• Welcome to Picnic Day 2015!

    The 101st Picnic Day will take place on April 18th, 2015
    Our theme is “Heart of Our Community”
    Our Parade Marshals are Janie Eadie and Richard Kossak

    Board of DirectorsSafe Celebrations
  • Interested in Becoming A Sponsor for Picnic Day?

    Picnic Day, on average, brings in 60,000+ visitors every year, creating a great opportunity for companies to advertise their products or services. The deadline to be a Sponsor is February 25th. Contact business@picnicday.ucdavis.edu for more information.

    Sponsorship Package
  • Applications are due February 3rd by 5pm!

    All applications and supplemental material must be received by the deadline in order for your group to be considered for Picnic Day 2015!

    List of Applications

About Us

This family friendly event is free for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research,  teaching, service and campus life. We hope you are all able to join us in celebrating UC Davis!

More than 200 events will take place throughout campus and will include exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, Student Organization Fair, Multicultural Children’s Fair, Parade and much more. All events and parking are free! Picnic Day is one of UC Davis’ most revered traditions and serves as the university’s annual Open House for prospective and current students, families, alumni, staff, faculty, and the greater Davis and regional communities.

Popular Traditional Events:

  • The Battle of the Marching Bands
  • Doxie Derby Race
  • Chemistry Magic Show
  • Fashion Show
  • Parade
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demonstration
  • Cockroach Races
  • Entertainment Stages