Family Weekend in Oxford, Ohio

Family Weekend 2018 is almost here!

From Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30, get ready for Miami University families to flock to Oxford. As a student myself, my favorite part about family weekend is being able to have my friends' families and my family all hang out together! Last year, my friends, our families and I spent the weekend popping between all the different events and checking out our favorite shops and restaurants. Even though Family Weekend can get super busy, it's definitely one of my favorite weekends!

Here's a quick rundown of some of the events happening this Family Weekend that you won't want to miss. (For the full list of events click here.) All community members are welcome to all of these events!

Family Welcome Center

When: Friday, Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Armstrong Student Center Atrium (550 E. Spring St.)

Don't forget to stop by the welcome center in Armstrong when you first arrive. Here you can find information about all the fun events taking place for Family Weekend. You can also enjoy some free refreshments while you plan your weekend!

Chinese Festival: Global Confucius Day

When: Friday, Sept. 28 from 2-8:30 p.m.

Where: Cook Field (501 E. High St.) & Uptown Parks (2 E. High St.)

Be sure to check out the 5th Annual Chinese Festival Celebration, hosted by the Miami University Confucius Institute! From 2-4 p.m. on Cook Field, enjoy some Chinese Martial Arts and kite-flying before you head to Uptown Parks for more cultural activities and performances. There will be games, raffles, food tastings, and more! The celebration is completely free, and everyone is invited to participate. It's a great way to learn something new about Chinese culture!

Oxford Farmers' Market

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Uptown Parks (2 E. High St.)

Support our local farmers, bakers, and artisans at the Oxford Farmers' Market. Many of the farmers are certified organic. They have everything from baked goods to fruits and vegetables to soaps and candles; there's something for everyone! Beverages such as coffee, tea, and iced drinks are also available.

2018 Hike-A-Thon Plus

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Miami University Natural Areas Trails (4824 Oxford Trenton Rd.)

Rain or shine, take a hike to support Paws for a Cause Miami, a student organization dedicated to caring for and training future service dogs. There is a 1-, 3- and 5-mile option for all experience-levels of hikers! Explore Oxford's trails and learn from various demonstrations while supporting Miami's service dogs. It's free to all with no registration required; just show up and enjoy. For more information, click here.

Football: Miami vs. Western Michigan

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. (tailgate) & 3:30 p.m. (game)

Where: Yager Stadium (700 Weeb Ewbank Way)

Cheer on the Redhawks as they take on the Western Michigan Broncos. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling (513) 529-4295. Prior to the game, there is also a tailgate in Millett Lawn and East Lot (by Yager Stadium) starting at 10:30 a.m. Help welcome our football team to the stadium about two and a half hours prior to the start of the game!

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Millett Hall (500 E. Sycamore St.)

Looking for a laugh? Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, is heading to Miami for his "ONE SHOW FITS ALL" World Tour. After 20 years in stand-up comedy, he is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube and has amassed millions of fans on Facebook. Tickets to the show can be purchased here for $48.

MAP & MUSF Brunch and Silent Auction With President & Dr. Crawford

When: Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Armstrong Student Center Fritz Pavilion (550 E. Spring St.)

Feast on some brunch with the Crawfords, hosted by Miami Activities and Programming (MAP) and Miami University Student Foundation (MUSF), for your last day of Family Weekend! There will be a buffet of eggs, bacon, crepes, and more for only $12.75. While you eat, you can bid on a variety of items to support student scholarships. Be sure to stay for the meet-and-greet with the Crawfords as well! Tickets can be purchased here.

Written Sept. 28, 2018
By Melanie Oesch
Enjoy Oxford Communications Intern

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