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Event Calendar


Looking for Something to do? The Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds has got everything from festivals to sportting events, animal shows, shopping, dances, expos and more! Please check below for specific event information!

May, 2022

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: Friday Closed / Saturday 7am-6pm / Sunday 7am-5pm
  • Location:Brookwood Parking Lot
  • Organization: North Bay Carmart, LLC
  • Phone: 707-546-4044
  • Website:

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: TBD
  • Contact: Cindy
  • Phone: 707-537-9860
  • Website:

Open Daily - Golf Course at the Fairgrounds

PLAYER PROCEDURES: Four Players per tee time only No Spectators Single Rider Cart Rentals only with two bags No Sharing of Clubs No tournament style events, group instruction or clinics Masks Required All players must maintain 6 feet distance at all times. Hand towels, ice chests with water, seed/sand bottles, on-course bunker rakes, ball washers, community tees, scorecards and pencils, rakes for sand traps, and all on- course water stations will be removed from the course. Flag will be no touch and left in at all times. Cups will be filled to within 1 inch of the green or raised above green height to avoid reaching in the cup for the ball. The shops shall not allow more than 2 (two) patrons in the facility at a time, while keeping a minimum of 6 feet distance from one another. Only take-out food and beverages services allowed. No indoor or outdoor seating. Customers will be required to wear facial coverings while in the pro shop.

June, 2022

Saturday - June 4 & Sunday June 5, 2022 - Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic ~ CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!

Masks are recommended, not required

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: Saturday & Sunday 4am-10:30am
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: TBD / Parking $10
  • Organization: Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
  • Contact:
  • Website:

June 10 & 11, 2022 - 18th Peggy Sue's Car Show (Cruise to follow in Downtown Santa Rosa 5:30-8:30pm)

Classic cars, Pin-up Contest, vendors, live music, food, beverages & more!

FRIDAY Packet Pick-up 3:00pm-7:00pm Food | Music | Alcoholic Beverages Load in for Drive-in Movie ~ The Blues Brothers Starts at sundown, approximately 7:30pm-8:30pm ​ SATURDAY Car Load-In 6:00am-8:00am ~ Breakfast Items, coffee & adult beverages available for sale Load-in Gates close at 8:00am 8:00am Car Show 8:00am-4:00pm Live Music 9:00am-2:00pm Pin-Up Contest 11:30am-12:00pm Raffle Prizes ~ Winners Announced, MUST BE PRESENT 12:00pm-12:30pm Judging 8:00am-1:00pm Awards 2:30pm-3:30pm Cruise Load-In Downtown Brookwood and 4th St 4:00pm-5:00pm Downtown Cruise 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Hours: Friday Drive-in Movie: 8pm / Saturday Car Show: 8am-4pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot, Shade Park & Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $10 General Public (12 & under Free) ~ Parking $10 (cash/credit)
  • Organization: Peggy Sues All American Cruise
  • Contact: Alton Ferrin or
  • Phone: 707-486-3370
  • Website:

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 5TH ANNUAL RIDE-A-RIG


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!

  • Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm / Sensory-free (no horns) 10am-Noon
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Pre-Sale $7 (online at / $8 day of the event at Brookwood Gate ~ Kids 2 & under FREE
  • Organization: Junior League of Napa-Sonoma
  • Phone: 707-545-5567
  • Website:


Masks are recommended, not required

***NO TICKET SALES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ~ TICKET SALES ARE ONLINE ONLY AT WWW.COUNTRYSUMMER.COM*** All current ticket holders will automatically have their existing seats rolled over to the new 2022 dates; THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST REFUNDS HAS PASSED ~ Application for RV reservations is available at (DO NO CONTACT THE FAIRGROUNDS RV PARK)

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: *3-Day Passes (starting at $249) & 3-Day Country Club VIP Add-on ($329; does not include admission)
  • Organization: Impact Ent., Sports & Event Marketing, LLC
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 615-815-8925
  • Website:

August, 2022

August 4-14, 2022 (Closed Monday, August 8th) - ANNUAL SONOMA COUNTY FAIR ~ TROPICAL FAIRADISE

Masks are recommended, not required

Hall of Flowers theme: "Islands of Adventure" ~WEBSITE UPDATES COMING SOON~

  • Hours: TBD
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Tickets go on sale May 21st ONLINE ONLY / Parking $10
  • Organization: Sonoma County Fair & Event Center
  • Phone: 707-545-4200
  • Website:

September, 2022

September 3, 2022 - Falling Roses Car Show

Masks are recommended, not required

To Register Cars: djslick ~ food ~ raffle

  • Hours: 11am - 4pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Adults $20 & Kids (5-13) $8 / Parking $10
  • Organization: Falling Roses

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

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