Picnic Day

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The annual UC Davis Picnic Day celebration will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. 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. We hope you are all able to join us in celebrating UC Davis!

Visit the UC Davis Picnic Day webpage for more information about Picnic Day events and activities.

If you’re planning to have your own Picnic Day celebration, there are many simple and easy ways to make it a fun and safe event. Visit the Picnic Day Safe Celebrations information page to learn more.


Safety Enhancement Zone

Since 2011, the City of Davis has established a "Safety Enhancement Zone" covering the central part of the City during Picnic Day. Within the boundaries of the zone, penalties (fines) for violations of certain Municipal Code sections are increased. The Safety Enhancement Zone has helped reduce the occurrence of undesirable behavior in covered areas during Picnic Day. The City Council expanded the Zone this year to include most of central Davis.

View a map showing the boundaries of the Safety Enhancement Zone.

The zone will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. on Friday April 21, 2017 to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday April 23, 2017.

View the City Council Staff Report on the 2017 Safety Enhancement Zone.