City of Gonzales Special Events

The City of Gonzales special seasonal events and activities for residents of all ages. For more information on City of Gonzales programs contact the Coordinator, Sara Papineau-Brandt at (831) 675-5000.


Special Event Application

Special events applications are required for large events that use public space or facilities for events. Applications are required to be completed 30 days prior to the event. A City coordinator will contact the applicant when the application has been fully reviewed. Conditions of approval will coordinated with the applicant. Many City run special events have opportunities for non-profit organizations to sell items.  Special Event Application


Relay for Life Information

The Relay for Life is a 24 hour walking relay to raise money to Fight Back against Cancer.  During the Relay, teams keep a member of their team on the track for the full 24 hours.  The Relay begins by honoring Cancer Survivors with the Survivor Lap, followed by the Care Giver Lap.  Later in the evening (10pm) the track is lit with 7,000 luminaries honoring survivors and REMBERING those who have lost their battle and on Sunday morning we will have a FIGHT BACK ceremony.

City of Gonzales Relay Team: Avengers of Hope
Team Captain: Sara Papineau-Brandt


Health & Safety Fair

Location: Central Park
The Health & Safety Fair is an event for all ages.  The focus of this event is on providing information about health services, providing health screenings, and encouraging healthy lifestyles for all of our Gonzales Residents.  This is a Free event.
Agency Registration This link is intended for agencies providing Health & Safety services.


Holiday Lights

This is a Free Family event. The event is held to celebrate the Holiday Season and Light the City Tree in Central Park.  This years event will include entertainment provided by various musical groups from the Gonzales Unified School District, a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, a food drive for the Gonzales Food Pantry and a Toy Drive for the Gonzales Community Church along with free activities for the whole family.




Fourth of July

This event is sponsored by the Gonzales Rotary Club.


Cinco de Mayo

This event needs a sponsor. Intersted groups, please contact City Manager, Rene Mendez


Dia de Ninos

This event is sponsored by Grupos Unidos de LUDA

For more information on aquatics or facilities, contact
The City’s Recreation Coordinator,
Sara Papineau-Brandt at (831) 675-5000,or email at spapineau@ci.gonzales.ca.us