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2014 Salute to “American Graffiti” Festival | Petaluma

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Historic Downtown Petaluma | 210 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA

Salute to “American Graffiti” Festival & Vintage Car Cruise | Petaluma

2014 Salute to American Graffiti Festival | PetalumaAn annual Salute to American Graffiti honors George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age film, American Graffiti, most of which was filmed in Petaluma in the early summer of 1972. Grab your favorite squeeze, jump into your hot rod, candy-colored screamin’ machine or the family car for that matter, and cruise on back to the “happy days” of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The details change each year, but typically there’s live music, a street dance, and see all the cool classic American cars & trucks cruise the same streets where the movie was filmed.

9th Annual Salute to American Graffiti
May 16-17, 2014
Downtown Petaluma

Full 2014 Schedule

2014 Salute to American Graffiti Festival | PetalumaCome to Petaluma to the 8th Annual Salute to American Graffiti Celebration – an all day festival on May 17, 2014.

Check out over 400 classic cars on display, vendors selling ’50s and ’60s memorabillia and special happenings, as many downtown merchants have special events including  art shows, demonstrations and special window displays.

2014 Highlights

  • 10 am to 4 pm: Stop by the American Graffiti Display on the corner of Western Ave and Kentucky St. There you will see and meet the American Graffiti Tribute Team and their display of cars. You will also see a few of the cars and their owners that were featured in the movie.
  • 10 am to 4 pm: When you stop by the American Graffiti Display, make sure you visit with Candy Clark aka Debbie, from the movie. She was nominated for an Oscar for her part in the movie.
  • 11:15 am: Watch as five Petaluma girls from the Keenan School of Irish Dance put on a little show at the main stage
  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm: Head on over to the big stage to take in the music of The Hot Rod Jukebox
  • 1:30 – 3 pm: The Deadlies take over the stage bringing in their own style of music which will have you dancing in the streets
  • 2 pm: Street Dance in front of the radio station
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm: Meet our famous local Clo the Cow and have your pictures taken with her
  • 4 pm: The official classic car cruise begins

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Block Party, Fairs & Festivals, KFOG, North Bay
Address: 210 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA

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