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., 12/21/2014

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Petaluma Viticulture History & Heritage: A Celebration of Wine & Community

Co-curated by Jim McCormick and Paula Freund, this exhibit chronologically documents the history of grape growing and wine production in Petaluma. With vintage artifacts from the California Wine Museum and several private collections, the exhibit will tell the story from its beginnings in the second half of the nineteenth century through Prohibition and up to the present day resurgence of our local wine industry under the influence of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:00am
You Cannot Miss Red - Annual Christmas Exhibit

Annual Christmas Exhibit. Multi-media invitational exhibit. 11am-5:30pm. Free.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Late Fall Show Featuring Jan Reddick and Jim Coda

“The Sacred & The Profane” photography by Jan Reddick and “The Wildlife of Yellowstone” photography by Jim Coda are featured.

Meet the artists at a reception on November 8 from 5-9pm.  Enjoy food, wine, and edibles to the music of Los Gu’achis.

Voted “Best of the North Bay” by readers of the Bohemian, 2008-2013

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Petaluma Arts Center 14th Annual Members' Exhibition

A celebration of the arts and works for sale by members of Petaluma Arts Center.

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
City of Lights Driving Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses. Maps available at the Petaluma Visitors Center or here: For more information about City of Lights Driving tour or to participate in the people's choice voting, please click here:


Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00am
Holidays at the Outlets

Petaluma Pete, pianist extraordinaire, to perform from noon to 2pm; Santa will stroll the mall, greeting children of all ages, from 3-5pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
Bubbly @ the Barre

Enjoy an evening with friends this holiday season. Take a 55-minute barre class at Pilates with Anne and then stroll to La Dolce Vita wine bar and receive Happy Hour Prices. All levels welcome. $25 5:30-6:30pm

Repeats every month on the 21 of December until Sun Dec 21 2014 .
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:30pm, Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
Annual New Year’s Eve Concert

The music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonin Dvorak will resound in Petaluma’s “Carnegie Hall” as the 6th Annual New Years’ Eve Gala concert, presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association, kicks off the New Year! Three of the performing string players are beloved high-caliber musicians from the San Francisco Symphony - Yun Chu, violin; Shu-Yi Pai, cello and Nancy Severance, viola, with Elizabeth Walter, pianist - the series creator and coordinator. This year’s program will include an early dynamic Trio of Beethoven, a very late inspiring Sonata by Beethoven and Dvorak’s brilliant, colorful and melodic Piano Quintet. Wine and cheese will be served compliments of the Petaluma Creamery and Russian River Vineyards. 7-9pm

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:00pm
New Monsoon NYE "Diamonds and Led"

Paying tribute to one of their favorite and most influential bands, Led Zeppelin. New Monsoon will play select tracks from their new album "Diamonds and Clay" (recorded at Bob Weir's TRI Studios and Sonic Zen, Berkeley) released earlier this year plus carefully chosen Zep tunes throughout the evening.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:00pm
2nd Annual Children's Art Show

Various types of amazing art by children from Petaluma and surrounding areas will be on exhibit. For additional information visit website. $5 general/$3 Senior & Students/Military & Museum members free. No one will be turned away. Artist Reception on Sun., Jan. 11th from 2-4pm with music by the Petaluma Children's Chorus.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Children's Art Show - Artist Reception

Come see amazing art by children from Petaluma and surrounding areas and meet the artists. Music by the Petaluma Children's Chorus directed by Sadie Sonntag.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 10:00am
3rd Annual Cinnabar Crab Feed

Join us at Lagunitas Brewing Company for this delicious culinary adventure. Enter the beer garden, step into a heated tent, and enjoy loads of freshly caught Dungeness crab along with cole slaw, pasta salad, bread, and dessert. Wash it down with your favorite Lagunitas beer or a wonderful local wine. (Beverages are not included in the ticket price.) And support your local theater by bidding on a boatload of fun and fantastic prizes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 5:30pm
LumaCON: Petaluma's 1st Annual Youth Comis Convention

LumaCON encompasses comics, graphic novels, popular culture, and fandom, too. Meet authors and illustrators, explore the world of comics and graphic novels, and try your hand at crafts and live action role play. Panel interviews and discussions about careers in illustration and the fandom world, displays of young artists' work, activities, food, and more!  Suggested donations: $5 youth / $10 per family / $15 unaccompanied adult (children under 10 free) 10am-4pm

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Annual Hobby Expo 2015

Regional scale model contests, demonstrations, and hand-on fun at the Petaluma Community Center.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:30am
9th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival

Celebrate, explore and learn all about hand-crafted cheeses, wines, beers and artisan foods. Tickets available on website.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:30am
34th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade

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

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

Shop for a variety of affordable treasures from 180 vendors in Historic Downtown.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:30pm
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
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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:00am
West Coast Elvis Tribute

Elvis Tribute Show starring DONNY EDWARDS, with Ian Fraser-Thomson, Betty Grant, Charlotte Stewart.  Raffle, photo booth, door prizes, bar, friends old and new, afternoon schedule, convenient parking, fun for all !!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:30am
Sonoma Marin Fair

Stay tuned for our Annual local fair, sure to include big name entertainment, as well as all the great rides, carnival games, exhibits and more!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
Rivertown Revival

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
All Breed Dog Show

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

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am