Parks & Recreation Special Events


4th of July Celebration

This annual celebration is held on the evening of July 4th and is located at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds & Events Center. The festivities start in the early evening, with free children's activities and food/beverages for purchase. The highlight of the night is a spectacular fireworks display, which can be seen from all over the Petaluma area.

Click here for more information about this year's 4th of July Celebration.


Movies in the Park 2020

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!

Click here for more information about this year's Movies in the Park series.


Petaluma Turkey Trot and Food Drive

This is a fun-filled event that takes place on Thanksgiving morning each year. The Petaluma Turkey Trot is a community run that is put on by multiple organizations, including MAD Architecture, AQUS Community, Petaluma High School Lacrosse, and the City of Petaluma. As of 2019, the Trot occurs within the Ellis Creek Wetlands, found inside Shollenberger Park. There are no fees, minimal registration, and zero waste...and participants are encouraged to come in turkey-wear! For more information about the next scheduled Turkey Trot, visit petalumaturkeytrot.com.


Petaluma Walking Day 2020

Due to continued health concerns revolving around the COVID-19 coronavirus, Petaluma Walking Day 2020 will be postponed.

More information about the postponement, as well as updates about the future of this event, can be found at the Petaluma Health Care District's website.

photo from Movies in the Park
Turkey Trot 2019
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