• Full Speed Ahead to Picnic Day 102!

    The 102nd Board of Directors is excited to announce the theme and parade marshal for this year’s Picnic Day! Be sure to mark your calendars; Picnic Day 102 will take place on April 16, 2016.

    ThemeParade Marshal
  • Thank you for an amazing and safe 101st Picnic Day!

    Thank you for everyone who came to celebrate the amazing Davis community with us! We will see you again for the 102nd Picnic Day on April 16th, 2016!

The 102nd Picnic Day will be on April 16th, 2016!


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. 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