Announcing the 2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade Theme “A Parade is Hatched!” celebrating the 100th anniversary of National Egg Day held in 1918. Petaluma’s National Egg Day Parade was featured in newsreels, where floats with giant chickens boasted that Petaluma, home to six million hens laying 600 million eggs and Petaluma was proclaimed as the “Egg Basket of the World!”
While the news coming out of Petaluma today is less egg-centric, there’s always lots of interesting, fun, delicious and sometimes quirky stories to share. Petaluma proudly embraces its past, and it’s an evolving community, this year’s theme gives us the opportunity to celebrate our roots and acknowledge how far we have come in the last 100 years.
We have so many wonderful traditional businesses, both agricultural related, small businesses and corporations hatched here, along with new start-ups and relocating businesses, which have, and continue to put Petaluma on the map!
The parade steps off at noon Saturday, April 28, and will march through the historic downtown, surrounded by a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Festival opens at 10am and the main Parade steps off at Noon
Peruse the above tabs to find additional info about the 2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade & FestivalPetaluma’s Butter & Egg Days Festival was featured in a travel blog on ResortsandLodges.com! Read the full story at Petaluma’s Butter & Egg Days Parade: Sunshine, celebration and family fun.
PETALUMA SPRING ANTIQUE FAIRE
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018
Located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, Western Ave, A St. Parking lot, and 4th & Kentucky Streets,
from B Street to Washington Street.
Antique and collectable lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 32nd Annual Petaluma Antique Faire this spring on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is free.
“The Bay Area’s Premier Antique Center”, Historic Downtown Petaluma will transform into an antique marketplace. Amid the beautiful historic buildings, one of a kind stores, an incredible array of restaurants and cafes, guests can find an incomparable selection of affordable antiques from over 200 dealers. The show has a nice variety of estate jewelry, linens, furniture, art, kitchenware, vintage décor, books and all kinds of unusual collectables to suit everyone’s budget.
This show attracts over 8,000 discerning collectors as well as first time buyers wishing to collect and invest in real antiques. Don’t forget to partake in the Mason’s incredible breakfast in beautiful dining room of the Masons building during the morning of the show for just $8, a rare and special treat!
Interested in being a vendor? Please call us on:
(707) 762 9348 for availability.
Together We Rose
As you know, our entire community has been impacted in one way or another by the devastating fire storms of 2017, which will become another historical moment in Santa Rosa’s 150-year timeline. As we think about this year’s Luther Burbank Rose Parade and the City of Santa Rosa’s 150th Celebration, we determined that our theme should be Together We Rose.
Together, we will rise and we will work to keep our community strong.
A time-honored tradition in Sonoma County and one of the oldest and largest continuously occurring events in Northern California, the Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival celebrates this year with a theme of Together We Rose on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Downtown Santa Rosa. This year’s theme acknowledges the impact of the devastating fire storms of 2017 which will become another historical moment in Santa Rosa’s 150-year timeline. Award winning floats, marching groups, non-profit organizations, and school bands will fill the streets with themed entries as they honor Together We Rose and Santa Rosa’s strength as a community.
After the parade, the fun continues with a festival in Downtown Santa Rosa. Enjoy family fun activities, music, and a variety of food booths.
The Parade is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the Festival is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a trans-formative era for the two artists.
Now, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their album (out September 2017), and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960’s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.
Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote and demoed his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. In addition to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” Still is best known for the hits “ For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield and “Love The One You’re With” from his solo debut, Stephen Stills. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” He also has the added distinction of being the first artist to be inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame twice in one night (for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield). Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She’s earned five Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has published two memoirs, one novel, and, in 1975, was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman. Collins is also a lifelong activist.
Race through the vineyards of California’s wine country as you work your way to this iconic IRONMAN finish line!
The new IRONMAN Santa Rosa offers athletes the same high-quality event they’ve come to know and love in the heart of Sonoma County, with winding roads dotted with vineyards and world-class accommodation. For past race results from IRONMAN Vineman, please visit the event page.
Staged in beautiful Sonoma County and traversing through quaint communities like Geyersville and Healdsburg, IRONMAN Santa Rosa draws not only triathletes, but their wine and food loving family and support crews back every year. The event is a ticket into the heart of the world-famous wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma valleys, and once you’re there, you won’t want to leave. There are B&Bs and boutique hotel options to suit every budget, as well as thousands of wineries, craft breweries, and farm-to-table restaurants for pre-race fueling and post-race celebrations. The race also offers a springboard for vacation itineraries including the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains, and coastal redwood forests.
The split transition race begins at Lake Sonoma, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Northern California. The 2.4-mile swim is a two-loop course taking place in the calm, clean Lake Sonoma. Athletes will transition to their bikes, setting out on the 112-mile course featuring gentle rollers as they ride through famous wine country and quaint towns. The City of Santa Rosa hosts transition two where athletes will begin a tree-lined, two-loop marathon along the Santa Rosa Creek trail. The finish line will take place at the new Courthouse Square park ideally located in downtown in Santa Rosa where great food and wine can be enjoyed by all spectators.
Preserving the best parts of the iconic IRONMAN Vineman event and improving the overall athlete experience, the course, which is less than 10 miles from the original venue, is a tour of Sonoma County’s beautiful wine country and pastoral countryside, passing through famous grape growing regions including: the Russian River Valley Region, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley.
Now presented by Fleet Feet with proceeds benefiting Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K is an annual themed run/walk race open to all ages and abilities. The race is chip-timed and participants will receive a commemorative mug with a beverage fill-up at the finish line! Stick around after the race for the post-run celebration complete with a judged costume contest, fun activities, and music and entertainment! Race awards will take place in Old Courthouse Square post-race.
Apr 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This orientation covers all of our Sonoma Coast programs, including Whale Watch, Pinniped Monitoring, Seal Watch, Seabird Monitoring, Tidepool, and Steward Ship. Topics will include ocean safety, marine mammal/seabird identification, reporting wildlife disturbances, how monitoring data is being used, dog policy and dealing with the public in a non-confrontational manner, and information about our affiliates at the Marine Mammal Center, California Coastal National Monument, and Seabird Protection Network.
Instructor(s): Sonoma Coast State Park Lifeguard, Jeffrey Smith (Stewards Volunteer), Dr. Sarah Allen, Ph.D. (National Park Service), Ryan Berger (WhaleAlert, Marine Mammal Center), Phil Warren (Marine Mammal Center), Bill Standley (Bureau of Land Management, CA Coastal National Monument), Paul Hobi (Seabird Protection Network & NOAA Marine Sanctuaries) & Hollis Bewley (Seabird & Tidepool Program Coordinator)
Meets: Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, 510 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!
THE 73RD ANNUAL SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2019
Theme: It Takes a Village to Blossom
Celebrating the Rich Diversity of our Community!
Saturday April 13, 2019
Festival & Parade
(Parade starts at 10 am
on Main St.)
Sunday April 14, 2019
Festival and Blues Music Explosion
2019 Festival Features Live Blues Performers and awesome music from nearby & around the country.
Click for the full line up.
Though the famed horticulturist Luther Burbank took part in the event as early as 1914, the annual tradition began in 1894 with the first Rose Carnival. It continued until 1926 when it was canceled due to Burbank’s death, shortly before the festival. A longer hiatus was observed during the World Wars.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce ‘Jaycees’ revived the event in 1950, renaming it in honor of Burbank. It has been held every year since and always with a parade. Many elements have changed over the years. The original affairs offered the grandeur of coronation balls and the pageantry of royal courts; later versions offered regattas, bicycle and running races, fireworks and tennis. The parade, though, has always been the central activity.?
Since its rebirth in 1950 the parade has become an annual event on the third Saturday in May, drawing a strong showing of local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.?
Festival activities, particularly fun and games for children, became a larger part of the day with the 100th anniversary event in 1994. The Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival became a formal tax-exempt corporation in 1994 after the last of its parent organizations disbanded. Community members, determined to keep the annual tradition alive, formed a 12-member board of directors. The volunteer group works year-round to produce the event, which meets an annual budget of $100,000 through sponsorships, grants, and parade and vendor fees.
June 1, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A great opportunity to join naturalist Laura Morgan for a Wildflower Hike on Sonoma Coast. Park in the lot just south of Shell Beach, off Carlevaro Way, at 10 AM. The hike will go up to 3 miles north, to Blind Beach. Participants can hike as far as they feel comfortable. Families with kids are welcome (no charge for kids under 13). Hikers would need to bring fluids and bag lunches. Significant rain would cancel.
Instructor(s): Dr. Laura Morgan (naturalist & author of Three Jewels: A Field Guide to Three West Sonoma County Trail Systems)
Meets: Shell Beach parking lot, Hwy 1/Shell Beach Rd, Jenner, CA 95450
Stewards members receive a 20% discount on registration fees. Not a member? Join today!