FRIDAY, 1 JULY - SUNDAY, 31 JULY 2022 / TOWN EVENT
Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt in Danville
Where's Waldo? In Danville of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-two different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons and more. Waldo figures will be popping up in public areas of local establishments. Support local business and the Shop Local movement with this great summer vacation activity!
Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.
In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including Rakestraw Books here in Danville, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.
After a hiatus of two years, Rakestraw Books is once again hosting our popular scavenger hunt! This year eighteen businesses in Danville are participating in the Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt in Danville 2022. We will be kick off this event on Friday, 1 July 2022 here at the bookstore. There is no charge to participate and the hunt ends on Sunday, 31 July 2022.
How to participate in the Waldo Scavenger Hunt:
Pick up your "Find Waldo Local in Danville" passport at Rakestraw Books starting on July 1st.
Waldo is hiding at local Danville businesses this July. Go find him!
When you spot him, collect a stamp or signature for that business on your passport.
When you have 8 different stamps or signatures, bring your passport to Rakestraw Books to get a special Waldo temporary tattoo (limited to 100 kids).
If you collect 14 or more stamps or signatures, turn in your passport to Rakestraw Books and be eligible to win great prizes, including the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.
Post your progress on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #WheresWaldoInDanville
Prize will be drawn on Saturday, 30 July at 4:00PM (PDT).
The following businesses are participating in the scavenger hunt:
- Rakestraw Books
- Old Towne Danville Bakery
- Games Unlimited
- Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
- UPS Store Danville
- Danville Music
- Whim House
- Molly's Pup-Purr-ee
- Forward Motion Sports
- Cottage Jewel
- J. McLaughlin
- Medleno Coffee
- Gourmet Corner
- Sweet Street
- Danville Chocolates
- Wooden Gates Quilts
- Primo's Pizzeria & Pub