Picnic Day Hype
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Picnic Day Hype

Davis, Calif. is a great place to live and study. Recently, it was even named the second best college town in the nation!

One event that sets Davis apart is its annual Picnic Day.

Each year, UC Davis hosts an open house. Davis students, families and friends celebrate the school’s history and achievements. This year will be the 98th annual Picnic Day! The estimated attendance will be a whopping 125,000 people.

The Picnic Day activities are endless! Each UC Department or organization has the opportunity to host an event. I’m looking forward to trying some liquid nitrogen ice cream at the engineering hall (yum!), watching the Doxie Derby (apparently, it fills up the basketball stadium with excited fans), and checking out the sheep dog trials (who wouldn’t want to watch the best border collies in the country herd sheep?).

Each year, Picnic Day is kicked off with a parade of departments, grad schools and organizations. The GSM is, of course, strutting proudly in the parade. Our theme? Business on the top, party on the bottom- think suit jackets and tutus…

Have you ever been to Picnic Day? I can’t wait to check it out!