Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival



 Butter & Egg Days on April 28, 2018

 "A Parade is Hatched”

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of National Egg Day

And the 1st Egg Day Parade held in 1918

Announcing the  2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade Theme “A Parade is Hatched!” celebrating the 100th anniversary of National Egg Day held in 1918.  Petaluma’s National Egg Day Parade was featured in newsreels, where floats with giant chickens boasted that Petaluma, home to six million hens laying 600 million eggs and Petaluma was proclaimed as the

“Egg Basket of the World!” 


While the news coming out of Petaluma today is less egg-centric, there’s always lots of interesting, fun, delicious and sometimes quirky stories to share. Petaluma proudly embraces its past, and it’s an evolving

community, this year’s theme gives us the opportunity to celebrate our roots and acknowledge how far we have

come in the last 100 years.

We have so many wonderful traditional businesses, both agricultural related, small businesses and corporations hatched here, along with new start-ups and relocating businesses, which have, and continue to put

Petaluma on the map!

“We are very excited about the opportunity to acknowledge the many special people, cultures, businesses, and organizations that have contributed to Petaluma’s growth and reputation as a city from the past continuing to the present day.

This year’s Butter & Egg Days event will again be presented by Petaluma Poultry’s Rocky & Rosie, the event’s premier sponsor. Clover Stornetta Farms will return to lead the Clover Kids’ Parade, which precedes the main parade with a procession of preschoolers and primary grade youngsters and their families. Other sponsors are being signed up now, with a deadline of March 9th  for major recognitions.

The parade steps off at noon Saturday, April 28, and will march through the historic downtown, surrounded by a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Festival opens at 10am and the main Parade steps off at Noon

Peruse the above tabs to find additional info about the 2018 Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival
Petaluma’s Butter & Egg Days Festival was featured in a travel blog on! Read the full story at Petaluma’s Butter & Egg Days Parade: Sunshine, celebration and family fun.

If you are interested in sponsoring this years event please contact: or call (707) 762-9348



Congratulations to our 2017 Butter & Egg Days Parade Winners!
Trophies & Ribbons are available for pick up
at the Visitors Center 7 days a week from 10-4pm

High School Marching Band
1st Place: Petaluma High School Marching Band
2nd Place: Casa Grande High School Marching Gauchos
Jr. High School Marching Band
1st Place: Petaluma Junior High School Marching Band
2nd Place: Kenilworth Junior High School Marching Band
Band - Other
1st Place: Tian Guo Marching Band
2nd Place: Celebrate Recovery Petaluma
Float - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Petaluma City Schools
2nd Place: North Bay Performing Arts - Contessi Ballet
Float Commercial
1st Place: Lagunitas
2nd Place: Coldwell Banker Petaluma
Mini Float - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Uprising Petaluma
2nd Place: The Salvation Army
Mini Float Commercial
1st Place: Star Staffing
Antique Car or Classic Car - Commercial
1st Place: Team Ghilotti
2nd Place: Twin Hills
Antique or Classic Car - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Espinoza Family & Friends
2nd Place: Petaluma Historical Library & Friends
Fire Engine
1st Place: CAL FIRE
2nd Place: Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
Novelty/ Specialty Unit - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Club Scouts - Redwood Empire
2nd Place: Ballet Folklorico Netanualcoyotl
Novelty/ Specialty Unit - Commercial
1st Place: Martial Arts USA
2nd Place: Sunrise Senior Living
Veterans Group
1st Place: Marine Corps League Detachment #686
2nd Place: Sunrise Senior Living
Costumed Marching Group - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma Paquiyollotzin
2nd Place: Petaluma Open Space
Costumed Walking Group - Commercial
1st Place: Trader Joe's
Equestrian - Non-Commercial
1st Place: Wine Country Peruvian Paso Horse Club
Equestrian Commercial
1st Place: Wells Fargo
Equestrian Clean-Up Crew
Best Pooper Scooper: Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma
Sweepstakes Award
Kala Brand Music Co.
Helen Putnam Award
Henry Curtis Ford - Hansel Family
Judges Special Award
Living Earth Structures
Golden Hammer Award
Spring Hill School

Voted BEST Festival in Sonoma County!

In The News


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Butter & Egg Days: Parade Winners

Petalumans flock to Butter & Egg Days

'Star Wars' at Butter and Egg Days

A Very Good Egg


Petaluma Butter and Egg Days a salute to Agriculture

Petaluma Street Closures and Alcohol Regulations This Weekend

Butter, Eggs, Chicks & Antiques


Butter, Eggs and baby Chicks Celebrated in Petaluma

Big Turnout for Butter & Egg Days

Bringing Out the Best in Petaluma

Butter & Egg Days Celebrated in Petaluma  

Presented by The Petaluma Downtown Association with ROCKY & ROSIE Chicken

Thank you to all of the participants of this years parade, and congratulations to all of the winners!  If you have not picked up your trophy or ribbon please stop by the Petaluma Downtown Association at 210 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 to collect your award!

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