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., 09/01/2015

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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
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
“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
"Birds Show" Exhibition

"Birds Show" Exhibition at Aqus Cafe. Works by Sylvia Gonzalez, Gail Foulkes, Sandra Rubin, Jeremy Hewes, Joyce Libeu, Diana Majumdar, Don Bishop, Tamsen Donner, Dana Hooper, Karen Spratt, Joanne Tepper, Lin Max, Janet McBeen, Edddy, Maria Krahn, Sandra Maresca, Connie Mygatt. Artist Reception on Aug. 1 at 3pm.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00am
Forming Figments - a solo show by Justin Ringlein

“Forming Figments” is a solo show by Justin Ringlein at Prince Gallery. Ringlein, a Petaluma native, is a multi-disciplined artist and has achieved a BFA with distinction from Sonoma State University with an emphasis in printmaking. On display through Sept 7th.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:15am
"All That Glitters" Exhibit

 "All That Glitters" takes a look at the enormous scope of work developed in the 50 years since the inception of the contemporary glass movement in California. It is a collaborative exhibition with IceHouse Gallery and features features delicate, whimsical, and complex – some very large – glass pieces, works in glass/metal sculpture, blown glass sculpture, vessel forms and cast glass; contemporary jewelry will be displayed in Gallery 2.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 11:00am
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2015

For three delicious, decadent days get up close and personal with Sonoma County’s full bounty of flavors. Rub shoulders with winegrowers, winemakers and chefs, from pioneers to up-and-comers. Named one of America’s top three wine charity fundraisers, it’s quite possibly the most fun you’ve ever had while supporting our community, with over $16 million dollars raised to date. See website for detailed schedule.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:30pm
Taize at St. John's

These candlelit services of contemplative chant and song offer participants an alternative worship experience to the traditional Sunday morning church service. The Taize service is ecumenical, providing a quiet space for spiritual communion with no preaching, no liturgy, just a serene environment for meditation and for song led by cantors to the melodious tones of piano and cello. A $10 donation is suggested, but any contribution is welcome.

Repeats every month on the first Friday 3 times .
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:00pm, Friday, October 2, 2015 - 7:00pm, Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Davon Allman performs at the Mystic

Blues/rocker Devon Allman performs, plus TBD. Doors open at 7:30pm; Show at 8:30pm; 21 and over. See website for details.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
Redwood Empire Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

A three-day, all-American Kennel Club Recognized Breeds dog show at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center.

Saturday, September 5, 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.

Repeats every month on the first Saturday until Sat Oct 03 2015 .
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00am, Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 11:00am
An Evening with The Church

An Evening with rock band, The Church. Doors open at 7:30pm; Show at 8:30pm; 21 and over. $31-130. See website for details.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
11th Annual Petaluma River Marathon & Half-Marathon

West coast flat-water long-distance championship, hosted by North Bay Rowing Club. All small craft users are welcome.

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 7:45am
The Language of Posture Exhibit

A Solo Show exhibition of sculptures by Sonoma County artist, Dustin Kinsley. Exhibit runs Sept. 9th through Oct. 4th. Reception open to the public is Sept. 12th from 6-9pm.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Band of Lovers at Aqus

Band of Lovers is an indie/folk duo from Upstate NY with guitar, ukulele, and vocal harmonies. They'll be coming through Petaluma on a national tour celebrating the 2/14/15 release of their debut album, the Coast. 7pm. Free admission.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Dirty Red Barn at Zodiacs

Free show at 8:30pm

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 8:30pm
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
Volker Strifler & Chrissy Lynn Band

Volker Strifler & Chrissy Lynn Band perform at 9pm. $7/$10

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
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
Garden Concert featuring jazz singer Clairdee

Cinnabar Theater celebrates the music of Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae at a garden concert featuring Clairdee. A pre-show barbecue begins at 3pm, followed by the concert at 4pm. $25 concert, additional $15 for the BBQ. For tickets call or visit website.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Michener Duo with soprano Dianna Richardson

The Michener Duo with soprano Dianna richardson, Jane Shelly on flute and Walter Saul on piano perform. Free admission, but donations accepted.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 6:30pm
Carousel Fund Carnival

Featuring games, tennis, pickle ball, bocce ball, racquetball, basketball, activities, face painting, silent auction, food, ice cream, raffles and prizes, at PVAC. 10am to 4pm; Super Hero Fun run starts at 8:30am in Walnut Park. Call or visit website for more info and tickets.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:00am
The Rock Collection at Zodiacs

The Rock Collection with Doobie Decibel System at 8pm. $20

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Petaluma Shakespeare Festival: Taming of the Shrew

Join Kate and Petruchio on their mad cap journey to find love and happiness .. who's the tamer? Who's the shrew? Weekend evening and afternoon performances from September 18 through October 3.  Bring: Picnics, blankets, low beach chairs, sweaters and jackets - especially for evening performances. Some chair & table seating will be available from the middle section of the audience and back - first come first served. Tickets at:

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Mojo Green at Zodiacs

Mojo Green performs at 9:30pm. $7/$10

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:30pm
Hawaiian Luau for Penngrove Park

Get your hula on for the 6th annual Hawaiian Luau. Starting at 4:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm. The evening includes a Hawaiian dinner and entertainment. Island clothing is encouraged. Penngrove Social Firemen’s talented volunteer chefs, will serve kalua pork, yams with coconut,  Hawaiian Rice, Asian salad, Hawaiian chicken from Petaluma Poultry, and dessert. By reservation, tickets are adults $25; children ages 6 -12 $10, by pre-sale at JavAmore Café, 10101 Main Street in Penngrove, Penngrove, or call 707-794-1516 to charge tickets by phone. See more on website.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 4:30pm