On Sunday, June 9, Sonoma Plaza comes alive with history and grilled chicken.
The Bear Flag Celebration & BBQ is the annual celebration of the day in 1846 when a bunch of rowdy Sonomans proclaimed independence.
The local Native Sons of the Golden West observe the anniversary, and fire up the grill for from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus, cold beverages to slake any revolutionary thirst.
Live music. Free admission. Sonoma Plaza.