Black Family Day UC Davis 2023

Black Family Day

Black Family Day 2024

Please read the information below for updates on Black Family Day.

Black Family Day 2024 Cancelation Notice 
BFD 24 cancellation

This is a time of festivity and joy as students and families congregate on the quad in the warm spring air. Black Family Day began during the spring of 1971 under the name of Black Family Day when students from the Black Student Union held a BBQ on the quad. Their intent was to celebrate themselves and to take a stand against the hxstorically and culturally exclusionary ideologies on campus.

Every year marks a monumental step towards Black empowerment and strengthening of our community and families. The family reflects the resilience, diversity, and openness of black culture. Over the years we have hosted countless lectures, speakers, entertainers, entertainment groups, vendors, etc to celebrate the achievements of the Black community and to educate about contemporary issues. One such speaker being Maya Angelou. 

There will be a variety of vendors selling food, and merchandise and sharing information about their organizations and clubs. This is a community event, so we encourage everyone to bring their whole family!  

This is an event for everyone, families, children, elders, the youth. All forms of Blackness are celebrated, and there is no toleration of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or xenophobia. Bring your family and friends, and come enjoy joyful music, good food, and community while we celebrate!

Parking Information

We are so excited to see you! For those of you traveling in, the closest parking lots to the UC Davis Quad are UCD Parking Lot 10, the Quad Parking Structure, and Parking Lots 5 and 5A. 

UCD Parking Lot 5 Google Maps Directions:

UCD Parking Lot 5A Google Maps Directions: 

UCD Quad Parking Structure Google Maps Directions: 

UCD Parking Lot 10 Google Maps Directions: 


Please feel free to contact us!

For all vendor information contact Olivia Hernandez at

For entertainment information contact Joe Martinez at