For Foodies

Petaluma’s connection to great food goes back to when the city blossomed along the banks of the Petaluma River. The fertile soil and mild climate made it possible for Petaluma to share it's bounty of poultry and produce with the booming Gold Rush cities of San Francisco and Oakland. The tradition continues today in our award-winning restaurants serving farm-to-table cuisine, organic dairies and artisan cheese producers, and farmers’ markets and farm tours.


Event Name Date of Event My Itinerary
Sonoma Marin Fair - 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Carnival rides, exhibits and concerts: Tower of Power, Jana Kramer, Loverboy, John Michael Montgomery and Fiesta Latina, make this a family-friendly bargain that includes livestock shows and the World's Ungliest Dog Contest; See website for show dates & times.

Wednesday, June 21 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Friends of the River Barn Dance - 6:00 pm

Time to kick off summer with an old fashioned barn dance. Join Friends and the Evie Laden Band for a night of dancing, live music, local food and drinks. Adults: $20; Kids free. 6-9:30pm

Friday, June 23 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Cheese Making Workshop with Redwood Hill - 10:00 am

Join Daily Acts and Redwood Hill Creamery for this delicious opportunity to learn all about artisan goat milk cheese. This educational workshop will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of this age old method of preserving milk as we witness cheese making in action! Followed by a delightful tasting where you will learn how to evaluate and pair cheeses for any occasion, this is truly an event you will not want to miss. 10am-2pm

Saturday, June 24 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Ribs for Kids Cookoff - 12:00 pm

There will be plenty of beer and wine for sale on-site, games, live music, and of course tons of great BBQ! Ribs for Kids is Petaluma's premier rib competition, and our biggest fundraiser for the year- proceeds help Petaluma Active 20-30 in our mission to help local children in need. Has anyone ever told you that you make the best ribs? Find out if they're right- and have a great time doing it! There is still time to sign-up! 12-4:30pm

Saturday, June 24 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
16th Annual Art & Garden Festival - 11:00 am

Visit over 100 booths of artists, gardeners and hand-crafted items in Historic Downtown; chalk art contest, Live bands/music on two stages, local food, beer and wine tasting at this family-friendly event. 11am to 5pm

Sunday, July 9 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Summer Sidewalk Sale - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Amid the beautiful historic buildings, one of a kind stores, and an incredible array of restaurants & cafes, guests can find incomparable bargains at participating businesses. Stroll through town and peruse the incredible shopping deals going on all weekend.

Thursday, July 27 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
21st Annual Festival on the Hill & Hill on Wheels Car Show - 10:00 am

Enjoy a 9-category car show, including vintage & classic autos & pickup trucks, both stock and modified.  Also Huli-Huli chicken barbecue (take-out available), lively music, silent auction, home arts and children's activities. Plenty of time for good old-fashioned fun & visiting.  Free admission; car show registration: $30 in advance, $40 day of show. Entries sought & People's Choice Awards given for vintage stock (pre-1940), vintage modified (pre-1940), vintage stock (1940-59), vintage modified (1940-59), classic stock (1960-75), classic modified (1960-75), pickup trucks (all years), Best of Show and the coveted "Pastor's Pick". 10am-2pm

Saturday, September 30 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
2nd Annual Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

A three-day holiday event for the whole community, featuring festive gingerbread houses on display and the historic hotel lobby and ballroom decked out for the holidays. Free to attend.Enter your gingerbread creation for a chance to win! Showcase opens on Friday, festivities wrap on Sunday with a big bash (time TBA) Free.

Friday, December 15 2017 Add to My Itinerary 


Meals Served Price Point Bar Seats Description Pets My Itinerary
Cucina Paradiso Ristorante Italiano Lunch, Dinner $$ Beer, Wine 100 Mon - Thu: 5:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: Closed
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Central Market Dinner $$$$ Beer, Wine 100 Mon - Thu: 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Risibisi Rustic Italian Restaurant Lunch, Dinner $$$ Full 65 Mon - Thu: 12:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 am-9:00 pm
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Lala's Creamery $ No 30 Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm-10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Petaluma Food Tours Mon - Wed: Closed
Thu - Sun: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
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Della Fattoria Breakfast, Lunch $$ Beer, Wine 38 Mon - Sun: 7:00 am-3:00 pm
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Quinua Cocina Peruana Add to My Itinerary 
Sax's Joint Breakfast, Lunch $ No Mon - Sun: 6:00 am-4:00 pm
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North Bay Cafe Add to My Itinerary 
Luma Dinner $$ Beer, Wine 40 Mon: Closed
Tue - Fri: 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sat: 4:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sun: 5:00 am-8:00 pm
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Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour
Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour
750 Chileno Valley Road
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Petaluma Food Tours
Petaluma Food Tours
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Chileno Valley Ranch
Chileno Valley Ranch
5105 Chileno Valley Ralley Road
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