The weekend of June 23-24 is the biggest event-filled weekend for Downtown Davis in 2012!
With art, crafts, music and cycling, there will be something for everyone this weekend in Downtown Davis . The Downtown Davis Art & Craft Fest, Davis Music Fest and LiveStrong events will bring over 5,000 people from all over the region and country to Downtown Davis. Plus, Downtown Davis offers over 90 eateries, 75 retailers, 3 movie theaters, the US Bicycling Hall of Fame and the beginning path of UC Davis Arboretum. Come and be a part of the festivities and enjoy life that is "Powered By the People."
June 23 10-5
Downtown Davis Arts & Craft Fest
E Street Plaza
Come and enjoy the thriving DIY culture and their original handmade pieces.
It's going to be fun packed day in Downtown Davis. Come and celebrate creativity with us!
To get the latest news about the Downtown Davis Art & Craft Fest and other arts and entertainment events, you can visit theDowntown Davis Arts & Entertainment Blog and it's event's Facebook invite.
The following artisans will be participating:
- Pavone Designs
- Baby Beanzy
- Amina Harris Designs
- Adi Glass Beads
- Fabric Art By Connie
- Blooming Lotus Gifts
- White Oak Sock Co.
- Stacey Vetter Designs
- Jill Van Zanten Pottery
- Eileen Marie Designs
- Revitalized Vintage
- Urban Goddess Designs
- The Talbott Collective
- Gabriel Jewelry
- Rocks Maps and Crafts
June 23 1:30 pm-1:00 am
The Davis Music Fest
The 2nd annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. From 1pm to after midnight, Saturday June 23rd, the festival takes place across 8 venues and features 46 artists. Advance tickets are $20, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St, Davis andhttp://www.davismusicfest.com, or $25 at the door.
The Davis Music Festival is organized by the non-profit organization Music Only Makes Sense, whose purpose is to raise funds for the benefit of our local elementary, middle and high school arts, music and performing arts programs.
Last years debut festival was a great success, but this year ups the ante. An estimated 1,000 people will attend and put Davis on the map as a music festival destination. Concert goers will obtain a wristband that gives them access to every venue; The Armadillo Music Outdoor Stage, G St Wunderbar, Delta of Venus, Little Prague, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Luigi’s, and Odd Fellows Lodge (Upper & Lower Halls). A wide array of music genres are featured including folk, bluegrass, electronic, rock and metal.
Come out and support our local music scene! For a full list a bands and more info, visit http://www.davismusicfest.com orhttp://www.facebook.com/davismusicfest.
June 23-24, 2012
Livestrong Challenge Cycling Event Comes to Davis June 23 & 24
On Saturday and Sunday June 23 and 24 the Livestrong Challenge Davis activities will be focused on downtown’s Central Park. It is estimated that up to 2,000 riders will depart early Sunday morning June 24 to ride one of 3 professionally supported fundraising rides of 20, 65 or 100 miles.
This ride is one of the premiere bicycling events in the United States and one of only three Livestrong Challenge bicycling events nationwide in 2012. The funds that are raised through rider pledges, fund-raising and sponsorships are distributed by the Livestrong Foundation for cancer research, prevention, early detection and control programs. During last year’s event in Davis, 1,500 dedicated participants raised over $950,000 for the fight against cancer.
An integral part of the event is a free-to-the-public Livestrong Challenge Village on the Central Park “Green” featuring many health-related and event sponsor displays. The Village will be open on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the registration tent on the corner of B and 5th Streets will issue participant packets. The Davis Farmer’s Market will operate during its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.
The free Livestrong Village booths will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 for the public. Registered Livestrong Challenge bicycle riders will enjoy post-race food and refreshments at Central Park. All three of the bicycle course routes will close at 4:00 p.m.