What is FREE at the Food and Music Festival?
The concerts and family activities are all free. Guests with a wristband may enjoy complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine for 21+ with photo ID) and receive Emory swag while supplies last.
What about the food trucks?
The Food and Music Festival will feature many of Atlanta’s top food trucks. All food and beverages from these vendors will be available for purchase.
When is the live music?
From the moment you arrive at the Quad, you’ll experience live music on multiple stages. From noon to 2:30 p.m., different musical acts will perform around the Quad, featuring several genre options. At 3 p.m., the energy will shift to the Quad stage for the final two acts.
Is this event family-friendly?
The Food and Music Festival is a family-friendly event that will include lots of activities, food options, and various musical acts. Concerts after 2:30 p.m. may have explicit content and may not be suitable for children.
Where can we see the parade?
The parade will begin on Eagle Row (near sorority and fraternity housing) and march toward the Student Center, Asbury, Cox Hall bridge, and through the Quad. Parents and family members attending the President’s Town Hall at the Emory Student Center will be able to view the parade from the plaza outside the Student Center and follow the parade to the Quad. Those already in the Quad will be able to see the parade around 12:30 p.m. when it will pass the Callaway Center and Convocation Hall.
Where can I meet up with my group?
Several “affinity” (schools, networks, Greek life, athletics, campus departments, etc.) tents will be set up around the Quad. A complete listing of groups will be available once confirmed. These are great meet-up locations for groups related to particular Emory affinities. Alumni are also encouraged to reconnect with their networks, special affinities, reunions, and peers at the Alumni Homecoming Kickoff Party on Friday, October 20, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the Quad. Be sure to register for this special event.
Where can I see all the activities happening at the Food and Music Festival?
Click here to view a map of this year's festival including key points of interest on the Quad and nearby campus celebrations occurring on Saturday.
Are shuttles provided?
Shuttles will run from Peavine Deck to the Quad for the Alumni Homecoming Kickoff party on Friday, October 20, and during the Food and Music Festival on Saturday, October 21. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any accessibility requests.
Is there a dress code?
There is no official dress code however, we encourage casual attire and Emory gear/colors!