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Event Calendar

Events

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!

February, 2023

2/1/2023 - 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: www.NBCarMart.com

2/1/2023 - 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: www.sr-mt.com

2/1/2023 - 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.

2/3/2023 - Vizsla Club of Northern California

January 3-5, 2023

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: www.abbadogs.com

2/4/2023 - 33rd Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

Supporting scholarships, agricultural education & advocacy programs ~ Presented by Sonoma County Farm Bureau

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 / 6:00pm Dinner & Live Auction~Grace Pavilion
  • Location:Hall of Flowers & Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: See Website
  • Organization: Sonoma County Farm Bureau
  • Contact: Samantha Piehoff
  • Phone: 707-544-5575
  • Website: www.sonomafb.org

2/10/2023 - English Cocker Spaniel Club of American

February 10-12, 2023

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: www.abbadogs.com

2/17/2023 - County-Wide Dog Training Club

February 17-19, 2023

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: www.abbadogs.com

2/17/2023 - EL PREMERO BAILE DEL ANO

Pancho Barraza, Pequenos y Los Nuevos del Bajio

Boletos a la venta en lugares de costumbre y Calzado Leon Joyeria Torres y www.boletosaqui.com

  • Hours: Puertas abren a las 8pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: tbd
  • Organization: VMG Concerts
  • Contact: tbd
  • Phone: tbd
  • Website: www.vmgconcerts.com

2/25/2023 - Santa Rosa Indoor Short Track

Saturday, February 25th ~ $5,000 Cash Purse

FORMAT: Multiple Heats, Semis & LCQ ~ 4-6 Riders per Heat, winners get direct transfer to main. All others to semis, winners transfer to main. LCQ as needed ~ 6-12 Riders to each main for final ~ Follow "Santa Rosa Indoor" on Facebook ***FOOD & BEVERAGES AVAILABLE***

  • Hours: 8:30am-10pm
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: GA $20/Pit Pass $30/Race Entry Fees: Pro $100 & Amateur $75
  • Organization: McAllister Motorsports, Inc.
  • Contact: Brok McAllister
  • Phone: 916-837-3243
  • Website: n/a

March, 2023

3/2/2023 - Just Between Friends Consignment Sale for Children

NorCal's LARGEST Kids & Maternity Consignment Event: March 2-5, 2023

Come shop at NorCal’s largest pop up consignment sale for children’s clothing, toys, books, and everything else your growing family needs including maternity clothes! Everything is 50-90% off of retail prices and shopping benefits local families, just like you. Shop early to find great deals on strollers, cribs, car seats, books, play equipment, infant care products, and of course clothing for infants through teen sizes. Free tickets are available on our website or you can purchase a ticket to shop our presale day on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

  • Hours: Visit website for details
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: Visit website for details ~ Parking $10
  • Organization: Just Between Friends North Bay
  • Contact: Joan Kisthardt
  • Phone: joankisthardt@jbfsale.com
  • Website: www.northbay.jbfsale.com

3/11/2023 - North Bay Science Discovery Day

Nearly 100 exhibitors to provide hands-on science activities

Children, teenagers, and families are invited to attend the FREE science festival to spark wonder and curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Hours: 10am-4pm
  • Location:Sonoma County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: Free Admission & Parking
  • Organization: UCCE
  • Contact: Facebook@northbaysciencediscoveryday
  • Phone: n/a
  • Website: www.northbayscience.org

3/18/2023 - Spring Home & Garden Show

March 18 & 19, 2023 ~ 2 Food Trucks, Live Music and Beer & Wine!

Kids 12 and under get in for free ~ Persons 60 and over pay $4 (Any discounts, special offers, Senior Discount, etc., cannot be combined)

  • Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am- 4pm
  • Location:Tammie Hartman
  • Admission: General $7 / Kids 12 & under Free ~ Parking $10 (cash or credit card)
  • Organization: Homescape Events, LLC
  • Contact: info@homescapeevents.com
  • Phone: 707-757-4117 or 707-595-0177
  • Website: www.SonomaCountyHomeShows.com

April, 2023

4/16/2023 - Miss Quince y Novias Expo

Pase un dia con musica en vivo de mariachi y entretenimiento. Mientras ve una pasarela de mujeres con vestidos de novia y de quinceanera. Habra mas de 50 vendedores para todo lo necesario en su boda o la celebracion de los 15 anos. Desde vestidos, hasta limosinas, Dj,s, decoraciones. Organizado por California Bissness Magazine y Tacolist.com clasificados. Entrada gratis de 12pm noon – 6pm para reservar un booth o mas information 707-732-6647 Rafael@Tacolist.com Missquinceynovias.com Spend a day with live music, mariachi and entertainment. See a Quince and wedding show with dresses and runway models. There will be more than 50 vendor booths with information for your wedding or celebration, from dresses to limousines, djs, decorations. Organized by California business magazine and Tacolist.com classifieds. Entrance is free to attend 12pm – 6 pm. To reserve a booth or for more information 707-732-6647 rafael@Tacolist.com Missquinceynovias.com Sonoma County fairgrounds Hall of flowers

  • Hours: Noon - 6pm
  • Location:Hall of Flowers
  • Admission: TBD ~ Parking $10 all lots
  • Organization: California Bissness Magazine
  • Contact: Juan Pablo
  • Phone: 707-327-8344
  • Website: www.missquinceynovias.com

4/21/2023 - GEM & BEAD FAIRE

April 21, 22 & 23, 2023

One of the largest gem, jewelry & bead shows in the United States. You’ll discover fine jewelry, costume jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, sparkling crystals, gold & silver, tools, jewelry supplies & boxes all under one roof! Be sure to enter for a chance to win cool prizes, drawing every hour.

  • Hours: Fri 12:00-6:00; Sat 10:00-6:00; Sun 10:00-5:00 (no admittance after 4pm)
  • Location:Grace Pavilion
  • Admission: $7 cash only at the door (children 11 & under free) / Parking $10 all lots (cash & credit)
  • Organization: Gem Faire, Inc.
  • Phone: 503-252-8300
  • Website: www.gemfaire.com

May, 2023

5/21/2023 - 6TH ANNUAL RIDE-A-RIG

ALL AGES WELCOME!

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 www.JNLS.org) / $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: www.jlns.org

June, 2023

6/9/2023 - 19th 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-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-3pm
  • 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 peggysuecarshow@gmail.com
  • Phone: 707-486-3370
  • Website: www.cruiseforpeggysue.com

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

Pre-Sale for 3-Day Passes Available ON LINE ONLY

NO in-person ticket sales available at the Fairgrounds.

  • Hours: 10am PST
  • Location:online
  • Admission: Varied
  • Organization: Country Summer Music Festival
  • Contact: info@countrysummer.rockhousepartners.com
  • Phone: 615-815-8925 (call/text all hours CST)
  • Website: www.countrysummer.com

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: www.sonomacountyfair.com

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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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