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The Petaluma Arts Center, next to the Visitors Centers, is a welcoming introduction to all our community has to offer. From there, it just a few blocks to downtown where there are more than a dozen galleries within walking distance. Live theater and music happen almost nightly in historic and intimate venues throughout town.

Events

Event Name Date of Event My Itinerary
West Side Stories -
Repeats every month on May, June on the first Wednesday 3 times .
7:30 pm, - 7:30 pm, - 7:30 pm

Held the first Wednesday of the month. Different theme each month. Showcases daring and talented local folks, their names randomly drawn throughout the show, who stand up to tell tales that must be true, under 5 minutes and told without notes. 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 5 2017, Wednesday, May 3 2017, Wednesday, June 7 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Petaluma Arts Association 2017 Open Studios - 11:00 am

Studios of 22 artists in 14 studios throughout Greater Petaluma area will be featured in this year’s tour. Visit the PAA Website for map and more info. For more information about the 2017 Open Studio Tour please contact Mary Bales, Open Studios Chair, at (707) 762 -2978.

Saturday, May 6 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
"Home on the Range" Benefit Gala - 11:00 am

PEP Housing 2017 Benefit Gala - County style BBQ and fixins. Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes. Hay rides, face painting, balloon animals, lawn games, cow patty toss competition, photo booth and DJ Lyle. 11am-3pm

Saturday, May 6 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Film Fest Petaluma - 12:00 pm

Film Fest Petaluma offers an annual showcase of the best new animated and live action short films from around the world. Enjoy lively post-screening discussions with filmmakers after all shows.

Saturday, May 6 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting - 1:00 pm

A celebration of local chefs and amazing microbrews. Inside, dozens of teams serve up their finest meat and vegetarian chili, as well as traditional and fruit salsa. Outside, the beer garden pours delicious samples of suds and cider. It’s a raucous good time with 1,500 of your neighbors and new best friends! Bring the family to the fairgrounds in Petaluma for live bands and fabulous food. See website for details.  Rain or shine. 1-5pm

 Registration now open. Deadline is March 15 or until all spces are full.

Saturday, May 6 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Race for Kids Supporters Night Out - 6:00 pm

The Race for Kids Supporters Night Out at the Brewsters Beer Garden is a fun filled evening of good food, drinks, live music, raffle and a silent/live auction (over 100 silent and live items). All proceeds go to the 2017 Race for Kids Heroes-children who are living with life-threatening illnesses. Ticket includes dinner, music, raffle and silent/live auction. A Stormtrooper named Bill will be signing autographs. Bring their entire family. The party theme is Italian. The Brewsters Beer Garden will be serving the food and the Don Giovannis will be playing live music. Tickets $15. 6-9pm

Monday, May 8 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Petaluma River Cruise with Dolphin Charter - 9:00 am

A three hour narrated history and natural history cruise on the scenic Petaluma River. The boat leaves from the Turning Basin, journeys downriver and returns. Portion of proceeds go to The Friends of the Petaluma River. 2 tours each day.: 9am-Noon & 1-4pm; $40.

Saturday, May 13 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe - 10:00 am

History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California. Meet the vaqueros, traders, cooks, craftsmen and women, and others who lived in Old California. Have fun learning basket weaving, dances from the Rancho, and playing games. Bring a picnic and watch history come alive. $3 for adults 17 & older; $2 for kids 6 to 17; free for kids 5 & under. 10am to 4pm

Saturday, May 13 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Writers Forum 2017 - 6:30 pm

Author Elizabeth Stark: Battling Demons and Chasing Whims: How to Build a Meaningful, Inspired Writing Practice. Even for those of us passionate about writing, it can be such a challenge to build a consistent, productive writing practice. This workshop will help you find your own organic path to integrating writing into your daily life in a pleasurable, inspiring way, and showing up on the page with courage and curiosity. 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, May 18 2017 Add to My Itinerary 
Idea Lounge at Lagunitas -
Repeats every month on April, May, June on the third Thursday until Thu Jun 15 2017 .
7:00 pm, - 7:00 pm, - 7:00 pm, - 7:00 pm

An exciting series of talks with a twist! Two speakers: one from the arts, one not. The audience uncovers what they have in common, revealing the connections between art and life. The Idea Lounge is part of PAC Out of the Box, featuring collaborative activities that take place literally and figuratively outside the walls of the Arts Center and outside the typical art exhibition. Takes place every third Thursday, March through August. Join us at 6:30 for socializing, then grab a seat at 7pm for an hour of unpredictable fun.
 

Thursday, March 16 2017, Thursday, April 20 2017, Thursday, May 18 2017, Thursday, June 15 2017 Add to My Itinerary 

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Dining

Meals Served Price Point Bar Seats Description Pets My Itinerary
Risibisi Rustic Italian Restaurant Lunch, Dinner $$$ Full 65 Mon - Thu: 12:00 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 am-9:00 pm
http://www.risibisirestaurant.com/
No Add to My Itinerary 
Central Market Dinner $$$$ Beer, Wine 100 Mon - Thu: 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
http://www.centralmarketpetaluma.com
No Add to My Itinerary 
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $ Beer, Wine 50 Mon - Tue: 7:00 am-8:00 pm
Wed: 7:00 am-9:30 pm
Thu - Fri: 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
http://www.aquscafe.com
Yes Add to My Itinerary 
Seared Steak & Seafood Lunch, Dinner $$$ Full 100 Mon: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed - Thu: 11:30 am-9:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Sun: 4:00 am-9:00 pm
http://petalumaseared.com/
No Add to 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
http://www.cucinaparadisopetaluma.com/
No Add to My Itinerary 

Attractions

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Rancho Obi-Wan
Rancho Obi-Wan
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Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane
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Griffin Map Design
Griffin Map Design
122 American Alley
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Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
189 H Street
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