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. 

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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
New Beginnings - juried exhibit

"New Beginnings" pushes artists to utilize a new medium or new subject matter. 22 artists are showcased.

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Work & Play: The Eames Approach Exhibit

The twentieth century design duo of Charles and Ray Eames approached their craft through play and experimentation that was known to them as work. Their process of problem solving was inquisitive and often fun, resulting in projects that strayed from their original design goal to toys, films, and even museum exhibitions. In this exhibit, we take a look at three generations of Eames artist-designers and how play is work.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Many Faces of Petaluma

The Ethnic & Cultural Groups that Make Petaluma Home - Local history told through displays and oral histories by family and friends of early settlers who brought their varied cultures practices and ideologies, creating our community.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Kenilworth Band Fundraiser at Lagunitas

KJHSBand is going to Disneyland and they need to raise funds! Pasta Dinner catered by Sally Tomatoes included. Desserts & beverages sold separately. Live music by the KJHS bands and Ella Reyes with the Horseshoe Hill Band. Auction. Raffle. 5:30-8:30pm

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 5:30pm
3rd Annual Jazz Concert

Celebrate Black History Month and the opening of “The Many Faces of Petaluma” – An exhibit about the ethnic and cultural groups that call Petaluma home. The concert features local vintage jazz & blues group, The doRiaN Mode, with Dorian Bartley – bass/vocals, Bob Johns piano/cornet, David Scott – sax/flute and Tony Blake -percussion. Tickets $20. Refreshments will be served. 2:30-4:30pm

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Jewish Community Celebration: “From Generation to Generation”

A Celebration of 150 Years B’nai Israel Jewish Center ~ Refreshments ~ 5 pm ~ Open to all ages ~ Admission $5. See website for more info.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
Rhyme Time Poetry

Create a Valentine Poem with your Child and make a card. Includes materials and refreshments. 10-Noon. Team Rate: $15. Call for details and to reserve space: 707-664-8656.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:00am
First Annual World Celebration

A fun blend of World Music, Good Food and Great Brews (Wine too)! Fabulous menu (Mojito Cuban Chicken, Escabeche salad, other great sides) by BELLYFULLDINNERS.COM who also offer door prize. Tickets ONLY $20 IN ADVANCE, $25 ON THE DAY (including door prize entries), Proceeds go to Petaluma Valley Rotary World Community Service projects for education, health and poverty relief. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Valentine’s Day Classical Concert

Music Inspired by Love - Works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms & Bruch. Performed by Carol Menke, Soprano; Roy Zajac, Clarinet; Elizath Walter, Piano. Complimentary Port & Chocolate. $25 advance/$30 at door. Presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance & the Petaluma Museum Association.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

A look at her inspiring life through her poetry and other works. Admission $5. 2:30pm

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
24th Annual Mardi Gras Mambofest

Mambofest, Street Parade & Dance Party with Rhythmtown-Jive! Meet at PUTNAM PLAZA at 5:30 (near Speakeasy, 139 Petaluma Blvd No.) for Neighborhood Street Parade... starts at 5:45 with Marching Brass Band through downtown, and ends at Zodiacs. All Ages til 9PM! Drink specials and Louisiana cuisine specials! Prizes for Best Attire! Get tickets (& wristbands) before you can parade with us right into Zodiacs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Winter Book Sale

Children's Sale Days:  Fri. 20 Feb., 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sat. 21 Feb., 10:00 AM–3:00 PM, half price all day - General Sale Days: Wed. 25 Feb., 4-8 PM; Thurs. & Fri. 26 & 27 Feb., l0 AM-5 PM Sat. 28 Feb., 10 AM-1:50 PM half price; 2-4 PM Bag sale ($2.00 per bag) - New Books Added Daily thru Friday - Also Special Better Books-Wednesday thru Saturday.

Friday, February 20, 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
Tomato Seed Planting & Plant Marker Making Workshop

Get a jumpstart on Spring. Have plants ready to go from your sunny window ledge! $10/person (team rate $15) Includes materials and refreshments. 10am-Noon

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:00am
Annual Black History Program

Petaluma Blacks for Community Development presents an entertaining, 90-minute presentation with guest speaker, music in dance and songs and skit by our youth. The program is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
A Celebration of Our Diverse Heritage

Join the various cultural and ethnic groups of Petaluma for dancing, music, food, poetry reading and more

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
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
Jewish Heritage Celebration

“A Home of the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma” Film by Bonnie Burt; Readings from Comrades and Chicken Ranchers by Kenneth L. Kann; Songs performed by Scott Gerber

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
Improve your Luck Workshop

Find out the "traits" lucky people share, and ideas for including them in your life. $10/person (team rate $15) Bring your teen or friend! Includes materials and refreshments. 10am to Noon

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:00am
Portuguese Heritage Celebration

A festive afternoon of History, Customs, Dance, Music, Food and more.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:30pm
20th Annual Children's Easter Fair

Children’s crafts, games, face-painting, balloon animals, a strolling Easter Bunny, and much more.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Screening & discussion of the documentary “Dreamers”

President Obama issued an executive order that suspends deportation for up to five million undocumented immigrants. What does that mean to many of our residents of Sonoma County? Documentary produced by the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights. Hear the stories from many students in our community

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
11th Annual Petaluma Footrace

This family friendly 3 and 5 mile footrace starts and finishes at the Petaluma Marina Business Center and features a beautiful course through the Alman Marsh and Shollenberger Park. All participants receive chip timing and a commemorative CamelBak water bottle! A sellout crowd of 1,000 runners and walkers is expected, so make sure to register early!  5 mile race starts at 8:30, 3 mile race starts at 8:40.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:30am
Race for Kids Supporters Night Out -Dinner and Silent Auction at Lagunitas

The Race for Kids Supporters Night Out is a fun filled evening of good food, drinks, music, raffle and silent auction.  All proceeds go to the 2015 Sponsored Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo children who are living with life-threatening illnesses. For more info, visit website.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:15am
34th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade

Petaluma’s best loved event returns for its 34th year and is celebrating “Fertile Ground”! Watch over 110 units march through Downtown Petaluma, enjoy food and drink, music, arts and crafts and an area just for kids! Come early to watch the Cow Chip tossing contest at 10:00, The Cutest Lil Chick Contest at 10:15 & the kids' Pre Parade at 11:30.  Main parade steps off at 12pm at Fourth and D St, loops around to Petaluma Blvd North, and ends at Petaluma Blvd South at D St.

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

The Parade entry applications are now available for download! visit The Petaluma Downtown Assocaition to get yours!

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

Shop for a variety of affordable treasures from 180 vendors in Historic Downtown Petaluma’s historic charm, including its stern Victorian iron-fronts and grand neo-classical buildings, make it the perfect backdrop for the Petaluma Spring Antique Faire.  Spanning Fourth & Kentucky Streets between B and Washington Streets, this day long celebration of all things antique will take place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 8am to 4pm.

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