Ongoing events

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.

[caption id="attachment_1583" align="aligncenter" width="640"]North Bay Rowing Club and SSU Crew host Wine Country Rowing Classic Single scullers approach the race course in 2012[/caption] From the first of the year to the last, PSCC and its supporters hold, support, and participate in events in and around Petaluma that celebrate the joys of getting out on the water in human-powered craft. Join us! Year-round: Petaluma Water Ways walking tours and water tours, PSCC friends and funders tours
  • Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival

    2013 marked the first Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, held in mid September, and PSCC was proud to represent our river partners. A standing toy river otter (“Otto”, we named him) held people’s mini beer jars for them and posed for pictures with passersby as […]

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    Butter & Egg Days Parade

    PSCC loves the Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival! It’s our opportunity to get off the water and greet everyone on the streets of Petaluma. We’ll pass out flyers about Day on the River, which introduces our various sports; our summer camps; and other […]

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  • Annual Petaluma River Cleanup

    It’s spring-cleaning time for the Petaluma River! Teams of volunteers meet at the Petaluma Marina and collect hundreds of pounds of trash from the river. Dumpsters are provided at the event and later hauled away. A variety of educational displays, music and food are onsite […]

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    Annual Day on The River

    Come down to the Foundry Wharf, at 625 2nd Street, to try out all kinds of human-powered craft with the help of members of the Petaluma Small Craft Center, whose goal is to increase river access, build a public small craft rental center in the […]

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    Rivertown Revival

    In 2010, during the first Rivertown Revival, PSCC’s art boat race entry paddled away with top honors. Every year, PSCC returns to this local, arts-based, community festival that highlights the Petaluma River and all of the county’s amazing artists. At our booth, we concentrate on […]

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  • Round The Rock Alcatraz Challenge

    Every August, the He’eNaluMarin-Sonoma Outrigger Canoe Club and the NCOCA present the Round the Rock Challenge, a 6-person outrigger canoe race starting at the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz to the Bay Bridge, and then back past the Wharf back to the launch point at […]

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  • Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon

    The Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon is held on the Sunday before Labor Day at the North Bay Rowing Club at Foundry Wharf, 625 2nd Street, Petaluma. Since 2004, the Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon has served as the West Coast flat-water long-distance championship. It is one of the […]

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  • Annual Wine Country Rowing Classic

    Each year PSCC member North Bay Rowing Club and SSU Crew co-host the Annual Wine Country Rowing Classic, a 5,000-meter “head” race on the first Sunday in October, attracting more than 100 clubs and 500 athletes. Rowers can sign up on regatta central for this US Rowing-registered regatta. The […]

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  • Annual Turkey Relay and Mixer

    Held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Come all ye Thanksgiving overeaters and have some fun! Join the Petaluma Small Craft Center for its 3rd Annual Turkey Relay and Mixer event for all solo (single individual) non-motorized watercraft. Invited are rowers, kayakers, canoeists, stand up […]

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    Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

    PSCC brings human-powered boats to the Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in the Turning Basin, held on an early Saturday evening in December. Once our “Floathouse” is built, we’ll be able to offer front-row seats to this annual winter evening spectacle.

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Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?