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Mayfest 2019 Need-to-Knows
Mayfest 2019 is Friday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Walnut Park. With new features and information, students should plan ahead.
Below is information on what attendees need to know.
As announced by University Union, this year’s Mayfest entertainment features electronic artist Whethan, rapper Saba and Adult Mom. Get to know the Mayfest 2019 artists on the University Union website.
All Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) undergraduate students with a valid student I.D. get in for free. Undergraduates can purchase up to two guest tickets for guests who are over 18 years of age and have a valid college or military I.D.
All Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF graduate students and College of Law students can purchase a guest ticket to attend the event with a valid student I.D. Limit is one per valid I.D.
Guest tickets WILL NOT be available at the park and must be purchased for $24 at the Schine Box Office. Guest tickets will be available through 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, or until they are sold out.
Guest tickets include food, non-alcoholic beverages, music and entertainment only. Guests ages 21 and over may present a valid guest ticket and government-issued I.D. to obtain a bracelet for the designated 21-and-over section.
Information regarding the purchase of beverage bracelets, event logistics, parking, entrance requirements and answers to FAQs can be found at the official SU Mayfest Website.
The Activities and Attractions
Mayfest 2019 activities and attractions include a silent disco, lounge area, face painting and an art installation painted by artist Graciela Anne-Marie Wimmer. The silent disco features DJ artists Benji Sheinman, Idiobridge, Lonewulf, Alice & Gaspard, HICK3Y and Troyce Pitones. More enhancements will be announced in the coming days on University Union’s social media accounts.
Mayfest will continue to offer free food and snacks for attendees. Expect options like corndogs, burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian and halal options, as well as a local food truck. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for free.
The Designated 21-and-Over Area
Following last year’s launch, beverage bracelets will again be available for purchase for students/guests ages 21 and over for use in the designated 21-and-over beverage area. Beverage options include beer, gluten-free beer, wine slushies and hard cider.
Students/guests ages 21 and over seeking to purchase beverages can purchase tabbed-bracelets for $3 that include three beverage tabs. These tabs can be exchanged for three alcoholic beverages in the designated 21-and-over beverage area. Tabs must be affixed and on the individual’s wrist to be served.
New this year, students and guests ages 21 and over can obtain a “non-beverage bracelet” for free if they do not seek to purchase beverages but want to enter the designated 21-and-over area. These bracelets are available in limited quantities.
Any student/guest ages 21 and over with either a beverage bracelet or non-beverage bracelet, including those who no longer have beverage tabs remaining, will be permitted to enter the designated 21-and-over area. Re-entry will also be permitted for any student/guest ages 21 and over with either bracelet option, including those who no longer have beverage tabs remaining.
Students/guests ages 21 and over are asked to plan ahead and pick up bracelets early. You WILL NOT be able to obtain bracelets at Walnut Park during the event. Beverage bracelets and 21-and-over non-beverage bracelets will both be available in 304ABC Schine Student Center on the following dates/times:
Wednesday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SUpercard and debit cards cannot be used to purchase beverage bracelets. Cash/credit cards are accepted. One beverage bracelet is allowed per person.
Current undergraduate students ages 21 and over must present a valid Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF I.D. to obtain one beverage bracelet or one non-beverage bracelet. Proof of age is verified through the individual’s Syracuse University/SUNY-ESF I.D.
Guests and current Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF graduate students and Syracuse University law students ages 21 and over must purchase and present a valid guest ticket and government-issued I.D. to obtain one beverage bracelet or one non-beverage bracelet.
Students who are not ages 21 and over will not be permitted in the designated beverage area but do not need a bracelet to enter the other areas of the park.
Make sure you’re prepared and review the day-of rules on the SU Mayfest website.
For questions surrounding Mayfest entertainment, activities and press, contact Rafy Evans, University Union director of public relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow University Union (@UniversityUnion) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To request accommodations, contact Kyla Perlman at email@example.com by Friday, April 19.