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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Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Watch a flotilla of illuminated boats make a dramatic arrival at the Petaluma River Turning Basin. Festive vessels sail from the Petaluma Marina at 5:30pm and arrives in the Turning Basin at approximately 6pm. Downtown businesses stay open late for strolling holiday shoppers.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
2nd Annual Gingerbread House Showcase & Competition

A three-day holiday event for the whole community, featuring festive gingerbread houses on display and the historic hotel lobby and ballroom decked out for the holidays. Free to attend.Enter your gingerbread creation for a chance to win! Showcase opens on Friday, festivities wrap on Sunday with a big bash (time TBA) Free.

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:00am
The Nutcracker

 Petaluma School of Ballet & North Coast Ballet California (formerly Petaluma City Ballet) presents this full length holiday ballet classic. Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 1:30pm & 6:30pm; Sun. 11am & 3pm; 765-2660

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Salute to American Graffiti Cruise-In and Kick-Off Party

Classic Car Cruise-In and Kick Off Party for Salute to American Graffiti Car Show. No registration fee. Cruise-In and cruise-out at your leisure. Music, booths, movie stars and lots of fun.  Free of charge for cars and spectators. 4-8pm.  The Plaza North Shopping Center - hear the corner of East Washington Street and North McDowell Blvd.

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Salute to American Graffiti

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. All day.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am