The annual Celebrate Davis! festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce returns Thursday, May 15, to Community Park.
Parking will be in short supply, so families are encouraged to arrive by bicycle. Free and secure valet bike parking will be available.
Starting at 4:30 p.m., visitors will be invited to visit 100-plus vendor booths staffed by local businesses and nonprofits. Participants can win raffle prizes valued at $50 or more at the booths.
Local restaurants will have food for sale, and a Family Fun Zone will feature rock climbing, zip-lining, pony rides and bounce houses.
Live music by local youth bands will continue throughout the evening, with a special appearance by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh.
Guests should be prepared for heat, and bring refillable water bottles. Sudwerk will recreate its popular Dock Store onsite, as will the Davis Food Co-op its patio. The shaded beer and wine garden that results also will feature cooling misters.
A fireworks display concludes the fun, at 9 p.m. Community Park neighbors are reminded to get their dogs to a safe place if the animals are startled by the noise.