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.

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Events Calendar (Approved)

Feb 27 2019

2019 Alcaldessa Reception Honoring Karen Collins

6:00pm - 8:00pm Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
  • Add to calendar 2019-02-27 18:00:00 2019-02-27 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 Alcaldessa Reception Honoring Karen Collins 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma , 95476
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The City of Sonoma invites you to an evening reception recognizing the 2019 appointment of Karen Collins as the City’s Alcaldessa.  Each year the City Council sets out to find “the town’s most useful citizen”. This year City Council confirmed Karen Collins as the Alcaldessa for her history of selfless devotion and dedication to the...

Apr 26 2019

2019 Arbor Day Celebration

10:00am - 12:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-04-26 10:00:00 2019-04-26 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 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 commemorative tree planting.

May 4 2019

Authors on the Plaza

5:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-04 17:00:00 2019-05-04 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Authors on the Plaza The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Bring your picnic basket and blanket and enjoy an afternoon of thoughtful literature presented by the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival.  This free to attend event will be taking place behind the Historic Sonoma City Hall.  For more information please visit https://svauthorsfest.org/sonoma-authors-festival-experience.html  

May 7 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-07 18:00:00 2019-05-07 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

May 14 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-14 18:00:00 2019-05-14 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

May 21 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-21 18:00:00 2019-05-21 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

May 28 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-28 18:00:00 2019-05-28 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

Jun 4 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-04 18:00:00 2019-06-04 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

Jun 11 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-11 18:00:00 2019-06-11 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

Jun 18 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-18 18:00:00 2019-06-18 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

Jun 25 2019

Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Farmers Market

6:00pm - 9:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-25 18:00:00 2019-06-25 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Sonoma's Tuesday Night Farmers Market  is a community event, free to all, with Farmers, Artisans, Prepared and Packaged Foods, Local Musicians Entertainment, and Community Non-Profit Organizations, all gathered together on Sonoma's historic Plaza every Tuesday from may through September. Come join the fun and celebrate the summer with your friends and neighbors!

Jun 29 2019

Hula in the Plaza

4:00pm - 5:00pm The Plaza

Hula in the Plaza is a Hula Mai's annual Gift of Aloha to the people of Sonoma- a free 90 minute show of authentic Hawaiian dancing to live music. In 2019 Hula Mai will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, so this show will include "the best" numbers from previous years as well as new additions...

Jul 21 2019

2019 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

7:00am - 12:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-07-21 07:00:00 2019-07-21 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 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...

Sep 17 2019

Plein Air- Quick Draw

5:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-09-17 17:00:00 2019-09-17 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 21 2019

Plein Air – 2019 Art Show and Sale

10:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-09-21 10:00:00 2019-09-21 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Plein Air - 2019 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 5 2019

2019 Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Tentative)

1:00pm - 7:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-05-05 13:00:00 2019-05-05 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Tentative) #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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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 2019

2019 Hit the Road Jack (Tentative)

7:30am - 1:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-02 07:30:00 2019-06-02 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 Hit the Road Jack (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The 32nd 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 8 2019

VOMAA 59th Annual Art and Artisan Show (Tentative)

10:00am - 5:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-08 10:00:00 2019-06-09 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA 59th Annual Art and Artisan Show (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The 59th Annual Art and Artisan Show presented by Valley of the Moon Artist Association will take place over the weekend of June 8 and 9 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 8 2019

56th Annual Bear Flag Celebration (Tentative)

11:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-08 11:00:00 2019-06-08 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 56th Annual Bear Flag Celebration (Tentative) #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 56th Annual Bear Flag Celebration and Famous Chicken BBQ June 8th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Sonoma Plaza Schedule of Events...

Jun 11 2019

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative)

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-11 18:00:00 2019-06-11 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Jun 22 2019

2019 Porsches on the Plaza (Tentative)

8:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-06-22 08:00:00 2019-06-22 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 Porsches on the Plaza (Tentative) #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 22nd.  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 2019

Sonoma’s Annual 4th of July Celebration 2019 (Tentative)

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-07-04 10:00:00 2019-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Annual 4th of July Celebration 2019 (Tentative) #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 2019

VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show 2019 (Tentative)

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-07-04 10:00:00 2019-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show 2019 (Tentative) #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 61st year in 2019.  Fine art, from traditional to modern is sold on the Sonoma Plaza alongside artisans who produce various crafts.

Jul 9 2019

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative)

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-07-09 18:00:00 2019-07-09 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Aug 13 2019

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative)

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-08-13 18:00:00 2019-08-13 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Aug 24 2019

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation’s – 2019 Red and White Ball (Tentative)

4:00pm - 10:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-08-24 16:00:00 2019-08-24 22:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Education Foundation's - 2019 Red and White Ball (Tentative) #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! The 2018 Red & White Ball...

Sep 10 2019

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative)

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-09-10 18:00:00 2019-09-10 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series (Tentative) The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Sep 15 2019

2019 Celebration of Mexican Independence Day (Tentative)

2:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-09-15 14:00:00 2019-09-15 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2019 Celebration of Mexican Independence Day (Tentative) 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 15th 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...

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