• Thank you all for coming out to the 102nd annual Picnic Day! We couldn’t have done it without all the support from the community. See you all next year!

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

Picnic Day 103!

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
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demonstration
  • Cockroach Races
  • Entertainment Stages
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Meet our Board of Directors and get the scoop on Picnic Day 2017!

Last year’s theme was Cultivating Our Authenticity. See how our Aggies cultivated their authenticity!

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