Calendar of Events


Plan your stay in Santa Rosa around the best events in Sonoma County. There’s always amazing things to do in Santa Rosa and wineries to explore in Sonoma County, but Northern California is also home to exciting annual events.

Sonoma County Fair

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Sonoma County Fair

From Thursday, August 3, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017 August 3, 2017 August 13, 2017 Sandman Santa Rosa Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday ...

Get ready for snow in August, a Mardi Gras parade, Talk like a Pirate day and more at the Sonoma County Fair, August 3 – August 13! The Hall of Flowers floral design theme will be “Holidays in Bloom”, in conjunction with the Fair’s 2017 theme "Holidaze at the Sonoma County Fair."  

Highlights include the Community Concert Series FREE with Fair Admission, a spectacular new carnival, PRCA Rodeo, Destruction Derby, Monster Trucks, holiday themed activities, Lorikeet Encounter, Reptile Exhibit, High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, livestock shows, comedy nights, and so much more.  

Wine Country Horse Racing bursts out of the gates along with opening day of the Fair and runs August 3 – 6, August 10 – 13 and continues after the Fair August 18 - 20.   At the NorCal Brew Fest on Aug. 5, enjoy unlimited tastes of over 50 beers and ciders.  

Headline Concerts:  

  • Aug. 3: The Marshall Tucker Band
  • Aug. 5: Live in the Fast Lane: Eagles Tribute
  • Aug. 7: Lauren Alaina
  • Aug. 8: Foghat
  • Aug. 9: War
  • Aug. 10: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
  • Aug. 12: Trent Harmon  

Hours: Gates open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Carnival opens at 3 p.m. opening day, Aug. 3. Carnival opens daily at 11 a.m., August 4 – August 13. Exhibit buildings open daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Hall of Flowers Exhibit will close at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13.