Harker Day - Sat., Oct. 5, 2024

Harker Day is an annual event and a great way to celebrate the changing of the seasons and usher in the new school year.

Harker Day

Harker Day is actually two of our beloved long-running annual events – the Harker Family & Alumni Picnic and homecoming – morphed into one, incredible, stupendous Saturday every October. With games, activities and entertainment for all ages, we continue the tradition of the Harker Family & Alumni Picnic – now in its seventh decade – with a day that celebrates everything that is Harker. It’s held on the upper school campus, and admission is free and over 3,000 students, parents, relatives, friends, alumni, teachers and staff attend – it’s the event of the year! Read about last year’s event.

Admission Passes & Tickets


  • Donation Drive (Download the Food Drive Flyer PDF)
  • Sporting Events
  • Animal Adoption
  • Student Club Hosted Activities
  • Performing Arts Shows
  • Food Trucks
  • Fun Zone
  • Candy Store and more!


Launched in 2018 the Harker Hall of Fame honors the dedication and sacrifice of Harker's athletes, teams, coaches and sports supporters. Each year, inductees are selected based on their exemplifying desirable character traits at Harker and beyond, and having distinguished themselves in competition representing Harker, their colleges or at the professional level.

The annual ceremony is held at Homecoming/Harker Day each year and inductees receive an award for display and their names enshrined on the Hall of Fame wall in the athletic center on the upper school campus.

Past Inductees

Harker Alumni at the Picnic

For Our Alumni

Hundreds of our alumni and their families return to campus to celebrate the day and reunite with their classmates and teachers. Five, 10, 15 and 20-year reunions are held that same weekend with special events planned on and off campus. Our annual Harker Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and Life in the Arts inductee are also honored. Once an eagle, always an eagle!


Admission Passes & Tickets

Performing Arts Shows

Hundreds of singers, dancers and actors from TK-12 (along with some very special guests!) present an epic performance each year that pays tribute to our school. While admission is free to Harker Day, advance reservations are required to attend these legendary student shows, and parents are emailed separately with that information.

Harker Alumni at the Picnic

2023 Schedule of the Day/Map

Map for Harker Day

  • 11:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.: Harker Day festivities
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Athletics
    • 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Tennis Clinic at Blackford Tennis Courts
    • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Water Polo Clinic
    • 12:30 p.m. JV Girls Volleyball vs. Evergreen Valley
    • 1 p.m. JV Boys Water Polo vs. Mitty
    • 2 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Evergreen Valley
    • 2 p.m. Boys Varsity Water Polo vs. Mitty
    • 3 p.m. Girls Varsity Water Polo vs. Mitty
  • 12 and 1:30 p.m.: Performing Arts Shows
  • 3 p.m. Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center presentation
  • 5 p.m. Hall of Fame Ceremony
  • 6 p.m. Homecoming spirit activities
  • 6:30 p.m.: Varsity Football vs. Crystal Springs

In the Saratoga Quad

  • Face Painter - 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Giant Bubbles - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Caricature Artist 1-4 p.m.
  • Juggler / Unicyclist - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

3 p.m. Wildlife Rescue Presentation in Nichols Auditorium - come meet owls, hawks, snakes and more.

Harker Day Sport Streams

Harker Day Other Streams


Shuttle service will be provided from the Blackford campus for Harker families.

Harker Alumni at the Picnic

Lower School Curbside Crazies

Ways to Support

Donation Opportunities

Contact Us

We're so excited about Harker Day and are happy to answer your questions any time!

Loni Keller - Director of Special Events | | 408.345.9625

Ruby Ramos - Director of Volunteer Programs, grades TK-12 | | 408.345.9205