What is Two Day Town?
Two Day Town is a Leave-No-Trace family oriented camping and community music event held each year during the last full weekend of April at Lake Del Valle Regional Park, with an emphasis on East Bay social family ties. This beautiful park, nestled in the hills South of Livermore, abuts the Ohlone Wilderness and provides a serene environment for getting away from the hustle of everyday life.
We offer three days of live-on-stage local music with live-mixed professional quality sound, uncountable impromptu jam sessions among the hundreds of musicians, tent & RV camping either on the Two Day Town site or in the adjacent regional park campground, a staffed creative activity area for kids, and catered food service for those that don’t want to prepare their own meals.
Two Day Town provides an opportunity for people to strengthen long term relationships in an inviting setting, and to simply relax and enjoy the people, music and activities. As a group, our purpose is to take responsibility for creating a better world in our little space, one weekend at a time. We maintain a Leave-No-Trace philosophy and we leave the park in better condition than we find it.
A State Of Mind
About Two Day Town – Background & History
The people that make it happen…
Two Day Town would not be possible without the coordinated efforts of many people. At the center of everything are a few very dedicated individuals providing vision, direction, and capital. They are assisted by the Core Group that helps plan, prepare, and manage the event, and everyone is helped by the many event volunteers that provide essential services during the weekend. It takes all of these people working together toward a common goal to create the community environment that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Two Day Town management is a group of local people who care about the communities in and around the Bay Area, the environment around us, and the need for interacting with one another in a positive way. It is important to us that when you join us for a few days, you feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings. When you leave we want you to have a sense of fulfilment, and be happy that you made the choice to have a weekend away from the routine chaos and stress of everyday life.
The event volunteers are a critical part of Two Day Town, performing all sorts of tasks that are needed to make the weekend go smoothly. A large percentage of the volunteers have been with us for several years, and their growing knowledge of how things work makes managing the event much easier. They are deeply appreciated. We are fortunate to have teams of repeat volunteers that have formed by growing a group of friends year after year.
We invite you to become a part of Two Day Town in whatever capacity suits you. Whether you come to relax and enjoy, assist as a volunteer, or jump in head first as an Aide-de-Camp, we welcome you.
A touch of Two Day Town background…
The first Two Day Town was held April 27th, 28th, and 29th of 2001. It has been held every year since, with a one year hiatus in 2019, always over the last full weekend of April and always at the West Shore picnic area of Del Valle Regional Park. East Bay Parks allows Two Day Town to use the entire picnic area West of the bridge that crosses Arroyo Del Valle. Over the years we have slowly grown to fill more and more of the area surrounding the main picnic area and field, and in the future we hope to continue our organic growth.
Many of the performing artists have played Two Day Town before, and a few have been with us every year. All of the performers volunteer their time and talent, and some also help in the management of Two Day Town. We cannot thank them enough for their generous contributions.
Two Day Town has enjoyed a variety of weather conditions, none of which have ever dampened our spirits or caused significant delays. We intend to carry on, rain and shine, no matter what Mother Nature dishes out. We have come to expect a little (or a lot) of rain, which makes a sunny weekend day a gift. There has been downpouring rain and stiff winds, but the music played on. We plan on maintaining that tradition.
Two Day Town occurs in nature so it is normal to be visited by the area wildlife. In past years we have had the company of eagles, wild turkeys, raccoons, skunks, at least one wildcat, turkey vultures, geese, oppossums, deer, coyotes, falcons, squirrels, and other small critters. Along the waterfront in the morning it is not unusual to see herons, egrets, and other large water loving birds. Because this park and the surrounding area is their home and not ours, we request that you respect their space and leave no trace of your visit.
Wanna watch a Two Day Town video?
Here is a link to a video by Jeff MacKinnon featuring the music of Crawdad Republic, a band you can find on our main stage every year.
Click for the Two Day Town video on youtube