A Plethora of Events in Healdsburg to experience in January 2019

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself. Know that everything in life has purpose and there are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We feel the exact same way that all events are given to us to either learn from or to create long lasting memories. Now that we’ve crossed over to the new 2019 year, there will be so many events in Healdsburg for all of us to take part in and to create those memories. If you are thinking about a possible trip to stay with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast, then this article will be a nice read for you. Here is a nice list of upcoming events in Healdsburg that you can plan your day, weekend or vacation around.

Shed SaleEvents in Healdsburg

Our local community has been extremely lucky to have had SHED be a part of our town. On Wednesday January 9th and lasting until Sunday January 13th, SHED will be having one final in store sale before they close their doors. This is one of those special events in Healdsburg that we want the lot of you to try and be a part of. They will have discounted prices on their inventory and we suggest you mark this on your calendar. These events in Healdsburg will start at 9 am and last until 3 pm all five days. Head in to SHED and say farewell.

Los Lobos Concert

There will be so many upcoming events in Healdsburg to enjoy, so why not start with some great music. The Heart Space and Raven present to you Los Lobos. They are the grammy award winning, legendary rock band that is making their long awaited return to the Raven! “One of the best live bands in America.” Dancing will be throughout the entire audience area. This spectacular event will take place on Friday January 11th and also the following night January 12th. Head over to this website to learn more about ticket pricing and show times. We promise you will be in store for a show filled with dancing, joy and fun. http://www.raventheater.org/event_calendar.php?event_id=950

New Year’s Lunch Pairing

Do you love eating lunch and pairing that meal with tasty wines? If you do then you’ll love a very fun events in Healdsburg happening at the start of 2019 on Sunday January 13th. Be a part of this special lunch pairing at the Sbragia Dry Creek Estate. Taste through a retrospective flight of wines, while being able to get an advanced look at what’s to come. You’ll get a first hand look at select pre-releases and look back at past vintages from our library. Taste an array of Sbragia wines, each wine is paired with a small bite created by the Estate Chef Heidi Finney. Join them for this intimate family-style affair. Head over to this wesbite to learn more about this special upcoming events in Healdsburg. https://www.sbragia.com/

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” Screening

One of the most anticipated events n Healdsburg will be happening on Saturday January 19th. A special screening for a special documentary. Out of 166 films submitted, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” is one of 15 on the Oscars shortlist to become The Best Documentary Feature. Please buy tickets in advance to help them reserve the appropriately-sized auditorium at Clover Theater Box office support: 866-811-411. Head over to this website to learn more about this anticipated events in Healdsburg. https://ci.ovationtix.com/34924/production/1003483?performanceId=10359966

Here is a brief synopsis of this documentary:

Over the course of five years, the film presents Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama. Collins attends college in a step to change his life while Bryant becomes a father to a spirited young boy in a film that tells their stories through the interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the contradictory nature of the region’s deep culture and a glimpse of the varying ways in which the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s own rendering.

Events In Healdsburg happening everyday!!

Honestly, this list of the upcoming events in healdsburg happening in the first few weeks of January is just a taste of what’s to come. From a closing sale, to live music, to a food and wine pairing or to a sneak peak at a possible Oscar winning documentary, you are in store for so much fun. Check back in with us and our website in the coming weeks to learn more about upcoming events in Healdsburg.



2019 and a Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg Stay

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” – Goran Persson

Yep, this is the time that all the New Year’s resolutions are being set into motion. We at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg will be doing our best to be there for anyone that wants to stay with us in 2019. There are so many reasons to stay at a bed and breakfast in Healdsburg, and we’d like to share those with you today.

A Personal Touch!

Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

When you decide to stay at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg or another you’ll be treated to a personal experience. Many hotels in Healdsburg can offer you a good stay, but a bed and breakfast will always be there to treat you and not make you feel as though you are just a room number. The Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg has innkeepers that know the culture and everything happening around our town. Our innkeepers can help you plan everything you wish to experience from the room to dining out or to a nice family fun event. Your stay is just that, it’s a stay that is designed by you and for you.

Let’s talk Breakfast!

Another reason to stay at the Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg is to enjoy our delicious breakfast. We want you to know that however you wish to experience our breakfast is solely up to you. Our guests can choose to dine together and engage in great conversation or dine alone. Whatever you choose to do is up to you. Our kitchen staff also can cater to your diets or food allergies. We take pride in creating a breakfast that everyone can enjoy. When you book your stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg, just let us know and we’ll put a menu together that’ll be perfect for you. Do you have to get an early plane, train, ferry, or business meeting? We’ll happily prepare our “Early Breakfast To Go” for you. It includes a croissant breakfast sandwich of your choice, seasonal fruit and a voucher for coffee that will help you get an early start.

A room suited for you!

At the Camellia Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg you’ll have a choice of many rooms that’ll help you to relax and sleep perfectly. When you decide to stay with us, you can choose a room on site or one of our vacation rentals that can be perfect for your family trips or work stays or whatever event you might have coming up. Each of the nine, thoughtfully appointed guest rooms at the Inn features a private bath and all include a shower. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs for two. We provide complimentary wireless and so much more. Click this link to look at all our rooms in more detail. https://camelliainn.com/lodging/

Culture and History

Our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg is not unlike others all over the world. We have a rich history like most b&b’s do. This location was built back in 1871 and has been a staple of Healdsburg ever since. We highly encourage you to ask about the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg and our history. It’s a wonderful story that we know you and/or your family will enjoy. Healdsburg itself is rich in culture and our innkeepers can point you in the direction to see and visit some extremely important and beautiful sites. If you are a history buff or just out for an adventure, we encourage you to ask, we look forward to telling you our story.

2019 and a Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg Stay

The new year began just a few days ago so it’s always a fun time to start fresh and to start thinking about ways to improve our lives. Those decisions may consist of eating better, working out more, saving money taking more time for ourselves or planning a vacation getaway. Whatever you choose to do this new year we hope it brings you happiness. We at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg will be striving to bring our guests a unique, peaceful, and fun experience that we hope will have a lasting impression on you this new year and years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you might have. We are eager to answer and even more eager to help you book your stay with us at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg.


Lodging in Healdsburg during the Holiday is a great option

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

I think we all can agree with this quote from Henry David Thoreau because we all need to get away from the stresses of life and find peace during this crazy Holiday season. There are so many events for you to be a part of during this Holiday season that’ll help put you in the right state of mind. If you decide to select us at the Camellia Inn for your lodging in Healdsburg, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be treated with the greatest of care and will be close to everything you need to enjoy the Holiday celebrations. Here’s a taste of what to expect while you are lodging in Healdsburg.

Holiday Gift-Making Workshop

Lodging in Healdsburg

This event takes place in Santa Rosa which is only a short drive from your lodging in Healdsburg. Bring the family and take part in the fun process of this Holiday season. On December 22nd from 10 am until 1 pm you’ll be able to make a variety of unique, fun, and creative gifts to give for the holidays. Advance registration required so head over to the website to register. https://schulzmuseum.org/learn/classes-camps/?EventId=32955&eventscheduleid=234807

Friday Evening Wine & Song

We’d love for you to be a part of this exceptional event while lodging in Healdsburg on Friday December 21, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. It’s the Friday right before Christmas so we suggest coming up and lodging in Healdsburg with is at the Camellia Inn. You can get some last-minute shopping done and then taking a seat over at Hudson Street Wineries. Hudson Street Wineries presents a live music happy hour series of wine & song. Happy Hour runs from 5-8pm with live music from 5:30-7:30pm.  Head over to their website for any other details you might need. https://hudsonstreetwineries.com/

Procrastinator’s Party at Hopscotch

Also, happening on Saturday December 22nd, while lodging in Healdsburg at our Camellia Inn you can be a part of the Procrastinator’s Party at Hopscotch. If you need to shop last minute for Christmas gifts and like to have a few cocktails during your shopping, then you are in luck. Procrastinator’s Holiday Shopping Party will let you shop, eat, and drink at the Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery event. This event will let your holiday gifts-giving stress melt away while helping you to relax. They’ll even gift wrap all your purchases for free! This event will take place between 4 pm and 7 pm on Saturday December 22ndl Head over to the following link for more information. http://ww.hopscotchgiftsandgallery.com

6th Annual 123 Organic Tequila Tasting Dinner

If you decided to choose your lodging in Healdsburg after Christmas than you are in luck. You will be thrilled to be a part of the 6th Annual 123 Organic Tequila Tasting Dinner taking place at Mateo’s Cocina Latina. Join them for a special tasting of organic tequilas with owner David Ravandi & Chef Mateo Granados. You’ll be able to take part in an exceptional four course meal on Saturday December 29th. While lodging in Healdsburg and being part of this event, your night will look like this:

  • First Course
  • Smoked Drakes Bay Oysters, Deergnaw olive oil, preserved green tomatoes
  • 123 Organic Blanco (1)
  • Second Course
  • Local Dungeness Crab Louie, Fish Cracklings
  • 123 Organic Reposado (2)
  • Third course
  • Progressive Pasture Beef Kibi with pickled chayote salsa
  • 123 Organic Anejo (3)
  • Fourth Course
  • Ritual Farm Pork belly, braised cabbage, pork jus
  • El Luchador Organic Blanco 110
  • Entrée
  • Preston Lamb Meat Ball with Fideos
  • Cráneo Organic Mezcal
  • Dessert
  • Queso Napolitano
  • 123 Organic Extra Anejo (Diablito)

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

Okay so we’ve gotten past Christmas but there’s still the new year’s celebration to bring in. While lodging in Healdsburg we suggest bringing the family to Santa Rosa and to the Charles Shultz Museum. You can ring in the new year early with hands-on crafts for kids, Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon which drops at Noon, and toast with root beer at Noon and 3:00 pm! It’s a fun event to be a part of on New Year’s Eve. Head over to their website to find out more about this wonderful New Year’s Eve event. https://schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events/?EventId=32956&eventscheduleid=234808

Lodging in Healdsburg during the Holiday is a great option

Honestly, we’d love for you to book your lodging in Healdsburg with us at the Camellia Inn during Christmas or New Year’s. There are so many fun and exciting events for you to take part in. If you are lodging in Healdsburg or one of our wonderful surrounding cities than you’ll be able to enjoy so many celebrations. We highly encourage you to reach out to us in order to book your stay or to ask any questions you need answered. Our staff is ready and willing to help you plan your holiday stay and to point you in in the right direction to all the events that are happening during these next few weeks. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast.

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is the place to be this Holiday Season

“Poorly planned and stressful vacations eliminate the positive benefit of time away. The less the stress, the more likely you will experience a positive benefit from the time off. A positive, well-managed vacation can make you happier and less stressed, and you can return with more energy at work and with more meaning in your life.” — Shawn Achor

We believe this quote will inspire anyone to set up a proper vacation. With the Holidays already upon us, your Holiday getaways are beginning to become a reality. If you’re looking for a great place to take your trip to, then we suggest our Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg. Our B and B in Healdsburg has a lot to offer you and/or your family. From wonderful rooms, to a terrific breakfast, to an exceptional spa experience and so much more. While you enjoy these excellent amenities, you also can be a part of some events we have planned at our B and B in Healdsburg or some that surround us. Here are a few of those events for you and/or your families to be a part of.

Open the Door For Three

B and B in Healdsburg

On November 14th, 2018 our B and B in Healdsburg is pleased to announce that Open The Door For Three is here for the second time this year! We completely sold out the last time OTD43 played in Healdsburg back in February, so make sure to reserve your seats soon!! Open the Door for Three consists of fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. Their music is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together. Call or email us at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg for more info or to reserve your seats: (707)433-8182, info@camelliainn.com

Healdsburg Guitar Weekend with Tony McManus

You don’t want to miss the 2nd Healdsburg Guitar Weekend we are promoting at our B and B in Healdsburg. On December, 7th, 8th and 9th join internationally celebrated celtic mucisian, Tony McManus and special guest, Teja Gerken of Peghead Nation for a wonderful 3 day getaway. This weekend event includes:

– Accommodations for three nights at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg

– A full breakfast each morning

– Lunch on Saturday & Sunday

– Light supper on Friday & Saturday evenings

– Concert on Saturday night

– Personal instruction by Tony McManus & Teja Gerken

-Other details TBA

We will be updating the details soon, or you can contact our B and B In Healdsburg now for any other information, ticket pricing and event packages.

Healdsburg Turkey Trot

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is happy to promote the Healdsburg Turkey Trot that’ll take place at 8 am until 11 am PST on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. Once again, we’ll gather on Thanksgiving Day morning for a 5K run around the streets of Healdsburg. Throw on your Turkey suit and running shoes and get going. This course is all on the road and friendly to walkers and runners alike. Strollers too! Kids 5 years old and younger can run walk or ride (in a stroller, for example, or on a parent) for free! At the finish, we’ll be serving. As part of your registration and all sponsorship dollars go to support LIVE LIKE DREW, also known as the Drew Esquivel Scholarship, which supports student/athletes from the Healdsburg area in their dream to attend college. Click the following link for complete details: http://scenaperformance.com/healdsburg-turkey-trot-2018-registration/

Downtown Holiday Party 2018

Our B and B in Healdsburg all suggests you vacation in Healdsburg during Thanksqgiving so you can take part in the Downtown Holiday Party. This event takes place on Friday November 23, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST. Kick off your holiday season with Healdsburg’s charming and fun-filled Downtown Holiday Party. Bring your gift list, friends, family and appetite to this not to be missed town celebration.  You’ll be able to bring your camera for pictures with Santa from 5-7 pm, enjoy musicians and carolers, enjoy a performance by the Wonder Wags, see trick dogs, ride in Horse-drawn carriages (weather permitting) and shop for unique and beautiful holiday gifts.

Stay at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg this Holiday Season

There is so much going on during the Holiday season and so much to do. We hope this list of events happening now and in the coming weeks is enticing enough for you to book a stay with us at our B and B in Healdsburg. We’d love for you to contact us with all questions you have. We are also happy to help you plan your getaway if you need some help. Our staff is ready and willing to point you in the direction for a wonderful and fun Holiday vacation.

Come spend a day or three for the Russian River is a Sight to See

We thought this authentic Russian River quote was perfect to give you a taste of what awaits you when you are planning a trip to the area. You can stay with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast or any other of Sonoma County’s wonderful lodgings. With that said we’d like to let you in on the history of the Russian River and some ideas of where to go on your journeys around the Russian River.

Then and Now, a brief introduction to the Russian River

Russian River

The Russian River region has a long and interesting history. First inhabited by the Kashaya Indian people, the river was named after Ivan Aleksandrovich Kuskow of the Russian-American Company, who explored the river in the early 19th century establishing the Fort Ross colony just northwest of the mouth of the river. In later years, the area began seeing more settlement due to the Gold Rush, the Bear Flag Revolt, the Mexican-American War and California officially becoming a part of the Union in 1850.

Lumber and mercury mining were the predominate industries in the region and brought railroad service to the area in the 1800s, further helping it to grow. During the 1870’s, Colonel James Armstrong, a lumberman who recognized the beauty and natural value of the forests, created a natural park and botanical garden which is today known as the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. In this incredible, vast forest reserve, trees such as the Parson Jones Tree, the tallest tree in the grove measuring more than 310 feet in height (longer than length of a football field!) and the Colonel Armstrong tree, which estimated at over 1400 years old is the oldest tree in the grove, still impress visitors with their majesty.

Today, the Russian River is a vibrant and diverse community that is a favorite California vacation destination. With world-famous wineries, golfing, a full array of lodging options as well as camping and RV parks, the Russian River has grown to be the premier, natural destination and summer vacation resort for visitors from both the San Francisco area and around the world.

The Russian River Locations

Guerneville – Known as the “Heart of the Russian River”, this town of roughly 4500 people is the largest of the villages along the Lower Russian River. Its many resorts, restaurants and shops have been welcoming locals and tourists for over 120 years. Guerneville’s biggest attractions are the Armstrong Woods State Reserve and Johnson’s Beach, as well as large festivals such as Women’s Weekend, the Blues/Jazz Festival and Lazy Bear Weekend.

Rio Nido – Back in the day, this village made its mark as the place to go for big bands, weekend dances and bowling. Rio Nido, (which means “river nest” in Spanish) is now home to some 2000 people and has a charming community of year-round and vacation homes nestled amongst the winding roads and dense redwood forest. Rio Nido’s main attractions are the Rio Nido Roadhouse, the Rio Nido Pool and the Rio Nido Lodge which houses local theatrical productions.

Forestville – This small town’s laid-back and comfortable atmosphere is attractive. Although not directly located on the banks of the Russian River, Forestville connects the rest of West Sonoma County to the Russian River.

Monte Rio – This vacation wonderland was made famous as the summer encampment of the Bohemian Men’s Club of San Francisco. Monte Rio’s dog-friendly public beach attracts hundreds of visitors and 1100 locals alike. This town surrounds the Russian river and has many wonderful events for you to choose from.

Duncans Mills – This enclave is the second smallest of the villages along the Russian river, with only 175 people calling it home. Duncans Mills was best known for its authentic Northwest Pacific Railway train station which is now a Historical Museum. This charming small town is also known for it’s fine shops and spectacular Cajun dining.

Jenner – This small town sits atop the coastal cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Russian River. With a population of about 130, Jenner is the smallest village in the Russian River region. You can Kayak, check out Goat Rock and view harbor seals and their pups.

Occidental – A town built around the Northwest Pacific Railway train stop, Occidental has flourished into the small bohemian community we know it as today. Occidental’s restaurants, shops and close proximity to the world-famous Sonoma Canopy Tours redwood zip lining course make it a must for a Sonoma County vacation.

Come visit the Russian River

If you’ve decided to vacation in any of the towns we’ve listed, then you will enjoy the Russian River immensely! There is so much to do and see. It might take a day or three, but we promise the Russian River beauty and history won’t disappoint. Please contact us at the Camellia Inn with any questions you might have. Even if you don’t stay with us, we are more than happy to point you in a direction, so you can enjoy a wonderful time exploring the Russian River area.

Halloween Events in Downtown Healdsburg

“The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.” — Lewis Black

We wanted to start this post off with some humor. When we came across this joke from Lewis Black, we laughed and laughed. Candy corn has been around for so long and it’s a staple of the season. From the leaves falling to the nights turning cold, to our kids getting all excited to build their own costumes or head to a store to buy one. The Halloween joy engulfs us all because it’s the start of so much laughter and fun that is yet to come. Whether you are planning a trip from out of town, or you are a Sonoma County local, then we have a treat for you. Downtown Healdsburg has so much for you to be a part of this Halloween. Here are some of those Halloween Events in downtown Healdsburg to be on the look out for.

34th annual Pumpkin Festival

Events in Downtown Healdsburg

Ain’t no thang but a pumpkin thing. Sorry, just felt like that was the right time to say that. Anyway, on Saturday October 27th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, head over to the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market on the corner of Vine Street and North Street for the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market’s 34th annual Pumpkin Festival. This downtown Healdsburg event combines carving skills, pumpkin decoration, racing abilities, a costume contest to win market bucks, and great prizes donated by local businesses. Contests begin at 8:30am and continue throughout the morning. There is so much more information that this downtown Healdsburg Pumpkin Festival has for you. Please head over to their website to find out more. This 34th annual Halloween event in downtown Healdsburg is so much fun. Please, don’t miss out. http://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/pumpkin-festival-2018/

Safari West Halloween Spooktacular

Alright folks, if you want to venture outside of downtown Healdsburg for a Halloween event this weekend then the Safari West Halloween Spooktacular might be perfect for you. This event starts at 10am with Safari Treks departing every 45 minutes! Barbeque Lunch from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm and the conservation pumpkin patch all should get you excited. And let’s not forget the Vultures, Snakes, and Owls! Oh My! Safari West is just a short trek away from downtown Healdsburg. Here is their website so you can purchase tickets and find out all other information for this fun event. https://safariwest.rezgo.com/details/105343/halloween

Día de los Muertos

I think we should get serious for a second, the animated movie Coco was a masterpiece in our opinion. It educated so many people, not just children, about a real event. We all, in downtown Healdsburg, are happy to tell you about this downtown Healdsburg event happening on Sunday October 28th from 12 pm until 7 pm. Corazón Healdsburg and the City of Healdsburg have put together a celebration weekend carrying out the traditions of the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead.  All are invited to this family-focused, community-engaging and cross-cultural weekend. This event is in the downtown Healdsburg plaza so there’s no reason to check out a website. Come on out and be a part of an exceptional Mexican tradition.

Downtown Healdsburg Trick or Treat

Events in Downtown Healdsburg

We know that your children love going from house to house with their pillow cases or pumpkin containers to gather as much candy as humanly possible. With that in mind, how about the idea of getting that started before it gets dark. Many downtown Healdsburg businesses will hand out candy starting at 4pm. This candy appetizer will last until 6 pm. We think this is a great idea to get on your kid’s good side if you may be in the dog house. They can get candy at one of the businesses you may want to visit as well. We think it’s a win win. There’s no website to visit, just head to downtown Healdsburg between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday October 31st.

Halloween time in Downtown Healdsburg

I think we all can agree that Halloween is the start of so much celebration. The Holiday season is upon us, and we at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in downtown Healdsburg are so excited. These are just a few events happening. There are so many more that you can find throughout the Sonoma County area. If you’d like to stay with us during this Halloween time, please contact us now. We book up quick, so don’t hesitate to call. Happy Halloween from all of us at the Camellia Inn.