This is only a partial listing of events. Music, arts, wine and food. Common themes. In addition to the annual events listed below, a number of seasonal events are held in Santa Rosa throughout the year. Looking no further then downtown, the weekly Wednesday night market is held from early June to early September. Vendors fill and pedestrians fills some of the space at Old Railroad Square and part of 4th Street is closed to vehicular traffic. This is a smaller version of the Thursday Night Market in San Luis Obispo on California’s Central Coast.
Generally from May to September the Forty and Eight organization holds monthly Flea Markets held at the Santa Rosa Vets Building. For a list of dates please call: 707 522-9391
A car mart held is every Saturday at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (private parties and some larger entities sell cars to the general public). SRJC sometimes holds a swap meet on one of their parking lots on campus.
The Santa Rosa Symphony is a professional orchestra that performs at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. Well known artists regularly perform with the Symphony, artists such as the famous cellist Yo Yo Ma and violinist Hilary Hahn. Concerts are given from October through May.
And before digging into our list, note that these events come and go with the wind. Very few stick around for more then a few years – and sadly, we have even seen some of the longer running ones stop producing after many years.