The Great American Wiknic is the annual "picnic anyone can edit" being held on weekend dates in July 2019 in cities across the United States, with local organization of each event.
The Wiknic is the picnic anyone can edit, with people bringing their own picnic food and perhaps other items to share. Suggestions are offered by the page for New York City's first Wiknic and the announcements for the previous events shown below.
- Easy to organize, even for old Wikipedians
- Welcoming to everyone, even for new Wikipedians and Wikipedian-wannabes
In short, a Wiknic can be a great easy-in to real life Wikipedia culture, and lead to greater wiki-community and outreach in your corner of the country! The suggested date for Wiknics is around the July 28/29 weekend, but Wiknics may be held on any convenient date. This page can also be reached at the shorter domain name wiknic.org
Great American Wiknic picnic meetups by region (2019)
The 2019 Great American Wiknic will be held on weekend dates in July, with a focus on the weekend of July 13/14, with local groups feeling free to choose a differing date so as to make the meetup more convenient for their attendees.
With grassroots organizing help from local Wikipedia:Meetup groups and the Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS) committee...
Everyone is encouraged to start a Wiknic page for their own city, and please sign up both at your city's meetup page (in bold), as well as on this page. Be sure that it is in this format: City, Location, Day, Date (Month, Day, Year), Time (00:00 AM/PM)
Please watch this page for future updates and for new cities being added.
If you have questions about getting help for event planning for a new city, please ask on the Wiknic discussion page.
- Colorado Wiknic, Arvada, Sunday July 14
- San Diego Wiknic, La Jolla Shores, Sunday September 1
- Seattle Wiknic, Washington Park Arboretum, Saturday, August 24
- Add your city here!
The rest of the world
- Add your city here!
2019 microgrants for US Strategy Wiknics
Great American Wiknic celebrants have an opportunity in 2019 for a $250 microgrant to support a Strategy Wiknic to be held from July to September 15.
We can support 4 cities, if you are interested please contact Wikimedia NYC or leave a note on the Wiknic discussion page.
Start an event for your city
To jumpstart a Wiknic in your city or town, feel free to copy-and-paste the example text below (adjust placenames accordingly!) - ideally include the town, event date, park name, and the local wiki-meetup page Frostbite Falls, Minnesota : June 22 - Great Moose Park - Wikipedia:Meetup/Moosylvania/Wiknic
Ask any questions at Wikipedia talk:Wiknic. It is an amazing event for anyone!
History and development
The first national Wiknic was held in June 2011, and 16 cities took part with Wiknics large and small. The Wiknic concept was modeled on the Wikipedia 10 celebrations and on the past success of Wiknics in New York City, and has inspired other large-scale coordinated events like Wikipedia Loves Libraries and Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States.
List of 2018 Wiknics
List of 2017 Wiknics
List of 2016 Wiknics
List of 2015 Wiknics
List of 2014 Wiknics
The 2014 Great American Wiknic was held on July 6th (and nearby dates).
List of 2013 Wiknics
The 2013 Great American Wiknic was held on Sat, June 22 (and nearby dates).
- Media related to Wiknic at Wikimedia Commons