Rent

If you have difficulty navigating this site due to disabilities, please call us for more information at: (707) 545-4200

Event Calendar

Events

Looking for something to do? We've got everything from 3 epic days of the Country Summer Music Festival to sporting events, animal shows, shopping, dances, expos and more!

January, 2020

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday - CAR MART

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

  • 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

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

January 1 thru January 15, 2020 - Christmas Tree Recycling

Please remove all tinsel, lights, trim, ornaments, and stands. Flocked trees are NOT accepted.

  • Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds ~ Enter parking lot at the Jockey Club, off Bennett Valley Road
  • Admission: No Charge
  • Organization: Recology Sonoma Marin
  • Phone: 800-243-0291
  • Website: www.recology.com

January 18-19, 2020 - INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW

2 Days of Free Fun for Dog Lovers

See all breeds, including many rare breeds, of dogs at the two-day conformation style dog show.

  • Hours: Saturday: 8:30am - 6pm & Sunday: 8:30am-5pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: FREE to spectators ~ Parking $10
  • Phone: 503-316-9860
  • Website: www.iabca.com

January 18-20, 2020 - Dog Agility Show

  • Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: TBD
  • Admission: FREE
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: Karey Krauter - info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

January 22 - March 27, 2020 - Santa Rosa DMV

TEMPORARY OFFICE

The Santa Rosa field office is closing for renovations from January 17 at noon to April 1 at 9 a.m. A temporary office at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds will open from January 22 to March 27. Customers may also visit nearby offices in Petaluma, Novato, Napa and Corte Madera for DMV services.

  • Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat: 8am-5pm; Wed: 9am-5pm - Closed Sunday
  • Location:Garrett Building ~ Parking in Brookwood Lot
  • Admission: DMV field offices accept cash, check, money order and ATM/Debit cards for payment of fees.
  • Organization: State of California
  • Phone: 800-777-0133
  • Website: www.dmv.ca.gov

January 25-26, 2020 - Lynda Tjarks Dog Agility Trial

  • Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
  • Contact: roguetervs@comcast.net

January 31 thru February 2, 2020 - AKC DOG AGILITY SHOW

Dogs run, jump, climb and weave off leash. Fastest accurate dog wins!

  • Hours: Fri Noon-4pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: Vizsla Club of Northern California
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

February, 2020

February 1, 2020 - 31st Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Are you ready to take part in the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest Live Auction featuring exclusive Sonoma County experiences and treasures? Your contributions benefit Sonoma County scholarships, educational programs, youth activities and advocacy efforts.

  • Hours: 4pm Reception & Silent Auction~Hall of Flowers / 6:30pm Dinner & Live Auction~Grace Pavilion
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: See Website
  • Organization: Sonoma County Farm Bureau
  • Phone: 707-544-5575
  • Website: www.sonomafb.org

February 7-9, 2020 - AKC Dog Agility Show

Dogs run, jump, climb and weave off leash. Fastest accurate dog wins!

  • Hours: Friday Noon - 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: English Cocker Spaniel Club of Northern California
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

February 14 & 15, 2020 - 46th Annual Coin Show

Buy & Sell: Coins & Currency, Gold & Silver Free coin appraisal. Door prizes, exhibits, Silver drawing every hour, all Gold coin drawing Saturday @ 5pm.

  • Hours: Fri 10am-6pm / Sat 10am-4pm
  • Location:Finley Hall
  • Admission: $1.00 - Kid's under 12 Free ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Redwood Empire Coin Club
  • Contact: merle@avilaarchitects.com
  • Phone: 707-585-3711 Merle Avila
  • Website: www.redwoodempirecoinclub.com

February 15 & 16, 2020 - CALL OF THE WILD CAT SHOW

Call of the Wild Cat Fanciers

Pedigreed Domestic Cats and non-pedigreed cats compete in their own classes in 4 different judging rings each day of the show. There are lots of vendors with all the latest cat goodies, Food, Toys, Cat Trees, Jewelry and much more. Raffle, Silent Auction and Spectators' Favorite Contest.

  • Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $6 adults; $4 Children 6-12; 5 & under FREE ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Call of the Wild Cat Fanciers
  • Contact: bluekat@vom.com
  • Website: www.srcatshow.com

February 15-16, 2020 - AKC Dog Agility Show

Dogs run, jump, climb and weave off leash. Fastest accurate dog wins!

  • Hours: Friday Noon - 4:00pm; Saturday/Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: Puli Club of America
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website: www.abbadogs.com

February 22-23, 2020 - Lynda Tjarks Dog Agility Trial

  • Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
  • Contact: roguetervs@comcast.net

February 28 & 29, 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

February 29, 2020 - Sonoma County Roller Derby (SCRD)

1st Bout of 2020!

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, 2020

March 6, 7 & 8, 2020 - County-Wide Dog Training-Agility

3-Day Dog Agility Trial

Temporary fencing will be erected to form arenas, dogs will compete in arenas. Approximately 50-100 people/day, plus 30-50 dogs competing!

  • Hours: 6:30am-4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE for Spectators ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: County-Wide Dog Training Club, Inc.
  • Contact: Edwina Ryska eryska@wildblue.net or Letty Regan artsycagirl@yahoo.net
  • Phone: 707-544-7479
  • Website: www.cwdtc.org

March 14-15, 2020 - Dog Agility Show

  • Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Location: TBD
  • Admission: FREE
  • Organization: The Bay Team
  • Contact: Karey Krauter - info@bayteam.org
  • Phone: 650-906-5146
  • Website: www.bayteam.org

March 20, 21 & 22, 2020 - 32nd Annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show

At our show you are in charge. You get to choose which exhibitors to “interview” and then compare their business offerings face-to-face on your terms. We take away the “fear” of the hardsell stranger invading your home after that 1-800 appointment you made, or that list recommendation web site you clicked on. You will be able to evaluate your potential source on your terms. If the “fit” is not there, you move on to find just the right professional somewhere else at the show. Thousands of attendees have even made our Home Shows an annual experience. They get to know many of our hundreds of exhibitors and even become casual friends with some. Then when ready to proceed on a project, they have greater confidence, which can ultimately save time and money.By California State Law, all of our exhibitors, requiring licenses, are checked for good standing with the state licensing board. This gives you another measure of confidence.

  • Hours: Fri 12-7p; Sat 10a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
  • Location:Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers & Shade Park
  • Admission: General Admission: $8; Children 12 & Under FREE ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: G&G Productions
  • Contact: Dee Dee email: deedee@ggshows.com
  • Phone: 800-655-0655
  • Website: www.SonomaCountyHomeShows.com

March 28-29, 2020 - 64th Annual Golden Gate Arabian & Half-Arabian Horse Show

NEW THIS YEAR: ALL BREEDS WELCOME TO COME COMPETE

We invite the public to attend our annual show featuring our versatile and beautiful breed, the Arabian and Half-Arabian horse. Competitions will include such disciplines as Western, English, Hunter, Sport Horse, Halter, and Native Costume. Fun classes such as our Pro Am, Jackpot and Liberty will be featured on Saturday after the main ring classes.

  • Hours: 3/30 - 8am-6:30pm, 3/31 - 8am-3:30pm (times are approximate depending upon show schedule)
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Spectators
  • Organization: Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association
  • Website: www.goldengateaha.com

March 29, 2020 - 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: varies by event; see website
  • Location:Grace Pavilion & Saralee Barn
  • Admission: varies by event; see website
  • Organization: Artisan Cheese Festival
  • Contact: Judy Groverman Walker
  • Phone: 707-837-1928
  • Website: www.artisancheesefestival.com

April, 2020

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

Sonoma County's Premier CRAFT BEER EVENT

2020 marks the 25th year of the People's Choice Main Event, along with the return of two phenomenal additions to the line-up ~ The Craft Cup, a judged specialty craft brew competition featuring a variety of premier micro-breweries from around the country, will precede the People's Choice Main Event and feature the Sonoma County's Best Bites, highlighting the most delicious foods from local chefs. ***ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO HELPING SONOMA COUNTY CHILDREN IN NEED***

  • Hours: VIP Craft Cup 1-4pm / Main Event 4-8pm (taps shut off at 7pm; event ends at 8pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion & Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: VIP Craft Cup $100 / Main Event $50 ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50
  • Website: www.BattleoftheBrews.com

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - BIG TIME SONOMA #1

California State Flat Track Championship

*****Big Time Speedway Presents: BIG TIME SONOMA 1 FESTIVAL***** Right in the Heart of the Wine Country in Beautiful Nor-Cal. Starting Friday Night with a Concert staring headliner - Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - Revue! Saturday mid morning British Bike Show and then it's off to the RACES! American Motorcycle Association California State FLAT TRACK Championship - Professional 450cc Singles, HOOLIGANS, Vintage, Running of the Bulls (Bultaco Class) and Rod Lakes "Breakless" Class. Sunday State Championship Amateur Racing. All happening on groomed 1/8 mile "cush" Dirt Track.

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • 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

  • Hours: 8am - 4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: FREE ~ Participant on-ground parking fee $7
  • Organization: Lynda Tjarks Agility Productions
  • Contact: roguetervs@comcast.net

May, 2020

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

4-H OPEN HOUSE & CHICKEN BBQ, Sunday, May 3, 2020 Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 11:30am – 4:30pm, Rain or Shine Our 4-H members host interactive booths featuring many of the projects they are involved in. You will also meet club leaders and can ask questions. The 4-H Open House is free. $13 per meal (1/2 chicken, beans, coleslaw and bread) Homemade desserts and drinks for $1 each A convenient drive thru is also available!!! Purchase meal tickets at the event, from a 4-H member or phone the 4-H Office (707-565-2681) NEW THIS YEAR! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE STARTING FEB 1ST! GO TO SonomaCountyChickenque.com Like us on Facebook at Sonoma County 4-H ChickenQue El programa de 4-H del condado de Sonoma está orgulloso de presentar la 57ma Chickenque. ¡Exhibición y BBQ de 4-H! 06 de mayo del 2018 En los Terrenos de la feria del condado de Sonoma 11:30 – 4:30PM Lluvia o sol! Este es un gran evento familiar y una oportunidad para aprender de lo qué ofrece el programa de 4-H. La exhibición de 4-H es gratis. $13 por comida (1/2 pollo, frijoles, ensalada y pan) $1 por postres caseros y bebidas. Este año usted puede comprar los boletos en nuestra página comenzando el 1 de Febrero: SonomaCountyChickenque.com o llame a la oficina (707) 565-2681 Visítanos en Facebook: Sonoma County 4-H ChickenQue

  • Hours: 11:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location:Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Event is FREE; Meals are $13/ea ~ Free Parking
  • Organization: Sonoma County 4-H
  • Contact: 4-H Office
  • Phone: 707-565-2381

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

Sunday, June 14, 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

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***

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

November, 2020

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

Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Web Development by Boylan Point