It’s that time of year again! Union Fest is here, and we are more than excited! What’s Union Fest you might ask? It’s basically an all-day party here at the Union! Union Fest 2022 will be on Thursday, March 10, 2022!
We interviewed the Director of Union Programming & Arts, Molly Orr about Union Fest. Here’s what she had to say.
What is the importance of Union Fest?
“Union Fest is an opportunity to celebrate the Union and all it has to offer! From programs to resources, to food, we want to showcase the University Union.”
What makes Union Fest special to you?
“Because Union Fest is such a tradition here at UNT and especially for those of us that work in the Union, it’s always special to see a day where those visiting the Union get to experience what all we have to offer. It’s also extra special this year as we get to be back in person and implement the event fully!”
Every year, there are always new things to look forward to at Union Fest. Did you know that one year we had a wax hand station? Sounds awesome right? Union Fest 2022 is going to be even better than before, so here are 5 things to look forward to this year!
1. Breakfast Stations
Start off your day right with a free breakfast! We have so many great things for everyone. We have coffee, tea, donut holes, fruit, and coffee cake. Breakfast will begin being served at 7:45 AM at will be located at the East Entrance & South Lawn Entrance of the Union.
2. Union Fest Carnival
Step right up folks and try your luck to win an awesome Union Fest t-shirt and many other giveaways at the Union Fest Carnival! This event is from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Union South Lawn.
3. Vendor Fair
Grab some free stuff from some of your favorite vendors! This event will be from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in the Union Emerald Ballroom (314).
4. Fast Action Trivia
Want to flex your trivia skills? Well then grab your friends and great ready to buzz in during this fast and furious trivia game! this event will be from 12 PM to 1 PM in the Union Syndicate.
5. Free Merch
What is Union Fest without some free merch? Just look at these awesome T-shirts, mugs, keychains, and more! Designed by our very own Tama Higuchi.
You will be able to get these items throughout the day like at the Union Fest Carnival, the Rooftop Party, and more!
6. Rooftop Party featuring live music
If you love live music, spending time on the Rooftop Garden, or even both, then this event is for you! Come to the Rooftop Party to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks with live music. This event will be from 4 PM to 5:30 PM at the Union Green Roof, Level 4.
7. Silent Disco
Getting down, but with a twist. Silent Disco is one of the most iconic Union Fest events, so you can’t miss out. Dance the night away at this silent party! Who knows, maybe they’ll even play your favorite song! This event will be from 6 PM to 10 PM in the Union Emerald Ballroom (314).
Celebrate Union Fest with a classic cupcake! We have the best flavors. We got vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. We also are offering vegan options as well. Cupcakes will be offered throughout the day, here are the times and locations:
- 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Union South Lawn
- 12:30 PM-2 PM – Union Info Desk
- 7 PM – Union Info Desk
9. Live Band Karaoke
POV: You’re the main character in a musical and this is the part where you sing and blow everyone away! Manifest your lead singer dreams with a live band on stage! Shine on stage from 8 PM to 11 PM at the Union Syndicate!
10. Movie Showing: “Sing 2”
Last, but certainly not least, we are showing an exclusive showing of the best movie of 2022: “Sing 2”. Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway (Bono from U2) to join them for the opening of a new show (IMDB). You’re guaranteed to have a great time! There will be a showing at 5 PM and 9 PM held at the Union Lyceum!
There are many other things to look forward to at Union Fest 2022. Check out the master schedule down below for more events!
See you on March 10, 2022!