Petaluma Things to Do


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Petaluma residents are proud of their town’s quirky history and celebrate its rich heritage during numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year. The premiere event is the annual Butter & Egg Days Parade, which honors Petaluma’s turn-of-the-century moniker as the “Egg Basket of the World.” The Petaluma Veteran’s Day Parade is the largest in Northern California. Residents and visitors frequent the Historic Downtown (Petaluma Blvd. and Kentucky St.), which features a great mix of Zagat rated restaurants, coffee houses, wine and beer tasting rooms and boutique retail and antique shops. With a natural harbor in the heart of Downtown, Latitude 38 Magazine recently selected Petaluma as one of the “Top Ten Bay Area Leisure Boating Destinations”. While technically a tidal Slough, Petalumans commonly refer to it as a river, and that’s the story we are sticking to! 

Petaluma is proud of its 42 parks, all strategically located to service the community. Many of these parks are dog friendly and offer extensive hiking and walking trails of varying degrees of length and difficulty.

Per capita, Petaluma has more health clubs than any town in Sonoma County. There is pretty much a club for every budget and location, which makes it difficult to find excuses!