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., 03/27/2015

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Description Date of Event
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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30am
The Many Faces of Petaluma Exhibit

The Ethnic & Cultural Groups that Make Petaluma Home - Local history told through displays and oral histories by family and friends of early settlers who brought their varied cultures practices and ideologies, creating our community.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:00am
Art Shapes the World: 4th Annual Youth Exhibit

Petaluma Youth shine in this yearly exhibit of their works. On display through April 5

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
Wings of Glory Fundraiser

" Best Garage Sale in the month!  All items gathered especially for this event, from choir members, their friends and families.  All proceeds are to benefit Wings of Glory, our local community Gospel Choir which is a not for profit organization; see" 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m., no early birds please. Location:  1227 Kresky Way, Petaluma 94954

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am
10th Annual Mad Hatter Ball

Tickets on sale now for our annual FUNdraiser! $100 all-inclusive ticket includes Seated Dinner & Dessert by Preferred Sonoma Caterers, Premium Wine Room. Local Brewers' Beer Garden, Non-Alcoholic Beverage Bar, Dancing to The Grooveline, Silent & Live Auctions, and our wildly popular Hat Contest!  This is always a sell out event, so get your tickets today.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
Dine & Donate benefiting the National MS Society

Join us for an event where giving doesn't just feel good...It TASTES Good!  10% of all proceeds will be donated to MuckFestMS team - Bess Is Better Than MS, benefiting the National MS Society-Northern CA Chapter. Dine-In or Take-Out, no flyer required! ReserReservations recommended for parties of 5 or more.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
Fools for The River Fundraiser

Join our river-centric restaurants to support fundraising for The Floathouse small boat rental center coming to the turning basin! More than a dozen will be participating, offering special treats for ticket holders. Only 100 tickets will be printed, and they're only $41.00 (4/1, get it?) You'll be able to enjoy one treat at each of four restaurants of your choosing. To get tickets, visit Mail Depot or Clavey Paddlesports, or make a donation online of $41 (or any multiple thereof) and we'll contact you to hand over your ticket. See website for details.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00am
20th Annual Children's Easter Fair

Children’s crafts, games, face-painting, balloon animals, a strolling Easter Bunny, and much more.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Children's Author Reading - The Gentleman Bat

Local author Abraham Schroeder will be reading from his first children's book, The Gentleman Bat, followed by a discussion of bats and some of the hidden details in and inspiration for the book. The target age range for the event is around 3-10, but children and adults of all ages will enjoy the story and beautiful watercolor paintings.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Easter Bruch at Fourchette

One the menu: Omelette Station, Crape Station, Carving station with Prime Rib and Ham, Bagel Station, Pancakes, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Pastries, Oatmeal station, Quiche , Eggs Benedict and More!!! Includes: Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade. Our wonderful harpist will be playing. 9 am - 3pm Reservations Recommended. Adults $35 Kids $15 for ages 5-12 Kids 4 and under are free!

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:45am
Butter & Egg Days Parade Fundraiser at Lagunitas

Join us for our Annual B&E Parade Button Launch and Fund Raiser with live music, raffle and tons of fun! $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$5 children under 12. Dinner and a beverage included in price.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
Screening & discussion of the documentary “Dreamers”

President Obama issued an executive order that suspends deportation for up to five million undocumented immigrants. What does that mean to many of our residents of Sonoma County? Documentary produced by the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights. Hear the stories from many students in our community

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
Cooking from the Garden at McEvoy Ranch

Join our Head Gardener and Winemaker, Margaret Koski-Kent and Head Chef, Gerald Gass, for a spring-inspired, garden to table experience. During your visit, we will walk through our kitchen gardens discussing planting, sowing and harvesting ideas and how the garden bounty makes its way to the table. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:30am
Sheep Shearing at Petaluma Adobe

Demonstrations of historic and current techniques.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Danish Community Celebration

Information on the Hansen House, Danish Soldier’s Club, Petaluma Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood and more. 2:30 pm

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 2:30pm
Multicultural Poetry

Join us  to celebrate National Poetry Month. Several members of the Petaluma community will read poems in their original language and their translation into English. Come in to hear a sample of poetry in German, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and English. Free.

Varias personas de la comunidad de Petaluma leerán poemas en su idioma original y su traducción en inglés. Venga oír poesia en alemán, portugués, francés, español, russo, japonés y inglés .  Gratis.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
Writers Forum of Petaluma

What Next? What Authors Need to Know about What Happens After They're Done Writing Their Book. How can you make sense of what's out there and do what's best for you (while avoiding pitfalls and getting taken advantage of)? These are important business questions for authors seeking publishing answers. Brooke Warner, publisher, coach, and industry expert, will give you the true lay of the new land, explaining each of the models that exist—from traditional to self and everything in between.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
"The Art of Rock 'n Roll" Exhibit

On display April 18 through May 31 - See  website for details.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am
Reflections: A Look Backward and Forward at our Community

A time for everyone to share their memories about Petaluma. 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:30pm
11th Annual Petaluma Footrace

This family friendly 3 and 5 mile footrace starts and finishes at the Petaluma Marina Business Center and features a beautiful course through the Alman Marsh and Shollenberger Park. All participants receive chip timing and a commemorative CamelBak water bottle! A sellout crowd of 1,000 runners and walkers is expected, so make sure to register early!  5 mile race starts at 8:30, 3 mile race starts at 8:40.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:30am
Race for Kids Supporters Night Out -Dinner and Silent Auction at Lagunitas

The Race for Kids Supporters Night Out is a fun filled evening of good food, drinks, music, raffle and silent auction.  All proceeds go to the 2015 Sponsored Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo children who are living with life-threatening illnesses. For more info, visit website.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:15am
Art Is...Petaluma

Assemblage, Doll Art, Collage, Calligraphy, Encaustics, Book Art, Metal Smithing, Soldering, and more in a jam packed five day Mixed Media Art Retreat including Art Show. See website for more details.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00am
34th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade

Petaluma’s best loved event returns for its 34th year and is celebrating “Fertile Ground”! Watch over 110 units march through Downtown Petaluma, enjoy food and drink, music, arts and crafts and an area just for kids! Come early to watch the Cow Chip tossing contest at 10:00, The Cutest Lil Chick Contest at 10:15 & the kids' Pre Parade at 11:30.  Main parade steps off at 12pm at Fourth and D St, loops around to Petaluma Blvd North, and ends at Petaluma Blvd South at D St.

Festival is from 10am to 5pm with booths, food, entertainment, kids fun areas. Parade starts at noon.

The Parade entry applications are now available for download! visit The Petaluma Downtown Assocaition to get yours!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am
29th Spring Antique Faire

Shop for a variety of affordable treasures from 180 vendors in Historic Downtown Petaluma’s historic charm, including its stern Victorian iron-fronts and grand neo-classical buildings, make it the perfect backdrop for the Petaluma Spring Antique Faire.  Spanning Fourth & Kentucky Streets between B and Washington Streets, this day long celebration of all things antique will take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 8am to 4pm.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:30pm
Annual Spring River Cleanup

Join friends and help keep our beautiful river clean and join the conservation fun!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am
PEP Housing's Annual Gala

Save the date.  PEP Housing's annual gala, to raise funds to support housing for low-income seniors in the community.  Location to be determined.  Enjoy music and great food for a worthy cause.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
McEvoy Ranch Tour

This introduction to McEvoy Ranch provides an overview of our history, our commitment to environmental responsibility, our wine program and, of course, how we produce award-winning olive oil. Walk in the orchards & vineyards where we will talk about the horticulture of our plantings. Visit our state-of-the-art mill for an explanation of our unique process of extracting oil. To finish the tour, we’ll lead you through an oil tasting and sensory evaluation, offering suggestions for how to best enjoy our olive oil. Following the tour, you are invited to stay and taste our wines.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:30am
Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe

History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00am
Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa & Beer Tasting

18th Annual Chili Cook-Off benefits Cinnabar Theater Young Repertory Company. Sample different kinds of chili and salsa made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area. Rain or shine.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Salute to American Graffiti

10th Anniversary! Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti is an annual celebration of American Graffiti, classic American cars, cruising the “main drag”, rock ‘n roll music and the “happy days” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Produced by Cruisin’ The Boulevard, Inc., an all-volunteer, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit California Public Benefit Corporation, Salute proceeds benefit our own community projects; schools; and other community programs that focus on the arts, history, safety and welfare of Petaluma. See website for full list of events & activities.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:00am