Special Events Calendar

The Special Events Calendar lists community special events (e.g. festivals, farmers market) held at City facilities, such as the Plaza or Depot Park.  For information on planning a Special Event at a City venue, please use the links on the left. For meetings of the City Council and City Commissions, please visit our CivicWeb meeting portal.

Events Calendar (Approved)

Apr 27 2018

Arbor Day Celebration

11:00am The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-04-27 11:00:00 2018-04-27 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Arbor Day Celebration The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Organized by Community Service and Environmental Commission it is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April.  The festivities include a thoughtful presentation of music, song, poetry and  the comemorative tree planting.

May 1 2018

Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market

5:30pm - 7:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-05-01 17:30:00 2018-05-01 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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VALLEY OF THE MOON CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET SEASON First Tuesday in May to Last Tuesday in September! MARKET HOURS 5:30pm - Dusk

Jun 9 2018

VOMAA 58th Annual Art and Artisan Show

10:00am - 5:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-06-09 10:00:00 2018-06-10 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA 58th Annual Art and Artisan Show The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The 58th Annual Art and Artisan Show presented by Valley of the Moon Artist Association will take place over the weekend of June 9 and 10 in the beautiful Sonoma Plaza.  VOMAA is an organization that exemplifies respectful cooperation, mutual encouragement, member volunteerism, sharing of resources, accessible art skills development, new opportunities, and a growing...

Jun 12 2018

Tuesday Night Market Jazz June Concert

6:00pm - 7:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-06-12 18:00:00 2018-06-12 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Tuesday Night Market Jazz June Concert The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Jun 23 2018

Porsches on the Plaza

8:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-06-23 08:00:00 2018-06-23 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Porsches on the Plaza #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Porsche Enthusiasts Welcome! The Redwood Region of the Porsche Club of America will host its Annual Porsches on the Plaza event on June 23rd.  Come walk the Historic Front Horseshoe of the Sonoma Plaza as it is adorned with 50+ quality show cars.   If you love your Porsche like we love ours, please join us...

Jul 4 2018

Sonoma’s Annual 4th of July Celebration

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-07-04 10:00:00 2018-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Annual 4th of July Celebration #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Named the eighth best 4th of July celebration in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine & Yahoo News, Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration is a tradition that brings the community together and honors our great nations independence. The Parade begins at 10am winding its way around the town’s historic Plaza with 60+ entries. After the parade,...

Jul 4 2018

VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-07-04 10:00:00 2018-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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The mission of the Valley of the Moon Artist Association, a non-profit association, is to support wine country visual arts and artists. We are celebrating our 60th year in 2018.  Fine art, from traditional to modern is sold on the Sonoma Plaza alongside artisans who produce various crafts.

Jul 10 2018

Tuesday Night Market Jazz July Concert

6:00pm - 7:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-07-10 18:00:00 2018-07-10 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Tuesday Night Market Jazz July Concert The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Jul 15 2018

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

7:00am - 12:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-07-15 07:00:00 2018-07-15 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this event, offering the finest in wine...

Aug 14 2018

Tuesday Night Market Jazz August Concert

6:00pm - 7:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-08-14 18:00:00 2018-08-14 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Tuesday Night Market Jazz August Concert The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Sep 11 2018

Tuesday Night Market Jazz September Concert

6:00pm - 7:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-09-11 18:00:00 2018-09-11 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Tuesday Night Market Jazz September Concert The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Sep 11 2018

Plein Air- Quick Draw

5:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-09-11 17:00:00 2018-09-11 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Plein Air- Quick Draw The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Quick Draw Event 5 -7 pm    Plein Air artists set up easels around the Plaza on Farmer's Market Tuesday and have 90 minutes to complete a painting, frame and display it for immediate sale. Visitors  are able to watch the artists paint and acquired their favorite art pieces on the spot! 

Sep 15 2018

Plein Air – Art Show and Sale

10:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-09-15 10:00:00 2018-09-15 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Plein Air - Art Show and Sale #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Art Show and Sale on Sonoma Plaza  10 am - 4 pm   FREE ADMISSION to the art show, artists demonstrations, live music and hands-on art activities for all ages, including children’s art classes directed by Sonoma Plein Air Foundation grant recipient. 

As a courtesy, below is a list of annual events that have a date preference but are not yet shown in the confirmed event calendar.   Date and location preference for City facility use is given to longstanding recurring events and to locally-based City or Sonoma Valley organizations benefiting the community on a non-profit basis.

Annual Special Events (Tentative)

May 6 2018

Cinco de Mayo

1:00pm - 7:00pm The Sonoma Plaza

This event is presented by La Luz  Center, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Authentic Food, DJ, Music, Mariachi, Dance, Crafts, Games for Kids, and Dancers.

Jun 2 2018

Speedway Children’s Charity Presents- Sonoma Valley Vintage Race Car Festival

1:00pm - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-06-02 13:00:00 2018-06-02 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Speedway Children's Charity Presents- Sonoma Valley Vintage Race Car Festival #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Locals and race fans alike will enjoy wine and food samplings from more than 20 Sonoma Valley purveyors at this don't-miss event.  Attendees can also enjoy a stroll around the Sonoma Plaza and an up-close look at more than 30 vintage race cars from the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival. For more information contact Cheri Plattner...

Jun 3 2018

Hit the Road Jack

7:30am - 1:00pm The Plaza

The 31st annual Hit the Road Jack is back! Enjoy the Kids Dash, 3.5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk or the Half Marathon. Half Marathon begins at 7:30am.  This legacy community event takes place on the historic Sonoma Plaza where over 1,000 runners, volunteers and supportive families congregate to celebrate Sonoma and an active, healthy lifestyle. Over the years, Hit...

Jun 10 2018

55th Annual Bear Flag Celebration

11:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-06-10 11:00:00 2018-06-10 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 55th Annual Bear Flag Celebration #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Great Music, Food, Beverages & You Helps Make Celebrating the Raising of the California Bear Flag a Very Memorable Day! Join the Native Sons of the Golden West Sonoma Parlor 111 for our 55th Annual Bear Flag Celebration and Famous Chicken BBQ June 9th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Sonoma Plaza Schedule of Events...

Aug 25 2018

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation’s – Red and White Ball

4:00pm - 10:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-08-25 16:00:00 2018-08-25 22:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Education Foundation's - Red and White Ball #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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The Red and White Ball is a fundraiser for Sonoma Valley Public Schools. Gathering in the heart of Sonoma guest dine on a bountiful menu prepared by Stellar Catering paired with the finest Sonoma County wines. The night is finished off by dancing under the lights of City Hall to Dave Martin's House Party Band!...

Sep 16 2018

Celebration of Mexican Independence Day

2:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2018-09-16 14:00:00 2018-09-16 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Celebration of Mexican Independence Day The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Celebration of Mexican Independence Day-   Día De La Indepencia Mexicana Cultural and Traditional Events engage and heal the community. The Celebration of Mexican Independence Day is celebrating this coming Sunday 16th of September from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. It leads us to remember the leaders who gave their lives for a country free from the...

Sep 29 2018

Vintage Festival

All day - 11:59pm Sonoma Plaza

A nonprofit, 510(c)(3) organization, the Vintage Festival serves as a celebration of the grape bounty, community spirit and rich community history. Held at the historic Sonoma Plaza, community members near and far gather as one, celebrating the heritage and culture of Sonoma Valley through food, wine and fellowship. Since 1897, community members have touted the Sonoma...

Oct 6 2018

Oktoberfest

11:00am - 6:00pm The Sonoma Plaza

SVYSA’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 4th Annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser will be an afternoon / evening family-friendly gathering featuring food, drink, live music, games, and a “village” for vendors. This provides a great opportunity to raise money for youth sports by providing entertainment and fun for the whole community  

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