Some of the regular events in town occur on a yearly basis. Dates provided are the last time an event was held or when an upcoming event is scheduled, to give an idea of when the event might happen.

You also might want to check out the festivals in town, although the annual ones are listed here.


Fall [Sep-Nov]

Winter [Dec-Feb]

  • Holiday Tree Lighting - First Thursday in December, preceded by Candlelight Parade.
  • Davis Children's Nutcracker - This tradition started in 1978, the brainchild of now-City Promotions Manager (then head of Parks & Community Services), Bob Bowen with 50 children putting on a Nutcracker like none you've ever seen. Now it has mushroomed to 200 participants, with so many wanting to be involved that selection is by lottery and unless you are related to one of the participants, it's virtually impossible to get a ticket because they sell out immediately.
  • Holiday Meal - December 24th.
  • New Year's Day - January 1st.
  • Davis Stampede - 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, Half Marathon. February 8, 2009.
  • Artists Valentines - An annual art exhibition and silent auction at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center to raise funds for the Nelson Art Gallery. Concludes before Valentines Day.
  • Generation Sex Week - Frequently held in winter (near Valentines), this week is dedicated to sex-positive talk, education, information, and play. Organized and funded by GASC.
  • Winter Concert - Fourth weekend in February (usually) - An annual fund-raising event for Citizens Who Care, Yolo County's social services and respite support agency for the frail elderly. Talented regional performers sing songs by a highlighted broadway composer, with music accompaniment. Tickets on sale in January. Call 758-3704
  • ASUCD Housing Day- Where the apartment search begins. See also Tandemonium and Sequoia Fest
  • California Duck Days- Held every February, beginning with a free wildlife art show reception and culminating in Duck Days, a wetlands festival in the heart of the Pacific Flyway

Spring [Mar-May]

Summer [Jun-Aug]

Other Annual Events