We love our parades. The Butter & Egg Days Parade, in particular, is a great way to pass along Petaluma’s rural heritage to those (like me) who arrived long after River Town ceased being an agricultural hub. For those multi-generational families who’s ancestors arrived to work the land, it’s a way to remember the town where they grew up and where they raised children who went on to become doctors, lawyers and Internet gurus. Parades, after all, are a fixture of American small town life and Petaluma relishes being an American small town.

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