Parks & Recreation Special Events


4th of July Celebration

Petaluma's 4th of July Celebration in an annual tradition that takes place each year at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center. It features live music, food vendors and a beer garden, children's activities, and a massive fireworks display that can be seen across all of Petaluma.

Stay tuned for more information about Petaluma's 2022 4th of July Celebration!


Drive-In Movie Series

This is a series of outdoor drive-in movie viewings held on various Friday evenings during the summer and fall months. All movie nights take place at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Events Center. Food and beverages are available for purchase from local food truck vendors. Don't miss an opportunity to catch your favorite movies under the stars from the comfort of your own vehicle!

Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2022 Drive-In Movie series!


Live on the Lawn

This live-music event series is held on Petaluma's City Hall lawn, and typically features several local bands. It also includes free children's activities and food/beverage vendors.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 Live On The Lawn events!


Petaluma Turkey Trot and Food Drive

The Petaluma Turkey Trot and Food Drive in a beloved annual event that takes place at the Ellis Creek Wetlands in Petaluma on Thanksgiving morning. It's a community collaboration between several businesses and organizations, including MAD Architecture, Aqus Community, the Redwood Empire Food Bank, and the City of Petaluma's Parks and Recreation Department. The best part of all? It's free, fun and for a great cause!

Information regarding the 2021 Petaluma Turkey Trot will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

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