Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM
June 26

Asheville/Swannanoa, NC
June 26

Atlanta, GA 
June 12

Boston, MA
August 14

Chicago, IL
June 26

Cleveland, OH
June 12

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
June 25

Des Moines, IA
June 12

Durham, NC
June 25

Evanston, IL
August 13

Fountain, CO
August 6

Grinnell, IA
July 23

Honolulu, HI
June 26

Iowa City, IA
July 24

Kansas City, MO
June 26

Longmont, CO
June 25

Los Angeles, CA
June 26

Madison, WI
July 30

Milford, CT
August 7

Mountain View, CA
August 14

New York City, NY
July 16

Omaha, NE
July 23

Philadelphia, PA
July 10

Portland, OR
July 10

San Diego, CA
July 30

Seattle, WA
June 25

Shelburne, VT
June 12

St. Louis, MO
July 31

St. Paul, MN
August 14

Tulsa, OK
June 25

Washington, D.C.
June 25 

Summer Picnics FAQ

Who can attend a summer picnic?

Summer picnics are open to any Grinnell College alum, current student, incoming student, parent, or friend of the College. 

What do I need to bring?

Yourself! Some summer picnics are potlucks, some have a catered menu provided, some are a blend of the two. The registration page for each city will provide more information. Even if you can’t bring anything, you are always welcome!

What does the event cost?

All summer picnics are free to all attendees.

What COVID-19 safety precautions will there be?

We want all attendees at our events to be as safe as possible. Many of the events are held outdoors which lessens the risk of transmission. All guests are welcome, but not required to, wear masks. Some venues require both masks indoors and proof of vaccination. For the exact Covid-safety requirements at your local summer picnic, please check that event’s registration page.

We will also regularly monitor the level of COVID-spread at every city and reserve the right to cancel a summer picnic if we have increased concerns.