenue gate.
Santa Rosa Memorial Park: A brief ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday will honor military veterans. Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave. Volunteers are working Saturday morning to place flags at veterans’ memorials. Meeting in the Veterans area for instructions at 9 am
A Memorial Day service begins at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sebastopol Memorial Park, 7951 Bodega Ave., followed by a reception at the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Building, 282 S. High St.
Sonoma Valley’s 65th anniversary joint Memorial Day celebration begins at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park, located at 126 First SW, Sonoma. Vietnam Army veteran Tony Lazzarini will be a key character leader. All veterans wishing to participate in the “Big March” must meet in the parking lot by 10:30 am. The event will be followed by a picnic at the Veterans Memorial Building at 126 1st St. W., Sonoma.
A ceremony will be held at noon Monday at Silo Cemetery, 7130 Windsor Road. The American Legion of Honor Team will carry the flag and play toques.
Jumpstart veteran-focused Memorial Day activities by offering Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave, Santa Rosa. Helpers are needed to place flags at veterans’ monuments. Meet at the Veterans Yard for instructions at 9:00 a.m. On Monday, a ceremony will honor military veterans at the cemetery.
If you don’t already have tickets for this year’s Napa BottleRock festival, there’s still hope. The festival is Friday through Sunday at the Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St, Napa.
This year’s lineup of artists includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X and Smashing Pumpkins. Some general admission tickets are still available. Get your tickets here. Some sold-out tickets are still available on the official BottleRock ticket exchange at lyte.com.
Take a walk around Lake Sonoma
The water is back to full capacity and boaters can expect to be in good company at Lake Sonoma this weekend.