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Thanksgiving at the Rio Nido Roadhouse

THANKSGIVING DAY 12 noon to 7 pm Enjoy Food and Football! 

FRI 27 NOV 6 pm Billy Mac and Gary Potterton will entertain with your favorite Americana music.

SAT 28 NOV the Pulsators will rock the roadhouse! As usual!

Check out the website for more events in December.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rio Nido Roadhouse Chili Cook Off & Fundraiser  93980b8e-209f-4bfc-bf9f-49c843857935
SAT 21 NOV ~ Come for a delicious afternoon and be one of the prize-winning Chili Contestants or be a Chili Judge, all while helping support the Rio Nido Roadhouse in a case against extortion.

  • Chefs check in 1-1:30 p.m.
    Applications available at the RNR
    Tasting 2-6 p.m.
  • Live Music
  • Adults $15 Kids $5 includes tastings + food plate
    For more info call

Please park to share the limited space all around the side and back of the RNR!



Help Clean Up… then go dance to Hot Zone

 SAT 14 NOV 11:00 am Friends of Rio Nido is hosting a clean up of the river front for the newly acquired local access to the Russian River.  Meet at the Rio Nido tunnel that goes under River Road. You bring your work gloves and sturdy shoes, f53401ad-6777-46ff-82b2-17f4ee42d466FRN will bring the garbage bags. Pick up trucks would be much appreciated!
Click here for more information.


6 – 10 pm HOT ZONE BAND plays at the Rio Nido Radhouse $5 cover. Full bar, delicious food, friendly staff! 14540 Canyon 2 Road

Park around back, mind the rain puddles.

FRN Member Meeting THIS SATURDAY!  ~ Join Friends of Rio Nido here (no Membership fee)FRNCircleLogo

Join us for an FRN Member Meeting, all are welcomed!

Get involved with the community of Rio Nido!

If you are itching to get more involved in your community, or just have a bit of free time to help out here and there, you have your pick of activities to join in on:Old RN sign - photo

  • Investigate and provide ideas/alternatives to the Historic RN Sign Committee Chair (Kim) on our next phase project, to get a light to shine on the sign; join the committee if you like!
  • Identify culverts near you that need to be cleaned out and email us the info (street address, pole numbers, pictures, etc. are helpful).  We will collate the info and submit the request to the County for their action.
  • Participate in the Sonoma County wood stove rebate program to improve the air quality in Rio Nido!  (ACT NOW since there are limited funds.)
  • Stop by the Russian River Fire Department to pickup free batteries for your fire alarm, to keep Rio Nido safe!  Info online, and here.
  • Help us out with the float for the holiday Parade of Lights on December 5th in Guerneville.  Let us know if you’re interested.  (We have an idea on a design that would incorporate kiddos interested in dressing up as a fairy or gnome, if there are any kids who would be interested in being ON the float!)
  • Join the Beautification Committee, chaired by our prior board VP, Matt!  There are efforts underway to start to get after watershed cleanup, and other ideas that might include planting or painting, or the like.
  • Have your pet spayed/neutered to keep the animals we love safe and the animal shelters less full!  Several options for reduced fees posted onlineby Sonoma County Animal Care and Control.

Oktoberfest & Halloween in Rio Nido is hosting a spectacular line up of October Festivities in Rio Nido:

fea503f1-9039-4bcf-aa5b-dca653bdbfe0FRI 23 OCT 6 pm
Annual “Pumpkin & Pint Night” with pumpkin carving for everyone, especially the kids. Pumpkins available, as well as some carving tools.
PINT NIGHT features Firestone Walker Brew Co. $5 w/ glass & $4 refills.  e2067e18-6ab0-43be-8177-71995f0fe9c3

SAT 24 OCT 6-10 pm
D’Giin. Don’t be confused… they’re really playing here on Saturday! (And you know how much fun D’Giin is around Halloween!

SUN 25 OCT 1-5 pm
Annual cae43362-9c1d-4a56-b873-da3b5f95ca31-2Oktoberfest fundraising benefit for the Oak Grove Elementary School Arts Program with German food, baked goods, live music, and beer specials!219ba145-0f73-4020-8787-0ff94d316362

The Blues Pirates will ramp up the excitement at our Annual Halloween Party. Wear costumes. Prizes! for bands through December.

Don’t forget, park to share the limited space all around the side and back of the RNR!  We expect another warm weekend–which means all events will be outdoors, including D’Giin on Saturday night!

Totally Dead this Saturday @RNR

a61719ab-74ab-4e6b-973d-b581e74a1e24Give a big welcome to Totally Dead this Saturday night, the first all Grateful Dead tribute band and their debut at the RNR.
   Remember, RNR is still offering Water Aerobics classes with Walter until October 17. Call for schedule (707) 869-0821. 
We’ll celebrate autumn with the annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 25.  Be prepared for great brats and beer. More details later.
     Check out Events on RNR website for bands through December.
    Don’t forget, park to share the limited space all around the side and back of the RNR!  Get ready for another warm and wily weekend!

After-Summer Party continues in Rio Nido

rn_pcard_29a.1FRN Member Meeting THIS Saturday, September 26th!
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
at the Picnic tables in the Bruno Farnocchia park. Agenda TBD.
All are welcomed to attend!

92615-SorentinosThe Rio Nido Roadhouse has two great shows coming up SAT 26 SEP The Sorentinos 6-10 pm $7 cover

9_27_15-DGiin-724x1024SUN 27 SEP D’GIIN 6-10 pm cover charge.

How much fun is that for a mid-September weekend?

SWIMMING POOL is open this weekend and Water Aerobics classes with Walter continuing until October 17. Call the RNR for schedule (707)869-0821.

Check out the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR RIO NIDO ROADHOUSE for bands through December. Don’t forget… park to share the limited space all around the side and back of the RNR!  Get ready for another warm and wily weekend!

…”Rolling” into Labor Day Weekend

dbfd9162-f10f-4ccd-a48c-a14e063dc073Summer season may be coming to an end in Rio Nido, but! there’s plenty of time to create more Memories That Linger…

14540 Canyon 2 Road 

 SAT 29 Aug GarageLandRodeo, as usual, will rock the Roadhouse this weekend with the Killbillies opening. $5 pp ~ Music starts at 5:00 pm.

Get refreshed at the swimming pool and outdoor snack bar! There are plenty of Water Aerobics classes with Walter. Call the RNR for a schedule (707)869-0821.

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FRI 4 Sep The Pulsators
will be having a blast and YES!…
SAT 5 Sep … The Unauthorized Rolling Stones will usher the end of another fabulous summer in Rio Nido!

SUN 6 Sep Chicken Barbecue @ the RNHOA Picnic Place ~ Join us for this popular annual event, as family, friends, neighbors, guests and others gather for a delicious meal, Pee Wee mini-golf, music, dancing, and more. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!! Food 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Music & Dancing 5:00 – 9:00 pm. 

Do you have an event taking place in Rio Nido? Send an email to with all the details for consideration.

Your Weekend Oasis Awaits…

14540 Canyon 2 Road Weekend@Bernie's

Sat 15 Aug
Everyone on the River is talking about WEEKEND @ BERNIE’S. Their bongos and reggae tones mixed with funk are sure to get you on your feet. Don’t miss Saturday’s show, $5 cover at the door.D'ginn

Sun 16 Aug
D’GIIN, as usual, will bring down the Redwoods on Sunday night! Come see this popular gypsy folk band and watch their fans spin and jingle as they dance across the floor. $5 cover, doors open at 6:00 pm.

Remember, the pool and the snack bar are open and there are plenty of Water Aerobics classes with Walter. Call the RNR for schedule (707)869-0821.Rio Nido Surf Music Festival

Stay tuned for our end-of-summer
Family Luau and Surf Fest Music

Saturday August 22
Games and prizes for the kiddos!

Don’t forget to Park Smart all around the side and back…
Get ready for another great weekend!

11th Annual Rio Nido Art and Crafts Festival August 2



Come meet your local artists at the 11th Annual Rio Nido Art and Crafts Festival on Sunday, August 2nd 2015, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Rio Nido Homeowners Park. Admission is free–the RNHOA will be serving a delicious pancake breakfast from 9 AM to 12 PM at the same time.

Over the last few months, we’ve added several artist profiles to help highlight our creative community. Big thanks to Patricia Roland-James for interviewing our locals to share their stories.