* (festivals, theme weekend, etc.) check out our calendar AND these local event calendars (R3 Hotel, Russian River Chamber, Sonoma County Tourism, Wine Road) Gay events in town include Women's Weekend (May); Sonoma County Pride (June); Lazy Bear (Aug ) and, of course, all the major summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day).
Every 2nd Saturday the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence throw a big ol' BINGO party to raise funds for any number of worthy causes (check out their calendar) * New additions in the last few years would include: Pinoli Cucina Rustica (at Applewood Inn) Italian fare using local, fresh ingredients; Timberline (at the old Bucks/Juicy Pig location) serves up great cocktails and beers to go with barbecue and other favorites. Although many of our salons offered manicures (and pedicures) we now have a Nail Salon.
Special weekends feature jazz, wine, women, leather and bears.
Guerneville is the focus of the area's gay nightlife - one of the few resort towns in the country where you can proudly walk down Main Street day or night.
The recent wild fires in Sonoma County spared our beautiful Russian River Resort community.
The devestation in and around Santa Rosa as well as in Napa County is horrifying and we are supporting our neighbors, friends and all of our firefighters as they bring the fires under control and start the process of rebuilding.
Johnson's Beach offers a range of lodging, including vacation rental accommodations in the “lodge,” vintage cabins from the 1920s, an urban campground, complete with BBQ area and laundry facilities for a comfortable stay.
You can go biking, hiking and wine-tasting during the day, and every evening there is something happening at the bars & clubs.We know that recovering from these fires will be a long process for those who lost homes and loved ones and the Russian River communities want to help.It's all just starting to be planned, so check back as we'll be posting an update soon.A Russian River tradition for nearly a century, Johnson’s Beach is a favorite summer spot for Sonoma County locals and visitors alike.Sunning, swimming and floating at Johnson’s Beach is as much a Sonoma County pastime as wine tasting and strolling through the redwoods.