Art & Garden Festival turns Sweet 16
Sunday, July 9th
The Art & Garden festival, one of Petaluma's most loved events turns sweet sixteen this year and celebrating the SUMMER OF LOVE! Join us from 11 am to 5 pm, on July 9th, 2017, for a fun filled day for all the family.
Once again we'll host fine local crafters, artisans, gardeners, live music on two stages and an array of local wineries, breweries, restaurants & fine food purveyors will offer tastings.
This event is free to attend, but you have to purchase a Tasting Package in order to partake in all the great wine, craft beer, cocktails and food tasting.
Not the typical street fair, vendors are handpicked quality vendors with creative home and garden décor, jewelry, arts and more. With 145 booths of unusual, unique, handmade items this event has something for everyone’s taste and budget.
Experts will be on hand from The Petaluma Garden Club and Sonoma County Master Gardeners to answer gardening questions. Figure out how to grow vegetables in tricky Petaluma adobe soil and what makes a garden organic.
While the parents are eating and dancing, the kids can enjoy will the children’s corner, were the Casa Cheer Team will FREE hands-on arts and crafts, face painting, hair tinsel, bounce house, and sing-along’s with the Princesses of Hope, Love & Magic. Artful Arrangements will have a booth for parents and their children to bond with parallel play.
Bring your own washable chalk and have fun with your friends, your kids or just by yourself at the free Chalk Art competition, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can enter anytime after 10:45 a.m. at the booth on the corner of “B” and Fourth streets. Adults and children of all ages and abilities can enter. Voting will end at 3pm and is by public choice; winners will be announced onstage at 4 p.m.
On the Main Stage
3-5pm The Soul Section is a Bay Area band with its primary focus on the great funk and soul music of the 60's and 70's. They also draw favorites from the deep well of the entire Rock era.
1:30-2:45pm The HOTS
is not your MAMAS cover band. The Hots area a really fun band that take the songs you know and love and make them come alive in a whole new way - old school rock with wheels! Just great dance music!
persuasive, genre bending songs blending Rock, Pop, Jam, Blues and Country sounds are wrapped together in a melodic swirl of heartfelt ear candy.
11-11:50am Don Trotta a blend of original and select cover tunes.
On the Acoustic Stage
11-1pm Francis Hayhurst & Preston - Classic Rock
1-2pm James K - Music for kids and Families
2-4pm Gary Grubb and Preston Bailey - County Rock
Although gardeners and shoppers will have a lot to keep themselves busy, they will also be swirling fine wines from local wineries like Adobe Road, Karah Estate, Barber Cellars, Sonoma Portworks and Sonoma Coast Spirits. Local favorite brews from Lagunitas, 101 North Brewing and Dempsey’s will be poured and sampling culinary food delights from a wide variety of local restaurants. Premier Sponsors Rocky and Rosie Chicken will be serving delicious sweet and spicy chicken wings and bourbon blackened chicken skewers.
Be sure to bring your taste buds as you are in for a real treat, Preferred Sonoma Caterers are serving a yummy Greek taco’s and their famous chocolate chip cookies. Fit for a King serving a delicious chicken arugula salad, Nick's Cove will be presenting their memorable prawn Louis, Sauced bringing their BBQ magic, Berts Deserts, Wine by the Slice and there is so much more!
Tastings From Our Restaurant's Finest:
Adults and children of all ages will want to compete in the free chalk art competition. Please RSVP by calling the Petaluma Downtown Association on: 707-762-9348
It's free to enter just give us a call so that we can reserve you a spot. Come earn some bragging rights..the best part is sharing your talent. The public are the judges so be sure to bring your friends.
Even if you don’t feel like getting on your knees and chalking your own artistic scene, it is exciting to see the end results from other budding chalk artists.
Here is some of our incredibly talented vendors!
Bring the little ones down for an exciting day at the Kids Corner during the Art & Garden Festival! Experience parallel play with Artful Arrangements coloring booth and photograph the moment. Keep a look out for Oliver the Balloon Machine and don't miss hair tinsel and face painting by the Casa Grande High School Cheer Team! Get wild in the jumpy house for the littles or join in on our wonderful crafts at the crafts table!