Davis Downtown Shopping Events and Promotions

Thursday is the New Friday

Starting April 6th, Davis Downtown’s “Thursday is the New Friday” shopping event begins. Downtown retail businesses will stay open until 8:00 pm or later EVERY Thursday. Stop by and support these downtown businesses after work or after dinner:

Armadillo Music
Avid Reader
Avid Reader Active
Bubble Belly Boutique
​Crucial Vibes Unlimited
The Gap
Logos Book​
Miyamo Boutique
Newsbeat
Pomegranate Salon
Shop Cuffs Boutique
Shu Shu’s Boutique
The Vault
The Wardrobe

Downtown Open House

DAVIS DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE – Friday, February 10
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:

7pm
Shop Cuffs
Pinkadot
B&L Bike Shop
UC Davis Downtown Store
Davis ACE
Rire
Watermelon Music
Creme de la Creme
Bubble Belly

7:30
Symphony Financial Planning
Ken’s Bike and Ski

8pm
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.

8:30pm
Art 26
Boheme
Fretted Strings
Logos Books

9pm 
Miyamo
Newsbeat
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.

10pm
Armadillo Music
Avid Reader
Avid Reader Active

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Downtown Free & Unlimited Parking 2016 Holiday Weekends

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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,

 

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Downtown Davis Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016

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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

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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!

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES