Butter & Egg Days Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 20th

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19th April

The weeklong celebration of Petaluma’s history and heritage kicks off on Saturday, April 22  at noon at The Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth St. with the Opening Ceremony for the Butter & Egg Days and Petaluma History Week.


The Petaluma Downtown Association’s parade committee will introduce the recipient’s of this year’s Good Egg Award, John Maher, aka “Petaluma Pete”.   In keeping with the  this year’s parades  “Petaluma – City of Makers!” John was awarded this honor as  “maker of music” for his contribution to his positive promotion of the city, and good works in advocating for music into schools.  Mayor David glass will read his proclamation and announce the opening of History week.


The parade grand marshal this year is dedicated to one of Petaluma’s most famous “makers” Lagunitas Brewing Company.


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Good Egg

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11th April

With the 2017 parade theme “Petaluma – City of Makers,” the Butter & Egg Days committee has selected “maker of music” advocate John Maher as this year’s Good Egg. The Good Egg award is presented to a Petaluman who supports, preserves and contributes to the positive promotion of the city. Maher will be introduced at the Butter & Egg Days Opening Ceremonies at noon on April 22 at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum and ride in the parade on April 29th.


Maher, who is better known to the community as sidewalk busker Petaluma Pete, is an evangelist for making music, especially in schools. For the past 10 years, the ubiquitous Petaluma Pete has spread his music-maker message by playing on most every street corner and downtown event, encouraging kids to participate by pushing down on the piano keys, many for … Read More »

Lagunitas honored as 2017 Butter & Egg Days Parade Grand Marshal

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8th April

One of Petaluma’s most famous “makers,” Lagunitas Brewing Co., has been selected as the 2017 parade grand marshal. With the theme, “Petaluma – City of Makers,” the Butter & Days committee is honoring Lagunitas as a maker of community partnerships through their programs to non-profits. And Lagunitas also makes a beer – about 920,000 barrels of it – that is beloved by craft beer fans throughout the world.


“Early on we wanted to partner with communities,” says Karen Hamilton, Lagunitas’ director of communications for the past 12 years. The company didn’t have a lot of money but we did have beer. It’s part of our culture that if we can give back, we should give back. As we expand into other communities, every location will have a non-profit component.”


Lagunitas makes partnerships in the community through a variety of programs designed to … Read More »