Community involvement at the local level is a mainstay of life in Davison, and the city's Community Garden is a prime example of how citizens find their niche here. Located just west of State Road, near the intersection of Rising and Genesee, the Community Garden is plotted and prepared by the city but left to the devices of individual gardeners, green thumb clubs, and other social and civic organizations. There are a number of other community gardens in Davison as well, including smaller gardens in senior living and apartment communities in addition to the educational Youth Garden, which receives tending from elementary school students.
Festival of Flags
Davison, called the "City of Flags," is a patriotic town. Its largest community celebration, the annual Festival of Flags, attracts visitors from throughout the region. This five-day event, which commences with one of the largest parades in Genesee County, occurs the week following Independence Day. It allows families the ability to travel during the holiday before festival events draw them out to honor military heroes, mingle with neighbors, play at the carnival, or dance the night away during one of the many free concerts. Fun runs, tailgate parties, shopping at the Market in the Park, and many other events make the schedule each year.
Davison Historical So
Davison's roots were established in the 1830s when the state's great forests attracted industrious pioneers like Norman Davison, who built a sawmill on Kearsley Creek around which a small village arose. From these simple roots, Davison was born, and artifacts from this and every era of the community's history are part of the city's historical museum. Managed by the Davison Area Historical Society, the museum's exhibits depict the lives and careers of early residents. The historical society manages a few other historic buildings in town, including the Woolley Building, the home of Davison's late 19th century Main Street candy shop.