da Vinci Days

The 25th annual da Vinci Days Festival is set for July 19, 20, 21, 2013. The festival of art, science, and technology has received wide praise for its creativity, scale, and diverse programming. The festival is designed to illustrate the region's best by invoking the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci as its symbol. Each year a changing theme provides a thread of continuity through all da Vinci Days programming, which brings forth a host of music, entertainment, creative contests, exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages.

kinetic sculpture

Contestants participate in the kinetic sculpture race during daVinci Days festivities.

Some of this year's highlights include keynote speakers, musical performances, the da Vinci Film and Video Festival, robotics, and visual art projects. Free shuttle service provides access to festival sites, on and off campus. Lower campus is transformed into the festival center, with food courts, beer and wine gardens, and main stage entertainment. Lower campus also hosts the outrageously inventive kinetic sculpture vehicles, the Electrathon electric vehicles race, and other special programming. The Kinetic Sculpture Race is a central feature of da Vinci Days. Highly engineered and inventive human-powered "sculptures" come from far and wide to participate in this wacky two-day race. A 15-mile course, including two miles of the Willamette River, a mud bog, and a sand dune, test the human and aesthetic limits of these pioneers.

Planning is essential to avoid missing key presentations and events, as the three-day festival is jam-packed with exciting, engaging, and entertaining activities.

For More Information

da Vinci Days Website
Nicole Beachboard-Dodson, Executive Director
568 SW Third Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Ph: 541-757-6363

Or, contact the:

Corvallis Tourism Office
553 NW Harrison Blvd
Corvallis, OR 97330
Ph: 541-757-1544; 800-334-8118
Email: info@visitcorvallis.com