The Taste of Petaluma, the annual culinary journey through downtown Petaluma, will be held Saturday, August 19th from 12pm to 3pm. A fundraiser for Cinnabar Theater, Taste of Petaluma is an outdoor culinary event spanning an estimated 50 sites to showcase the diversity of the Petaluma dining community. The 12th annual event now features a free downtown trolley and a dedicated beer garden and wine garden.
The free Wine Trolley will loop through four stops in downtown Petaluma: Water Street/Petaluma Boulevard, Keller Street at Petaluma Market, B and 4th Streets, 2nd Street at the Fire Station. Visitors with Taste of Petaluma bracelets can enter and exit the trolley at any stop.
The Beer Garden will be outdoors along the river on Water Street, featuring food, beer, and spirit tasting. The dedicated Wine Garden remains in the shaded backyard of the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, with wine, cheese, chocolate, and spirits available. Patrons must show valid ID to enter the Beer & Wine Gardens.
More than a dozen performers are slated to provide live entertainment throughout the event. Additional attractions are planned, from chair massages in Theater Square to kids’ activities to be announced. Local food authors Frances Rivetti (Fog Valley Crush: Love at First Bite – at Home in the Farmstead) and Laura Figone (Cooking with Laura Figone) will have a meet and greet book signing at the Hotel Petaluma from 12pm to 3pm.
In addition, a “Caterers Showcase”, featuring the finest caterers of Sonoma County will be located at the Hotel Petaluma for tastings.
Tickets to Taste of Petaluma are $40 for 10 tastings, and can be purchased online through tasteofpetaluma.org. Tickets the day of the event will be available in downtown Petaluma starting at 12pm at Putnam Square.
For more information, visit www.tasteofpetaluma.org or call Cinnabar Theater 707-763-8920.
Cinnabar Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit, embarking on its 45th season of live entertainment. Each season offers six plays and musicals, along with guest artists and concerts throughout the year. The Young Repertory arm of the theater presents three full shows in its season, and teaches performing arts classes and camps to scores of Sonoma County children. Learn more at cinnabartheater.org.