Wednesday Night Market in Santa Rosa, CA

Real Estate Broker/Owner CalBRE# 01433049


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It's that time of year again, the Wednesday Night Market kicks into full gear on Wednesday (of course!) May 11th. This is your chance to get out of the kitchen and take a mid-week break. No cooking, no dishes, no boring evening in front of the boob tube TV!.

The 2011 Wednesday Night Market has been extended to 17 weeks and will have a Wine Tasting Garden for the first time. There will be over 130 vendors, 40 entertainers and bands, and dozens of wineries. Bring your appetite and expect to find thousands of Sonomans and out-of-area visitors enjoying a warm evening in Santa Rosa.


Wednesday Night Market
May 11 through August 31st
Downtown Santa Rosa
5:00PM to 8:30PM


Visit the official website for the Wednesday Night Market for schedules and parking tips


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Cynthia Larsen (707-332-2560) is an independent real estate referral broker in Sonoma County, California as well as a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist.

CA Broker License #01433049

Comments (12)

Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Cynthia - OMG!!!  What a great event!  Heck, I'd go just to attend the wine tasting and live music!  LOL   Get lots of pix when you go.  :)

May 02, 2011 02:51 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Now this is my kind of event Cynthia...........wish I was able to attend.  Enjoy!

May 02, 2011 10:38 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Your market kicks the others down to the minor leagues!  Wowwww!  Entertainment?  Wine tasting?  We just get a few stands, and still a bit early for that!

May 02, 2011 11:13 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Donne - what started out as a downtown farmers market has turned into a weelky street fair. I just love it when they close down a major street to have a party.

Roger - this event draws from 8,000 to 10,000 people every Wednesday night. Quite a boon for the vendors and Santa Rosa as well.

BLiz - this County knows how to party and have a good time. Our weather lets us play outdoors sooner than others. We are hitting 80 degrees this week.

May 03, 2011 03:09 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Less boob tube and more healthy fresh fruits and wine. This is definitely a very winning combination Cynthia. If I lived in your area I know where I would be on Wednesday nights. I'm looking forward to our local markets starting up here as well.

May 03, 2011 04:56 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Cynthia, MORE rain here, and I was breathing steam at the back door last night.  Dropping back to around 50 for some strange reason.

May 03, 2011 05:33 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Even if we had something like that in Sacramento, which we don't -- I think the closest thing is the Farmer's Market on Sunday and no wine there -- my husband often has to work late on Wednesdays. The news business is weird. Doesn't matter which paper you work for, Wednesdays are often late nights. But I would love to go otherwise.

May 03, 2011 06:04 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Cynthia, I find farmers markets to be enticing no matter what day of the week they may fall. I love fresh vegetables and flowers... 

May 03, 2011 01:12 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Malcolm - it's a farmers market and street fair combined, lots of yummy food!

BLiz - oh no, I'm waiting for it to cool down so I can go outside and mow my green lawn :)

Elizabeth - I think Sacto is probably too big to do something like this. 4th Street (the coolest street) in Santa Rosa is actually closed to traffic every Wednesday night for this event. That would be a nightmare over there!

Paul - it's nice to see all of the fresh vegetables and fruits from local farmers. It doesn't get any better than that.

May 03, 2011 01:23 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

How interesting in terms of marketing that it might be if the Wednesday Night Market was on, say, Saturday night!

May 04, 2011 10:14 AM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country

Cynthia....  Looks like you found the Mother Load !!!    Fruits , Vegetables and Wine !!!!  

May 04, 2011 01:55 PM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Jim - now that would be pretty confusing!

Robert - it all works for me!

May 04, 2011 02:03 PM