191 Lawrence Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
Phone: (707) 446-3000
Fax: (707) 446-8784
During October, make your way to Vacaville to participate in the Halloween Parade and Oktoberfest. You can enter the various contests—Costume Contest, Great Pumpkin Cooking Contest, Chili Cook-Off or the Scarecrow contest in which you can participate individually or in a group. Plus don't forget a trip to the Haunted House just to get a chill down your spine! With all these activities lined up, you sure wouldn't want to miss out on this event.
Built in 1926 as a single-screen cinema house, Clark Theatre was the only source of amusement for the town's people. Now decades later, this closed theater has been given new life as Theatre DeVille Vacaville now. Refurbished with avant-garde technology and plush seating, it is probably the best place for live entertainment. From concerts, drama to comic acts, there is lots in the offing. They also have a fully equipped bar in the lobby serving eight tap beers and fine wine along with tasty bites. They also have a couple of service bars inside the show area.
Brenden Vacaville multiplex has 16 screens for your viewing pleasure. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
Dixon Fairgrounds is a spacious event venue that is always bustling with activities and fun. Throughout the year, it hosts variety of events ranging from dog shows, club meetings to cultural events. However, the locals and people from nearby towns head here every year in May to participate in the popular Dixon May Fair. For more details and event schedule, check website or call ahead.
The rich history of the worlds most fertile agricultural region has been celebrated in this farming community since 1875. Today the entertainment is top-flight, including country music stars direct from Nashville performing on the outdoor stage. At the same time, the fair maintains an old-fashioned, family-oriented atmosphere. Exhibits and activities include Shear Delight, which celebrates the regions rich sheep-rearing and wool-processing history, livestock auctions, clowns, circus entertainers, pig races, a petting zoo, and carnival rides. See the website for further details.
Winters Community Theater offers an interesting mix of dramas, from Neil Simon to Shakespeare. Now in its 20th year, the company has attracted a diverse array of talent who has gone on to win awards. Many of the plays are written and directed by local residents. There are also a variety of antique shops and other restaurants, ice cream parlors and coffeehouses to enjoy before or after the show.
The Palms is located in the Winters Opera House and seats 220 with first-come-first-served seating, a dance floor, bar, and heating and air conditioning. The Playhouse features music events of all kinds in a casual atmosphere, with a beer and wine bar as well as snacks for guests to enjoy.
There is something oddly fascinating about watching workers here take sugar and fruit juice mixed with a few other ingredients and turn it all into gourmet jelly beans. Free, guided tours leave every few minutes and walk you through the process from mixing, forming and tumbling to polishing and packaging. The visitor center includes (what else?) a candy store. Visitors get to sample test flavors and rate them for potential marketing. Several San Francisco bus tours are available.
Aggie Stadium is a multi-purpose sports arena that gives sports buffs of the University of California, Davis a reason to cheer about. Built in 2005, the stadium has an intake of 30,000 and several tournaments, championships and leagues are regularly hosted here. It is well facilitated with locker rooms, comfortable seats and video screens. It is home to the university's football and lacrosse teams and draws hoards of fans during season and major sports events. Call ahead to know more.
Earlier known as the Recreation Hall, the 8,000 seat Pavilion is known to play host to athletic competitions, music concerts, trade shows, business conferences, ceremonies and cultural events. This multi-purpose arena also houses the UC Davis Women's Volleyball team, Women's Gymnastics team, and Men and Women's Basketball team home courts. Tickets are available at the venue and can also be booked through the website. For any further details, do visit the website or call ahead.
The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performance space opened by the University of California, Davis, in 2002. The space hosts both regional and national performers, and funds the University Orchestra. The Mondavi box office and administrative building is located at One Shields Avenue, while the performing arts center is at the intersection of Mrak Hall Drive and Old Davis Road.
This performance hall is the smaller (and older) theatre on campus, and has housed a wide range of entertainment over the years. Craft shows, concerts, dance, fundraisers and campus events have all seen the stage at Freeborn Hall. One of the favorite facilities on the UC Davis campus, this is a great venue to check out lectures and concerts with guests ranging from Beck to John Cleese of Monty Python fame, this is where the real learning happens.