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The City of Sonora, known as the "Queen of the Southern Mines," was established in 1848 by miners emigrating from the State of Sonora, Mexico. The early settlement was often referred to as the Sonoran Camp.

Sonora is located in Tuolumne County, of which it is the county seat, east of Stockton between Oakdale and Twain Harte along Highway 108 near New Melones Lake and the Tulloch Reservoir.

There is also a Sonora, Texas.

Aladdin Motor Inn | Springfield Trout Farm |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Mountain View Bed & Breakfast | Serena Oaks B&B Inn |
Education Columbia College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cafe Giovanni | The Peppery Gar & Brill |
Hostels Sonora Hostel |
Public Libraries Tuolumne County Free Library | Tuolumne County Library | Gunn House |
RV campgrounds and dealers Mother Lode Fair RV Park |
Science Stanislaus National Forest |
Shopping Pure Cowboy Center |

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03/23 Coming to The area
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.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
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.