Welcome to the Russian River!
The Russian River is a vacation destination surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country just a few miles from the spectacular Sonoma Coast. The Russian River offers fine restaurants, lodging, wineries, activities, boutique stores, farmers markets and joins small eclectic towns including Guerneville, Forestville, Monte Rio, Rio Nido, and Duncans Mills. The Russian River meets the Bohemian Highway a few miles from Occidental and Freestone and joins the Pacific Ocean at Jenner, just North of Bodega Bay.
Great Russian River Race
Saturday, May 21, 2016
It's that time of year again! The summer season on the Russian River kicks off with the 6th annual canoe, kayak and SUP race. Adding to the excitement is the change of race course, which is moving downstream to Johnson's Beach in Guerneville this year. There will be 2 separate races, a 4-mile race for recreational paddlers and an 8-mile race for experienced paddlers and pros. Both races begin at 11 a.m. and both end at Johnson's Beach with a free River Race Party from Noon-4 p.m. for the community to enjoy. There will be live music by Cahoots and the Bad Apple String Band, food trucks and beer and an award ceremony for the racers.
This race is a fundraiser for Russian Riverkeeper’s educational programs and their Russian River trash clean-ups. Russian Riverkeeper needs volunteers and sponsors to make this race a success. This is a great community event which instills a love for the River and deepens the collective commitment to protecting it and keeping it healthy.
Sonoma County Pride
Celebrating 29 Years of Russian River Pride
June 3 - June 5, 2016
Parade on Sunday, June 5th
More Details:Sonoma County Pride Parade and Festival
Stumptown Daze Parade
70th Annual Stumptown Daze Parade
Saturday, June 18th, 11am
Downtown Guerneville, CA
Join the Friends of Stumptown and the Russian River Chamber of Commerce for the 70th Annual Stumptown Daze Parade.
This time honored tradition carries on the celebration of the opening of the Summer Season.
Theme: Going Platinum - 70 Years of Stumptown.
Entry Fee: $30
If you'd like to volunteer, please call Valarie Booker-Housmann: (707) 217-9613
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Northern California's Applewood Inn offers world-class fine dining in their delightfully upscale restaurant. This Michelin Star Sonoma /Russian River Restaurant is highly regarded for its exquisite cuisine, soothing atmosphere, polished guest services, and its mellow earthy ambiance.
13555 Highway 116
Guerneville, CA 95446
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