With only a few weeks to go before the Red & White Ball, we rounded up a few FAQs to help make sure you are ready for a great time.
When does the event start?
Event check-in and the bars will open at 5pm along the north side of the Plaza. Arrive early to set up your own picnic, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy the event!
What should I bring?
You'll want to pack your favorite picnic seating and decide ahead if you'll bring a picnic meal from home or purchase a meal onsite from one of our food truck vendors.
Please note you that you do not need to print out your tickets, we will be checking guests in by name.
What about food?
You can bring your own meal, or order from one of our onsite food truck vendors. Plus, a portion of all proceeds will be donated back to SVEF!
We are pleased to partner with these delicious food trucks:
A variety of wine and beer options will be available for purchase at the event. We are very grateful to our generous beverage sponsors, who will be providing red, white, and rose wines:
Individual tumblers will be available for sale on site, or you can bring your tumbler from last year's event. Wine and beer will be available for $7 a pour, or $30 for a bottle of wine (cash, credit card, and digital wallets accepted).
Can I arrange for my picnic to be set up instead of doing it myself?
As of August 22nd, Picnic Potential is SOLD OUT for this year's event.
Is there entertainment at the event?
This special evening will be filled with fun things for you to do!
You'll receive a wine tumbler and a glass wine (for 21+). By purchasing a ticket, you are helping underwrite the costs of the event and supporting local public schools.
What should I wear?
Wear your favorite red and white outfit!
How does attending the event help support the students?
At this year's event you'll learn about the great things happening at our local public schools directly from Sonoma Valley students, teachers, and staff, as well as partner nonprofit organizations.
Proceeds from the event will support our Classroom Grants fund for the school year. Through this program, teachers and staff can request grants of up to $1,000 to help cover the costs of supplies, field trips, and other vital classroom needs.
Are there additional ways I can support local students?
We invite you to join us in a powerful endeavor at the Red & White Ball: fundraising! It's one of the most impactful ways you can directly benefit our schools.
It’s easy to help raise funds. All you have to do is share your passion for public education by spreading the word to your friends and family and asking them to make a gift. It’s a fun way to make a real difference!
Click here for more information and tips on how to become an advocate for our public schools.
What if I need accommodations in order to attend?
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Sarah Carroll at 707-935-9566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.