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Thursdays in the Davisphere (Picnic in the Park)
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Each Thursday from 4 to 10 pm, several local businesses and bands will gather at Central Park for an evening of music, food, and community-building. All are welcome to attend!
Thursdays in The Davisphere.
Where: Central Park, Davis, CA
When: Every Thursday 5:00pm – 9:30pm through October 27, 2022
Find the latest musical acts here: https://davisdowntown.com/events-titd/
What is The Davisphere?
It is a vibrant, eclectic & electric communal atmosphere where there is entertainment for all ages. The idea was based on the simple premise that positive energy builds when people get together and enjoy themselves. The Davisphere symbolizes community encompassment, vibrancy, the Earth we share, and a place of belonging.
This inaugural event series features live music, family entertainment, traditional and exotic food and beverage, a beer and wine garden, local retail and service providers, arts and crafts, and nonprofit organizations. Our goal is for each event to begin with acts from local performing arts groups and end with regional or touring bands on stage with professional staging, lighting and audio.
Nearly twenty food & beverage vendors are providing a wide variety of offerings – from veggies to meat and savory to sweet, there is something for everyone! An exceptional atmosphere within itself, The Davisphere’s Beer & Wine Garden is hosted by downtown Davis’ own University of Beer featuring craft brews and cider on tap plus local wine. A portion of alcohol sales benefits a featured Davis nonprofit organization every week.
A wide range of retail, arts & crafts, service providers, and nonprofits have booths that showcase their offerings and involvement in the community.
September 1st opened with a local favorite, Noise Violation, and headlined by Thunder Cover, which featured pop/rock dance hits over the past seven decades. What an amazing kickoff to our inaugural event series it was that night! September 8th brought King Dream and Boot Juice, two highly entertaining bands that drew and engaged a great crowd despite the blazing temperatures! September 15th welcomed beautiful temperatures and mesmerizing performances by Marty O’Reilly and Misner & Smith.
The 2022 Thursday night event series has been made possible by seed funding provided to Davis Downtown through a City of Davis grant. The grant was awarded to help revitalize the local business community and overall economy as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Davis Downtown’s goal is to make the event series financially sustainable for decades to come, and after a shortened inaugural season in 2022 for it to continue to be an active weekly event May through October in subsequent years.
Davis Downtown actively leads and energizes the downtown as the primary business, entertainment and cultural center of Davis. Alive with activity seven days a week, downtown Davis draws locals and visitors alike to experience fine food and beverages, retail, professional services, arts and entertainment in an extraordinary and sustainable gathering place.