Big Day at the Dock Returns May 2

Big Day at the Dock will return to Sudwerk Brewing Co. at 2001 Second Street in Davis on May 2, as part of the regional celebration of the Big Day of Giving.

Held annually on the first Thursday in May, the Big Day of Giving (Big DoG) is designed to increase charitable giving to non-profits in our region. The Sacramento Region Community Foundation spearheads the event, which generated in excess of $7 million last year.

Big Day at the Dock is geared at promoting the Big DoG and elevating non-profits in Davis and Yolo County, bringing them together in one joyous burst of community and generosity. The event was first produced by Davis Media Access/KDRT, Davis Music Festival, and Sudwerk Brewing Company in 2015. Other organizations joined in over time, and this year’s event is organized by Davis Media Access/KDRT; Davis Music Festival; Davis Phoenix Coalition; Soroptimist of Greater Davis, and Sudwerk Brewing Co.

Big Day at the Dock takes place Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6-9 pm at Sudwerk, 2001 Second Street in Davis. Free and open to the public, this year’s event will feature up to 40 local non-profits, live music, food trucks, and beer by Sudwerk. The community is invited to make their Big DoG donations in real time at the event. The nonprofits will be adjacent to the beer garden area at Sudwerk’s Dock Store, and some activities for kids are planned. KDRT 95.7 FM will provide a live broadcast of the event. Event sponsorship opportunities are available.

The fee for participating non-profits is $25, which helps pay for event costs. Registration for non-profits will open Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. and close April 1 at 5 p.m., and takes place online here.  Registration is first come, first-served, and will be capped at 40 non-profits; no waiting list will be kept. To participate, non-profits must be registered to participate in the Big Day of Giving.

For more information, contact Autumn Labbe-Renault at