Sonora, CA – Mother Nature provided plenty of sunshine and temps in the low 60’s that brought out a large crowd on Saturday morning to line Washington Street in Sonora for the 60th annual Mother Lode Roundup Parade.
Cowboys and girls riding horses, marching bands, flashy cars, fire engines, kids, robots, dogs, politicians and plenty of floats rolled down Sonora’s main drag to the delight of the revelers. Many along the roadway cheered on and danced to their favorite band, among them; the Sonora High Golden Regiment Band, the Summerville High Orange Crush, Curtis Creek Mustang Band, the Columbia Elementary Forty Niners and the Soulsbyville Elementary Marching Falcons. A whole host of parade pictures can be viewed in the image box. The parade line-up is posted here.
Arial footage of the 2017 Mother Lode Roundup Parade is here.
Next up is the Rodeo, which includes professional riders and plenty of family fun. It gets underway a 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora off Stockton Road. Get all this weekend’s activities at any time and on any device by going to the myMotherLode.com’s homepage and then click on events or just click here.