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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.