The 34th annual Butter & Egg Days Parade steps off at noon, Saturday, April 25 in downtown Petaluma.

The theme this year is “Petaluma: Fertile Ground,” which celebrates the resources — nature, culture, talent and community — that make Petaluma a place for families, businesses, new ideas and programs to grow.

Parade day features a variety of activities, beginning at 8 a.m. with the Petaluma 7-11 Lions Club hosting a pancake breakfast across from Helen Putnam Plaza just off of Petaluma Boulevard North. The breakfast is open to the public and includes french toast, sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $6. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m.

Butter & Egg Days Parade events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include a celebrity cow-chip toss, Cutest Lil Chick Contest, food, children’s activities, beer gardens and live music.

For more information, visit or call the Petaluma Downtown Association at 762-9348.