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)

Dec 6 2019

Hot Chocolate with Santa

5:00pm - 6:30pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-12-06 17:00:00 2019-12-06 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Hot Chocolate with Santa The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley with the assistance of the Native Sons of the Golden West will be serving Hot Chocolate to families as they wait for Santa to arrive to the Historic Sonoma Plaza  in the antique fire truck. Bring your camera's, Santa will be available for pictures and to listen to children's wishes...

Dec 8 2019

Lights of Remembrance

6:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2019-12-08 18:00:00 2019-12-08 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Lights of Remembrance The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Hospice by the Bay will host it's 34th annual "Lights of Remembrance" tree- lighting ceremony in the Sonoma Plaza on Sunday, December 8, starting at 6pm.  All ages are invited to attend this community gathering that includes sharing of inspiring messages, candle-lighting, music and reflection.

Jul 18 2020

2020 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

7:00am - 12:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-18 07:00:00 2020-07-19 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2020 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...

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 2 2020

Authors on the Plaza

5:00pm - 7:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-05-02 17:00:00 2020-05-02 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 3 2020

Cinco de Mayo

1:00pm - 6:30pm 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.

May 28 2020

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

5:00pm - 8:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-05-28 17:00:00 2020-05-28 20:00:00 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 6 2020

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 2020 Hula Mai will be celebrating its 11th Anniversary, so this show will include "the best" numbers from previous years as well as new additions...

Jun 7 2020

2020 Hit the Road Jack

7:30am - 1:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-06-07 07:30:00 2020-06-07 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 2020 Hit the Road Jack The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The 33nd annual Hit the Road Jack is back! Enjoy the Kids Dash, 3.5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk. 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 the Road Jack has provided multi-generational...

Jun 9 2020

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-06-09 18:00:00 2020-06-09 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2020 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Jun 13 2020

VOMAA 60th Annual Art and Artisan Show

10:00am - 5:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-06-13 10:00:00 2020-06-14 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA 60th Annual Art and Artisan Show The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The 60th Annual Art and Artisan Show presented by Valley of the Moon Artist Association will take place over the weekend of June 13 and 14 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 14 2020

58th Annual Bear Flag Celebration & Chicken BBQ

11:00am - 4:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-06-14 11:00:00 2020-06-14 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 58th Annual Bear Flag Celebration & Chicken BBQ #1 The Plaza, Sonoma, CA
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Great Music, Food, Beverages & You Help 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 on Sunday, June 14th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Sonoma Plaza....

Jun 20 2020

Pueblo Day

11:00am - 4:00pm The Plaza

A celebration of Sonoma's founding (Pueblo Day) hosted by the Sonoma Valley Historical Society, Sonoma Petaluma State Historic Park Association and the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation. The event will take place in the North West quadrant near the General Vallejo Statue.  Passports will be handed out directing participants to the location of the various...

Jul 4 2020

Sonoma’s Annual 4th of July Celebration 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-04 10:00:00 2020-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma's Annual 4th of July Celebration 2020 #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, enjoy...

Jul 4 2020

VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm The Sonoma Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-04 10:00:00 2020-07-04 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles VOMAA Annual 4th of July Art Show 2020 #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 62nd year in 2020.  Fine art, from traditional to modern is sold on the Sonoma Plaza alongside artisans who produce various crafts.

Jul 14 2020

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-07-14 18:00:00 2020-07-14 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
  • Directions

SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2020 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Aug 11 2020

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-08-11 18:00:00 2020-08-11 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
  • Directions

SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2020 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

Sep 8 2020

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Plaza
  • Add to calendar 2020-09-08 18:00:00 2020-09-08 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Summer Concert Series The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
  • Directions

SONOMA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS 2020 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tuesday Night Market Jazz All concerts are Free and start at 6pm in the Grinstead Amphitheater

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