Picnic of the Week

Foodies, Gourmets, BBQ Kings, and Picnic Wizards: show off your culinary skills at this year’s UNC Health Summerfest and you can win BIG!

Our roving judge will select the most creative Summerfest picnic each week.* The winner earns a $100 gift card from Wegmans. Two honorable mention $25 Wegmans gift cards are awarded as well.

*excludes Independence Day


What to Bring

Pack your picnic! Summerfest guests are welcome to bring in food and beverages, including beer and wine.

Guests can bring the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages (no liquor)
  • Bags/purses*
  • Blankets and towels
  • Coolers*
  • Food
  • Reusable bottles & cups
    • Water fill stations available inside venue
  • Lawn Chairs
    • Please remove lawn chair from bag at security check point
    • No footrest, canopy, lounge, or tri-fold
  • Ponchos
  • Raincoats
  • Small tables
  • Tablets
  • Umbrellas

*For North Carolina Symphony events, Koka Booth Amphitheatre will allow all types of coolers & bags, however to expedite entry we prefer all guests bring 12″ x 12″ x 9″ clear bags and/or coolers, Small wallet sized clutch purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ (about the size of a hand).

All allowed bags & coolers will be searched.

A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless venue. There are no ATM’s on site. All major debit and credit cards are accepted at all points of sale. Contactless transactions can also be made using Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay at select locations. You can also pre-order food from Picnic in the Park and have it ready to pick up upon arrival.