12:00pm - 4:00pm Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
3325 Adobe Rd, Petaluma, CA 94954
Welcome the start of fall with music and dances from the 1840’s at “Fandango” to experience the traditions of Mexican California’s rancho area on the grounds of the largest historic adobe structure in the United States. Dances will not only be performed but also taught by Baile de California of Santa Barbara.
“Fandango was not only a dance but also the name given to an informal dancing party. Holding a fandango during autumn was a tradition at General Mariano Vallejo’s Rancho de Petaluma,” explains Jennifer Hanson, State Park Interpreter I. “The fandango celebrated the work of Native Americans, Mexicans, and Californios who operated Vallejo’s successful enterprise. It was held to honor the end of the harvest and the Matanza, the slaughtering season.”
For more information and ticket prices, please visit Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park.
Visitors should dress appropriately for being out of doors. For the safety and comfort of all visitors, please do not bring pets.
California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact: Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park at (707) 762-4871. 711, TTY