Mother Lode Round-Up Parade
The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade begins in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12th, and will feature more than 130 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street from HWY 108 to the High School. The Parade draws over 50,000 visitors and spectators. Street Closures and no parking areas are listed below. If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police encourage you to arrive before 9:00 am.
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The following are the major street closures before and during the parade;
- South Washington Street at State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.
- North and South Washington Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
- Stockton Road at Green Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
- Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
- School Street between Washington St and Snell St will be closed at 9:00 am.
Last year’s parade line-up is here. “No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5 am and the end of the parade. “No parking” will be allowed on Stockton Road between Washington Street and 70 Stockton Road, between 5 am and the end of the parade. Special signs have been posted for these “No parking” zones. Unfortunately, if you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed!
There will be “No Parking” allowed on the side streets between Washington Street and Green Street and between Washington Street and Stewart Street. This will include Elkin Street, Dodge Street, Jackson Street, Yaney Street, Bradford Street, Theall Street, Linoberg Street, Church Street, June Street, Gold Street, Williams Street, and Lytton Street. These restrictions will start at 5:00 am and will conclude at the end of the parade.
Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed!