The city of Sebastopol was incorporated in 1902 with schools, churches, hotels, canneries, mills, wineries, and an opera house to its credit. The 1906 earthquake reduced most of these early buildings to rubble, but as elsewhere in the county, the town was rebuilt. In 1885, renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, opened an experimental nursery in Sebastopol known as Gold Ridge FarmOpens a new window. Part of the farm is still open all year to Gold Ridge Farm VisitorsOpens a new window at 7781 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol.
Sebastapol is 56 miles north of San Francisco on Gravenstein Highway (CA-116) and Luther Burbank Memorial Highway (CA-12), 7 miles west of Santa Rosa. It lies 13 miles east of Bodega Bay and the Pacific coastline, 10 miles from the Russian River recreation region. It is 102 miles from the State Capitol of Sacramento and 405 miles north of Los Angeles.
Visit Sebastopol Chamber of CommerceOpens a new window for more information about the City of Sebastopol, CA.
The Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival, an annual event, is Sebastopol’s celebration of apples that dates back to 1910, when the first great Apple Shows capped the annual harvest with all the excitement of a state fair. Today, the apple blossom festival’s tradition lives on despite the fact that apples are no longer Sebastopol’s largest industry. Residents continue to celebrate the heritage that gave rise to this beautiful and unique community in Western Sonoma County.
Visit Sebastopol Apple Blossom FestivalOpens a new window for a list of this year’s schedule of events, directions and ticket information.
The Sebastopol Celtic Music Festival, an annual event nicknamed “Celtstock”, celebrating its 11th year in 2005, spans four days at the end of September. Known for its breadth of artistic talent and relaxed atmosphere, the festival highlights
both day time and night time events, indoor and outdoor stages, dance floor, large tents, workshops, vendor village, historical re-enactment guilds, kids area and more. The Sebastopol Celtic Music Festival features world-class artists
like Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Lunasa, Altan, Niamh Parsons with Graham Dunne, and Shay & Michael Black. Watch as “clans” decked out in their finest kilts reenact Scottish village life. Also, participate in a music workshop,
feast on bangers and other Celtic treats, shop for jewelry and crafts, and entertain the kids with children’s activities.
Visit Sebastopol Celtic Music FestivalOpens a new window for a list of this year’s artists, schedule, directions and ticket information.