Heritage, High-jinks and A Hootenanny


Once again Friends of the Petaluma River bring you Rivertown Revival;  A festival to celebrate our town, community and river.  We will have music, art boat races, delicious local food, beer, creative vendors, a large play area for kids and kids at heart, interactive art and more.   

Every year we are dedicated to creating an unforgettable and eco-friendly event decorated with re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed materials as much as possible.  We love to turn trash into treasure!  

Please join us dressed as yourself or any zany, odd, beautiful, ugly or avant-garde character you see fit.  We love how your presence and creativity add to our event. See you there!




Rivertown Revival is a Benefit for Friends of the Petaluma River (FOPR).  A local non-profit dedicated to celebrating, conserving and educating the community about the Petaluma River and it’s watershed.  Throughout the year FOPR hosts river clean ups, free boating on sundays, a nature camp for kids, barn dances and more.  In 2014 FOPR implemented a Watershed Classroom Program which enables teachers throughout Petaluma City Schools to teach common core curriculum through the lens of our river and watershed.  Please stop by our tent at Rivertown Revival to learn more about us.






The Rivertown Revival will take place on the McNear Peninsula, through the entrance of Steamer Landing Park, at D Street & Copeland St near the Petaluma River in beautiful Petaluma.


Lodging and Weekend Activities

We encourage out-of-town guests and bridal parties taking advantage of our fabulous wedding pavilion to stay in Petaluma.  For lodging, we encourage you to click over to the Visit Petaluma Lodging Page.


Sculpture Walk

Rivertown Revival features all kinds of art! Since the beginning of this event, we have invited Sonoma County’s sculptors to bring their large works to the greet the public as they enter. Along the promenade and floating in the slough you will be delighted by art in surprising places. All art is available for barter.

2015 sculpture artists

Monty Monty montymontyart.com | email: montymonty@prodigy.net
Aileen Cormack
Peter Compton http://cromptondesign.com | email: petercrompton@me.com
Robyn Spencer-Crompton http://cromptondesign.com
Kate Schaffner kateschaffner.com
Les Millard
Baron Von Jabba baronconjabba.com
Sean Paul Lorenz http://www.seanpaullorentz.com
Todd Cox http://www.arcanechicanery.com | email: tcox.odd1@gmail.com
Tyson Barbera https://sites.google.com/site/sculpturebytyson | email: tcbamc@yahoo.com
Hj Mooji www.hjmooijink.com | email: hjmooij@gmail.com

Eco-Consciousness: Water and Waste

Please bring your own drinking container to the Rivertown Revival, as we are dedicated to creating a low-impact event within our beautiful peninsula and river environment. There will be limited disposables available at the event, and you will notice ample recycling and composting bins throughout. Please help us preserve the peninsula and keep our event waste-free.


We heartily encourage bicycling or walking to the Revival, however limited parking will be available off of D Street between the bridge and Lakeville Highway.

Bicycle Valet

A free Bicycle Valet organized by Bici Sport will be set at Steamer Landing Park.


We love animals, but our livestock and food vendors are wary. It's also always quite hot in July, so please keep your dogs, cats, birds, and fish at home.  (We’re ok with snakes as body art.)

Food and Beverage

A bounty of food vendors will be on site to tempt you with local goodies- save room for lunch, dessert, and more while supporting your local purveyors.


We’re choosing the most unique local vendors to display their crafts at the Revival. We encourage you to support the many wares that will be available.