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The City of Sonoma is a small, historic community of some 9,000 residents. Located in the heart of the Wine Country, Sonoma is populated with world-class wineries and scenic vineyards. Sonoma's local economy thrives from agriculture, tourism, and public services. Sonoma serves as the economic hub of Sonoma Valley.

The City of Sonoma is the home of the Mission San Francisco de Solano, which was established in 1823. The pueblo (or town) of Sonoma was first recognized in 1835. On June 14, 1846, Sonoma was declared the capital of the "Bear Flag Republic" in a revolt against Mexico's control of California. The town's status as the nominal capital of California lasted 25 days. Sonoma incorporated as a city (for the second time) in 1881.

Sonoma is located in Southeastern Sonoma County in the San Francisco Bay area on State Route 12. Sonoma is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco and 20 miles southeast of Santa Rosa.

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Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.