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Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt in Danville 2022

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 Sunday, 31 July.

The following businesses are participating in the scavenger hunt:

Event date: 

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 9:30am to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

Danville, CA 94526
Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Waldo Watcher Collection (Where's Waldo?) By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781536215113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

Where's Waldo? By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - November 12th, 2019

Where's Waldo Now? (Where's Waldo?) By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210668
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 24th, 2019

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536210972
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - November 25th, 2019

Where's Waldo? In Hollywood By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2020

Where's Waldo? The Wonder Book By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213089
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2020

Where's Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536215106
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

Where's Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt! By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2020

Where's Waldo? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book! By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536224405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 10th, 2022

Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!: 12 classic scenes as you've never seen them before! By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763697266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 14th, 2017

Where's Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536201765
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 2nd, 2018

Where's Waldo? The Boredom Buster Book: 5-Minute Challenges By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536211450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536224399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 1st, 2022

Where's Waldo? Games on the Go!: Puzzles, Activities, and Searches By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536201550
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

Where's Waldo? Awesome Adventures By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536216875
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Where's Waldo? Exciting Expeditions: Play! Search! Create Your Own Stories! By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536206708
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2019

Where's Waldo? The Coloring Collection By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$14.29
ISBN: 9780763695774
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 16th, 2017

Where's Waldo? Paper Pandemonium By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Handford, Martin Handford (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536211573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020