This Saturday, the banks of Steamer Landing Park in Petaluma will come alive with a celebration of art and past centuries. Which century? No one really knows, but think Steampunk meets Victorian meets Cowboy Circus— basically it's a chance to wear your craziest getup and wave your freak flag high.
The 6th annual Rivertown Revival, the "Greatest Slough on Earth," supports The David Yearsley River Heritage Center, a historic barn within Steamer’s Landing Park that serves as a community center for riverfront activities. The event shines a spotlight on homegrown creativity, including performance art, local bands and loads of small businesses.
Popular features include cycle races in the Whiskeydrome, a parade of artistic vessels in the Grand Art Boat Regatta, $5 weddings, local food and beverage offerings, as well as numerous vendor booths.
Thirty locally grown bands will perform on five different stages. Bands to keep your eye out for include Foxes in the Henhouse and the David Luning Band at The Barn Stage, The Crux and The Dixie Giants at The Snake Oil Tent and Circus Maximus at The Boat Dock.
Parking is best at the Second Street Garage located on C Street between First and Second Streets, or at the lot near the transit station on Copeland Street (get there early). The entrance to Rivertown Revival is on Copeland and D Streets (just follow the crowd), then beyond the Petaluma River Heritage Center.
Admission is a $10 donation.
The event runs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, visit rivertownrevival.com.
Crissi Langwell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meg McConahey contributed to this article.