One of the main reasons my family moved to Davis was for the small town community feel that still exits here.
Last Saturday was the Easter Parade. I imagine it really was no different than many spring parades held across the country in the last couple of weeks. A fire engine led a crowd of a several hundred parents and children around the streets of Davis followed by the UC Davis Marching Band-Uh that is an ever present fixture in Davis events.
The children, walking, riding in little red wagons, strollers, pushing scooters, riding bicycles followed the fire truck and moved forward in time with the music of the band.
I don't have any photos from the parade as my husband was out of town that day and it was too difficult to juggle a camera and my three year old son. My son had a great time and loves the marching band.
Next Saturday, April 14th is Picnic Day one of the largest community events for UC Davis. If you are looking for a good place to watch the parade, stop by my office at 401 Second St. Our office is just one of many who will be hosting picnic day events. Looking for breakfast before the parade? The Oddfellows lodge will be serving a pancake breakfast (the lodge is next door to Lyon on 2nd St).
If you are wondering if Davis is the right place for you, come to something like the Easter Parade or Picnic Day to get a sense of the community; the Davis Experience.