JUNE 2023
  • 20th Annual Art & Garden Festival
  • 2023 Summer Sidewalk Sale
  • Sonoma Pride Events
  • Home2 Suites Petaluma Grand Opening
  • Arts Alive
  • Sonoma Marin Fair
  • Petaluma's Great Ribs & Chili Cookoff
  • Petaluma People's Choice Award Winners
  • Future of Petaluma Fairgrounds
  • City Update on Plan to End Homelessness

  • 6/11 ~ Petaluma Pride
  • 6/18 ~ Father's Day
  • 6/19 ~ Juneteenth
  • 6/21 ~ Summer Solstice

  • LGBTQ+ Month
  • Weekly Downtown Petaluma Historic Walking Tours
  • Petaluma's SAFE Team
  • Sign up for Emergency Alerts
  • Live Music ~ Mystic Theatre, The Big Easy, Phoenix Theater

Join us for the 20th Annual Art & Garden festival - one of Petaluma's most loved events! 
All local sponsors, artisans, gardeners, craft beverage makers, restaurants, & fine food purveyors are invited to participate!
Enjoy live music on two stages and a fun-filled family-friendly day.

Visit Petaluma Art & Garden Festival to learn more
The Petaluma BID (Business Improvement District) is working to create energy and excitement for this year's Sidewalk Sale. The annual sale is an excellent opportunity for merchants to move inventory and make room for the new! The PDA will provide support with promotion and and help drive traffic to participating businesses.

Open to all Downtown Merchants! Sign-up below to be added to the list of participating vendors with any promotions you would like to offer. Let's make it a blow-out Sidewalk Sale and celebrate our Downtown!

Sidewalk Sale - Thurs July 27 - Sat July 29

Visit for details and application

Come out to Buffalo Billiards on the first Thursday of each month for Pride Night - showcasing special Pride Happy Hour menus!
1st Thursdays Monthly, 6:30p-8:30p
Buffalo Billiards, 246 Petaluma Blvd N

Support climate-smart transportation AND the LGBTQ+ community by riding the SMART Train from Petaluma to Santa Rosa for the annual Sonoma County Pride Parade and Celebration!
Saturday, June 3, 9:30a-11a
Petaluma River Park, 300 Copeland St

The theme for the 38th annual Sonoma County Pride Celebration ~ COMMUNITY! ~ is all about being together in the spirit of diversity and belonging. 
Saturday, June 3, 11a – 12p
4th St & Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
Welcome Home2 Suites, Petaluma!
Come welcome the new hotel and take a tour.
Thurs, June 15, 4p-6p
1205 Redwood Way
Tickets are on sale now for the Sonoma-Marin Fair. The all-inclusive “pay one price” gate admission provides access to all the Fair fun including concerts, unlimited carnival rides, animals, action-packed sprint car racing, fun games, contests, and delicious fair food!
Get ready for a rockin’ 5 days of award-winning music with an outstanding lineup.
The nationally renowned World’s Ugliest Dog contest will be held on Friday, June 23.
The official Fair Guidebook and event applications are available now.

Wednesday, June 21 - Sunday, June 25
Visit for info & tickets
Ribs for Kids is Petaluma Active 20-30's
biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds support their mission to serve underprivileged kids in Petaluma, funding their many charitable endeavors, and especially the annual Children's Shopping Spree where they take over 100 local kids shopping for new clothes, shoes, school supplies, and haircuts in preparation for Back to School.

Saturday June 30, 1p-4p
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Dr
Join costumed docents dressed in period attire as they guide you through historic downtown Petaluma business and residential districts. Embark on a trip back through time as the docents share their historical knowledge and entertaining characters’ stories. Tours are FREE to the public and occur most Saturdays between May and October. Meet on the steps of the museum at 10:30a.

Saturdays through October, 10:30a
Petaluma Historical Museum
Free - Donations Appreciated

Petaluma businesses and artists are encouraged to participate in Petaluma's monthly Arts Alive events!

Live music, theatre, dance, storytelling, film, poetry, artist demonstrations, and more at around Petaluma.

Next Event ~ Thursday, June 15
Third Thursday of each month

Big congratulations to everyone who secured a Petaluma People's Choice awards! The list includes Best Businesses, Best Professionals & Specialists categories, Petaluma’s Food & Drink winners, and local culinary marvels.

As the awards are determined based on popular vote, it is always interesting to see what Petalumans are enjoying these days!
The future of the Petaluma Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds is on the docket as the lease for the City-owned land (leased for $1 per year to the State of California since the 1930's) is set to expire.

The fairgrounds are often referred to as the heart of the city. Yet currently on an average day, the grounds are sparsely used and not open to the public. Residents are eager for life to be breathed into the place, and for it to open up. Discussion is ongoing on how the space should be managed, including the possibility of bringing in a grassroots, locally controlled organization.
Petaluma's vision is to reach functional zero chronic homelessness 2026. This includes creating a crisis response system to ensure homelessness becomes a rare, brief, one-time experience.

The city has launched a new partnership with the nonprofit HomeFirst that will strengthen outreach to homeless people to find them shelter. HomeFirst will partner with the city’s existing service providers, including COTS, the DTS, and PPS.
The City of Petaluma partnered with Petaluma People Services Center to bring our community the SAFE (Specialized Assistance for Everyone) Program in July of 2021. The goal of the SAFE team is to address crisis response, prevention, and intervention for our most vulnerable community members experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and homelessness. This mobile crisis response team approach provides more efficient and successful outcomes for crisis response, intervention, and treatment for the long-term improvement of our community and individual quality of life.

The SAFE Team are civilian first responders who will respond to & proactively address calls for service that have traditionally (and unnecessarily) burdened law enforcement, emergency medical services, and health care providers.

If you need the SAFE Team’s services, you may reach them via:

  • Call 911 – An emergency dispatcher will answer and determine if your situation requires the SAFE team, first responders such as police, fire, paramedics, or a combination of both.

  • Call 707.781.1234 – You will reach a directory where you can speak with a 911 operator or a non-emergency staff member to help.

A message from the County of Sonoma: 
Want to find out about wildfires, floods, power shutoffs, and other emergencies as quickly as possible? The best way is to register with the emergency alert notification systems used by the City of Petaluma (Nixle), the County of Sonoma, and PG&E.

Be sure to register yourself and anyone else in your family (kids, elderly parents, etc) who would benefit from emergency notifications.
The Petaluma Downtown Association works in partnership with its members, the City, and the business community to protect Petaluma's historic character, sustain economic vitality, and promote a dynamic and welcoming downtown.

Click the button below to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member - take an active part in creating a vibrant downtown! was created to help promote the colorful collection of shops, restaurants, and service providers of Petaluma.

Find out how you can list your business and participate in the local eGift Card Program!

Petaluma Downtown Association