Petaluma Events Calendar

When it comes to the size of the population, Petaluma is on the small side (58,921). But small certainly doesn't equate with sleepy in Petaluma. Our Events Calendar is packed with activities that invite visitors to share in our community spirit and fun whether it is celebrating Petaluma's agricultural heritage, love of the arts, riverfront location or diverse culture. 

E.g., 07/06/2015

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Tuesday Morning Farmers Market

Locally grown agricultural products, locally made hot and packaged foods as well as arts and crafts and music; 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. As of June 30, 2015, Market will be at their new locations in the Friedman's parking lot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30am
Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Begins on the steps of the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum. Costumed docents stroll downtown, highlighting ironfronts and other many buildings of note. Free. Donations welcome. Most Saturdays, May through October.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Pass in Review: A Tribute to America’s Veterans

This exhibit highlights the men & women of our military. Covering their triumph in battle and for some, the fight to be healed of the psychological and emotional scars that are left behind when the military battles are over. The exhibit includes art created by veterans as a means of healing themselves from war related mental health challenges. There will also be poetry reading and panel discussions by veterans, movies honoring them and more. Hours:  Thurs. – Sat.: 10am-4pm, Sun.: 12pm-3pm.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Farmers Market at Walnut Park

Open air market with more than 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Features live entertainment and activities. 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
Wednesday Evening Farmers Market

This open air market in downtown features the freshest produce, local products, live music, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Bring the family and stay for the evening’s entertainment and activities. 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
"California Colors" Exhibit

Artist Exhibition featuring: Laura Cluver, Judy Klausenstock, Alan Plisskin & Terry Sauve. Artist Reception on Saturday, June 20th, 5-8pm

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:00am
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

Edgar Degas, The Private Impressionist: Works on paper by the Artist and his Circle. On display June 20 - July 26 - For exhibition and event tickets, visit See website.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Electrifying World Reggae from Seattle!

The Highlife Band is an authentic and unique reggae band from Seattle, Washington. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean are combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions. The lyrics are direct, and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life. Live performances are power-packed and the performers animated and engaging. The group has played all over the Northwest and Northern California. Last year the band toured in France and Spain.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
“Showin’ on the River” Juried Fine Art Show

42 artists show their work, joining with member and invitational artists of all mediums, including eclectic one-of-a-kind metal art lamps.  Reception and Art Walk on July 11 from 5-9pm with Michael Hantman on guitar with vocals. Enjoy Sonoma County wines and edible delights.  Meet the artists! Voted “Best of the North Bay” by Bohemian readers 2008-2013. Gallery hours Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 11am-6pm and Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:00am
Ethereal Downtempo Folk-Rock at Aqus Cafe Event

Singer-Songwriter, Amy Obenski, is performing at Aqus Cafe.  Using a loop pedal, Amy records on top of her own performance with layered harmonies, multiple instruments, and percussion.  The show is free and family friendly.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
14th Annual Art & Garden Festival

Visit over 100 booths of artists, gardeners and hand-crafted items in Historic Downtown; chalk art contest, Live bands/music on two stages, local food, beer and wine tasting at this family-friendly event from 11 am to 8 pm

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Petaluma welcomes the Flame of Hope

The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, will be carried through the city of Petaluma, with a ceremony to be held at Walnut Park, (Petaluma Blvd. South and D St.) at 5:30pm. Speaking at the ceremony will be LETR (Law Enforcement Torch Run) Northern Bay Area Representatives, Chief Patrick Williams, Sergeant Jim Stephenson, Sergeant Ron Klein and Special Olympic athlete and Final Leg runner Robin Mungo and Cody Pierce from California Northern Bay Area USA.

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Rivertown Revival

Celebrating the greatest Slough on Earth! Enjoy Live Music, Art Boat Races, Food & Fun!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 11:00am
The Great Summer Sidewalk Sale

Join the Historic Downtown Petaluma merchants for three days of extreme savings and fabulous deals! Come on down 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 24th through Sunday, July 26th to enjoy fabulous shopping, and gourmet dining! Participating locations will be all over Downtown Petaluma. See website for participating merchants!

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Thus the Buzz presents Off The Wall

(A Tribute to Pink Floyd's The Wall) Thus The Buzz presents Pink Floyd's The Wall in its entirety this summer! Tom Gaffey: Vocals | Peter Rochelle: Bass | Jackson Allen: Drums | Lance Brown: Guitar | Jeff Piehl: Drums (Current) See website for more information.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Gottschalk in Petaluma: 150 Year Commemorative Concert

The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum will host a duo-pianist concert to commemorate L. M. Gottschalk’s Petaluma performance exactly 150 years ago. Pianists Marilyn Thompson and Antonio Iturrioz will perform. General Admission: $10; Balcony seating: $15. Purchase tickets online.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday Concert & VIP Dinner

Petaluma Music Festival presents dinner and concert, featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. See website for more information.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Brunch Tasting at Keller Estate

Relax on our Terrace, take in the sweeping views of our vineyards, olive groves and Mt. Tamalpais as you sip and savor a delicious light brunch, perfectly paired with a flight of five of our Estate wines. Each wine compliments each of the foods, but try your own combinations and find your own personal favorite pairings. Brunch Tasting is every first Saturday and Sunday of each month, 2 times each day. The first brunch tasting beginning at 11:00 am and the second brunch tasting beginning at 12:00 pm on each day.  $45 per person. See website for details. http://www.vinovisit.com/wineries/keller-estate/?eventPeople=2

Repeats every month on the first Saturday until Mon Dec 07 2015 .
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am
8th Annual Petaluma Music Festival

Featuring 14 fantastic bands on 3 stages, including headliners The Wood Brothers, ALO and Nahko and Medicine for the People. The fine beers of the Lagunitas Brewing Company, free drinking water, a variety of specialty food, merchandise, and local business vendors, A fantastic silent auction and celebrity autographed guitar raffle, Music artist booth for audience meet-and-greet, autographs, and artist merchandise, Festival merchandise including t-shirts and posters,  All proceeds benefit the music education programs of all Petaluma area public schools.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Inaugural Wind to Wine Festival

Don’t miss this chance to taste some of the Petaluma Gap’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah at the inaugural WIND to WINE Festival. We anticipate selling out, so book your tickets today!

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
"All That Glitters" Exhibit

On display August 15 through September 26, 2015 - See website for details.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:00am
10th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Embark on a culinary walking journey of our finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries and food purveyors. Sample Petaluma’s upscale culinary and art scene in one afternoon, strolling through the historic downtown. Buy tickets and receive your map and menu showing 60 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food and wine. Plan your culinary journey and decide how to spend your ten tasting tickets. ($40.00/10 tickets) This event benefits Cinnabar Theater, now in its 43rd year! 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:00am
Brunch Tasting at Keller Estate

Relax on our Terrace, take in the sweeping views of our vineyards, olive groves and Mt. Tamalpais as you sip and savor a delicious light brunch, perfectly paired with a flight of five of our Estate wines. Each wine compliments each of the foods, but try your own combinations and find your own personal favorite pairings. Brunch Tasting is every first Saturday and Sunday of each month, 2 times each day. The first brunch tasting beginning at 11:00 am and the second brunch tasting beginning at 12:00 pm on each day.  $45 per person. See website for details. http://www.vinovisit.com/wineries/keller-estate/?eventPeople=2

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Freedom Day USA

Freedom Day is a day where businesses across our nation join together to provide FREE services, goods, products, a meal, etc. as a way to honor the sacrifices, service and FREEDOM which these men and women have provided us. Sign up your business as a Freedom Day USA participant on website.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:00pm
All Breed Dog Show

The Redwood Empire Kennel Club to host. More information to come....

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
58th Annual Art in the Park

50 Artists, Music. Children Welcome. Supports art in Petaluma Schools.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival

Annual festival with 20 regional craft breweries, local food purveyors, live music on historic Water Street by the River. 1 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Petaluma Valley Rotary and Petaluma Chamber of Commerce to benefit River projects, non-profits, and community activities. Online registration/entry fee - visit website after March 1st.

 

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 1:00pm
Clo Cow Half Marathon & 5K

The beautiful half marathon course will take you through rural Sonoma County farm country, over rolling hills where you're be cheered on by sheep, horses, and of course our beloved Moo-Cows! The trip out there is a challenging one, but the inclines just make the views even more rewarding! Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time before your start time.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 7:00am
19th Annual Festival on the Hill & Hill on Wheels Car Show

Enjoy a 9-category car show, including vintage & classic autos & pickup trucks, both stock & modified; also Huli-Huli chicken barbecue, lively music, opportunity drawing, silent auction and children's activities.  Plenty of time for good old-fashioned family fun & visiting. Free admission; car show registration:  $30 in advance, $40 day of show.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Brunch Tasting at Keller Estate

Relax on our Terrace, take in the sweeping views of our vineyards, olive groves and Mt. Tamalpais as you sip and savor a delicious light brunch, perfectly paired with a flight of five of our Estate wines. Each wine compliments each of the foods, but try your own combinations and find your own personal favorite pairings. Brunch Tasting is every first Saturday and Sunday of each month, 2 times each day. The first brunch tasting beginning at 11:00 am and the second brunch tasting beginning at 12:00 pm on each day.  $45 per person. See website for details. http://www.vinovisit.com/wineries/keller-estate/?eventPeople=2

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:00am

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