Petaluma Small Craft Center loves to Put Petaluma on The River! Here’s our calendar and here are some dates to keep in mind for non-motorized boating.
Summer: Annual Day on The River, in the turning basin. Try every kind of non-motorized boat you can think of! Free for kids 12 and under. Adults pay just $10.00. Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10 am-2 pm. Prepay here, if you’d like. Or just show up! Parking on Weller Street. Bring your water bottle!
Three Summer Camps on the River: Small Craft Summer Camp, Introduction to Sailing (Camp), and Intro to Kayak Racing (Clinic).
In September: Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon. Those who are capable come to Petaluma from far and wide to experience this amazing waterway, bustling with wildlife and spectacular views. Hosted by PSCC, officiated by volunteers from our many boating clubs and companies, this event is cherished by our local community, and every participant gets a medal and a seat at the potluck afterwards.
In October: 12th Annual Wine Country Rowing Classic. Bringing over 600 athletes to “Petaluma’s Longest Park,” as we like to call our river, this event is free to the spectating public and helps showcase not only the organizational finesse of the North Bay Rowing Club and Sonoma State University, who co-host it, but also our lovely waterway, which has some of the best viewing for regattas on the West Coast, thanks to Shollenberger Park. The Petaluma Wetlands Alliance docents help keep the people on the path and provide birdwatching expertise to spectators. Come celebrate with us. There are food and other vendors in the parking lot of the Marina, and crews from Juniors, Collegiate, and Masters programs all up and down the California and Oregon coast.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving: Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Relays and Mixer, at the North Bay Rowing Club docks. Try to get the Water(wo)man award by medaling in four different kinds of watercraft. Paddle or row off some of those extra holiday pounds!
Late November: Santa’s Riverboat Arrival. Hang out and listen to live entertainment in the River Plaza Shopping Center as you await Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival for the holiday season!