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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|Description||Date of Event|
|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 www.pacificempire.org. $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|
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|
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|
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 www.petalumacityballet.org and/or www.petalumaschoolofballet.com
|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|