Milk & Cookies with Santa @ Heart Rock Cafe
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Games & Toys with Santa @ Little Roots Toy Shop
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dragoon Gulch 5K @ Dragoon Gulch
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Dragoon Gulch 5 K starts at 8 am. Get Up, Get Out, Get Healthy. This is the 4th Annual Dragoon Gulch 5K and hike also the grand opening of the newly developed 1.5 mile addition and don’t forget to register.

Stockton-Washington Corridor Downtown Transit & Accessibility Project Community Meeting @ City Hall Council Chambers
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Baseline at Dragoon Gulch @ dragoon gulch
Feb 25 – Mar 15 all-day

Baseline part of Sierra Conservation Center will be at Dragoon Gulch to clean up the trail. They will be there at various times throughout the three weeks

Celtic Faire @ Fairgrounds
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

DON’T MISS KNIGHTS OF MAYHEM’S OWN CHARLIE ANDREWS …… he is on the Knight Fight TV series tonight…. Come see him and the Knights of Mayhem at Sonora Celtic Faire March 8-10th at Mother Lode
Weekend Ticket sale see the whole tournament

Call (209) 239-2600
Celtic Faire Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, Brittany, Manx and Galicia March 7-9th 2014
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Second Saturday ~ March @ downtown Sonora
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

on Saturday, March  9th is 2nd Saturday, downtown Sonora, visit shops and see artists of all varieties through out downtown. look for these at the participating merchants

Contact Us
Sonora Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 3084
Sonora, CA  95370

Livestock Field Day @ Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Mar 23 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuolumne County 4-H presents Livestock Field Day

Saturday, March 23rd

10 am to 2 pm 

at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. 

click here to view flyer

Mother Lode Round Up Parade @ Downtown Sonora
May 11 – May 12 all-day

The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11th, and will feature nearly 200 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street. As usual, thousands of spectators can be expected, lining the street to watch and cheer. It draws over 20,000 visitors and spectators and has become one of “the events to see” in California. The Parade has grown to 5 Sections of over 200 entries.

Remember, the Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, May 11th and there’ll be a crowd so get there early to find a place to park and to stake your claim on place watch along Washington Street.

The Mother Lode Round-Up Rodeo

The Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo is a two day competition with rodeo action Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th beginning at 2pm on both days. The Round Up Rodeo is a real bronco-bustin’ Rodeo where rodeo stars compete in Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.

Over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to the event. The weekend attracts over 20,000 rodeo fans and visitors every year. The Round-up Rodeo has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.

The Rodeo begins on Saturday at 2pm, after the parade crowd heads over to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

Sonora Farmer’s Market @ Farmer's Market
Jul 27 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

The Sonora Certified Farmers’ Market

Our Featured Authors start on July 6th Click here to see the schedule of Authors. 

Is open every Saturday, from May 18 through October 12, 2019.  So join us for a new exciting year.  The Farmer’s Market is open to the public every Saturday morning from 7:30 .m. until 11:30 a.m.

Vendors who make handcrafted items, sell fresh Ag. (certified) produce and on-site (and commercial kitchen) food items are welcome to apply. To Participate click here. Don’t hesitate to get on our waiting list if spaces are not available. We use this list to fill spaces as they open up.

This is berry season/cherry/apricot season and it comes and goes quickly. Blueberries are here for a short time. NOW is the time to make that jelly/jam your friends and family will enjoy as gifts. Lots of other fruits are here for longer periods. Peaches, plums, nectarines. Great 4th of July cobblers, parfaits, pie making and more right here fresh picked daily for you to taste and enjoy.
Don’t let these pass you up!

Still lots of fresh baked gourmet foods and coffees, cheese and honey. So much to choose from, if you have a sweet tooth too.

Top Ten Reasons Why Shopping at Farmers’ Market is Better

1. A Healthy Lifestyle

Farmers present large colorful displays of just-picked, vine-ripened, and best-tasting produce for thousands of health-minded shoppers every week.

2. Friendly Community

At farmers’ markets, you always see people talking to one another. They enjoy visiting with others–farmers, friends, and new acquaintances–and having a good time. Markets bring community elements together including fishermen, farmers, bakers, and families.

3. Freshness

With few exceptions, produce is brought to market the same day or within a day of picking. That’s fresh! Fresh products are crisp, have good texture, and taste better.

4. Flavor

Fruits like peaches, and produce like strawberries and tomatoes are picked when ripe, not before. Ripened on the tree or vine adds significantly to flavor.

5. Variety

Farmers bring many different varieties of just about every product. Several examples of the variety found the farmers’ market are: Spitzenberg and Braeburn are among the 70 plus apple varieties, Tuscan and Russian are a couple of the different kinds of kale, and lemon and Thai are two of two of the basil types. Variety provides a great healthy way to enrich ones life.

6. Flowers

You simply can not compare the volume, variety, quality, and freshness of flowers at the farmers’ markets with what grocery stores offer. With the exception of greenhouse roses, the types of flowers at the market vary with the season. For example, in February-March there are fantastic tulips, and during the summer there are tuberose, sunflowers, zinnias, and many more.

7. Meet the Farmers

This is really an advantage. Since the person you buy the product from is the farmer, or his/her employee, you can ask anything about the product, for example, where it was grown, what variety it is, if the product was sprayed, and cooking suggestions.

8. Support Family-operated Small Farms

Each stall space is used by a different farm. By shopping at farmers’ markets, you are supporting these family operated small farms.

9. Reduce the Carbon Footprint

Distance produce travels from farm to you via a grocery store is often greater than 1000 miles. Transport to and storage at the store often requires refrigeration, and these result in carbon dioxide emissions. At our farmers’ markets average distance traveled is less than 50 miles and there is no refrigeration or storage. Buying at a farmers’ market results in less carbon dioxide emissions.

10. California Grown

At the farmers’ market you know that all produce sold at our farmers’ markets is grown in California, not Mexico, not China, nor anywhere else in the world.


Keep in touch with us by email or call 209-532-7725, with any questions, suggestions or concerns.  See you at the Market! 

National Night Out @ Woods Creek Rotary Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday August 6th 2019 from 5:00-7:30
The Sonora Police Dept. will be celebrating

at the Woods Creek /Rotary Park in Sonora‬,


Mark your calendars
Come down, bring the family,
and celebrate with us by eating food and playing games

This is a FREE event for all to attend
We love getting together with the families
of the community and celebrating a night out with YOU


All Hallows Fantasy Faire @ Mother Lode Fair Grounds
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Original modern themed Costume Play Fantasy Festival In the Mother Lode of California. 
“Where Imagination can become your reality!”

Celtic New Year’s Celebration

The Original 10th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire is a two day all inclusive costume play Celtic New Year’s Celebration! Keeping the All-Hallows tradition this year we will have a magnificent fire show and The Burning of the Harvestman. The Faire is deeply rooted in the beliefs of the Celtic people, but combined with all the fun and excitement of a modern Halloween. Hundreds of visiting creatures and characters from your favorite fairy tales and Hollywood movies will come to life over this fun-filled family weekend! The faire offers many exciting venues to hear live music, enjoy themed food and drink, buy unique items, and marvel at jugglers and magicians. Wear your new or old costume and get into the fun and thrills of the faire! Music is always one of the favorites at the faire and this year will be more crazy& eclectic!

1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm
Warrior Battles

Fire Extravaganza
Presented by
Kevin Axtell

Burning of the Harvestman

For more information visit their website at

Mutt’s Bean Feed @ Linoberg Street
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Relay for Life @ Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 9:00 am

This event is a fundraiser for American Cancer Society the money raised go towards survivors, family and friends with expenses. This event is 24 hours and located at the Mother lode Fairgrounds.

Social Equity Committee Meeting @ City of Sonora
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Click HERE for the Agenda of 10-13-2020

Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
38th ANNUAL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SONORA CHRISTMAS PARADE @ Downtown Sonora | Sonora | California | United States

The 38th Annual Historic Downtown Sonora Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m. sharp.  This event will be held rain or shine.

Sonora’s Christmas Parade @ Christmas Parade
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 38th Annual Historic Sonora Christmas Parade will be held Friday, November 26th at 6:00 pm. Rain or Shine.
This brightly lit night-time parade starts at the Historic Red Church and follows Washington Street to Restano Way.

Historic Downtown Sonora will be transformed almost overnight. The Christmas tree is in place and the merchants are festively decorating their shops all getting ready for the Holidays and the Annual Christmas Parade. Visit to view the Christmas activities. 

Families and friends who come out to enjoy this family event are sure to get in the Holiday spirit.

All entries for the Parade are always festively decorated and Christmas themed music fills the air. Our local radio personalities will be announcing each entry as the entries go by.


An added feature which people enjoy is the Holly Jolly Trolley, making it’s way downtown. The service is offered from 3 :00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. the day of the Parade, free of charge, so now you don’t have to hassle with Parking let Holly Trolley get you there and back! 



Santa’s Hours at Court House Park on S. Washington St. @ Santa's House at Court House Park
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa's Hours at Court House Park on S. Washington St. @ Santa's House at Court House Park | Sonora | California | United States

Come and meet with Papa Santa & Mountain Mrs. Claus.  They will be in the Santa House at Court House Park on S. Washington St. this Saturday, December 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.
Mountain Mrs. Claus will offer photos, crafting and Storytime also this Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Linoberg Street. You can visit for more information.

Santa will be available for photos, meet & greet December 19th -24th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Court House Park.

2nd Annual Tuolumne County Art Week @ Opera Hall
Apr 10 – Apr 14 all-day
Motherlode Round Up Parade @ City of Sonora Downtown
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm