One of the highlights to the city's annual events roster is the Dixon May Fair held every year on four days leading up to the final day on Mother's Day. The event includes lots of contests such as Cow Milking Contest, fitting the city's history as Dairy City.
Dixon's major industries include farming, distribution and residential services for this commuter city accessing jobs in nearby Davis, Vacaville and Sacramento.
An active Chamber of Commerce (dixonchamber.org) helps promote and produce annual events such as the Dixon May Day Parade on the Saturday of the fair weekend. This event is an annual tradition that began in 1876.