Each month, the Davis Downtown Business Associationhosts a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest from our community. This lunchtime forum gives downtown business owners and community members to meet people connected to our community and discuss issues that affect the success of Downtown Davis and Davis in general. The DDBA brown-bag event is held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00pm at the River City Bank conference room, 239 E Street, Downtown Davis.
Bring the whole family, shop the Davis Farmer’s Market and enjoy the International Food Faire* and beer and wine garden. Kids activities include pony rides from Pony Ranch Parties, Bouncing Bungalows, and Rocknasium’s rock-climbing wall. Live music from local bands who play Rockabilly, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop/Rock, Surf Music, World Music, Big Band, Swing, Jazz and Dixieland. *International Food Faire Indian Food Kathmandu Kitchen – Meat & Vegetarian Indian Dinners & Samosas Raja’s Tandoor – Tandoori Wraps & Momos Thai Food Thai Recipes – Pad Thai, Curry, Spring Rolls American Food The Buckhorn – Tri-tip Steak, Chicken Breast Sandwich, Salads Davis Food Coop – Mac & Cheese, Turkey Wraps, Vegan Wraps, Organic Milk The Hotdogger – Hotdogs, Sausages, Corndogs, Garlic Fries Mexican Food Montoya’s Tamales – Burritos, Tamales, Horchata, Fresh Strawberry Drink California Seasonal Cuisine Ciocolat – Local Seasonal Cuisine Monticello Bistro – Local Seasonal Cooking from the Market Our House – Local Seasonal Cuisine Pizza Village Bakery – Variety of Pizza Desserts and Drinks The Hotdogger – Ice Cream Cones & Floats Davis Creamery – Seasonal Fresh Ice Cream Soroptimist/Venture Club Beer and Wine Garden Local brewery Sudwerks beer and local wine – Proceeds support local charities.
The inimitable Ledward Kaapana, direct from Hawaii, will perform live at The Melon Ball. We are honored to host the legendary slack key guitar master. Kaapana has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Back at home, he has shared his talents on recordings with most of Hawaii’s top talents, including Aunty Genoa Keawe, Barney Isaacs, The Hoopii Brothers, Melveen Leed, the Pahinui Brothers, Amy Hanaialii, and countless others. In 2008, Kaapana formed his own recording company, Jus’ Press Productions, and released his “Force of Nature” CD, with 12-string virtuoso Mike Kaawa. The album earned a Grammy nomination in 2009 and won Kaapana and Kaawa the Favorite Entertainer Award at the 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Get your tickets early as this will almost certainly sell out!
Farm-fresh, feel-good food fills the market Saturdays 8am-1pm and Wednesday afternoons. Open year round, rain or shine, our Markets offer an array of fruits & vegetables, including certified organic produce, plus meats, chicken, fish & seafood, wine, local eggs & honey, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants & gifts. Everything sold in the market is either grown by or made by the seller. Check out our baskets, Market logo wear & postcards at the Market Shed. No dogs allowed inside the Market, except for service dogs. Leashed dogs are welcome in the rest of Central Park during Market hours.