Get answers to frequently asked questions about Celebration Weekend
Where will the 2017 event be located?
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
When is the event?
The main event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017, from 11 AM – 5 PM.
How do I get tickets?
Visit our ticket information page for prices and information on all the events and seminars. General Admission, VIP, and Seminar tickets may be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com, or at the door. (Seminars usually sell out fast, so advanced purchase is recommended!) Taste tickets for wine, beer, and spirit samples will be available on-site at the event only (not for pre-purchase).
What do I get with a VIP ticket?
VIP admission provides free preferred parking with private access to the Celebration Weekend grounds one full hour before the gates are open to the general public. All-day food and beverage options in the VIP Pavilion include a complimentary tasting glass and all-day tasting privileges, plus coffee and pastries in the morning and an upscale, Baja-inspired buffet for lunch. A shaded dining area and private restrooms guarantee your comfort, while seating options range from accommodations under the awning to colorful blankets on the lawn. An exclusive VIP gift bag completes the experience.
Who will be presenting?
We have a great lineup this year that includes Chef Alvin Cailan, Tyler Malek, Chef Gabriel Rucker, Matthew Domingo, Chef Ryan Scott, Chef Chris Cosentino, Perry Hoffman, Chef Douglas Keane, Chef Ari Weisswasser, Chef Robert Masullo, Michelle Tam, and Samin Nosrat. Check out the full lineup at each of the stages and plan your visit!
Where can I park?
FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLES will be available at the Sonoma Plaza, Adele Harrison Middle School, Casa Grande Parking Lot, and Sonoma Valley Schellville Airport. Handicap parking is available at the Sonoma Valley Schellville Airport with ADA compliant shuttle service.
Please note that there will be no public parking or drop-off areas at Cornerstone.
To avoid delays, we encourage all northbound attendees to park at the Sonoma Valley/Schellville Airport, and all southbound attendees to park at one of the three northern lots: Adele Middle School, Casa Grande Parking lot (behind barracks), Sonoma Plaza (in front of City Hall).
Can you recommend a hotel in the area? What about tasting rooms or restaurants?
Of course! We encourage you to stay the weekend and check out some of our editors’ favorite spots in Sonoma wine country.
Can I volunteer to work at Celebration Weekend?
Yes! We are looking for responsible, socially friendly people, ages 18 and up, who want to help out and be part of this iconic and fun event. Each volunteer can enjoy the event for free after they complete their shift or prior to their shift and will receive one Free pass for a guest. Click here for more information and to fill out our volunteer sign-up form.
Is Celebration Weekend an environmentally responsible event?
Yes! Here at Sunset we care deeply about the environment and work hard to make sure our events are not just an amazing experience, but also ecologically responsible. We will implement a recycling and composting program to reduce landfill waste and minimize our waste footprint. Our staff will work closely with our vendors, sponsors, and exhibitors to collect food waste for composting and recyclable items for recycling, as well as helping to keep the site clean of litter. What goes in recycling here in Sonoma? Recyclable items include all plastic containers, cans and bottles, cardboard, and paper clean of food waste. Please remember to use these containers and dispose of items in the right bin. We thank you for doing your part to help keep our Celebration Weekend clean, green and an enjoyable time for everyone!
Do you have an event website?
Visit www.sunset.com/cw for additional information.