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Rivertown Revival is Sensory Friendly!

Rivertown Revival is Sensory Friendly!

The 10th anniversary of Rivertown Revival takes place on Saturday, July 20th from 11 am - 8 pm in Petaluma benefiting the Friends of the Petaluma River. We are pleased to announce that in an effort to offer the best experience for all of our attendees, we will have sensory friendly kits…

The Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome

 Whiskeydrome is back! It produces furiously exciting races on an open fence track only five feet high and 26 feet in diameter. A 4-6 man crew will provide a daring show, marvelous tricks and fancy riding.

Calling ALL Friends

Calling ALL Friends

CALLING all Friends -- we have still have available shifts for our Volunteer Check-In duty!

The Weather Gods

The Weather Gods

It looks like the weather gods are on the Revival's side.

Free Bus Rides on Petaluma Transit

Petaluma_Transit_logo Petaluma Transit and RR have partnered to provide an eco-conscious and practical transportation alternative to this year’s event and the best part – its FREE!

Riders can take Bus Route 1, 11, and 24 and exit at the Copeland Transit Centers (transfers are available to these routes) and the bus drivers are happy to assist you in navigating your trip.

For a complete bus route schedule visit or for trip planning which can also be found on the PT’s home page.


Calling All Rivertown Revivalists

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Volunteer Sign-ups are Here!

It’s time to muster up for duty for the Revival, which will be coming to town on Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

This event is 100% fueled by our fabulous volunteers, (or VIPs as we prefer to call ‘em!} We hope you will join us this year to celebrate The Greatest Slough on Earth!

All VIPs receive free admission, two drink coupons, an RR VIP t-shirt, and access to the VIP tent, where the deck hands on duty will treat you with refreshments, shade and the best seats on the Peninsula! Most of all, you get to be a part of the wonderful community!

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Vittles 'n' Fixins - 2014

Hey Hungry Revivalists!Check out the nosh we've got booked for this summer's Revival!  These fantastic food peddlers will be serving up delicious fare to keep us in the spirit all day and night. Coming back this year are:

Lagunitas Beer Comet Corn Those Fabulous Frickle Brothers Pizza Politana Palooza, The Bunslinger Petaluma Coffee & Tea Co Preferred Sonoma Caterers Real Cool Frozen Treats Revive Kombucha Roy's Chicago Doggery Shell Shucked Oyster Three Twins Ice Cream Ultra Crepes And we also welcome these new Food Peddlers to the Revival: Fish On! Chips Jezebel Donuterie Nourish Pink Elephant Concessions Red's Apple Roadhouse Thistle Meats Ultimate Souvlaki -

10 Things to Know Before You Go

Attending the Revival- Important Information

  1. Entrance to the Rivertown Revival is $10.  No charge for babes in arms.  Dogs are not permitted into the festival.
  2. This is a family-friendly event with organized activities and entertainment available for children, tweens, and grownups- all included in the entrance price.
  3. Limited paid parking is available in the lot at Weller and East D streets. Parking is $10 per car. Free parking may be found at the Theater Square garage across the river on 2nd and C Streets.
  4. A massive, free,  Bicycle Valet organized by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will be near the entrance on Copeland and D.
  5. Water stations will be set around the Rivertown Revival for guests to fill their own water bottles. No bottled water will be sold at the event.
  6. Volunteers, Vendors, and Visitors are applauded for playing dressup.  Think Old West meets Victorian Carnival. There are always lots of folks in costume, so you won't be alone!
  7. The peninsula is a natural, bumpy, uneven environment.  Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Smoking or open flames of any kind are prohibited on the peninsula.
  8. A wheelchair shuttle will be available to take guests to inaccessible areas of the festival. Handicap parking is available at the Steamer Landing Parking Lot.
  9. Several ATMs will be available at the festival.  Ticket booths accept cash and credit cards.
  10. Food and merchandise vendors accept cash, and in some cases, credit cards.

Poetry in Motion- Bug Tells the Story

"A special time on the mighty slough with volunteers in hearty crew, 8300 came and danced, and sung. Got married too." Hearty thanks to Michael "Bug" Deakin and Brick Room Studios for creating this film.  

About the Revival

About the Revival

July 30, 2011 11:00am - 7:00pm

Like you, we love Sonoma County and all of the bounty that it has to offer. For this reason, and many more, we’ve celebrating the 2nd year of this local, arts-based, community festival that highlights the Petaluma River and all of the amazing artists who call our county home. The event includes an art boat race and parade, floating art barges and an all-day festival, which includes local music, art, food and drink and over 40 fabulous local vendors. The Rivertown Revival is sure to be 2011's most unique and creative summer festival!


The Rivertown Revival benefits the River Heritage Center, and will raise funds for staffing and programs for this important institution planned by the Friends of the Petaluma River to be built at Steamer Landing Park.


The Rivertown Revival will take place on the McNear Peninsula, through the entrance of Steamer Landing Park, at D Street and 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. We invite you to join our Friday night kick-off party as well as our open farms and special activities on Sunday. More information about the events will appear here throughout the spring and early summer. For lodging, we encourage you to click over to the Visit Petaluma Lodging Page.


The stage will be busy all day with a variety of foot-stompin' , creative, crowd-pleasing acts of Americana. Check back here at the summer solstice when we publish the initial lineup. In the meantime, click here for the 2010 schedule.


Races and displays will be happening throughout the day. If you're interested in creating a floating sensation- from a decorated kayak to an elaborate schooner, please check out the Art Boat Application area of this site.


Please bring your own drinking vessel to the Rivertown Revival, as we are dedicated to creating a low-impact event to 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 the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will be set at Steamer Landing Park.


Bring them! This is a family friendly event, and children will have their own kingdom in the River Kidstown- an area dedicated to kids crafts and entertainment.


We love animals, but our livestock and food vendors are wary. Pleases 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.