International Picnicking Day


Life may be no picnic, but today it is! Our summer season is quickly approaching which means it is time to start planning your Summer at the Green experience. We hear time and time again that people love planning their picnics for our shows. From homemade sandwiches to elaborate spreads for a party, we have seen it all! To celebrate International Picnicking Day, we picked a few of our favorite ultimate picnicking experience tips!

1.) Select your style: Homemade, store bought, pre-order, or day of

Pack a picnic and enjoy your homemade or store-bought meal in the open-air dining at our outdoor tables or on Weill Lawn. Want to make it easy? Pre-order your boxed meal or small platters from San Francisco's iconic bakery, Boudin. Pre-ordering is easy, and the meals are packed and ready for pickup right when you enter the venue. On-site concessions are also available for day of selections.


2.) Packing you own meal, anything goes

From sushi to sandwiches, anything goes. Be adventurous, go local, pack the tastes of Sonoma County....remember with picnicking, calories don't count!

3.) Accesories are almost as important as the food

Don't forget the cheese boards, bowls, serving spoons, coolers, and blankets at home!  No picnic is complete without its helpers.

4.) Reserve your beverages

Outside liquids are not permitted inside the venue, but that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead! Pre-order your wine and beer now and pick it up when you enter the venue! Short lines and on-demand beverages, what more could you ask for? May we suggest a bottle of the Sonoma Cutrer Rosé for those warm summer evenings.


5.) Share your food with friends and families and leave nothing behind but a good time

Pack as big of a picnic as you want but help us clean up after a performance.  Pick up your individual trash, recycling, and compost bags upon entering the venue to use during the performance. Leave them behind after the show and we will take care of the rest!  

6.) Most important of all ENJOY YOUR TIME AT THE GREEN!

No matter what your picnic looks like we hope you enjoy your experience! Don't forget to share your photos on social media with #GreenMusicCenter and you may be featured on our social, eblasts, and digital signage.