We’re The Best Around!

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30th September

The Petaluma Downtown Association was beyond honored to discover our annual Butter & Egg Days Parade was voted The Best Annual Festival in Press Democrat’s Best of Sonoma County Reader’s Choice poll.  We were invited to attend the awards ceremony yesterday at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa.  Our Executive Director Marie, our Event & Communications Coordinator Jenny, and our Board Members Jeff, JoAnn and Michelle all attended the event.  Funny enough a few of the Parades’ sponsors won in various best of categories too.  Redwood Credit union won best credit union, Friedman’s won best home improvement store and Exchange Bank won best Bank.  Congrats to them on being voted the best of Sonoma County!

While we, of course, all think our festival is the best, we were so elated to find other people (y’know, the ones that don’t spend … Read More »

Petaluma’s Harvest Days in Historic Downtown

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30th September

The Petaluma Downtown Association is thrilled to announce a new fall event, Petaluma’s Harvest Days in Downtown Petaluma takes place  Thursday through Saturday, October 11-13.  Local downtown merchants will come together to celebrate friendship and community with a host of activities – including  Petaluma Gap wine grape-tasting,  a cupcake competition, Scarecrows on the Town, pumpkin decorating at the Mail Depot and  live music in Putnam Plaza.  Petaluma’s Harvest Days is a celebration of the bountiful fall season in Petaluma!


Residents and visitors alike will delight in “Scarecrows on the Town,” a whimsical display of handcrafted scarecrows located at various locations throughout downtown.  A complete map of “Scarecrows on the Town” will be available closer to the event but in the meantime, here’s a partial list of participants…Art Without Labels, The Mail Depot, Chickaboom Vintage, Great Expectations/First Light Farms, Marissa’s Fantasia, One … Read More »

Petaluma Palooza, A Community Expo

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30th September

Saturday, September 15, 2012  2pm – 6pm

Community, Business, Learning, Fun

At The Petaluma Arts Center

230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma 94952


Aqus Community, Petaluma’s membership-driven hive of social capital, announces the first annual Petaluma Palooza: A Community Expo!


Get ready, Petaluma…the Petaluma Palooza is a hybrid of nonprofit showcases, part business gathering, part learning fair and fun all rolled into one! It’s local resources coming together, to contribute, enrich and sustain the culture, commerce and creativity of our beloved Petaluma.


The Petaluma Palooza is a collaborative event produced by Aqus Community in association with the Petaluma Downtown Association and the Petaluma Arts Center…the purpose: To bring together a broad spectrum of individuals, local businesses and nonprofits and neighbors in an atmosphere that is participatory, engaging and fun.


“As with all of our events, this is about connecting people in our community” says John Crowley of … Read More »