• Picnic Day 2017 Board of Directors

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  • Save the Date!

    Come join us for loads of fun and excitement on Saturday April 22, 2017. Bring your friends and family members to explore the entire campus where you can find events ranging from bands on stages to animal competitions out in the open!

  • Come check out this year’s Theme and the Parade Marshals!

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  • Apply to Become a Sponsor!

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The 103rd Picnic Day will be on April 22nd, 2017!


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. More than 200 events will take place throughout campus and will include exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, Student Organization Fair, Children’s Discovery 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
  • Cockroach Races
  • Entertainment Stages
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