What to do and see in Downtown Petaluma:
Tune your radio to 88.1FM and listen to XERB broadcasting live from downtown Petaluma.
7:00 – 10am Show participants check-in and breakfast: Petaluma Plaza North
8:30am XERB– Tune your radio to XERB – 88.1FM
8:00am Salute 2013 entry vehicles begin arriving downtown
8:30am – 8pm Cruiser Retail opens– Information, Salute Souvenirs and Programs, American Graffiti Trading Cards
9am – 8pm Merchandise Vendors open
9am Do you need a new power plant for your Kool Kruiser? Check out the Blueprint 383 Small Block Chevy donated by Sonoma County Street Rodz. With just a $5 raffle ticket, you could win this awesome engine. All proceeds go to Cruisin’ the Boulevard community projects. Drawing will be held today at the main stage at 2:30pm Make sure you have your tickets!
9:30am Start collecting your official American Graffiti Trading Cards Go to the information booth for a map of Trading Card locations
10am – 1pm Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby, Theater Square, C & 2nd Sts
10am – 4pm Stop by the American Graffiti Display on the corner of Western Ave and Kentucky St. 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.
10am – 4pm When you stop by the American Graffiti Display, make sure you visit with Candy Clark aka Debbie. She was nominated for a Oscar for her part in the movie!
10am – 9pm Local merchants open their doors to you! Check them out!
10 – 3pm local merchants pick and award their trophies
10am – 4pm Petaluma Historical Museum, 4th St. There is always something special going on.
10am Take a walk around the town and see if you can find all the spots that were featured in the movie,
10:30am Mel’s drive-in opens to serve you some of the best burgers in town.
11:00 -4pm Check out the brand new cars in the theater district. The cars are supplied by the Hansel Auto Group
12 noon – 2pm Stroll on over to the main stage and take in the music of a future Super Star, McKenna Faith. 2pm Everyone’s invited to join the Street Dance in front of the radio station.
2 – 5pm Opening day for the Petaluma’s Farmers Market, Walnut Park, 4th & D St. Enjoy farm fresh produce from some of Petaluma’s local farms
2:30pm Join organizers on the main stage as they pick a winning ticket to the Super Small Block Chevy Motor donated by Sonoma County Street Rodz. There will also be other great raffle items so get your tickets fast!
2:30 – 4:30pm Meet Clo the Cow and take some pictures
3:00 – 5pm Music of The Deadlies as they take to the main stage to get your feet moving
4pm – 9pm Cruise Starts – Welcome back the good times you remember from your high school days when the roar of 350 plus classic cars start their engines and take to the streets to do what they were made to do, Cruise the Boulevard!
ATTENTION CRUISE WATCHERS! Perhaps the best place
to watch the cruise will be along Petaluma Blvd, south of B
Street all the way down to Boulevard Lanes (Bowling Alley).
Grab your chair, a picnic basket, something to drink, your
portable radio (tuned to 88.1fm) and if necessary, jackets and
a blanket. Find a spot to watch the action. Be sure to wave
and give the thumbs up to all the cruisers!
9pm Official cruising ends – streets open
Midnight: Clean up ends, CTB board members go home, they
turn off the phones, go to bed and don’t wake up
until Wednesday, noon! Once they wake up, they start
planning the 2014 event so be prepared for another fun ev