corvallis, oregon

GKC July 18-19 2015
Gearing up!

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Festival Overview

Festival Overview

Da Vinci Days is beginning a 3-year "gear up" of a reinvented da Vinci Days. The reinvented da Vinci Days will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)  with multiple opportunities to showcase the work of students and staff from local public and private schools, LBCC, OSU, as well as community members. Da Vinci Days 2016 will include multiple activities and events the week of May 16 - 21 and weekend of July 15 - 18.

May 15-20

The May activities and events will be held on the OSU campus and in downtown Corvallis. For more information, see our page for da Vinci in May.

July 15-17

July activities and events will begin on Friday evening, July 15, with a keynote address at the Whiteside Theater in downtown Corvallis. The main festival will be held on Saturday, July 16, at the Benton County Fairgrounds, including Day 1 of the ever-popular Graand Kinetic Challenge (pageantry, road race, and sand dune), along with many exhibits from OSU and LBCC students and staff, and from community members at large. Sunday, July 17, will feature Day 2 of the Graand Kinetic Challenge: the mud bog and river race, culminating in the GKC awards cermony back at the fairgrounds.

Science! Technology! Art! Music! Food! Come enjoy the fun!

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

Corvallis's own community festival

Corvallis is a community of volunteers and active citizens, and da Vinci Days is one way that we celebrate our passion for creativity and innovation.

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

Da Vinci Days exists to showcase our community of artists, engineers, teachers, and visionaries in a weekend of wonder and fun.


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.