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.
Picnic Day begins with the parade opening ceremony at 9:30 am, and the parade begins at 10:00 am.Most events hosted by Picnic Day run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm. All events hosted by Picnic Day start after 9:00 am and end before 5:00 pm.
There are other independent events on Picnic Day that run into the evening, including Battle of the Bands and Davis Dance Revolution, which end around 10:00 pm.
Popular Traditional Events:
- The Battle of the Marching Bands
- Doxie Derby Race
- Chemistry Magic Show
- Children’s Discovery Fair
- Fashion Show
- Cockroach Races
- Student Organization Fair
- Entertainment Stages