Petaluma River Festival, August 28, 2021

A River festival that feels like a family reunion!

In 1986 our city celebrated an annual River Festival that brought the community together to have fun and raise money for important causes.  Here we are over 35 yrs later and its time to celebrate our newly dredged river and bring back the fun!

We invite you to join us for day full of boat and paddle board races, live music, food vendors, beer & wine garden and lots of surprises.  Bring your friends and family and make a day of it, to help bring this Petaluma classic back to life!


The Petaluma Downtown Association and Petaluma Rotary Sunrise have teamed up to create a day of frivolity and fun. It'll be a day of games and contests for you to participate in.


  • Tug-Of-War across the River
  • Kayak Water Polo
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Races
  • Along with food vendors, beer & wine, and local live music
  • Local restaurants with views onto the river welcome you