About Our Community

Location

Vacaville is nestled in the rolling hills just west of Sacramento Valley- an hour from San Francisco and approximately 30 minutes from Napa. A significant advantage of doing business in Vacaville is the vast variety of industries and the city’s proximity to major markets. Virtually all of California, from Lake Tahoe to the great coastal redwood forest and beaches of the Pacific Ocean, are within a one -day drive. Vacaville is home to major biotechnology/ pharmaceutical companies such as Genentech, Janssen, Kaiser Permanente and Novartis International. Vacaville sits at the hub of Interstate 80 and Interstate 505.

Tradition

The city celebrates Vacaville Fiesta Days each year, which includes a parade that features the public school marching bands, cars, gymnasts, floats, and other displays. Every December the city holds the Festival of Trees in its indoor ice skating rink along with the Tree Lighting Ceremony known as Merriment on Main where residents of Vacaville gather in downtown to see a 50-foot (15 m) tree illuminated and enjoy festive music, hot chocolate, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Other tourist sites include the Vacaville Premium Outlets and The Nut Tree, which is home to an historic train and carousel for children in addition to a life-size checkerboard, as well as numerous stores and places to eat.

History

The city of Vacaville was founded on December 13, 1851 by William McDaniel on a part of the 1843 Mexican land grant, Rancho Los Putos, purchased from Manuel Cabeza Vaca. The city was a Pony Express stop and was home to many large produce companies and local farms, including The Nut Tree, which flourished due to the Vaca Valley’s rich soil.


Annual Events

January

Vacaville Restaurant Week- www.visitvacaville.com

February

Crab Feed Fundraisers- Multiple non-profits and organization host Crab Feed Fundraisers during the month of February- www.vacavillechamber.com

March

Ladies Night-Various Downtown merchants offer specials- www.downtownvacaville.com

Innovation Expo- Professional business development and motivational seminar- www.vacavillechamber.com

April

Country & Western Festival- Country Music, food, and fun in Town Square- www.downtownvacaville.com

Joint Chamber Networking Mixer with the Fairfield Suisun – www.vacavillechamber.com

May

Fiesta Days- A community tradition that celebrates Vacaville’s heritage; carnival (Andrews Park), parade (Merchant Street), festival and family fun! Throughout Memorial Day Weekend- www.fiestadays.com

Farmers Market- Fresh Produce, flowers, baked goods & music on Main Street (every Saturday May-October) www.downtownvacaville.com

Friday Night Music in Town Square- Enjoy live music in Town Square every Friday in May- www.downtownvacaville.com

June

Chamber of Commerce Night of Champions- Chamber of Commerce annual installation and community awards and silent auction fundraiser www.vacavillechamber.com

Creekwalk Concert Series- Live concerts every Friday night on the Creekwalk at Andrews Park. (June-August) www.cityofvacaville.com

July

Fourth of July- Hometown fun with live music and fireworks at Andrews Park

Blues Festival- Annual festival with local & regional talents performing in Town Square www.downtownvacaville.com

August

Rib, Chili and Salsa Challenge- Good old fashioned cook off in Town Square on Main Street www.downtownvacaville.com

Vacaivlle Museum Guild Country Fair (children’s fair) www.vacavillemuseum.com

September

Wine & Brew tasting- evening of music, wine and brew tasting in Town Square on Main Street www.downtownvacaville.com

Oktoberfest- Enjoy German food, flavor, dance, music & more in Town Square on Main Street

October

Picnic in the Town Square Joint Chamber Mixer with the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber- www.vacavillechamber.com

Bowl-A-Thon- held at Stars Recreation for Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District- www.downtownvacaville.com

Halloween Stroll- Downtown businesses hand out candy 4-6 pm along Main Street 707-451-2100

November

Veteran’s Day Program- Veterans are honored and remembered at Town Square November 11th

Holly Day’s Craft & Gift Fair- A Holiday street fair of vendors on the 300 block of Main street www.downtownvacaville.com

December

Chamber Holiday Networking Mixer hosted by Travis Credit Union www.vacavillechamber.com

Merriment on Main- Santa Claus launches the holiday season with the lighting of the tree along Main Street www.thereporter.com

For more information
www.vacavillchamber.com
707-448-6424


Important Information

Entertainment & Things to Do

Anheuser Bush Tour
www.budweisertours.com

Brenden Theaters
www.brendentheaters.com

Cache Creek Casino Resort
www.cachecreek.com

Jelly Belly Factory Tour
www.jellybelly.com

Nut Tree Plaza & Family Park
www.nuttreeusa.com

Pena Adobe/ Lagoon Valley Park
707-469-4020

Rockin’ Jump
www.vacaville.rockinjump.com

Stars Recreation Center
www.starsrecreation.com

Vacaville Art Gallery
www.vacavilleartgallery.com

Vacaville Museum
www.vacavillemuseum.org

Vacaville Performing Arts Theater
www.vpat.net

Vacaville Premium Outlets
www.premiumoutlets.com

Vacaville News and Information

95.3 KUIC
http://www.kuic.com
707-448-5842

Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District
www.downtownvacaville.com
707-451-0200

Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
www.vacavillechamber.com
707-448-6424

Vacaville Magazine
www.vacavillemagazine.com

The Reporter Newspaper
www.thereporter.com
707-448-6401

Visit Vacaville
www.visitvacaville.com
707-451-0500

Utilities

City of Vacaville Water Department
www.cityofvacaville.com
707-449-5128

PG&E
www.pge.com
800-743-5000

Recology Vacaville/Solano
www.recologyvacavillesolano.com
707-557-7773

Local Government & Public Education

City of Vacaville
www.cityofvacaville.com
707-449-5100

City of Vacaville Community Services Department
707-449-5654

City of Vacaville Fire Department
707-449-5452

City of Vacaville Police Department
707-449-5200

City of Vacaville Public Library
866-572-7587

City of Vacaville Public Works Derpartment
707-449-5170

Solano Community College
www.solano.edu
707-642-8188

Solano County
www.co.solano.ca.us

Solano County Registrar of Voters
888-933-8683

Travis Unified School District
www.content.travisusd.k12.ca.us/cm/home.html

Vacaville Unified School District
www.vacavilleusd.org
707-453-6117

Transportation

Sacramento International Airport
www.sacramento.aero/smf
916-929-5411

San Francisco International Airport
www.flysfo.com
650-821-8211

Vacaville Checker Cab
707-447-4444

Vacaville City Coach
www.citycoach.com
707-449-6000

Yellow Cab of Vacaville
707-446-1144

Aid & Relief Organizations

American Red Cross Solano County
www.redcross.org
707-643-5683

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano County
www.foodbankccs.org
925-676-7543

Yolo Hospice
www.yolohospic.org
530-758-5566

Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
www.kp.org
707-624-4000

NorhtBay VacaValley Hospital
www.northbay.org
707-624-7000

Sutter Medical Foundation
www.sutterhealth.org
707-427-4900