• Internship: Picnic Day Assistant Director

    Interested in helping Picnic Day? Apply to be an Assistant Director!

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  • Want to be a part of Picnic Day?

    Apply your organization today!

  • Picnic Day 2018 Board of Directors

    Come Meet Them!
  • Interested in being a sponsor?

    Contact business@picnicday.ucdavis.edu for more information!

    Sponsorship Page
  • Picnic Day Awards

    Come check out the winners for Parade, Student Organization Fair, and Exhibits!


The 104th Picnic Day will be on April 21, 2018!


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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