Thursday, May 19, 2016 – “Jump Start” Dinner, Location Cattleman’s Restaurant. By Advanced Reservation Only. Tickets are $45 per person. You may meet some of the stars and crew from the original production of the movie. To purchase tickets call (707) 762-3394.
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Free – Open to everyone – no registration required – American Graffiti Cruise-in & Kickoff Social: 4-8PM located at The Petaluma Plaza and Plaza North Shopping Centers, McDowell Blvd (One block north of Washington Street). – Dress up in your ole’ fashioned ’50’s duds and take your photo in a candy colored hot rod. There will be cool cars and entertainment.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Free – 11th Annual Petaluma Ca’s Salute to American Graffiti Classic Car Show: 10AM-4PM ; American Graffiti Cruise & Festivities: 4PM – 8PM located in Downtown Petaluma (On the boulevard of course)
#Petaluma closes many of the downtown’s main drags to accommodate the 450 American Classic Cars and Hot Rods. Citizens dress to mark the era, Academy Award nominated Candy Clark, an Elvis impersonator can be found as well as many of the cars that were filmed in the movie.
Most of the memorable scenes in George Lucas’ timeless, coming-of-age movie were filmed in the city of #Petaluma in 1972. On May 27th, 2014 Petaluma held its Salute to American Graffiti annual celebration with over 450 classic American cars, cruising the main drag, rock-n-roll music and the happy days of the 50s and early 60s. All proceeds from this event is to benefit charities in our community projects, schools, and other programs that focus on the arts, history, safety and welfare of Petaluma.