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Parks & Recreation Special Events


4th of July Festival

Petaluma's 4th of July Festival 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.

Information regarding Petaluma's 2021 4th of July Festival will be posted soon. Stay tuned!


Movies in the Park

This is a series of outdoor movie viewings held on various Friday evenings during the summer and fall months. All movie nights take place at Lucchesi Park and include pre-movie entertainment options such as bounce houses, face painting, illusionists, and lawn games. 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!

Information regarding Petaluma's 2021 Movies in the Park series will be posted soon. Stay tuned!


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.

Information regarding Petaluma's 2021 Live on the Lawn series will be posted soon. Stay tuned!


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!

photo from Movies in the Park
Turkey Trot 2019
Live on the Lawn
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