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., 09/26/2016

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Description Date of Event
Saturday Afternoon Farmers Market

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
A Journey Between Light and Dark: Dolls & the Stories They Tell

Curated by Geri Olson and Sherri Morgan. Exhibit runs July 23 to Sept. 25. Artist Reception on Sat., July 23, 4-7pm; Petaluma Art Center is open Thurs.-Mon. 11am-5pm;

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Club de Lectura - Spanish Book Discussion

En el segundo jueves de cada mes  la Biblioteca Regional de Petaluma  tendrá una reunion del Club de Lectura.. Tome el libro en la biblioteca para leer antes de la reunion. Gratis y abierto a todos.

Every month the Petaluma Regional Library hosts a Spanish Book Club/ Club de Lectura. Check out it out to read before the meeting.Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Romeo & Juliet at the Adobe

We Players will present Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at the historic Rancho Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. Continuing in We Players nearly 10 years of partnership programming with the National Park Service & California State Parks - the company will once again integrate a well-loved Shakespeare play into the environs at a historic landmark. Rancho Petaluma Adobe is an under-visited and under-appreciated park - we hope to inspire locals to visit this backyard treasure and entice Bay Area residents to journey to wine country to experience this beloved story of star-crossed lovers set into the Adobe and surrounding grounds.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
The Most Happy Fella

From the composer of Guys And Dolls comes this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. Fri., Sat. & Sun.

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
Port & Ice Cream Tasting

Come into our tasting room any weekend in September and  taste some of our favorite Three Twins ice cream flavors with Deco Port, Duet Sherry and DYNA aperitif. Open 12-5pm, Thursday-Monday.

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Exhibit

This exhibit features many of this years talended artist from throughout the county, on display through Oct. 15th.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 11:00am
"Early Fall Show" exhibit

Featuring the unique painting of Georgianne Fastaia and the vibrant photography of Gus Feissel.  Delight in works from other Gallery artisans to include exceptional jewelry, pottery, sculpture, distinctive lamps, Western leather purses and wood crafts.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 11:00am
Free Shakespeare on the River

Petaluma Shakespeare Company presents, "As You Like It" performed on Foundry Wharf Green from September 16 - October 1.  Times are Friday (7:00pm), Saturday (2:00pm) and Sunday (4:00pm). Relax on the grass and enjoy a modern twist to Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy. Performances are free.

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Artful Arrangements' Weekend Fall Open House

Kids Plant-a-Plant with parent's help, to keep. We propagate plants for our delightful arrangements - come see the Gift Shop, Gallery & open Art Studio. Do the self-guided tour of the century-old homestead, past the wood splitter, brush chipper, chickens, and sheds like hobbit houses, then through The Portal of Time. Take pictures with the Plywood Pioneers. See displays on Trellis Making, Holiday Centerpieces and Secret Rock Writing. Kids love it all. Pets welcome. ADA friendly. It's all free; drop-in basis. Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm,

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Sonoma County Farm Trails

Join us for Weekend Along the Farm Trails when Sonoma County farmers open their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. There will be something for everyone: pumpkin harvesting, cheese tasting, cow milking, beekeeping demonstrations, oyster shucking, lavender oil workshops, and more! See website for locations in Petaluma and Sonoma County. 10am-4pm.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Annual Fall 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 Fall Antique Faire.  Spanning Fourth & Kentucky Streets between B and Washington Streets, this day long celebration of all things antique will take place from 8am to 4pm.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 8:00am
El Dia de los Muetros Altar Building Workshop

Learn about traditional types and ways to honor loved ones through altar making. 2-4pm

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Farm Trails Fall Feast 2016

Please join us at the stunning Tresch barn in Olympia's Valley for a Fall Feast Fundraiser to celebrate our agricultural heroes & heroines, past and present, and in support of the future of farming. Farm to Table dinner prepared by Chef Brandon Guenther. Plus, music by the Cahoots, and a  live auction with Supervisor James Gore. Proceeds will benefit Sonoma County Farm Trails and our scholarship funds for farmers.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
El Dia de Los Muertos Exhibits and Altars

Take a walking tour throughout downtown and view the many beautiful altars and artwork created by members of our community. Flyer with locations will be available.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Rip City Riders 10th Annual Chilly Billy Poker Run, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show

Motorcycle run, car show, vendors, BBQ, live music, and raffle benefiting local charities.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Fandango at the Petaluma Adobe

Enjoy the spirit of the Rancho when the brilliant dance moves of the Baile de California and Yesteryear dancers come together to perform and teach the celebration dance of the 1840's. Light refreshments will be served; Noon to 4pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
El Dia de Los Muertos Artist Reception

Featuring the works of Latino artists in the Bay Area. Meet the artists while enjoying music, food and refreshments. 6-8pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
11th Annual Wine Country Rowing Classic

Dozens of clubs, schools and colleges compete in 5K race on the Petaluma River. Launching at Petaluma Marina, viewing from Shollenberger Park.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:00am
El Dia de Los Muertos Opening Ceremony

Enjoy music, dance food and a hearlth fair celebring opening day at St. Vincent de Paul Church Plaza. Noon - 4pm

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
Sonoma County Art Trails

Sonoma County artists open their studios for tours and demonstrations on two weekends, Oct. 8 & 9 and Oct. 15 & 16. 10am-5pm. See website or program for participating artists and locations

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Hosted by The Hermann Sons "Petaluma Lodge #26". Doors open at noon; Parade of Flags at 1:30pm; Performance by Nature Frriends Schuhplattler Folk Dancers; Dancing to Steve Balich Band 2-6pm; The Big Raffle at 4pm; Fleischkasese, Bratwurst or Fleischkaese Dinner.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
Taste of Mexico: Mole Tasting and Contest

Celebrity judges, live music, dinner, wine and beer. This is a fundraiser for El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
Tequila Tasting & Food Pairing Fundraiser

Enjoy a professionally guided tasting tour of five different varieties of Tequila, accompanied with notes and anecdotes on the spirits’ related region and process. Each Tequila will be accompanied by a plate specially prepared by Preferred Sonoma Caterers to complement that spirit. Tickets: $60 each / $100 pair. Tickets available in advance only. This event will sell out! This event is sponsored by Wilibees Wines & Spirits, Preferred Sonoma Caterers and JRB Event Services.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join SRJC Petaluma staff, faculty, and students for an open house and community education fair extending throughout the SRJC Petaluma campus. Free for all ages. Come and enjoy the excitement of higher education with food & beverages, face painting & jumpy houses and a Día de los Muertos celebration, along with educational activities, bookmobile, and informative lectures. All can explore the college’s many academic, cultural, and student life offerings with hundreds of activities. Google Lumafest for more information!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Tolay Fall Festival

Two weekends of family fun including a straw maze, pumpkin-seed spitting contest, farm animals, hay rides to a huge pumpkin patch and much more. Oct. 15-16 & 22-23, 11am-5pm.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:00am
14th Int'l Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

Hunt Institute for Botanial Documentation, plus local and regional botanical and related artists. Oct. 15, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:00am
River Heritage Days

Petaluma's river history comes to life. Historic boats from San Francisco Maritime Park available for tours and rides; plus barn dance, boat building workshops, nature awareness activities and plenty of family fun.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Annual Cemetery Tour

Petalumans of Yesteryear present "Contributions of the Petaluma Pioneers" at Cypress Hill Cemetery. See website for details. 10:30am

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30am

El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma invite you to share a beautiful night filled with dance, food, music, Aztec dancers, and stories of our ancestors told around campfire. Overnight camping optional with reservations required. This event is co-sponsored with LandPaths,

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 5:00pm