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Downtown Open House

In conjunction with 2nd Friday HeArtAbout, Davis Downtown will be hosting our 3rd annual Downtown Open House on February 10th, 6 – 10 pm.
Participating businesses will be keeping their doors open late and are looking forward to the community celebrating this festive time. Get familiar with all that downtown Davis has to offer. This is a free and family friendly event.

Participating downtown businesses are open until:

Shop Cuffs
B&L Bike Shop
UC Davis Downtown Store
Davis ACE
Watermelon Music
Creme de la Creme
Bubble Belly

Symphony Financial Planning
Ken’s Bike and Ski

Haute Again
The Vault
Crucial Vibes
Couleurs Vives Art Studio & Gallery
Davis Odd Fellows
F St. Gallery of Hallmark Inn
Utah Creek Winery
Philanthropy- with a sale of 40%-60% off the entire store with a Stella and Dot pop-up shop event. Drinks and desserts will be served.

Art 26
Fretted Strings
Logos Books

The Artery
Cork It Again
Pence Gallery
The Wardrobe- with an informal UCD Red Dress fashion show at 8:15 to 9pm. This show is part of the Red Dress and Power of Red window displays in downtown Davis. Stroll around 2nd, E & F Streets. The original formal dresses were created by UC Davis Fashion and Textile Department.

Armadillo Music
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Downtown Free & Unlimited Parking 2016 Holiday Weekends


The Davis Police Department and Davis Downtown have collaborated to offer free and unlimited parking every holiday weekend in 2016. All 90-minute and two-hour street parking are included, as well as public surface parking lots on F and G streets, the E Street paid parking lot and the F Street parking garage.

The holiday weekends are Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11, Dec. 17-18 and Dec. 24.

The privately owned Davis Commons parking lot at First and E streets and the Fourth and G streets garage are not part of the free program. In addition, 20-minute parking at green curbs and handicap parking will be enforced,


Davis Downtown Merchants Download your window flier here: free_parking2016_

Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016


Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016


The 35th annual downtown Davis tree lighting and holiday opening will take place on Thursday, December 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions which includes the children’s candlelight parade, the holiday tree lighting in the E Street Plaza, Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting guests, performances by local musical groups, horse-drawn carriage rides and free showings of “The Grinch” at the historic Varsity Theatre.


Parade:  The annual Children’s Candlelight Parade has been sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op for over two decades. Parade participants will begin lining up at 5:30 p.m. at the Co-op at 620 G Street and the parade steps off at 6:00 p.m. following a Unitrans double decker bus and a fire truck. Walkers, strollers, wagons and bicycles are welcome and festive holiday lighting on parade entries is encouraged.


It is recommended that families who drive to participate park in the free public parking structure behind the Signature Stadium 5 Theatres at 4th and G streets. No parade parking is available in the Food Co-op parking lot on G Street.


Free candles with safety drip cups will be provided to children participating in the holiday parade courtesy of the Davis Food Co-op. Voluntary donations to the Wallace & Vannucci Women & Children’s Shelter will be gratefully accepted at the Food Co-op prior to the parade.


The parade will end at the E Street Plaza where the holiday tree is traditionally located in downtown Davis.  Special red recycling containers for the candles will be available at the end of the parade.


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Annual Downtown Davis Sidewalk Sale :: July 8-10


A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Davis Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sale, well into its third decade of providing sizzling deals on fabulous merchandise, brings folks from near and far to find their favorite treasures in Downtown Davis.

The top RETAIL spender will win a $50 Davis Downtown Gift Card!
The shopper prize program will return again in 2015, and the top Downtown RETAIL spender (restaurants & service businesses excluded) with receipts dated July 8, 9, or 10 th, wins a $50 Downtown Davis Gift Card. Just email your receipts to info@davisdowntown.com or mail drop them in the mail to P.O. Box 72497 Davis, CA 95616

Also, while you are downtown Friday, stay and explore 2nd Friday ArtAbout – Davis Downtown’s monthly, self-guided artwalk exploring 25 venues of art, live music, performances, wine, refreshments, and more!


2016 Davis Downtown Marketing Calendar Important Deadlines, Events, and Marketing Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are a number of Davis Downtown advertising and sponsorship opportunities available to our members. Here are just a few:

  • Monthly 2nd Friday Art About
  • San Francisco Chronicle Yolo County Feature
  • Davis Downtown Annual Brochures
  • Annual Sidewalk Sale
  • UC Davis & Davis Downtown Fall Welcome events
  • 4th Annual Screever Chalk Festival
  • 5th Annual El Dia de Los Muertos Festival
  • Shop Small Saturday
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Light Up the Holidays 12 Days of Downtown Davis



Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Davis Downtown Marketing Committee Meeting
    • 9:00am-10:00am River City Bank 239 E St.

Monday, February 8th

  • Davis Downtown Annual General Meeting
    • All Davis Downtown Members Welcome
    • 5:30pm-7:30pm Vini Wine Bar

Thursday, February 11th

  • Davis Downtown Monthly Board Meeting
    • 8:30am-10:00am Hunt-Boyer Mansion

Friday, February 12th

  • 2nd Friday Art About
  • 2nd Annual Downtown Open House

Friday, February 26th

  • Discover Davis UC Davis Transfer Students Tour Day




Tuesday, March 1st

  • Davis Downtown Marketing Committee
    • Meeting 9:00am-10:00am River City Bank 239 E St.


Saturday, March 5th

  • Pig Day Davis Farmers Market
    • 8:00am-1:00pm

Thursday, March 10th

  • Davis Downtown Monthly Board Meeting
    • 8:30am-10:00am at Hunt-Boyer Mansion
  • Baldrick’s Shave Kids for Cancer
    • De Vere’s Irish Pub 5:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 11th

  • 2nd Friday Art About
  • San Francisco Chronicle advertising reservation deadline

Tuesday, March 15th

  • San Francisco Chronicle advertising camera ready deadline

Wednesday, March 16th

  • DFM Picnic in the Park season begins

Saturday, March 19th

  • UC Davis Winter Quarter Ends.

March 21st-25th

  • UC Davis Spring Break
  • DJUSD Spring Break

Sunday, March 20th

  • San Francisco Chronicle Yolo County Feature Published

Sunday, March 29th

  • Easter

Monday, March 28th

  • UC Davis Spring Quarter Begins



Friday- Saturday, April 1-2

  • UC Davis Potential Freshman Decision Weekend

Tuesday, April 5th

  • Davis Downtown Marketing Committee Meeting
    • 9:00am-10:00am River City Bank 239 E St.

Friday, April 8th

  • 2nd Friday Art About

Thursday, April 14th

  • Davis Downtown Monthly Board Meeting 8:30am-10:00am Hunt-Boyer Mansion

Saturday, April 16th

  • UC Davis Picnic Day

Friday-Sunday, April 29th-May 1st

  • California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art Conference



Sunday, May 1st

  • Loopalooza

Tuesday, May 3rd

  • Davis Downtown Marketing Committee Meeting
    • 9:00am-10:00am River City Bank 239 E St.

Friday-Sunday May 6th-8th

  • UC Davis Whole Earth Festival

Thursday, […]