Join the Fun on Picnic Day
Picnic Day is the annual open house hosted by UC Davis in April that began in 1909 when the University Farm hosted an open house to show its new dairy farm. Picnic Day is the oldest UC Davis tradition. The event is sponsored by the university, the city of Davis and ASUCD. The event has been student-run since 1912 and remains one of the largest student-run events in the country. Attendance at Picnic Day has grown over the years, and now the expected attendance is over 100,000. Current and prospective students, faculty, alumni, staff and community members come from all over to participate in Picnic Day. Picnic Day includes a parade, performances by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh!, the Doxie Derby, the Battle of the Bands and exhibits by campus departments.