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A Special Event Permit is required for any public or private event to be held within a City park. Private events that do not include setting up any equipment or structures and have 25 or fewer people in attendance do not require a Special Event Permit.



20th & 21st God & Outdoor Festival. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Presented by the Delta Gold Diggers. Click here for poster or for more information call (209) 988- 8264

30th ~ TUOLUMNE COUNTY 2016 DRAFT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN. At the Sonora Opera Hall, starting at 5:30. Join us for a Community Workshop. The Draft Pan discusses exiting conditions, goals and policies, and improvements to: State Highways, Local Roads and Streets, Aviation, Pedestrian and Bicycling, Railroad and Public Transportation. The 2016 Draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) may be accessed online at  
Click here to see flyer on event.


9th - 25th ~ KATE The Unexamined Life of Katherine Hepburn. At Stage 3 Theatre. Taking place on New Year's Eve 1999, Katherine Hepburn reflects on her life and her loves as she ponders, at age 92, what the future holds. Filled with fond memories, while also delving into uncharted emotional waters.  Call (209) 536-1778/

10th ~ THE ANNUAL EXOTIC BIRD AND ANIMAL SHOW. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Call (209) 532-3496.

At the Sonora Opera Hall. They will perform a free concert starting at 7:30 pm. Call (209) 743-8091.


17th & 18th ~ THE ANNUAL QUILT & THREAD SHOW. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Call (209) 586-7982


3rd ~ THE RESTAURANTEUR MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE. At the Best Western Plus. Learn customer service strategies, cost control, sales growth and improving profitability. Sponsored in part by the City of Sonora. Click here for flyer or call (209) 422-6416 or email or visit their website at

4th ~ RETAIL BUSINESS DAY. Free at the Sonora Opera Hall. Display-First impressions are lasting impressions
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5th ~ CYBER SECURITY DAY. At the Sonora Opera Hall. Computer Security is an ever changing environment. Is is essential that you stay educated on how to protect your and your organization. Sponsored in part by the City of Sonora. Click here for Flyer. For more information call (209) 422-641 or email or visit their website at

6th ~ LADIES NIGHT OUT. Downtown Sonora, presented by Sonora Regional Medical Center. A community breast health awareness event.   Live music and entertainment.
Call (209) 536-5021

12th ~ SMALL BUSINESS ADA WORKSHOP. At the Sonora Opera Hall. Sponsored in part by the City of Sonora. Join us for a special workshop for local small businesses on American Disability Act compliance requirements and the various programs and services that are available to help business owners and various financing programs. Click here for flyer. For more information call (209) 422-641 or email or visit their website at

13th - 30th ~ DOG SEES GOD CONFESSION OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD. At Stage 3 Theatre. When CB's dog dies from rabies CB begin to question the existence of an afterlife. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
Call (209) 536-1778 /

Oct. 15th at 11:30 a.m. To end our Farmer’s Market the City of Sonora will host our 1st Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Sonora. We will gather at the Farmer Market. All ages are welcome for this free event. Click here to see flyer. Make sure to wear your walking shoes for a 2 hour walking tour of downtown Sonora. Anyone interested please call to RSVP at (209) 532-7725 or email
Space will be limited.
Here are some of our past 4th grade walking tours.

15th ~ CELEBRATE RECOVERY CONCERT. at the Sonora Opera Hall. Celebrate recovery concert with live music free to attend with snacks. Doors open at 5:30.

18th & 19th ~ ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Plus Free Flu Shots. Call (209) 533-7428.

20th - 31st ~  REALMS OF HORROR.

22nd & 23rd ~ ALL HALLOWS EVE FANTASY FAIRE. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Where Halloween meets fantasy. Call (209) 532-8375 /

22nd ~ TRICK OR TREAT STREET. Downtown Sonora. Little Ghouls and Goblins are invited to trick or treat at participating merchants. The participating merchants will have a large orange poster in their windows. Children must be in costume and be accompanied by an adult. The event runs from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm. For more information call (209) 532-7725


5th ~ THE 156 ANNUAL FIREMAN'S BALL. At the Sonora Opera Hall. Call (209) 532-7432. Click here to see poster. You can purchase ticket at the Sonora Fire Dept. 201 S. shepherd St. or the Sonora Fire Museum at 125 N. Washington St. Ticket will not be sold at the door

11th - 13th ~ THE ITSA FILM FESTIVAL. At the Sonora Opera Hall. Call (209) 962-0342 /
click here for Press Release

23rd ~ THANKSGIVING WITH FRIENDS. A free thanksgiving Dinner at the Heart Rock Cafe, located at 1 S. Washington St.
Call (209) 532-7305

25th ~ THE ANNUAL HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SONORA CHRISTMAS PARADE. Sounds of Christmas will fill the air with this night time parade with bright lights, floats, antique cars, and sounds of the holidays with marching bands and dancers. Starts promptly rain or shine at 5:30 p.m. Call (209) 532-7725. Merchants will hold open houses with warm cider and Santa will greet little ones after the parade.


25th & 26th ~ HOMETOWN CRAFTERS. At the Sonora Opera Hall. This hometown event features home made holiday items.
Call (209) 256-2576.

26th ~ SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. Downtown Sonora merchants will be geared up for a small town feeling of the holidays. Stroll the historic streets of downtown Sonora and enjoy the warm small town charm of our wonderful past while shopping in a variety of shops of the present. Our main street also has an array of restaurants to please any pallet and coffee shops to keep you going. 

25th - 27th ~ THE 42ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRE. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. This highly regarded festival features over 150 great quality craft artists, up tempo and varied music, street performers, costumed elves and twinkle trees, carolers and a wide selection of home-cooking.  Call (209) 533-3473 /

25th - Dec. 18th ~ FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 1. At Stage 3 Theatre. Broadway's greatest musical legends meet Broadways' greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters. Call (209) 536-1778 /


2nd - 4th ~ SOUNDS OF THE SEASONS. At the Sonora Opera Hall, presented by Columbia College Community Chorus.
Call (209) 586-9905.

Begin your holiday season with the Columbia College Community College in concert!  The chorus will sing A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britton accompanied by internationally acclaimed harpist, Dr. Bev Wesner-Hoehn of Sacramento.  The program will also include settings of two Christmas carols by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Furaha! (Joy!) by Sally K. Albrecht, and Hanukkah Flame by Vicki Tucker Courtney featuring violinist Corina Stoian.

More seasonal offerings are The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came, a contemplative setting of a Basque carol arranged by Daryl Hollinger,  the chorus’s traditional “Hallelujah!” from Handel’s Messiah, and, of course, the traditional audience sing-along.

All concerts at the Sonora Opera Hall.
Friday, December 2, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 pm



Dec. 10th ~ ORNAMENTS WITH SANTA. At Out of Hand, located at  189 S. Washington St. from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Call (209) 533-1309/

Dec. 10th ~ GAMES AND TOYS WITH SANTA. At Little Roots Toy Store, located at 106 S. Washington St. from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Call (209) 753-8345/

Dec. 10th ~ SANTA'S GONE HAWAIIAN. A family concert of stories and song at the Aronas Club, located at 37 Elkin St.
Call (209) 532-7697.

Dec. 10th ~ 2ND SATURDAY AFTER 8,  Presents a Holiday concert. At the Red Church, featuring Sierra Waldof School Choir & Now You Hazz Jazz.

Dec 11th & 18th ~ IT IS A WONDERFUL LIFE An Illustrated Sermon. At the Heart Rock Cage. located at 1 S. Washington St. at 9:15 an. & 10:45 am. Call (209) 532-7305/

Dec. 16th ~ THE 25TH ANNUAL MUTZ BEAN FEED. At Noon on Linoberg & Washington St.

Dec. 16th ~ POP HUDSON SING. Sponsored by the Union Democrat at Coffill Park at 12:45 pm. (after the Mutz Bean Feed)
Call (209) 532-7151.

Dec. 17th ~ MILK & COOKIES WITH SANTA. At the Heart rock Cafe, located at 1 S. Washington St. from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Call (209) 532-7305/

Dec. 17th ~ GAMES AND TOYS WITH SANTA. At Little Roots Toy Store, located at 106 S. Washington St. from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Call (209) 753-8345/

Dec. 25th ~ CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT 10:00 AM AT ST. JAMES CHURCH (THE RED CHURCH) Call (209) 532-1580/

Dec. 25th CHRISTMAS WITH NEW FRIENDS & DINNER. A free Christmas dinner will be serve at the Sonora Opera Hall, located at 250 S. Washington St. Call (209) 770-0536.

The "3" hour parking in downtown will be suspended from 11/23/16 to 01/01/17 for a "Parking Enforcement Holiday". During this time those same parking spaces the parking enforcement will handing out warning to first time offenders as a courtesy to educate/remind people how to park in the "buddy system" parking spaces.


 2017 EVENTS


23rd.~ 4-H COMMUNITY DINNER DRIVE THROUGH. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Call (209) 533-6990.


5TH ~ FRANK SALEL SUPERBOWL BREAKFAST. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.  Call 533-9300

11TH ~ HEARTS FOR THE ARTS. At the Sonora Opera Hall. Call 532-2787.

19th ~ DRAGOON GULCH 5K. Hosted by Foothill Leadership Academy. This event benefits our community, our children and overall, makes you feel good! Call (209) 535-4585. click here for flyer

Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Call (209) 532-0868 /

28th ~ BUSINESS EXPO –2017. At the Sonora Opera Hall. A Free business Expo. Call (209) 567-4910 


9th - 11th ~ SONORA CELTIC FAIRE. At the
Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Jousting, Highland games, Celtic Music, vendors & More. Call (209) 532-8375 /

12th ~ 4-H PANCAKE BREAKFAST. At the Sonora Elks Lodge. Call (209) 532-5896.

At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.
Call (209) 984-0454/

24th ~ CIOPPINO DINNER. Hosted by the Sonora Lion’s Club, at the Sonora Elks Lodge. Call (209) 591-3369.


8th & 9th ~ HOME AND GARDEN SHOW. At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Call (209) 588-4560/

At the Sonora Opera Hall. Hosted by the Sheriff's Posse. Call (209) 532-8269/

At the Sonora Opera Hall and surrounding area. Call (209) 588-8055/

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In downtown Sonora this event is Free to the public and includes arts and craft
vendors, live music, street entertainment and a hair and fashion show. So join us as we swing into Spring with this family fun event. Click here to participate

Call (209) 532-7725/


May 13th and 14h ~ MOTHER LODE ROUND-UP Parade & Rodeo. Sponsored by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse. Saturdays will feature one of the longest parades & Sunday’s events will host Mother’s Day Brunch, Western dancing & Rodeo. Call (209) 928-9318/

May 20th - Oct. 14th ~ SONORA'S CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET. On Theall and Stewart St. from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday. Farm fresh and organic produce, honey, olive oils, breads, pastries, flowers and potted plants, coffees and breakfast burritos, fresh salmon and meats.
Call (209) 532-7725/

24th ~ WOMEN’S EXPO.  At the Sonora Opera Hall.
Call 928-4228 x 283


7-9th ~ MOTHER LODE FAIR.  At the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, located at 220 Southgate. Call (209) 532-7428.


Downtown Sonora. Live music and street entertainment from the Red Church to the Sonora Opera Hall. Classic and Antique cars and Merchant specials. Call (209) 532-7725



More events are planned so please check back with us later.