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Events

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds has cancelled or postponed ALL events until April 30th. Please check below for specific event information!

April, 2020

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - CAR MART

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

The Car Mart is the #1 place in Sonoma County to sell or buy a private vehicle and has been part of Santa Rosa's local community since 1984. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the East side of Brookwood Avenue in Santa Rosa. No appointment necessary; the non-consignment lot is open Saturdays & Sundays, except major holidays & select Fairgrounds events.

  • Hours: Fri Noon-5 / Sat 7am-6pm / Sun 7am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website: www.NBCarMart.com

Daily - Goodwill Attended Donation Center

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Hours: Winter Hours: 8:45am - 5:30pm ~ Spring/Summer Hours: 9:45am - 6:30pm
  • Location:Jockey Club Parking Lot (Entrance off Bennett Valley Road)
  • Organization: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

Weekend & Weekday Classes - SR Motorcycle & Scooter Training

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

Motorcycle & Scooter Safety training & DMV test waiver ~ For all ages 15 1/2 years old & older. Weekend & Weekday Courses available.

  • Hours: Vary; please call for information
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: Check below website for fees
  • Organization: SRMT
  • Contact: Cindy
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website: www.sr-mt.com

Now - May 3, 2020 - JOCKEY CLUB

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

April 4, 2020 - 25th Annual Battle of the Brews

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

Wednesday Nights: 4/15 & 4/29 - GSGRA Open Arena Night

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: GSGRA - Bay Area Chapter
  • Contact: David Lawson or Barbara Walker
  • Phone: 707-321-2102
  • Website: Find our event on Facebook

Friday, April 24, 2020 - BIG TIME SONOMA #1 - TOMMY CASTRO RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

Promoters of this event are hoping to reschedule a concert for later in the year!

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Big Time Speedway
  • Contact: Steve.S@bigtimespeedway.com
  • Phone: 925-786-3263
  • Website: www.bigtimespeedway.com

April 24-26, 2020 - Lynda Tjarks Dog Agility Trial

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
  • Contact: roguetervs@comcast.net

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - BIG TIME SONOMA #1

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Organization: Big Time Speedway
  • Contact: Steve.S@bigtimespeedway.com
  • Phone: 925-786-3263
  • Website: www.bigtimespeedway.com

May, 2020

May 1 & 2, 2020 - WGAS Motorsports Presents:

2020 Les Swab Tires Monster Truck Spring Nationals~Two Days~Three Great Shows!

Monster Trucks, Free Style Moto X, Tuff Truck Racing, Monster Ride Truck. Free Pre-show Pit Party for all ticketed fans. Gates open at 6 pm. Showtime at 7:30 pm. Tickets Available Soon!

  • Hours: FRI-Gates Open 6pm/Show 7:30pm; SAT-Gates Open 11:30am/Show 1pm; SAT-Gates Open 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm~PARKING $10
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON at all four Sonoma County Les Schwab Tire Stores
  • Organization: WGAS Motorsport Entertainment, LLC
  • Phone: 530-745-0100
  • Website: www.wgasmotorsports.com

May 3, 2020 - 59th Annual 4-H ChickenQue

CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS

This year's event will be a "virtual experience", please visit website for details.

June, 2020

June 6, 2020 - Sonoma County Roller Derby (SCRD)

SCRD'S All-Stars & NorCal Growlers welcome leagues from near and far to play hard-hitting roller derby!

  • Hours: Doors open @ 4pm (VIPs can enter @ 3:30pm; bouts start @ 5pm & end at 9pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: At the Door: Adult GA - $15 / VIP $20 / Kids under 12 & Adults over 65 - $5 (presale tickets at brownpapertickets.com)~Parking $10
  • Organization: SCRD
  • Contact: Ashley Bradford aka Rowdy Bout It
  • Phone: 707-477-1681 or info@sonomacountyrollerderby.org
  • Website: www.sonomacountyrollerderby.org

June 12 & 13, 2020 - Peggy Sue Car Show

CRUISE TO FOLLOW IN SANTA ROSA 5-10PM

Drive-in movie Friday night ~ Classic cars, vendors, live music, food & beverages!

  • Hours: Friday Drive-in Movie: 8pm / Saturday Car Show: 7am-4pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot, Garrett Building & Mexican Village
  • Admission: $5
  • Organization: Peggy Sues All American Cruise
  • Contact: Alton Ferrin or peggysuecarshow@gmail.com
  • Phone: 707-486-3370
  • Website: www.cruiseforpeggysue.com

June 19-21, 2020 - COUNTRY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

SAVE THE DATES

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON ~ Check the website regularly for lineup announcements and event updates... ***APPLICATIONS FOR RV SPACE ARE ON RV PARK PAGE***

June 19-21, 2020 - COUNTRY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Single-day tickets on sale now ~ ON-LINE ONLY

MESSAGE FROM THE PROMOTERS: After careful consideration for health and safety as well as COVID-19 input from state and county officials, Country Summer will happen as planned June 19 to 21 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. On the off-chance we are required to postpone the festival, ticket holders will be offered a variety of options to ensure their satisfaction. Please know we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and taking every measure to ensure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for all of our attendees.

  • Hours: Check website
  • Location:Sonoma County Event Center
  • Admission: Check website
  • Website: www.countrysummer.com

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Santa Rosa

Discover local craft and food makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at Dear Handmade Life's inaugural Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival in Santa Rosa! Shop local for the holidays from over 100+ hand selected vendors, try your hand at free DIY crafting, listen to local music and grab lunch from our favorite food trucks. Free, family friendly and ample parking is available.

  • Hours: 11am - 5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking $10 all lots
  • Organization: Dear Handmade Life
  • Website: www.dearhandmadelife.com/

July, 2020

July 4th, 2020 - RED, WHITE & BOOM!

Santa Rosa Fireworks Celebration

PUBLIC PARKING ~ ACCESS TO BROOKWOOD PARKING LOT WILL BE OFF OF BENNETT VALLEY ROAD ~ PARKING IN NEIGHBORHOODS IS NOT ALLOWED! Food, Drinks, Live Music, Kid's Activities - Join us for an afternoon and evening of family fun and a great community celebration! Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of Sonoma County and local underprivileged youth! NOTE: No glass, alcohol, dogs, BBQs, personal fireworks or pop-up tents. Ice Chests & Folding Chairs OK ~ TAILGATING IN LOTS NOT PERMITTED!

  • Hours: Gates Open 3:30pm; Live Music @ 4pm; Fireworks at 9:30pm/Dark
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds Carnival Area Lawn
  • Organization: Santa Rosa Active 20/30 Club #50
  • Website: www.srboom.com

August, 2020

August 29-30, 2020 - Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS!

The Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic is a yearly 2-day event where you can experience balloons up close, watch them launch, and even take tethered rides. One of the most spectacular sights during the Hot Air Balloon Classic is the Dawn Patrol, launching at 5 a.m. While the balloons fly overhead, the park will be host to food, music, and crafts vendors who turn out to serve spectators and enjoy the festivities. SCHEDULE: Saturday 4:00 AM – Gates Open 5:00 AM – Sonoma County Strong Glow Show ~6:30 AM – Main Launch (approx. 30 balloons participate) 5:30 – ~10:30 AM* — Tethered hot air balloon rides 4:00 AM – ~10:30 AM* — Food booths, craft booths & kids play area Sunday 4:00 AM – Gates Open 5:00 AM – Sonoma County Strong Glow Show ~6:30 AM – Main Launch (Approx. 30 balloons participate) 6:00 AM – ~10:30 AM* — Tethered hot air balloon rides 4:00 AM – ~10:30 AM* — Food booths, craft booths & kids play area

  • Hours: Gates open at 4am
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Redwood Lot
  • Admission: Price $7 - $20 Admission; $10 Tethered Rides; $10 Parking
  • Website: www.schabc.org

September, 2020

September 5, 2020 - Kentucky Derby

WATCH & WAGER AT THE JOCKEY CLUB!
  • Hours: Doors open at 10am
  • Location:Jockey Club ~ Located in the Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Admission: $15 each or $50 for a table of 4
  • Organization: Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
  • Phone: 707-524-6340
  • Website: www.sonomacountyfair.com/race-track.php

September 12, 2020 - 5th Annual West Coast Diesels Tractor Pull/Show and Shine

A full day of the most spectacular show and shine trucks, along with the highest horsepower diesel trucks on the West Coast!

  • Hours: Show & Shine 1-5pm / Tractor Pull 5-10pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: $20 ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: West Coast Diesels
  • Contact: Bill Wallace/Travis Coleman
  • Phone: 707-791-3788
  • Website: www.westcoastdiesels.com

September 15, 16 & 17, 2020 - The National Heirloom Exposition

10th Annual Pure Food Fair

The World's Fair of Pure Food includes world's largest exhibit of heirloom produce. The Expo features 3 days of traditional old time music, nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, heirloom food tastings, garden art exhibits, healthy foods, hundreds of vendors of garden and sustainable living products, giant vegetable competitions, children's fun and educational activities, and much more. The magnificent Dahlia show, creative food carvings and school garden project displays further make this an event not to miss. BUY TICKETS AT THE GATE DURING THE EVENT.

  • Hours: 9am-9pm
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: 17 & Under FREE; One day pass $15, 3-day pass $30~Parking $10 All Lots
  • Organization: National Heirloom Expo, LLC
  • Contact: info@theheirloomexpo.com
  • Phone: 707-773-1336 or 417-924-8917
  • Website: www.theheirloomexpo.com

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - RIDE-A-RIG

5th Annual - Bigger than 2019!

This is an educational community event that provides children a hands-on opportunity to see and touch a variety of vehicles that play important roles in our community. Come explore fire trucks, public safety vehicles, big rigs, race cars and much more! ALL AGES WELCOME!

  • Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm / Sensory-free (no horns) 10am-Noon
  • Location: TBD
  • Admission: Pre-Sale $6; $7 day of the event
  • Organization: The Junior League of Napa-Sonoma
  • Contact: Katie Bivin/Penny Herman
  • Phone: 707-545-5567
  • Website: jlns.org

October, 2020

October 1-4, 2020 - Just Between Friends Kids Consignment Event

Twice yearly kids & maternity consignment event. 700+ families selling 50-90% off retail. Clothes, shoes, toys, books, games, baby gear, Halloween costumes, Holiday outfits & more! Presale & free admission tickets! *Benefits 501c3 Active 20-30 Club

  • Hours: Thursday & Friday: 9am-7:30pm / Saturday: 9am-3pm / Sunday: 9am-2pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Thursday & Friday: $2 - $4* / Saturday & Sunday FREE ~ Parking $10 Friday-Sunday
  • Organization: Just Between Friends North Bay
  • Contact: Jennifer Hundley
  • Phone: 707-456-7523 / email: jenniferhundley@jbfsale.com
  • Website: www.northbayjbfsale.com

October 9 & 10, 2020 - Rebel Junk Vintage Market

We are a traveling vintage market bringing you some of the very best artisans from around the area. Vendors from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California. Many different curations from vintage to antique, farmhouse to industrial, and lots of rusty junk!

  • Hours: Friday, 6pm-9pm & Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: Friday, $10 (admission for both days); Saturday, $5 admission at the door ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Rebel Junk
  • Contact: Dixie DeRocher
  • Phone: 360-689-5622
  • Website: www.rebeljunk.com

November, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Patchwork Show Modern Makers Festival Santa Rosa

Discover local craft and food makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at Dear Handmade Life's inaugural Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival in Santa Rosa! Shop local for the holidays from over 100+ hand selected vendors, try your hand at free DIY crafting, listen to local music and grab lunch from our favorite food trucks. Free, family friendly and ample parking is available.

  • Hours: 11am - 5pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking $10 all lots
  • Organization: Dear Handmade Life
  • Website: www.dearhandmadelife.com/

November 21, 2020 - Sonoma County Roller Derby (SCRD)

SCRD'S All-Stars & NorCal Growlers welcome leagues from near and far to play hard-hitting roller derby!

  • Hours: Doors open @ 4pm (VIPs can enter @ 3:30pm; bouts start @ 5pm & end at 9pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: At the Door: Adult GA - $15 / VIP $20 / Kids under 12 & Adults over 65 - $5 (presale tickets at brownpapertickets.com)~Parking $10
  • Organization: SCRD
  • Contact: Ashley Bradford aka Rowdy Bout It
  • Phone: 707-477-1681 or info@sonomacountyrollerderby.org
  • Website: www.sonomacountyrollerderby.org

March, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - North Bay Science Discovery Day

SAVE THE DATE!

The Committee that works each year to make the North Bay Science Discovery Day possible met at a special meeting in January 2020. Concerns were discussed over the fact that the last three Discovery Days have been impacted by wildfires. The event has grown too large for any other location in the North Bay. So, after careful consideration, the date will move to March 13, 2021 and continue at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:TBD
  • Admission: FREE ~ Parking FREE
  • Organization: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Contact: Steven M. Worker, Committee Chair
  • Website: www.northbayscience.org

March 19, 20 & 21, 2021 - 32nd Annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show

  • Hours: Fri 12-7pm; Sat 10a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers & Shade Park
  • Admission: TBD ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: G&G Productions
  • Contact: Dee Dee email: deedee@ggshows.com
  • Phone: 800-655-0655
  • Website: www.sonomacountyhomeshows.com

March 28, 2021 - 14th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

Cheese & MORE cheese awaits!

On Sunday, experience the cheesy Bubbles & Brunch and explore the Artisan Cheese Tasting Marketplace where you can taste and buy cheeses and artisan products from over 100 producers, including two dozen artisan cheesemakers; sample world-class wines, craft brews, spirits and ciders...and much more!

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Grace Pavilion & Saralee Barn
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • Organization: Artisan Cheese Festival
  • Contact: Judy Groverman Walker
  • Phone: 707-837-1928
  • Website: www.artisancheesefestival.com

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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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