Harker Day - Sat., Oct. 7, 2023

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 and 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!
Harker Alumni at the Picnic

For Our Alumni

It’s a fun time to reconnect and reminisce on your old stompin’ grounds! The alumni relations office annually hosts a special alumni VIP barbecue luncheon on campus, and for those alumni with children there is a nearby children’s area with tons for the little ones to do.




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

Admission Passes & Tickets

Performing Arts Shows

Hundreds of singers, dancers and actors from grades 4-12 (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

Schedule of the Day/Map (FOR THE OCT. 2022 EVENT HELD)

  • 11:30-5 p.m.: Harker Day festivities
  • 10:30-6 p.m.: Athletics
    • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Clinic at Blackford Courts
    • 11:30 a.m. JV Girls Volleyball vs. South San Francisco High
    • NEW TIME: 1:45 p.m. (changed from 12:30 p.m.) Varsity Boys Water Polo vs. Woodside High
    • 1 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. South San Francisco High
    • NEW TIME: 12:45 p.m. (changed from 1:45 p.m.) Varsity Girls Water Polo vs. Stevenson School
    • 2 p.m. Grade 8 Flag Football vs. Valley Christian
    • 3-4 p.m. Water Polo Clinic for Lower & Middle School, Singh Aquatic Center (Download the PDF Flyer)
  • 12 and 1:30 p.m.: Performing Arts Shows
  • 3 p.m. Middle School Band Performance in the Patil Theater
  • 4 p.m. Lower School Jazz Ensemble Performance in the Patil Theater
  • 4:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Ceremony
  • 5:30 p.m.: Homecoming spirit activities
  • 6 p.m.: Homecoming football game
  • Harker Day Clubs, Programs & Organization Activities

Harker Day Event Streams

Links to all performance and sporting events are posted here each year so that our Harker family – near and far – can join in on celebrating our students and this special day!

No events available.

Harker Day Sport 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 the picnic and are happy to answer your questions any time!

Loni Keller - Director of Special Events | 408.345.9625

Ruby Ramos - Director of Volunteer Program Grades TK-12 | 408.345.9205