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., 10/25/2014

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Halloween Family Fun Run

Petaluma Active 20-30 club is putting on our annual Halloween Family Fun Run. Come on down to Prince Park at 9am to walk or run in your halloween costumes. We are asking for donations of nonperishable foods and or gently used halloween costumes. These donations will go directly to the children at COTS. Thanks for supporting our community. See website for more info.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am
The Bill Soberanes Halloween Festival

The Plaza North and The Plaza South have been hosting the Bill Soberanes Halloween Festival and Trick or Treating For the last 25 plus years. This annual event is  from 11am - 1 pm. We have more than 35 merchants participating each year and hundreds and hundreds of children. Follow the balloons for lots of treats! Free of charge, Rain or Shine

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Petaluma Train Depot Centennial Celebration

The Petaluma Train Depot will be celebrating its 100th year on October 25th. Join Mayor David Glass, the Petaluma Visitor’s Center, and the Petaluma community from 11 AM-1 PM in a champagne toast to one of Petaluma’s iconic historical landmarks. We will be popping off champagne to commemorate the event, with sparkling cider for the kids. There will a cake-cutting ceremony,  historic photos, and musical accompaniment by the rag-time band piano playings of Petaluma Pete.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Golden Spike Centennial Celebration

Join  in Celebrating 100 years of theNorthwestern Pacific Railroad! Climb aboard a real locomotive. See restoration work on 100 year old rail cars. Ride a Speeder Rail car. Free photos of your kids inside a locomotive, caboose and speeder. See a Garden Railroad in operation. Climb into the Cupola of a Caboose! Noon to 4pm

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
For the Love of Harmony

The Pacific Empire Chorus celebrates 50 years of music: A Cappela Show, Classic Cocktail Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Decadent Desserts, PEC Nostalgia 1964-2014, Raffle Prizes. Tickets online at $35 each. 877-772-0087

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Home Crafted Wine Awards Dinner & Celebration

Petaluma's Independent Order of Odd Fellows invites you to celebrate The 1st Professionally Judged Home Crafted Wine Competition & Dinner. Meet the winning vintners from our Home Crafted Wine Competition, paired with Amber Balshaw’s delicious plates. Held at the Historic IOOF Lodge 30, located at 111 Petaluma Blvd North, in Petaluma. For more information and to purchase tickets visit website. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:30pm
Wine Down on Wednesday Blending Seminar

Mix, mingle & learn low to create a cuvee. Meet Ziggy the wine gal, our emcee, and Chris Benziger of Sonoma's legendary Benziger Family Winery & Imagery Winery. RSVP. 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
19th Annual Halloween Trick or Treating and Costume Contest Event

Join us for the 19th Annual Halloween Trick or Treating and Costume Contest Event on Friday October 31st from 1pm-4pm.  Select retailers will be handing out treats to children 12 years old and below.  Please make sure you stop by the Mall Management Office and register for the Costume Contest, the winner gets the chance to win a Gift Basket from the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
Downtown Trick-or-Treat Trail

Merchants treat little ghosts and goblins to goodies in this fun and safe event.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
Wreath-making Workshop

Bring the beauty of nature to your door or tabletop with festive, homemade wreaths, swags and candle rings. We'll spend the morning choosing seasonal greenery and then guide you through the process of building a wreath. All materials will be provided and participants take home the wreath they assemble. 9:30am-12pm; Cost: $60.

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:30am
O+ Festival

A celebration of art & music that provides access to health care for artists. Musicians & artists give their talents and receive free healthcare. O+ unites musicians and artists with healthcare providers and health resources. Multiple venues around town. See website for more details.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Holiday Craft Fair

Beautiful and unique crafts for sale, entertainment, food, prizes and holiday photos with Santa. 10am-4pm; Free.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00am
Annual Holiday Craft Fair

This annual craft fair offers beautiful & unique crafts for sale, entertainment, food, prizes, and holiday photos with Santa. 10am - 4pm

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00am
You Cannot Miss Red – Artist Reception

Meet the Artist - Art Walk – Shop Early – Refreshments. 5-8pm. Free.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade complete with Fly-overs help honor our vets. Festivities start at Noon, Parade kicks off at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
Pints for Paws

Come to a night of great beer, amazing music and delicious food to benefit injured and orphaned wildlife!  Two bands:  The Pulsators and Dylan Chambers & The Midnight Transit.  All proceeds go to non-profit Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.  $10 cover charge.  Food available for purchase.  Silent raffle!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:45pm
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
Documentary Screening: “America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition”

Carla De Luca Worfolk, an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer, was commissioned by The Bancroft Library to produce “America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition.” Carla will introduce the Petaluma Screening and be available after for discussion and questions.  Screening at the Mystic Theater, followed by wine & cheese reception at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth Street.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Hillside Church's Annual Holiday Craft Boutique

Craft items, baked goods, home-made jelly & jam, “new-to-you” room, balloon animals and activities for small children. Fri. 5-9pm; Sat. 9am-3pm. Free.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Bubbly @ the Barre

Enjoy a 55-minute Booty Barre Class at Pilates and Champagne (in that order) at Pilates with Anne and La Dolce Vita. First sweat it out at barre class then take a stroll to La Dolce Vita and receive HAPPY HOUR PRICES. This is the perfect way to end your week and start your weekend. Class price is $25 drop-in or use your Barre, Spring and Mat Package. Every 3rd Friday at 5:30pm

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
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
Celebrate the release of Sharon Palmer’s new book Plant-Powered for Life

Join plant-powered dietitian Sharon Palmer for a demonstration and tasting of her Tofu Cobb Salad, one of the delicious recipes from her new cookbook Plant-Powered for Life. Following the demo Sharon will discuss the many health benefits of eating more whole-plant foods and offer easy-to-follow tips and recipe ideas for anyone looking to add more fruits, veggies, and whole grains to their diet. Sharon will sign copies of Plant-Powered for Life, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Giving Thanks at Homestead Gardens

Tour the grounds of a working, solar-powered 1915 homestead. Learn how old-timers cared for the land. Then a moment of silence to say Thanks for good land & soil. After snacks, children Plant-a-Plant for free (to keep). 2pm (about 2 hours) Free, donations accepted.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

Enjoy exceptional savings at the After Thanksgiving Weekend Sale. Stores open by midnight Thanksgiving evening, some as early as 6pm on Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
The North Pole Connection

Bring the family to visit Santa, take photos and enjoy special treats and fun throughout the historic building. See website and sponsoring stores for times. Free.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Santa's Riverboat Arrival

Enjoy live entertainment while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive by tug about noon. Stay for photos and Christmas wishes.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:30am

Treat yourself to a holiday outing at this traditional German Christkindlmarkt featuring crafts, food, music, and entertainment from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 10am to 4pm

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 9:45am
City of Lights Driving Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of beautifully decorated homes and businesses. Maps available at the Petaluma Visitors Center or online.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Nutcracker

Petaluma City Ballet & Petaluma School of Ballet; Full-length performance of this holiday classic, a Sonoma County holiday tradition for 28 years. Fri. at 7:30pm; Sat. at 1:30pm and 6:30pm; Sun. at 1:30pm. Tickets $15-27. For info or tickets, call 765-2660 and/or

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
Light Up a Life Tree Lighting
Now in its 30th year in Sonoma County, this evening includes community tree lighting, music, inspiration and remembrance during the holiday season. Thousands of bright lights will shine to symbolize the lives, hopes and dreams of our community. With a $10 donation to Hospice, a light can be dedicated in memory or honor of a loved one. Hospice will also send an acknowledgment card to your family and friends sharing your gift of light. Contact Hospice of Petaluma at 707.778.6242 to name a light or for additional event details.


Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm