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The world-famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11th, and will feature over 100 parade entries marching, trotting and rolling down the entire length of Washington Street. As usual, thousands of spectators can be expected, lining the street to watch and cheer. The parade draws over 20,000 visitors and spectators and has become one of “the events to see” in California. The Parade grew to 5 Sections of over 200 entries before the pandemic.

Remember, the Parade begins at 10 AM on Saturday, May 11th and there will be a crowd so get there early to find a place to park and to stake your claim on place watch along Washington Street. Watch live on our webcam here.

2023 Parade Entries
Section entry no. Entry Name
0 lead 1 Tuolumne Sheriff Posse Color Guard
0 lead 2 Tuolumne County Sheriff David Vasquez
0 lead 3 Tuolumne Sheriff Posse Captian is Jim Rodgers
0 lead 5 Sponsor Flags
0 lead 6-9 2024 Queens
0 lead 10 2023 Round-Up Jenna Hahn
0 lead 12 2024 Round-Up Mother of the Year Janie Bozworth
0 lead 15 Tuolumne County Probation Homeless Outreach Van
0 lead 17 California Highway Patrol
0 lead 21 Tuolumne Band of Me Wuk Indians
0 lead 22 Tuolumne County Transit Agency
0 lead 24 WILCO
0 lead 4 Grand Marshal, Donnie Wright
0 lead 14 Conifer Communications
0 lead 19 Adventist Health Sonora
1 51 Jamestown Panther Marching Band
1 51 Special Olympics of Tuolumne County
1 29 Sonora Veteran Groups
1 31 Sonora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
1 32 California Rodeo Salinas
1 32 2023 Miss Folsom Pro Rodeo Queen
1 34 Miss Rodeo Oakdale 2024
1 36 King City Stampede Queen – Brooke Weitz
1 37 La Grange Royalty 2024
1 38 La Grange Rodeo Junior Queen
1 40 2023 Calaveras Rodeo Queen and 2024 Contestants
1 41 Sonora Emblem Club #124
1 43 Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort
1 44 Summerville Elementary Beaver Band
1 46 Jim and Denise Wood
1 47 Ed Cribari
1 48 Emmy Lou’s 6th Birthday
1 49 Sierra Cowgirls
1 50 Emma Shay and Barbie
1 51 Get Your Hourse & Go to Town
1 53 Big Hearts Little Hooves
1 55 Horses of Warriors
1 58 Tuolumne Bear’s Youth Football & Cheer
1 60 Joe Cover and Sons Inc.
1 61 Cover’s Apple Ranch
1 62 Girl Scouts Golden Timbers
2 63 Sonora High Golden Regiment Band
2 64 Cub Scout Pack 513
2 66 Rock On Propane Tank Covers
2 67 Mark Plummer for 1st District Supervisor
2 68 Paul Howay
2 70 Sonora A’s
2 71 Paso Finos
2 73 Mike Holland for District 1 Supervisor
2 74 High Voltage Dance Academy
2 75 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints – Sonora Ward
2 77 Mud Sweat and Gears 4X4 Club
2 78 Carsenn Cummings-Hoffman
2 80 Sierra Waldorf School
2 80 Tuolumne Calaveras County Explorers
2 83 Columbia Elementary 49er Band
2 85 Cal.Net
2 80 Onstage Dance Company
2 88 KAAD – LP, Mother Lode Community Radio
2 90 The Opie Family
3 92 Summerville High’s Orange Crush Marching Band
3 95 One Pile at a Time
3 96 Elite Bin Cleaner
2 97 Jr. Cats Football and Cheer
3 99 Bucks Body Shop
3 100 Monterey County Sheriffs Posse
3 101 Merced County Sheriff Posse
3 102 Merced County Sheriff Posse Pooper Scooper
3 103 Backcountry Horsemen Mid Valley Unit
3 105 Twain Harte Horsemen
3 108 Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jump Jubilee
3 109 Access Tuolumne
3 110 American Sports Gymnastics
3 112 Thomason Yard Decor
3 114 The Soulsbyville Falcon Band
3 116 Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee
3 117 Lumberjack Jubile Queen – Peyton Bishop
3 118 Mother Lode Dance Academy
3 119 R&S Medals
3 121 Twain Harte Braves Band
3 123 Clay’s Moving Company
3 124 MeWuk & Tow
3 126 Balance Movement Center
3 127 Christian Motorcyclists Association – Sierra Saints Chapter
3 129 California State Parks
3 130 Opie Boys
3 132 Hilltop Church
3 134 Columbia Volunteer Fire Department Engine Co #1
3 136 MiWuk – Sugar Pine Fire Protection District
3 137 CAL Fire – Tuolumne County Fire Department
3 138 U.S. Forest Service
3 140 MATUCA 1849 E Clampus Vitus, also known as “Clampers”

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.

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. 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.

Special signs will be posted for the no parking zones. Unfortunately, if you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed!

Mother Lode Round-Up Parade Logistics 2018

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