Picnic Day is an annual open house event each April during which many Davis community members, students, and alumni wander around campus and downtown enjoying our wonderful community. It includes a parade in the morning followed by events and exhibitions all over town and on campus throughout the day. The parade starts with words from the Chancellor and the Picnic Day parade marshals followed by a lively performance by the California Aggie Marching Band-Uh. Two highlights of Picnic Day are the Doxie Derby and the Battle of the Bands. The event captures the spirit of many things that are quintessentially Davis. It is an agricultural showcase and open house for school organizations.