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Fourth of July Events in Davis

As part of our year-long Centennial Celebration of the incorporation of the City of Davis, this year’s 4th of July event will be expanded to include new activities.

A wide array of family activities is planned for the Davis community on July 4th. Following the day’s events, the community will gather for a free City-coordinated festival in Community Park on 14th and F Street to hear music, have picnics, and to view the fireworks finale. The evening’s exciting musical lineup has been assembled with assistance from the Davis Live Music Collective.

The 9:30 p.m. City-produced fireworks display on July 4th in Community Park is the only safe and legal use of fireworks that is allowed in Davis. For public safety, a City ordinance prohibits the use or discharge of fireworks or any substances designed for pyrotechnic display. The sale of any type of fireworks within the City of Davis boundaries is also prohibited.



Fireworks and Dogs

As fireworks can be a cause of anxiety in dogs, and the City of Davis strongly discourages people from bringing dogs to Community Park during the fireworks show, and encourages all residents with dogs to be aware of safety measures that can be taken.

If you live near Community Park, please prepare your pet for the approximately 20 minute fireworks show that will begin around 9:35 p.m.

  • Keep pets indoors
  • Keep doors and windows closed, and close window coverings
  • Turn on the television or play music to mask the sound

If you need additional help comforting your pet during this brief show, please contact your veterinarian. Information from the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis on long-term methods to assist dogs with adjusting to fireworks and other loud noises can be found here: Fear of Fireworks (opens in a new window)

Please note that the off leash dog area in Community Park will be closed on the Fourth of July. The dog park area will have additional bike racks for self-serve bike parking. Please remember your locks!


For questions about Fourth of July activities, contact the City of Davis City Manager’s Office at 530-757-5602.