Davis residents can celebrate Independence Day watching bike races, baseball, softball and fireworks. In between, they can cool off in a city pool and listen to live music in Community Park.
The fun began at 7:30 a.m. today as cyclists took to the downtown streets for the 37th annual Fourth of July Criterium. This daylong event, hosted by the Davis Bike Club, features bicycle races for kids, non-competitive cyclists and pros. The start-finish line is at Third and F streets. Races continue till 5:10 p.m.
Little League baseball exhibition games run until about 3 p.m. at the Davis Little League complex and the city’s 32nd annual men’s slow-pitch softball tournament will conclude with the championship game in the early evening in Community Park.
Manor and Arroyo pools are open from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Admission is $4.25 for adults, $4 for ages 3-17 and free for kids under 2.
Concessions will be served up in Community Park from 4 to 9:30 p.m., with a Juneteenth celebration planned for 5 p.m. and live music following thereafter. Bands are the Sunmonks, The Bottom Dwellers and Diego’s Umbrella.
An aerial fireworks display caps off the celebration, beginning at about 9:30 p.m.