University of California, Davis is celebrating its 105th Picnic Day this weekend! This tradition began in 1909 when the University Farm invited the surrounding community to view their new dairy barn. Two thousand visitors attended, bringing picnics to complement the coffee, cream and sugar provided by the University. This became an annual event and now has an attendance of more than 70,000 people. It wasn't until 1916 that the event was called "Picnic Day".
There are over 200 exhibits and marquee events that begin with the parade opening ceremony at 9:30am. All other events run from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Battle of the Bands and Davis Dance Revolution perform on Saturday evening.
For Picnic Day calendar of events visit: