Weekend Family Fun, Oct 10th – 11th

There are so many things to choose from for this weekend that it’s easy to ask, where to start?  From Apple Festivals to Fleet Week to ARTrails, good luck on making a choice for your family outting this weekend! 

All Things Apple Festival  Bringing community together through art and celebration, this event is promising for the whole family! There will be special music by members of the Polkanomics Band, free art & an origami making booth, apple tasting, the Sweet Treat Cafe and more. All proceeds support the after school program: The Purple Apple: Creative Arts and Self-esteem.
Sat Oct 10th, 1pm – 5:30pm
Monroe Hall
1400 West College Ave, Santa Rosa
Adult – $5.00, children 12 and under – FREE

Community Safety Fair In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, the Santa Rosa Fire Department is hosting the 3rd Annual Community Safety Fair. Bring friends and family to enjoy a free BBQ (first 300 to arrive), see demonstrations, participate in events, play some games, and most important – learn about safety.
Sat, Oct 10th, 10am – 3pm
SRFD Training Tower, 2126 West College Ave., Santa Rosa
(Parking at 55 Stony Point Road)

ArtTrails  While little kids might not appreciate ARTrails (though, who knows? You might have a well cultured toddler), the older kid will most definitely enjoy going to different studios and experiencing different levels and venues of creativity. In fact, my 11 year old daughter wanted to make sure that this was included.  Held annually in the fall, ARTrails provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet local artists in their studios and learn about their diverse creative processes and techniques. Through hands-on demonstrations as well as intimate conversations, ARTrails artists will take you into their world where colors, shapes, materials, and textures merge into unique and collectible works of art. A number of the open artist studios are located in or near downtown Santa Rosa.
Sat Oct 10th – Sun Oct 11th, as well as next weekend, 10am – 5pm
Info on sites and venues at ARTrails.org.

Multicultural Food and Music Festival showcases Cotati’s rich cultural and traditional heritage through live entertainment, food stations, vendors, and other activities. The festival is being held to bring Cotati and other Sonoma County communities together for a fun-filled weekend of art, food, music, and dance while also learning a little more about the rich cultural diversity that exists in our community. The festival is a signature event for the city and region, offering a quality and festive experience in the comfortable settings of downtown Cotati. The event will feature world class food, music and dance. For more information, call (415) 725-0157.
Sat Oct 10th & Sun Oct 11th, 11am – 6pm
North Gateway Field – Highway 101 North and Gravenstein Highway 116 exit, Cotati

San Francisco’s Fleet Week  This is a spectacular family event featuring the Navy Blue Angels, Navy ships and other exciting demonstrations. This weekend there will be the Air Show, the procession of Navy ships, live music, the Italian Heritage Parade (Sunday) from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach, and a spectacular display of fireworks on Saturday. Join in on the celebration of the men and women of our armed forces.
Oct 8th – Oct 13th, see website for information on event schedules
Parade of ships will be at Piers 27 and 30/32
See website for further details and locations of events (too many to list!)

Fiesta Italiana  Bring the family for a fun-filled day of good food, folk dancing, classic auto show, silent auction, face-painting, travel education programs, mercato shopping, cooking demonstrations, bocce ball for adults and children and much more. The 19th Annual Festival at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall is sponsored by the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation to benefit Italian Cultural Programs. The theme this year is Discovering Florence, Italy.
Sun, Oct 11th, 11am – 6pm
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building
$5.00 Pre sale ~ $8.00 at the door, under 10 FREE


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