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:

  • Wagons
  • Coolers*
  • Bags/purses
  • Blankets and towels
  • Food
  • Alcoholic beverages (no liquor)
  • Reusable bottles & cups
    • Water fill stations available inside venue
  • Lawn Chairs
    • Please remove lawn chair from bag at security check point
    • No footrest or canopy
    • No lounge or tri-fold
    • No swinging chairs
  • 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. As of May 1, 2022, Koka Booth Amphitheatre will be a cashless venue. You can also pre-order food from Picnic in the Park and have it ready to pick up upon arrival.