Sundays in the Park
Sundays in the Park Lineup & Information Page
The Sundays In The Park Free Concert Series is the largest and most recognized community event in Mendocino County. Since 1991, the series has thrilled the community with exceptional musical performances by artists from diverse genres including blues, classical, country, salsa, soul, rock, swing and more. Each summer, taking center stage in beautiful Todd Grove Park, six free concerts featuring world-renowned artists as well as local talent, entertain more than 20,000 music fans. In addition to great entertainment, the series is a source of great civic pride and is cherished by locals and visitors as a summer tradition. Sponsorships from local businesses are a vital component to the continued success of Sundays In The Park and without their support; the free concerts wouldn’t be possible. Pack a picnic or indulge in fabulous food prepared by vendors who are onsite with everything from barbequed tri-tip to sushi. Bring a blanket and gather with your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy top notch performers while being part of the greater Ukiah community. (Please, no pets and no smoking within the main event area, low-back chairs only, personal BBQ’s only allowed at the picnic table areas. Thank you.) Concerts begin at 6pm. For more information please call 707-463-6231.
Ukiah Country PumpkinFest
Click here for details and entry forms for this year's Pumpkinfest.The Country PumpkinFest is the largest street fair in Mendocino County. This annual two-day event is held each fall in the month of October. Along with a variety of delicious foods, the streets of Downtown Ukiah are filled with craft vendors, fine arts exhibits, and "Scarecrow City". Enjoy live music, a haunted house, the Scout-o-Rama, pet costume classes, the Deep Valley Brew & Wine Festival, and the ever-popular children's carnival including many games and amusements. Join the parade, compete in the 3-on-3 hoop tourney, enter into the Pumpkin Baking Contest or show off your green thumb by entering the giant pumpkin weigh-off! For event dates, deadline or more information regarding Pumpkinfest call the City of Ukiah at 707-463-6231 or go to the Pumpkinfest web page.
Big pumpkins are exciting! They are fun to look at and they make wonderful jack-o'-lanterns. Len Stellpflog (well known in pumpkin circles) suggests carved big pumpkins last longer if you stand them on the stem end. This is due to the stem end being approximately twice the thickness of the opposite end. When the heavier end is up, they collapse in about a week, especially if broad areas have been carved away.
Howard Dill of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada started the strain of seeds known as The Atlantic Giant. By 1979 the world was beginning to pay attention to these giants and today many of the world's top growers are women. The giant pumpkins ranged from 963 lbs. to 887.5 lbs.!
All computer buffs will be happy to know that a pumpkin web site has been installed on the World Wide Web. To access all the information and news about giant pumpkins, go to http://www.giantpumpkins.com
Prizes are awarded as follows:
| First||$1 per pound |
| Third||$250.00 |
| Largest Greenie||$50.00|
| Grandest Gourd||$50.00|
Moonlight Movie Madness
Grab your blankets and low back beach chairs and meet your neighbors downtown to enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars!
2013 Moonlight Movie Madness Schedule
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
|July 5||The Sandlot|
|August 2||Big Miracle|
|August 16||Here Comes the Boom|
|August 30 ||OZ The Great and Powerful|
|130 mins ||7:48pm|
On behalf of the City of Ukiah and Home Audio Video by DFM, we would like to invite you to Moonlight Movie Madness 2013! This free summer movie program is a series of six big-screen movies shown at Alex R. Thomas Plaza in Downtown Ukiah. The movie program is made possible by the generous support of business sponsorships.
| ||2013 MMM Sponsor Packet (PDF* 1.7MB)|
| ||2013 MMM Vendor Application (PDF* 197KB)|
Family Fun in the Sun
2013 Dates coming soon ...
Each event will take place from 9:30 - Noon and have constant supervised activities including:
- arts and crafts
- team-work games
- bounce house
- healthy snacks and beverages
- and other fun activities
For more information call: (707) 463-6231
| ||2013 Family Fun Sponsor Packet (PDF* 1MB)|
4th of July Picnic in the Park
This free event will take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on at Todd Grove Park. There will be live entertainment, organized games, bounce houses, free swim at Ukiah Municipal Pool, contests, races, a community participation mural, and food and craft vendors. For questions, please call the City of Ukiah Community Services Department at 463-6231.
| ||4th of July Event Sponsor Packet (PDF* 2MB)|
| ||4th of July Vendor Application 2013 (PDF* 394)|
Fabulous Flashback Car Show
Enjoy the crowning glory of Summer fun by attending the annual Fabulous Flashback Car Show and Poker Run, organized by the Early Iron Club of Ukiah. Held every year in September the kick off is Friday evening with music and dancing. On Saturday, dine, drink, shop and feast your eyes on over 350 rare and beautiful automobiles on School Street and the Alex R. Thomas Plaza.
Please click on the car to go to the Early Iron Club website:
Downtown Comedy Series
Enjoy Ukiah's only local comedy venue. The Ukiah Main Street Program, 707-462-6789, presents three professional stand-up comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Held in the Ukiah Valley Conference Center located at 200 South School Street in Downtown Ukiah. Enjoy food and drink from the no-host bar and buffet.
Ukiah Farmers' Market
Downtown Ukiah's Saturday morning Farmers Market is the place to be for shopping, live music, vendor booths and produce from local farmers. You'll find locally grown, certified, and delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses, honey, eggs, jams, flowers, spices and much more! Every Saturday morning starting in May, and on through October (weather permitting), enjoy a stroll down Ukiah's historic tree-lined streets. Enjoy live acoustic music, arts & crafts, fresh produce, local wines, microbrews, and a bite to eat at the outdoor tables, located at the Alex R. Thomas Plaza between State and School Streets.
Annual Taste of Downtown
On a Friday evening in June, take a walking tour of Downtown Ukiah's charming shops and businesses while enjoying dozens of world-renowned local wines, microbrews, brandies and more. Strolling musicians, acoustic bands, and fabulous hors d' oeuvres included. Welcome in the summer at this wildly popular event. For date and time call 707-462-6789.
The Ukiah Main Street Program, Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce and the Mendocino Transit Authority are proud to present the Holiday Trolley! Get in the holiday spirit, and take a ride with the "Trolley Mama."
Schedules are available at all sponsor locations. General times are (starting from Alex R. Thomas Plaza) Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. and Monday thru Wednesday and Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. And Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This page was updated on: April 11, 2013.
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