Parade Entry Information

Parade Route

Parade Route
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For Parade Entries call Jim Opie at (209) 768-0622 or e mail at

The world famous Mother Lode Round-Up Parade kicks off in Downtown Sonora at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13th, and will feature nearly 200 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. It draws over 20,000 visitors and spectators and has become one of “the events to see” in California. The Parade has grown to 5 Sections of over 200 entries.

Remember, the Parade begins at 10am on Saturday, May 13th 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.


General chairman
J. Michael D. Suess
(209) 206-0716

Parade chairmen
Jim Opie
(209) 768-0622