THURSDAY, OCT 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Back Patio,  Sonoma Community Center (276 East Napa St, Sonoma, CA)

  • A FREE event that will be fun for the whole family and for all skill sets.
  • Come for the festive refreshments, music, and fall festivities available to all.
  • Bring your own carved Pumpkin to be entered into our judged competition! (Pumpkins must be entered by 6pm)
  • Or come and collaborate in designing the communal “Great Pumpkin” of 2021!
  • Attendees are also invited to decorate a small pumpkin or gourd, a Halloween eye mask, and/or face mask onsite in any whimsical fashion.

Sonoma Community Center Hosts The Great Pumpkin Party

Following its longstanding tradition of bringing the community together through creative experiences for all ages, the Sonoma Community Center will host The Great Pumpkin Party on Thursday, October 28th, from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  Located on the Center’s outdoor back patio, the event is free to attend and offers an opportunity to celebrate the Fall season through crafts, music, refreshments, and a carved pumpkin contest.

Attendees are invited to bring their already carved and/or decorated pumpkins to be entered into the Pumpkin Contest.  Awards will be given that evening in multiple categories, including judges’ favorites in the Youth and Adult Categories, as well as “Most Creative,” and “Scariest Pumpkin.”  All entered pumpkins will also be on exhibit throughout the event for the public’s viewing pleasure.

For those who would like to try their hand at something creative at the event, the Center will house crafting stations for participants of all ages. Decorate a small gourd or pumpkin, a face mask, or a Halloween eye mask. Community members will also have the chance to participate in a communal art project by decorating a large seasonal pumpkin together.

“I love that the community has an official destination for all their Fall and Halloween seasonal celebrations,” said Eric Jackson, Creative Programs Manager of Sonoma Community Center.  “Just like our November 1st Public Altar Lighting Ceremony, this Pumpkin Party gives us a chance to safely come together and commemorate the changing of our seasons in a festive new way.”

Seasonally appropriate refreshments will be available to purchase; the entertainment will include classic Halloween music and a showing of the Peanuts classic 1966 Halloween special,  It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Because materials and supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis, the Center recommends that attendees arrive early to enjoy the full experience. Any and all types of festive wear and make-up are encouraged! (but not required).

 To learn more about this and other upcoming events at the Sonoma Community Center please call the Main Office (707) 938-4626 x1, Monday through Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM.

About Sonoma Community Center: Housed in the beautiful 107-year old Sonoma Grammar School building just off Sonoma Plaza, the Sonoma Community Center was founded in 1953 as a resource for community enrichment through the arts. Today, the mission of the Sonoma Community Center is to cultivate a vibrant community through extraordinary creative, cultural, and learning experiences. Driven by values of community, innovation, creativity, inclusion, and leadership, the Center offers a broad range of classes, events, and performances that encourage people from all walks of life to create, connect, thrive, and build community together.