City of Davis Centennial Celebration

Friday, September 22 more dates through November 30, 2017

Centennial Plaza

The City of Davis is celebrating a BIG birthday. The original town of Davisville was comprised of the first two blocks of what is now G Street after the railroad came to town in 1868. The City was officially incorporated on March 28, 1917, which means we are turning 100 this year.

To honor our first residents and all those who came after, we are planning a year-long party to celebrate the City’s past, present and future. The annual City Fourth of July 4th Celebration will serve as the City’s official birthday party, however many other events are planned. Do you know a person or business that will be 100 years old or older in 2017? If so, please let us know. We want to celebrate them!

As part of our Centennial Celebration, the City is designating the southeast corner of 2nd and G Streets as “Centennial Plaza”. The walk from the train station to the intersection will be updated with new landscaping, hardscape, art work, interpretive historical signage, a time capsule and a public plaza.

The City has established a Centennial website,, to share the City’s history and provide news and updates on Centennial events, volunteer and sponsor opportunities. The City is working on a historical timeline that will display highlights from the past 100 years. The history and the growth of Davis can best be told through past and current residents. Do you have historical photos and/or stories of Davis that we can include on our timeline? Please share your special Davis story with us.

1945 Davis Y from Eastman Collection at UC Davis


January 1 Community New Year’s Eve
Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street

January 26 “That’s So Davis” by Bob Dunning
Davis Senior Center MPR, 646 A Street, 10:30 a.m.

February 4 Yolo County Historical Society Centennial Discussion
University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive, 10:00 a.m.

March 11 Children’s Summer Activity Fair –
Visit the City Centennial Booth and play in our Birthday Cake Bounce House
Central Park, corner of Fourth & C Streets, 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

March 28 Official City 100th Birthday

March 28
100 Years Ago Today - The History of Davis
Varsity Theatre, 616 Second Street

April 4 City Council Meeting & Celebration – a re-creation of the first City Council meeting
Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, 6:30 p.m.

April 22 Picnic Day 2017 “Growing Together”

April 27 Taste of Davis
Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street

April 29 Community Day of Service

May 7 Loopalooza

May 50th Anniversary of the Bike Lane

May Highwheel and history display at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame

May 18 Celebrate Davis

June 4 “The Closing of the Palms Playhouse” A film by Alvin Remmers
Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 East Fourteenth Street, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

June 21 Make Music Day

July 4 Fourth of July – City’s Official Birthday Celebration

September 22 National Centenarian’s Day

October 4 Discover Davis, Central Park
Central Park, corner of Fourth & C Streets, 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

October 15 Davis Neighbors Night Out

November Odd Fellows Chocolate Festival
Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street

November 30 Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade


For more information, please contact
Stacey Winton at 530-757-5661
Bob Bowen at 530-747-5816

Event Type

Educational, Family, Festivals, Food, History, Holiday


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  • southeast corner of 2nd and G Streets