Mayfest 2019



Mayfest is a Syracuse University tradition celebrating the end of the spring semester with free food, drinks, and live entertainment for all SU and SUNY-ESF students! Join us this year in Walnut Park for an unforgettable afternoon of fun with your friends and classmates.


Mayfest 2019 was designed by Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse in collaboration with University Union. The event will celebrate the end of the school year and the arrival of spring with free food and beverages, purchased beverages, live musical entertainment, and activities. This event is for all SU and SUNY-ESF students; college ID is required for entry.

Walnut Park will be split into three sections, following already-existing city blocks. The first section offers beverages for purchase requiring a beverage bracelet and food with proof of age, the middle holds the concert stage featuring live musical acts, and the third section serves free food, non-alcoholic beverages and fun-filled activities.


Pre-Mayfest Day Bracelets – All attendees of Mayfest must have an affixed beverage bracelet with tabs attached to enter the beverage section area. Please plan ahead and pick-up your beverage bracelet early!

Starting Wednesday, April 24 and on Wednesday, April 25 – Get Your Bracelets! Schine Student Center, Room 304

Wednesday, April 24, 11am-7pm

Thursday, April 25, 11am-7pm

Friday, April 26, 9am-4:30pm

Over 21 Non-Beverage Bracelets will also be available, free of purchase, to enter the beverage section area. Please plan ahead and pick up these bracelets as well.

Wednesday, April 24, 11am-7pm

Thursday, April 25, 11am-7pm

Friday, April 26, 9am-4:30pm

Current undergraduate students must present a valid Syracuse University or State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) ID & government- issued ID to purchase a beverage bracelet.  Beverage bracelets are $3.00. Only one bracelet can be purchased. Over 21 Non-Beverage bracelets are free of charge.

Current graduate students, alumni, and guests will present a valid guest ticket and government-issued ID to purchase a beverage bracelet.


Entertainment Information & Activities

Saba— Whethan — Adult Mom

To learn more about the Mayfest lineup, check out the UU blog here!

Mayfest Activations

Silent Disco



Ball Pit

Food Truck

Art Installation painted by Graciela Anne-Marie Wimmer

Face Painting

The Mayfest 2019 Silent Disco DJs are:

Benji Sheinman



Alice & Gaspard


Troyce Pitones

The Rules

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, and follow University Union (@UniversityUnion) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For any questions, or to request accommodations, please reach out to Kyla Perlman,, by Friday, April 19.

For questions related to logistics, tickets and beverage/non-beverage bracelets, please contact Bridget Yule  and/or David Pennock.