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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Summer Music Series in Theatre Square Plaza

Live Outdoor Concerts every Sunday through Aug. 20th! 7/23: The Hots; 7/30: John Courage; 8/6: The Del Novas; 8/13: Obsidian Sun; 8/20 Lazyman. 3:30-6pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 3:30pm
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sale

Enjoy fabulous shopping and gourmet dining!  Merchants will offer a variety of deals, as well as coupons, free gifts, and information! See website for participating retailers.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:00am
"The Art of Bonsai" Beginners Class

This class is a gateway into the art of Bonsai. Participants will create their own Bonsai tree, which they will take home at the conclusion of the class. Donald Hoisington has over ten years of experience with Bonsai, and is the owner of Bullseye Bonsai, a Bonsai Nursery. This class is designed for beginners of all ages, or those who are looking to expand their knowledge. A variety of Pre-Bonsai tree species will be used to ensure that students are guaranteed to find the tree that suits them. 10am-1pm

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00am
Sunday Cruise In

A free classic car cruise-in held the last Sunday of the month, June through October (weather permitting). Featuring classic cars, classic food, classic oldies music, a free raffle, and the presentation of the Sunday Sundae Cup. 11am-2pm

Repeats every month on July, August, September, October on the last Sunday until Sun Oct 29 2017.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Rosy Summer Centerpiece Workshop

Guest designer Andrea Frenkel of Lily and Mint, will lead a floral workshop with GVR roses and plantings. All materials included with fee. Take home your centerpiece for dinner that evening! See website for details & reservations. $60 per person

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
Bonsai Maintenance Class

Donald Hoisington has over ten years of experience with Bonsai, and is the owner of Bullseye Bonsai nursery. This class will consist of Summer work, like tree rotation, watering changes, hot to properly water in the summer, and general reshaping and wiring for the summer; as well as leaf pruning.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Shakespeare Summer Camp

Join Lissa Ferreira, SVHS Drama Instructor and former teacher with San Francisco Shakespeare on this two week fun-filled adventure. Over 50 hours exploring voice, movement, acting techniques and production work. Culminating in a final one hour performance of a play by the Bard. 12-14 year olds, July 31 - Aug 11, 9am-3pm. See website for more information and reservations.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00am
Petaluma Music Festival

14 bands on 3 stages at this annual festival benefiting music education programs in Petaluma area schools.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Petaluma's Incorporation Documents Presentation

Arielle Lehmann, a Public Historian and Petaluma native, will be presenting a free lecture entitled “The Significance of Petaluma’s Incorporation Documents 1858.” During her lecture, Arielle will delve into Petaluma’s rough and tumble past and the efforts its early leaders took to establish the city we know today. 2pm

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Intro to Floral Design 1

Join Marion Moss Floral Design's Susan Kelly for a floral design workshop covering: flower care, floral design tools, design mechanics, how to choose flowers and picking out a container. There will be hands-on experience and you will be able to take home your handiwork and a useful kit!  All materials included. First of a four-part series. Workshops may be taken as part of the series or standalone. Beginner – Intermediate. Fee $75. 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:30pm
Summer Book Sale

Children's Sale Days: Aug. 11 & 12; General Sale Days: Aug. 16-18; Deal Day: Aug. 19

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:00pm
12th Annual Taste of Petaluma

Embark on a culinary walking journey of our finest restaurants, galleries, shops, wineries, breweries & food purveyors. Sample Petaluma’s upscale culinary & art scene, strolling through the historic downtown. Buy tickets to receive your map & menu showing 60 different participants to choose from, ready to tempt you with great food and wine. Plan your culinary journey & decide how to spend your ten tasting tickets. This event benefits Cinnabar Theater. 11:30am-4pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Intro to Floral Design 2

Join Marion Moss Floral Design's Susan Kelly for Part 2 of Intro to Floral Design!  Using your own container/vase/urn from home, this workshop will cover: Color Theory, Balance-Scale-Focus Point, and designer tips and tricks. Some hands-on experience and you will take home your handiwork!  All materials included except for container. Second of a four-part series. May be taken as part of the series or standalone. Beginner – Intermediate. Fee $75 $85. 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
Literacyworks Lecture Series: Michael Krasny

Dr. Michael Krasny, PhD is host of the award-winning KQED FORUM, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology. He has published a great deal of fiction, literary criticism and political commentary. A professor of English at San Francisco State University, he has been Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco, Adjunct Professor at the University of California San Francisco and taught in Continuing Education at Stanford University, as well as being an Associate of the San Francisco Urban Institute. This fundraiser will support low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to access community college and technical education programs by providing scholarships, advising and support. General Admission: $25. Seniors: $20. Free for students. 3:45-5pm.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
"Tidal Response" Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: Aug. 22-Oct. 21; Opening Reception on Aug. 19th at 5pm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Shakespeare on the River "Henry IV - Part One"

Join us for our second production by the river! For more information, see website.

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday Cruise In

A free classic car cruise-in held the last Sunday of the month, June through October (weather permitting). Featuring classic cars, classic food, classic oldies music, a free raffle, and the presentation of the Sunday Sundae Cup. 11am-2pm

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Personal Flowers - Boutonnieres and Corsages Workshop

Join Marion Moss Floral Design for a workshop to create personal flowers like boutonnieres and corsages!  Tools and technique will be covered. All materials included. Third of a four-part series. May be taken as part of the series or standalone. Beginner - Intermediate. Fee $75. 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 1:30pm
Annual Petaluma River Marathon & Half-Marathon

Wind your way along the scenic Petaluma River, as a competitor in the 13th Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon. Paddle or row 26.2 or 13.1 miles, as long as your craft is human powered, you're invited! Have a fabulous time with other supporters of water fitness! Included in the invitation is entry to the post-race potluck picnic lunch on the Foundry Wharf lawn, where stories and food and drink will be shared among all competitors and staff. Sign up on Regatta Central. https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/index.jsp?job_id=4410&org_id=0

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 7:00am
60th Annual Art in the Park

In honor of the PAA's 60th year, they are returning to their roots with an emphasis on fine arts. Take a picnic, a chair or blanket, and settle in for a day of live entertainment by a number of local musicians and stroll through a variety of works by local artists. There will be fine artists and crafters selling their works and giving demonstrations. Art activities for children. Sat. & Sun., 10am-5pm

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Personal Flowers - Flower Crowns & Floral Jewelry Workshop

Join Marion Moss Floral Design's Susan Kelly for a workshop to create gorgeous floral crowns!  Tools and technique will be covered. All materials included.  Personal Flowers class on August 27 recommended. Fourth of a four-part series. Fee $75. 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival

23 Local Breweries, 1 Historical Riverfront  - Sip our local brews and taste mighty food bites. Put on by Petaluma Valley Rotary Club and the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce. 100% of the proceeds go towards projects in our community. Tickets: $40. Visit website for details. 1-5pm

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Harvest Barn Dance

A fundraiser for the Tara Firma Farms Institute, helping fund farm connection and experiences for youth, featuring caller Evie Ladin. $20 at door; $15 for CSA members purchased ahead of time. Eats at 6pm BBQ with vegetarian options available for purchase. Dancing starts at 7pm.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Clo-Cow Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Event

The 7th running of the Clo-Cow Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is set for September 17, 2017 in Historic Downtown Petaluma.  Our beautiful half marathon course will take you through rural Sonoma County farm country, over rolling hills where you'll be cheered on by sheep, horses, and of course our beloved Moo-Cows! The trip out there is a challenging one, but the inclines just make the views even more rewarding! Half marathon starts at 7:00am; 10K starts at 7:05am; 5K starts at 7:10am;

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 7:00am
All Hallow's Art Fest

Halloween Folk Art Society presents All Hallow’s Art Fest!  This juried Halloween Art show was created for those who have a passion for all things Halloween. Continuing the annual tradition in Petaluma, the show offers the highest quality in Halloween Art & Collectibles. Over 31 artists selling their one-of-a kind creations in a variety of mediums. A perfect way to start off the fall season and get inspired for Halloween! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Blog under All Hallow’s Art Fest for show tips, sneak peaks, and a chance to win tickets! $5 at door. 9am-3pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Weekend Along the Farm Trails

Sonoma County farmers open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm. Most stops are free. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure. Maps available on website. 10am-4pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
Annual Fall Antique Faire

Shop for a variety of affordable treasures from over 180 vendors in Historic Downtown. Petaluma’s historic charm make it the perfect backdrop for the 30th Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire.  Spanning Fourth & Kentucky Streets between B and Washington Streets, this day long celebration of all things antique takes place from 8am-4pm.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 8:00am
Sunday Cruise In

A free classic car cruise-in held the last Sunday of the month, June through October (weather permitting). Featuring classic cars, classic food, classic oldies music, a free raffle, and the presentation of the Sunday Sundae Cup. 11am-2pm

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am, Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Wine County Rowing Classic Regatta

This annual event brings rowing crews from across the country, and includes rowers at all levels:  Junior, Collegiate, Novice, Masters, Elite and Adaptive, and in boats ranging in size from singles to 8's.  All boats launch from the Baywood Marina.  The crews row to the start of the race (near Gillardi's) and race 5K back towards the Marina.  This is the largest event of it's kind on our river, and we welcome all who are interested. The best place for viewing this race is at Shollenberger Park. There is no charge for spectators.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:00am
12th Annual Wine Country Rowing Classic

Dozens of clubs, schools and colleges compete in 5K race on the Petaluma River. Launching at Petaluma Marina, viewing from Shollenberger Park.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00am

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