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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!

June, 2023

6/1/2023 - 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:


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:

6/1/2023 - 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.

6/9/2023 - 19th Peggy Sue's Car Show (Cruise to follow in Downtown Santa Rosa 5:30-8:30pm)

FRIDAY: Free Drive-in Movie & SATURDAY: 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 ~ GREASE 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-3:00pm Live Music 9:00am-2:00pm Pin-Up Contest 11:30am-12:00pm Pin-up Contest; 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:

6/16/2023 - Country Summer Music Festival ~ June 16, 17 & 18, 2023

Tickets available ON LINE ONLY~NO in-person ticket sales available at the Fairgrounds

Country Summer Music Festival presented by Bud Light is an annual destination music festival held at the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. In addition to three days of great music, fans can enjoy food and beverage vendors throughout the festival grounds, as well as games and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Country Summer is proud to announce headlining performers for the 2023 show include country rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd, performing Friday night, 3-time CMA winner Eric Church on Saturday and Grammy-award winning duo, Brothers Osborne performing Sunday.

  • Hours: 10am PST
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds-Brookwood Gate Entrance
  • Admission: Varied; Go to website
  • Organization: Country Summer Music Festival
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-837-3921 (call/text all hours PST)
  • Website:

July, 2023

7/9/2023 - Balie ~ Domingo 09 Julio

Bandas TBD

Music, Food, Alcohol (credit only) & more

  • Hours: Puertas Abren a las 2pm
  • Location:Terrenos de la Feria ~ Carnival Lot
  • Admission: Varied / Menores de 10 Entran Gratis ~ Parking $10 (cash or credit)
  • Organization: Vision Entertainment
  • Contact: Send Text for VIP Tickets 707-243-8515
  • Phone: 1-800-668-8080
  • Website:

7/14/2023 - Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic ~ July 14-15, 2023


This year's event will have a new format: Friday we will have a music and Hot Air Balloon event in the evening with the Tainted Love Saturday will be a early morning event with a field full of balloons, a glow show, kids area, vendors and children's area. Please note that most ballooning activities take place early in the morning. Once the balloons launch, there will be tethered balloons on site, but times for tethers are dependent on wind conditions. PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS ONLINE @ Infants under 3 are free for the festival day and not recommended for the concert day You will receive and email from our ticket processor which includes a list to edit your tickets and QR codes we will scan at the entrance. If you are are not able to find the ticket email be sure to check your 'junk mail' folder. You can email if you still experience issues. Schedule is weather permitting, tickets are non-refundable after 6/04/2023; but they are transferable. Stripe processing fees can not be refunded.

  • Hours: FRI 6pm-10pm / SAT 4am-10:30am
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds Carnival Lot
  • Admission: Entire Weekend $45 / Friday Only $40 / Pre-Sale Saturday Only: Adult $15 & Child $7 / Parking $10
  • Organization: Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
  • Contact:
  • Phone: email only
  • Website:

August, 2023

8/3/2023 - 2023 Sonoma County Fair

Jurassic Jubilee ~ August 3rd - 13th

Check website for updates...

  • Hours: tbd
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: tbd
  • Organization: Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
  • Contact: Administration
  • Phone: 707-545-4200
  • Website:

8/27/2023 - Baile ~ Domingo 27 Agosto

Bandas TBD

Music, Food, Alcohol (credit only) & more

  • Hours: Puertas Abren a las 2pm
  • Location:Terrenos de la Feria ~ Carnival Lot
  • Admission: Varied / Menores de 10 Entran Gratis ~ Parking $10 (cash or credit)
  • Organization: Vision Entertainment
  • Contact: Send Text for VIP Tickets 707-243-8515
  • Phone: 1-800-668-8080
  • Website:

September, 2023

9/9/2023 - 7th 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! This year we are adding games to the Show and Shine including a mechanical bull. Come see what you are made of, prizes for longest standing on the bull! A portion of this year's proceeds will be going to charity! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

  • Hours: Show & Shine 1-5pm / Tractor Pull 5-10pm
  • Location:Carnival Lot & Chris Beck Arena
  • Admission: $20 ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: West Coast Diesels
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-595-3026
  • Website:

9/10/2023 - 6TH 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
  • Contact: Follow Event on Facebook
  • Phone: 707-545-5567
  • Website:

October, 2023

10/27/2023 - Gem Faire ~ October 27, 28 & 29

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show

Wholesale Preview Friday, 10am-12pm

  • Hours: Fri 12-6pm / Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm (no admittance aft 4pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7 weekend pass / Purchase tickets at the door CASH Only / 11 & under Free ~ Parking $10 cash or credit
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website:

November, 2023

11/11/2023 - Norcal Golden Retriever Club

November 11th & 12th

Dog Agility Trials

  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Location:Lyttle Cow Palace
  • Admission: Free to Spectators ~ $7 Parking (enter through Gate 7 at Aston Avenue)
  • Organization: Abba Dogs
  • Contact: Lorie Abbott
  • Phone: 925-784-9316
  • Website:

December, 2023


Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Join us for an indoor holiday market at the Sonoma County Faigrounds!! Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! Shop and support over 120 small businesses! Shop from vintage clothing, jewelry, sneaker resellers, local makers, home decor, and SO MUCH more! We hope to see you there!

  • Hours: 11am-6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $5 GA / 12 & under FREE ~ $10 Parking (cash/credit)
  • Organization: The SoCo Market
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-228-5548 Mercedes Hernandez
  • Website:

January, 2024

1/6/2024 - 21st Annual California Deer Association Banquet

Fun filled event & delicious Prime Rib dinner! Great Hunting & Fishing Trips, Hunting Gear & premium guns ~ Chance to win one or more of 50 premium guns (PLEASE NOTE: The Guns are there on display ~ Licensed Gun dealers are present and in total control of all firearms! No winner will take home any guns or handles them at the event. Also there is no ammunition at the event for any of the firearms. The winners fill out the proper forms and the guns go back to the store for the people to do the paperwork and wait their 10 day State Mandated waiting period ~ Sportsman's Warehouse (707-585-1500), 5195 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, is our Gun Dealer. Live & silent auction, raffles, games, Ladies Only raffles, all youth win a prize! ***VIP tables available***

  • Hours: Doors Open @ 4:30pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Visit website below
  • Organization: California Deer Association
  • Contact:
  • Phone: David Beach 707-570-7406
  • Website:

1/13/2024 - Battle in the Bay

Hosted by Senior Master Nicholas Schafer

ATA Martial Arts Tournament ~ Blackbelts, Tigers & Special Abilities, Junior Color Belts & Recreational and Adult Color Belts

  • Hours: 8am-6pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Spectator $10 / Parking $10
  • Organization: Schafer's ATA Blackbelt Academy
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 707-793-9401
  • Website:

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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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