corvallis, oregon

GKC July 18-19 2015
Seeing things differently

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Festival Overview

2018 FESTIVAL OVERVIEW - "Invitation to Explore"

da Vinci Days is all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), showcasing the creativity of community members, students and staff from local schools, LBCC, and OSU. da Vinci Days 2018 will include multiple events in May and the weekend of July 20-22. Due to the generous support of local sponsors, the majority of events are FREE to the public, and open to all.

Every Tuesday in May

The STEAM Series Lectures will be held at the Courtyard Corvallis by Marriott and The Arts Center. For more information, see our page for da Vinci in May.

July 20-22

July activities and events will begin on Friday evening, July 20, with a keynote address at the Whiteside Theater in downtown Corvallis. The main festival will be held on Saturday, July 21, at the Benton County Fairgrounds, including Day One of the ever-popular Graand Kinetic Challenge (pageantry, road race, and sand dune), live music, local artists, exhibits from OSU and LBCC, food, beer and wine. Sunday, July 22, will feature Day Two of the Graand Kinetic Challenge: the mud bog, river race, and GKC awards ceremony back at the fairgrounds.

Science! Technology! Art! Music! Food! Free entertainment for the entire family.

For more information, see our page for da Vinci in July.

Corvallis's own community festival

Founded in 1989, the festival continues to excite and engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Inspired by the "left brain meets right brain" genius of Leonardo, da Vinci Days is a canvas for you to celebrate your own creativity and innovation.

da Vinci Days exists to showcase our community of artists, engineers, teachers, and visionaries, while supporting the economic development and vitality of Corvallis and Benton County.


Opportunities to get involved

Join our team of volunteers.  It takes a legion of volunteers to make the festival happen each year. See our volunteer information page for more information.

Sign up to participate in one of the activities or contests that take place during the festival. Some are free and some require a fee.

Support the festival with a tax-deductible contribution. Your donation allows us to remain a non-commercialized event and helps keep festival ticket prices affordable.