• 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!

  • The 2016 Schedule of Events has been released!

    Check out the Schedule of Events for this year’s Picnic Day to view all our events and attractions! Mark your calendars; April 16th is THE day!

    Event locations and times can also be found on the AggieFeed website. Go check out the new features and schedule your day in advance!

    Schedule of EventsAggieFeed
  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors for Picnic Day 2016! Click below to check out this year’s sponsors!


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

A Timeless Aggie Tradition

Picnic Day 102: Cultivating Our Authenticity

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
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Meet our Board of Directors and get the scoop on Picnic Day 2016!

This year’s theme is Cultivating Our Authenticity. See how our Aggies are cultivating their authenticity!

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