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. 

E.g., 04/24/2015

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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
"The Art of Rock 'n Roll" Exhibit

Iconic photographs and original posters from the rock era of the '60's and '70's at the Petaluma Arts Center. Listening stations and a Groove Room with vinyl. Exhibition runs through May 31. The arts center is open daily 11am-5pm except Tues/Weds.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am
Art Is...Petaluma

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 130 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.

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
Winemaker Dinner at Bistro 100

Featuring Preston of Dry Creek. A five-course pairing presented by Executive Chef Garrett Adair and Winemaker Matt Norelli. See website for menu and details. 6:30pm Seating is limited.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
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
Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo

Join in on the family fun fundraiser where children and parents can ride their bikes, scooter, walk, run, skate and skip around one of the five courses to choose from. Afterwards enjoy a free lunch at the Kids Expo.  All proceeds from this event go towards the Race for Kids Heroes (children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses, local participating schools and youth groups.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00am
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
Petaluma Arts Association Open Studios Tour

Meet the Artists where they Work! 15 Petaluma Artists at 11 Studios - Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Cards, Books. Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Association. 15% of all sales goes to support art projects in Petaluma schools and to scholarships. See website for artist's locations.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
7th Annual Film Fest Petaluma

Presented by the Petaluma Film Alliance  Films will be shown at 2:30, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. There will be open discussions with filmmakers after the screenings. The program includes films by four Santa Rosa Junior College filmmakers: “The Cardboard Escape” by Kendra Goff; “Tough Case” by Stefan Perez; “Jean Loup Where Are You?” by Ian Powell; “Superhero Hotline” by Miles Levin. Tickets cost $10-$15, with all-day passes price at $25. Recommended for age 15 and older. Information and full film list

Saturday, May 2, 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
"Invasion" British Invasion Cover Band - Dance Party

Rock out to your favorite British Invasion tunes from the Stones, Dave Clark Five, Beatles, Herman's Hermits, Paul Revere & the Raiders and more! Enjoy the exhibition The Art of Rock 'n Roll while dancing the night away. Tickets available thru Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. 8pm-10:30pm.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
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. Meet the vaqueros, traders, cooks, craftsmen and women, and others who lived in Old California. Have fun learning basket weaving, candle making and rope making techniques. $3 for adults 17 & older. 10am to 4pm

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00am
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
DJ Val Dance Party and Aqus Crawl

Wear your dancing shoes! DJ Val plays a wide variety of music and keeps the dancers happy. This dance party is part of the Aqus Crawl and takes place during the Arts Center's exhibition The Art of Rock 'n Roll, iconic photographs and posters from the '60's and '70's. A $5 donation is requested at the door. 10pm to midnight.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00pm
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
Dylan Chambers & the Midnight Transit

Rock out to this Sonoma County favorite! Enjoy the arts center's exhibition The Art of Rock 'n Roll, with iconic photographs and posters from the '60's and '70's. Listening stations and a Groove Room, too. Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Doors open at 8pm.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
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
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
Beatles Singalong

Guitar players/hosts Kurt Huget and Craig Bartok provide lyric sheets and the accompaniment. You sing all your fav Beatles tunes, surrounded by the Arts Center's exhibition The Art of Rock 'n Roll. Event starts at 8pm. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Down Home Day at the Homestead

Unveiling "The Portal of time" Art Installation, representing the passage of time, from past to future (10:30am). Hot Grubb (11am) & The Spyralites (2:30pm) perform in the new amphitheater - Good Food, Great Contests, Grand Prizes, So Fun!  Best Hat Contest, Hugs & Kisses Booth, Cutest Baby contest, Amazing Pet Contest, "Period" Pictures, Homestead Color Contest, Egg Toss, Homesteader's Stew Lunch.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:30am
Wednesday Evening Farmers Market

This open air market in downtown features the freshest produce, local products, live music, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Bring the family and stay for the evening’s entertainment and activities. 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
A Story of Survival

Civilian POW Sasha Jansen will share her amazing story of survival from the internment camps in the Philippines in the period of 1942 to 1945. The city of Petaluma will honor and recognize Mrs. Jansen's life by city proclamation. 2 PM. Free.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

On display June 20 - July 26 - See website for details.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Sonoma Marin Fair

Stay tuned for our Annual local fair, sure to include big name entertainment, as well as all the great rides, carnival games, exhibits and more!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
14th Annual Art & Garden Festival

Visit over 100 booths of artists, gardeners and hand-crafted items in Historic Downtown; chalk art contest, Live bands/music on two stages, local food, beer and wine tasting at this family-friendly event from 11 am to 8 pm

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:00am