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|
|Tuesday Morning Farmers Market||
Locally grown agricultural products, locally made hot and packaged foods as well as arts and crafts and music; 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30am|
|The Many Faces of Petaluma Exhibit||
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.
|Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:00am|
|Art Shapes the World: 4th Annual Youth Exhibit||
Petaluma Youth shine in this yearly exhibit of their works. On display through April 5
|Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:00pm|
|Fools for The River Fundraiser||
Join our river-centric restaurants to support fundraising for The Floathouse small boat rental center coming to the turning basin! More than a dozen will be participating, offering special treats for ticket holders. Only 100 tickets will be printed, and they're only $41.00 (4/1, get it?) You'll be able to enjoy one treat at each of four restaurants of your choosing. To get tickets, visit Mail Depot or Clavey Paddlesports, or make a donation online of $41 (or any multiple thereof) and we'll contact you to hand over your ticket. See website for details.
|Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00am|
|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|
|Children's Author Reading - The Gentleman Bat||
Local author Abraham Schroeder will be reading from his first children's book, The Gentleman Bat, followed by a discussion of bats and some of the hidden details in and inspiration for the book. The target age range for the event is around 3-10, but children and adults of all ages will enjoy the story and beautiful watercolor paintings.
|Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm|
|Easter Bruch at Fourchette||
One the menu: Omelette Station, Crape Station, Carving station with Prime Rib and Ham, Bagel Station, Pancakes, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Pastries, Oatmeal station, Quiche , Eggs Benedict and More!!! Includes: Coffee, Iced Tea, and Lemonade. Our wonderful harpist will be playing. 9 am - 3pm Reservations Recommended. Adults $35 Kids $15 for ages 5-12 Kids 4 and under are free!
|Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:45am|
|Butter & Egg Days Parade Fundraiser at Lagunitas||
Join us for our Annual B&E Parade Button Launch and Fund Raiser with live music, raffle and tons of fun! $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$5 children under 12. Dinner and a beverage included in price.
|Monday, April 6, 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|
|Cooking from the Garden at McEvoy Ranch||
Join our Head Gardener and Winemaker, Margaret Koski-Kent and Head Chef, Gerald Gass, for a spring-inspired, garden to table experience. During your visit, we will walk through our kitchen gardens discussing planting, sowing and harvesting ideas and how the garden bounty makes its way to the table. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:30am|
|Sheep Shearing at Petaluma Adobe||
The famous Adobe sheep will be losing their winter coats under the expert guidance of shearer John Sanchez. Have fun learning how to card and spin wool as they would have done in the 1830's. The Petaluma Adobe served as the headquarters for General Vallejo's 66,000 acre cattle rancho from 1836 to 1846. Sheep shearing was a necessary part of rancho life. The wool was turned into blankets and rugs an sent out to the trade ships.
|Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:00am|
|Danish Community Celebration||
Information on the Hansen House, Danish Soldier’s Club, Petaluma Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood and more. 2:30 pm
|Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 2:30pm|
Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month. Several members of the Petaluma community will read poems in their original language and their translation into English. Come in to hear a sample of poetry in German, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and English. Free.
Varias personas de la comunidad de Petaluma leerán poemas en su idioma original y su traducción en inglés. Venga oír poesia en alemán, portugués, francés, español, russo, japonés y inglés . Gratis.
|Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:30pm|
|Writers Forum of Petaluma||
What Next? What Authors Need to Know about What Happens After They're Done Writing Their Book. How can you make sense of what's out there and do what's best for you (while avoiding pitfalls and getting taken advantage of)? These are important business questions for authors seeking publishing answers. Brooke Warner, publisher, coach, and industry expert, will give you the true lay of the new land, explaining each of the models that exist—from traditional to self and everything in between.
|Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm|
|"The Art of Rock 'n Roll" Exhibit||
On display April 18 through May 31 - See website for details.
|Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am|
|Reflections: A Look Backward and Forward at our Community||
A time for everyone to share their memories about Petaluma. 1:30 pm
|Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:30pm|
|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|
Assemblage, Doll Art, Collage, Calligraphy, Encaustics, Book Art, Metal Smithing, Soldering, and more in a jam packed five day Mixed Media Art Retreat including Art Show. See website for more details.
|Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00am|
|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|
|Single Malt Scotch Tasting and Food Pairing||
Fund Raiser Benefitting the Petaluma Museum Association. Sponsored by: Willibees Wines & Spirits with Preferred Sonoma Caterers $60 per person or $100 a Pair which includes the Single Malt and Food Pairing. See website for ticket information.
|Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm|
|Annual Spring River Cleanup||
Join Friends of the Petaluma River for our Annual Spring River Cleanup! Enjoy live music, a BBQ lunch and a chance to win great raffle prizes! Bring a friend or relative and meet us at the Petaluma Marina.
|Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am|
|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|
|McEvoy Ranch Tour||
This introduction to McEvoy Ranch provides an overview of our history, our commitment to environmental responsibility, our wine program and, of course, how we produce award-winning olive oil. Walk in the orchards & vineyards where we will talk about the horticulture of our plantings. Visit our state-of-the-art mill for an explanation of our unique process of extracting oil. To finish the tour, we’ll lead you through an oil tasting and sensory evaluation, offering suggestions for how to best enjoy our olive oil. Following the tour, you are invited to stay and taste our wines.
|Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:30am|
|Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe||
History comes alive as volunteers recreate life in 1840s Mexican-era California.
|Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00am|
|Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa & Beer Tasting||
18th Annual Chili Cook-Off benefits Cinnabar Theater Young Repertory Company. Sample different kinds of chili and salsa made by the best chili and salsa chefs in the Bay Area. Rain or shine.
|Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm|
|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.
|Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:00am|
|Saturday Afternoon Farmers Market at Walnut Park||
Open air market with more than 60 booths selling farm-fresh produce and local products. Features live entertainment and activities. 2 – 5:30 p.m.
|Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00pm|
|Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition||
Home brewers from across the land will come to regale you with their brews, learn about home brewing, peruse beer merchandise, and vote for your favorite home brews. The 10 most popular brews will be submitted to our panel of guest judges who will crown a winner and that lucky winner will have the chance to brew their winning recipe at 101 North Brewing Company with brewmaster Joel Johnson and have it distributed across Sonoma County! Only the best food trucks will be on hand offering their delectable bites. Partake in the beer games, grab a glass of your favorite beer, and groove to the music of the Dixie Giants. $25 gets you a commemorative glass and 20 2oz pours.
|Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:00am|