Butter and Egg Days Festival and Parade
Brimming with authentic small town pride and personality, Petaluma’s 36th Annual Butter and Egg Days Festival and Parade pays tribute to Petaluma’s place in history as the “World’s Egg Basket” and its rich agricultural heritage. Originally created in the 1900s to promote Petaluma as part of National Egg Day, the parade has grown to more than 130 parade units attracting 25,000 people into downtown on the last weekend in April.
The festivities kick off on Saturday with only-in-Petaluma competitions including the “Cutest Little Chick Contest” where adorable toddlers don feathers and yellow onesies hoping to be crowned the “cutest” and the good natured “Cow Chip Tossing Contest” where local celebrities compete for bragging rights. The parade begins at noon followed by an afternoon of music, food, and family fun throughout the downtown district.