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From dawn till dusk, Davis has it all on the Fourth

The Davis High School Pep Band will play music for marching at Wednesday's annual Fourth of July Kiddie Parade, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Davis. Children will line up beginning at 9:15 a.m. on C Street between First and Second streets. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and marches north on C Street a couple of blocks to Central Park. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise file photo

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From page A1 | July 03, 2012 |

From pancakes to picnics to “pow!” in the sky, Davis residents and their guests will enjoy an old-fashioned, small-town Fourth of July celebration Wednesday. Activities will stretch from dawn till dusk.

Fittingly, the day will begin on two wheels as competitive cyclists take to the downtown streets beginning at 7:30 a.m. for the 36th annual Fourth of July Criterium. The Davis Bike Club hosts the daylong event that features races for kids, non-competitive people and pros.

The start/finish line is at Third and F streets downtown. Racers will follow an L-shaped course and fans can get very close to the action.

Watching cyclists pedal around town can work up an appetite and the Davis Little League pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., will help take the edge off the hunger for $5. Little Leaguers in uniform eat free.

Exhibition baseball games for T-ball, Farm, AA, AAA and Majors teams following at the Little League complex, F Street and Covell Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

Not a baseball fan? Check out a lot of patriotic kids at the Kiwanis Kiddie Parade on C Street between First and Second streets. This Independence Day event has become a tradition for many Davis families.

Kids up through sixth grade are invited to enter in one of six categories: wagons, bicycles, scooters, strollers, walkers and groups. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Davis, the Davis High School Key Club and the UC Davis Circle K Club will judge the hundreds of entries and select the winners — children who have best displayed creativity and enthusiasm in representing the Independence Day theme.

The parade also will feature the Davis High School Pep Band, the city of Davis antique fire engine and the nation’s colors, carried by local Boy Scout troops.

The parade route is relatively short, in deference to the young age of the participants, who will gather at 9:15 a.m. on C Street between First and Second streets, where the judging takes place.

At 10 a.m., the parade will head north on C Street to Central Park. Awards will be presented in the park.

The one thing that will be missing from Central Park on the Fourth is the Davis Farmers Market. But the market will be open as usual on Saturday in Central Park, along C Street. In addition, the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed Thursday, reopening on July 12.

OK, it’s afternoon and you need to cool off. Head to Arroyo Pool in West Davis or Manor Pool in East Davis for recreational swimming from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $3.75 for adults, $3.25 for ages 5-17, $3 for ages 2-4 and free for tots under 2.

In a change from years past, Community Pool will not be open for holiday swimming this year.

For those who are looking to stay cool and hydrated, the Davis Food Co-op once again is sponsoring a water truck in Community Park where visitors may refill their own bottles for free.

If you’re hungry or thirsty, Community Park is the place to be from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Regular Fourth of July favorites — hot dogs, pizza, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, candy and beer — will be available, as well as more exotic selections like lumpia, grilled corn and smoothies.

Live music organized by the Davis Music Collective runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Community Park stage, with a break for precision skydiving action at about 7 p.m.

The most anticipated 10 minutes of the day start at 9:25 p.m. as Mayor Joe Krovoza takes the stage and delivers a brief statement. He will be followed by soprano Carla Penner Attallah, who will sing the national anthem at 9:27 p.m.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones will return to the stage at 9:30 to sing the “Fourth of July” song, which will be accompanied by an aerial fireworks display.

The Davis Fire Department reminds community members that “safe and sane” fireworks are not permitted in the city of Davis and the immediate surrounding unincorporated areas.

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