Petaluma has a great downtown neighborhood that is always bustling with excitement and entertainment. The community is compassionate about art, theater, music, and everything in between. When in Petaluma, definitely take the time to explore a few of these great locations.
The Petaluma Arts Center is a great organization that promotes awareness, appreciation, and artistic expression of cultural arts in the community. The center opened in 2008 by the Petaluma Arts Council, a grassroots organization with a mission to enrich the community with a recognition of art. The Petaluma Arts Center has various exhibitions, events, and educational courses offered throughout the year. The center is a great place to visit to experience true artistic expression in the community.
Catch a beautiful and moving experience at the Petaluma City Ballet. The ballet was incorporated in 1981 and has been a community favorite ever since. The ballet puts on classical and contemporary productions of well-known tales throughout the year. The Petaluma City Ballet encourages young people to follow their passion for dance and performance, all while contributing to the larger art community in Petaluma.
Another great place to check out while in town is the McNear’s Saloon and Mystic Theatre. McNear’s is a great place to go for a multifaceted night out. Upstairs is the banquet and game room where a variety of events are hosted. There is a full bar, television sets, pool tables, and video games to entertain you. Downstairs, enjoy a delicious Irish-inspired meal at the restaurant portion. McNear’s is a great place to hang out, host a birthday party, or catch an entertaining musical or comedic performance at the Mystic Theatre right next door.