Sonora CA Lodging: Celebrate April Events and Save 15% on Easter Package Deal!*

 Visit our town for the month of April with these exciting events and stay at one of our hotels in Sonora CA! Save 15% off* your next stay if you visit us during the Easter Week, April 12th – 22nd. Our Sonora CA hotels are close to all of these fun April events in Sonora California!  

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Exciting April Events in Sonora California!

Opening Weekend at Railtown 1897
April 5th – 6th
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Jamestown, CA 95327
For more information call 209-984-3953

Opening Weekend for Railtown’s regular 2014 Steam Train Operating Season! Grand Opening festivities both days. This weekend only, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne County residents ride trains for free (proof of residency required). Arrive at 7 am and watch the crew prepare the train for the day in the historic roundhouse.

First Saturday Flea Market – Groveland Highway 120 Yosemite
April 5, 2014 – October 11, 2014

18950 State Highway 120,
Groveland, CA 95321

For more information call 209-962-0429
Chamber of Commerce Flea Market on the 1st Saturday of each Month from April through October at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland, Highway 120, the North Gateway to Yosemite. Free admission for buyers. Gates open 8 am. Seller’s gates open 7 am, $10 for Chamber members $15 non-members, first come first served for space. Sell your Stuff and Find New Treasures, a family friendly and fun location with horseshoe pits, BBQs and picnic tables, skate park, next to the Museum & Library too!

Sonora SmokePolers Annual Spring Rendezvous
April 11th – 13th
Six Bits Gulch Rd, off of Red Hills Rd.,
Chinese Camp, CA

For More information call
(209)559-6381 or (209)728-4219

Experience days long ago at the annual SmokePolers Spring Rendezvous black powder and mountain man reenactment at Camp Six-Bits in the historic Chinese Camp area. Events include: Rifle trail walk & metal animal silhouette targets. Pee Wees Hawk & knife trail walk.
They will be using sign- up sheets for all events, so be sure to get there and sign up early to compete. Camping is $10 for the weekend, with $5 extra per additional vehicles. Day visitors are free.

33rd Annual Home and Garden Show
April 12th – 13th
Mother Lode Fairgrounds,Sonora, CA 95370
For tickets and information call 209-588-4560

Huge Home and Garden Show throughout the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora on Highway 49 more than 100 vendors. See what you can do to improve your home and garden and sign up for free drawings. Free admission and free a shuttle.

Moccasin Trout Festival
April 12th

15300 State HWY 49,
Moccasin, CA 95347

For more information call (559)765-4824
Touch a fish, Feed a fish, Catch Fish, Taste a fish! All activities are free and all gear is provided. Learn to tie, cast, clean and cook! Fun for everyone!

Wildflower Trains at Railtown 1897 SHP
April 12th – 19th

5th Ave & Reservoir Rd
Jamestown, CA

For more information call (209)984-3953
Saturday April 12th and Saturday April 19th ride the Wildflower Train Excursion! Special train departs at 4:30 p.m. from the depot. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Once aboard the train, naturalists will answer questions and point out flower groups along the way. Guests take away seeds to spread at home. Saturday April 12th and Saturday April 19th ride the Wildflower Train Excursion! Special train departs at 4:30 p.m. from the depot. Prior to boarding the train, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Once aboard the train, naturalists will answer questions and point out flower groups along the way. Guests take away seeds to spread at home. Train capacity is limited, so reservations are suggested. Regular steam strain excursions depart on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these days as well.

38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting
April 13th

Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call (209)588-5089

Wine tasting will benefit the culinary program at Columbia College. Wine tasting from local wineries and hor d’eouvres from local eateries. Enjoy the ambiance of Columbia State Historic Park while partaking of the excellent wines and food.
1:00-4:00 P.M.

National Parks Free Admission Day
April 19th – 20th

Yosemite National Park,
Groveland, CA 95321
For more information call 209-962-0429

Free admission days for the National Park Week’s opening weekend.
Enjoy Yosemite National Park with no entrance fee. Enter through Highway 120 through Groveland. Closest route from San Francisco to Yosemite.

35th Annual OLD MILL RUN
April 19th

Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call: 209-718-1251

10K Run, 2-Mile Run/walk, Kids Mile. Event begins at 9 am, and benefits the Tuolumne County Community Christmas Eve Dinner.

Easter Brunch at Ironstone Vineyards
April 20th

1894 Six Mile Road,
Murphys, CA 95247
For more information call: 209-718-1251

Come and enjoy a delicious Easter buffet brunch at Ironstone Vineyards. Two seatings available, 9am and 11am. Easter Egg hunt available for the children after each seating.
Call for pricing and reservations.

Victorian Easter Parade & Egg Hunts in Columbia SHP
April 20th

Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310
For more information call: 209-536-1642/532-6604

Enter the parade which begins at 12:30 pm, registration beginning at 11 am. Prizes will be awarded for fanciest Victorian hat, and best dressed couple, lasses and lads, groups and pets. Costumed docents from the gold rush era add color to this lively event.
Egg hunts for children by age groups, noon to 2 pm. Find the golden egg and receive a special prize! Be on the lookout for Thaddeus E. Hare (aka the Easter Bunny!)

Sonora’s Spring Festival
April 26th

Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
For more information call: 209-532-7725
37th Annual Spring Festival. Stroll downtown to live music 11am to 4 pm. Enjoy craft vendors and artists!

“Who Let the Dogs Out in Twain Harte?”
April 26th

Eproson Park,
Twain Harte, CA 95383

For more information call: 209-586-1976
A Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Tuolumne County. Everyone is invited to participate in the parade with their dogs. Sign up at 11 am at Eproson Park

Seminar – Birds of the Sierra Nevada – Calaveras Big Trees Park
April 26th

1170 East Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223

For more information call: 209-795-1196
Ed (along with Ed Beedy) are co-authors of the new UC Press book “Birds of the Sierra Nevada”. The book contains excellent discussions of each bird of the area, both biology and distribution, as well as excellent illustrations. Since retiring in 1999 Ed has devoted his life to birds, working on habitat conservation and avian research.
He plans to take those interested out to watch our local birds in the Park before the program at 8 am.

“Yosemite Springtime Birding” Course in Yosemite NP
April 26th

For more information call: (209)379-2646 ext. 10
Guide Michael Ross welcomes feathers friends. Courses include free park entry and free camping for participants; motel rooms have been reserved for each course. YC members receive 15% discount.

hotels in sonora california information

  
Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks and Conference Center | 19551 Hess Avenue, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 533-4400
INNS of California | 350 S. Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 | (209) 532-3633
*Subject to availability. 15% Discount is based off the best available (regular) rate.

 

 

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