Wednesday, April 16, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Let’s celebrate Davis!

Dilly Dally the Clown crafts a balloon bunny for a visitor to Celebrate Davis 2010, the annual festival that honors all that is great about living, working, playing and shopping in Davis. This year's edition is scheduled for Thursday, May 19. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

By
April 28, 2011 | Leave Comment

Pigs are flying, eagles are walking, bands are playing, kids are climbing and everyone’s waiting for dark when the fireworks begin. It must be Celebrate Davis!

Equal parts outdoor fair, business expo, mixer, party, family night and picnic, this community celebration of what makes Davis a great place to live — sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce — has become a cherished tradition.

This year’s event will take place Thursday, May 19, in Community Park between the Davis Art Center and the high school practice fields. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m., and the fireworks begin a little after 9 p.m.

More than 100 local businesses and nonprofit organizations will have booths where you can learn about what they have to offer.There’s something for everyone: Do you want to join a gym? Need cable or a cell phone or a painter? Want to know more about solar installation? Need a home or business loan? Browse the booths to get ideas.

Music is part of the fun. As always, the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh will kick-start the event. They will be followed by three other local bands on the outdoor stage: The Remedies, Smack Jupiter and Fuzzy Dice.

Food is part of the fun as well. Options this year will include tri-tip, burgers, plenty of pizza, coffee drinks and beer, among other taste treats.

“Come prepared for fun!” a Chamber news release says. “Take your picture with the inflatable pig, the costumed mascots, the ballerinas and actors. Conquer the climbing wall. Bring sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and a blanket.

“But don’t bring your car if you can help it — do the Davis thing and bike. Free valet bike parking will be provided by volunteers from the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.”

Pet owners who live near Community Park are reminded to make sure their animals are safely indoors from 9 to 9:30 p.m. for the fireworks show, and to provide a comforting environment for those who are sensitive to noise. The Chamber of Commerce has sent notices to veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters and pet stores all over town to help prepare pet owners for this brief disruption in their routine.

For more information, call the Davis Chamber of Commerce at (530) 756-5160.

Enterprise staff

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Frank, Peterman, Davis Bicycles! get us from here to there

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Home building up in March after frigid winter

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Davis elder-abuse case wraps up

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

    By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A3

    Family fiction in miniature showcased at bookstore event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Seniors can get tips for getting around town

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    School has garden plots for rent

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Rotarians, students, teachers, parents collaborate on planter boxes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Check out the night sky

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Garden doctor: Veggie gardening available year-round

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Animal expert explains dogs’ thinking

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8Comments are off for this post

    .

    Forum

    Still supporting this guy

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Urban forest under siege

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

    Drought care for our trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils open Boras Classic by splitting games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
     
    JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Giants beat L.A. in 12

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Sports briefs: Stanford sends Aggies home with a lacrosse loss

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

     
    .

    Arts

    Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    The California Honeydrops to bring danceable groove to The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Red Union Blue inks record deal

    By Landon Christensen | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6