Not every town can boast a Butter & Egg Day Parade, and folks in Petaluma have good reason to love theirs. The Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade and Celebration takes place every year in April.
The parade which showcases the history and culture of Petaluma, typically draws crowds of more than 25,000 people. More than 3,000 people participate in the 100-unit parade and around a hundred volunteers help pull this unique local event together with the The Petaluma Downtown Association.
The celebration goes on all day, before, during and after the parade, and covers four blocks. You can browse arts and crafts exhibits and community booths, enjoy festival foods, and take the kids to the family area to play on the inflatables, rides, and enjoy hands-on activities.
WHAT: The Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival is free.
WHEN: Annually in April.
WHERE: Historic Downtown Petaluma, CA 94952. The parade starts at Walnut Park (4th & D Sts.), goes North on Fourth St. to Kentucky St., goes right on Washington Street heading East, then turns right on Petaluma Blvd. North heading South and ends at Walnut Park.
SAVVY TIPS: To make the experience a little savvier …
- Parking — Try the City Parking Garage on First & C Street or the City Parking Garage on Keller and Western Ave. Good news: the two-hour parking restriction is lifted on that day for the surrounding non-closed streets.
- Weather — The event goes on, rain or shine.