Fall Lineup at Davis Cemetery & Arboretum
The Zombie Bike Ride committee is extremely grateful for our two-year major sponsor, The Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum. Below you will find a brief overview of their history and services as well as the details for their Dia de los Muertos Celebration and their New 2020 Scavenger Hunt!
Davis Cemetery District is a historic community landmark that was founded in 1855. Their staff and board are committed to providing excellent service and beautiful environments to honor and remember loved ones. They serve all faiths and cultures, and offer a wide range of options for memorialization.
Their office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am–4:00pm. The office closed on the weekends and holidays. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week.
The Davis Cemetery District is home to a level II Arboretum, featuring a collection of 150+ species of native and CA adapted plants uniquely suited for Yolo County’s climate, soil, and water.
The Davis Cemetery District is also the home of Gallery 1855, who during non-pandemic times, would feature monthly shows by local artists on the second Friday of every month.
As a historic and contemporary cemetery, you will find the unique stones and intimate stories that comprise the history of Yolo county. Tours are available by appointment or on specific dates. The Davis Cemetery District honors the past, serves the present, and educates the future.
Dia de los Muertos
On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District holds a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on our grounds.
This celebration, taking place Friday, Oct. 30th – Sunday, Nov. 1st, is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create a community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society. The Dia de Los Muertos celebration includes a variety of artists and performers, as well as a collective altar honoring all ancestors.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the public alter. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and enjoy the day. For more information visit http://daviscemetery.org/2020-dia-de-los-muertos-event-information/
NEW 2020 Cemetery Scavenger Hunt
Are you looking for something do you with your kids, while maintaining social distance from others?
Since March 2020, the District has seen an increase in the number of families visiting the cemetery grounds. We have developed a 10 stop scavenger hunt as a way to support healthy outdoor activities for children and families.
The scavenger hunt is designed to educate children about the history of our cemetery. We invite you to print the scavenger hunt here or visit our office Monday – Friday from 8 am to 3 pm to pick up a hard copy.
Once you complete the scavenger hunt, feel free to stop by the main office to pick up a prize.