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Events at a Glance

May 08, 2023 / madmin

Petaluma’s population is on the small side (59,361) but its personality is big — on heritage, love of the arts, riverfront location and diverse culture. Share in our abundant community spirit at fairs, festivals and holiday celebrations. MORE

Griffo Distillery: Betty Is Still Winning Awards

Dec 16, 2021 / madmin

Betty has her place of honor on the production floor, towering over everything. She is the heart and soul of Griffo Distillery. A bright copper still producing the award-winning spirits made here. Gin, whiskey, vodka, and even the hand sanitizer that Griffo Distillery made to battle through the pandemic hard times.Jennifer and Michael Griffo own and operate Griffo Distillery. MORE

Downtown Dessert Destination

Aug 10, 2021 / madmin

Just across from Petaluma’s Putnam Plaza Park on Petaluma Boulevard is the iconic Lala’s Creamery, a place to enjoy the very best ice cream treats. Surrounded by the Petaluma downtown area’s best restaurants, Lala’s Creamery is well-positioned to service your after-dinner sweet tooth. MORE

Use Your Outside Voice

Apr 07, 2021 / madmin

Cool mornings under a light blanket of marine layer clouds and bright sunny days. Long, warm summers and crisp blue-skied winters. Sonoma  County boasts nearly year-round temperate weather, and Petaluma sits right in the sweet spot. MORE

Petaluma’s Pet Friendly Places

Oct 26, 2016 / madmin

No one wants to travel and leave their best friend at home, so Petaluma has plenty of places to let Fido run free or keep you company while visiting Petaluma. Check out our Pet Friendly Petaluma Map below and find out where you can stay, dine and play with your four-legged friends during your visit to Petaluma. MORE

A Guide to Petaluma Parks

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A park can be a place to reconnect with nature on a hike, learn about history, play and picnic with the family, or let your dog get some exercise…and sometimes all of the above! Petaluma’s parks offer plenty of playful possibilities so which one you choose just depends on what activity you’re looking for. MORE

Explore the Tranquil Petaluma River

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The Petaluma River is a veritable sea of activity attracting recreational boaters, rowers, kayakers, photographers, bird watchers and anglers to explore, play or just relax.Since the mid 1800s, the Petaluma River has been a vital commercial link for shipping produce and poultry to San Francisco. Today, the river overflows with personality-packed events and recreational options.A bird watcher’s paradise at the Petaluma WetlandsOnly two miles from downtown, this serene haven for bird watchers seems hundreds of miles from civilization. MORE

Petaluma’s Live Entertainment Venues

Oct 20, 2016 / madmin

History shares the bill with live theater in Petaluma’s unique venues for live entertainment. Cinnabar Theater, housed in a 1908 two-room schoolhouse, has been a shining star in Petaluma for more than 40 years. MORE