June 8-9 — Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma: Hear more than 30 bands in an intimate setting at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery, including Wooden Shjips, King Tuff, Fruit Bats and Vetiver. $46-$121. sonoma.huichica.com.
June 9-10 — Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, Windsor: Rise early and dress warmly to see glowing, brightly colored hot air balloons rising above Keiser Park about 5 a.m., followed by tethered balloon rides for the general public. Kid-friendly event also features food and craft booths and a kids’ play area. $12 adults, $5 children ages 3 to 12, free age 2 and younger. schabc.org
June 10 — Railroad Square Music Festival, Santa Rosa: The fourth annual showcase for folk, bluegrass, country and Americana acts features 20 bands on five stages, with headliners including Frankie Boots, Sol Horizon and the Highway Poets. The event also boasts circus and aerial acts, and locally made crafts. Free. railroadsquaremusicfestival.com
June 15-17 — Country Summer Music Festival, Santa Rosa: Country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Toby Keith will headline the fifth annual event, held outdoors at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. $89 to $39 single day, $249 to $339 three day. countrysummer.com
July 14-29 — Valley of the Moon Music Festival, Sonoma: This summer, the festival explores some of the influential music composed in Vienna from the 18th to 20th centuries, including the chamber music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, performed in the Hanna Boys Center auditorium. $45, $25 for 35 and younger. valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.
July 14 — Rivertown Revival, Petaluma: The festival combines a riverside setting and a steampunk theme with circus acts, the Grand Art Boat Regatta, authentic $5 weddings and live music by the Crux, John Courage and others. $10 for adults; $5 for kids. rivertownrevival.com
July 20-29 — Festival Napa Valley, Napa: The festival pairs world-class performances with culinary and wine events staged in iconic Wine Country settings. Performers include Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and violinist Joshua Bell. Single concert tickets start at $39. Patron Experience passes start at $850. 888-337-6272, festivalnapavalley.org
Aug. 3-26 — Music in the Vineyards, Napa Valley: The 24th annual chamber music festival presents top classical musicians in winery settings. The roster includes two returning favorites — the Escher Quartet and the Pacifica Quartet — and two acts making their Music in the Vineyards debut — the Miro Quartet and Trio Machiavelli. Venues and starting times vary. Individual evening concert tickets cost $55 each until July 1, and $60 after that. 707-258-5559, musicinthevineyards.org.
Aug. 4 — Petaluma Music Festival, Petaluma: Head to the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds for a musical lineup that includes Railroad Earth, the Brothers Comatose, Melvin Seals & JBG, Royal Jelly Jive, Ron Artis II & The Truth, the Sam Chase & the Untraditional, Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs and more. Proceeds benefit music education in Petaluma schools. Tickets: $55-$149. petalumamusicfestival.org.
Sept. 22-23 — Sonoma Harvest Music Festival, Glen Ellen: The producers of BottleRock have teamed up with BR Cohn Winery to present this new event. Headliners for the two-day festival, scheduled for September at the winery, are folk-rock band the Avett Brothers on Sept. 22 and the indie folk band the Head and the Heart on Sept. 23. The rest of the lineup features Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, the Suffers and Royal Jelly Jive on Sept. 22, and Rodrigo Y Gabriela, ZZ Ward, Rayland Baxter and Con Brio on Sept. 23. Sold out. sonomaharvestmusicfestival.com