Mason Day 2023
Friday, April 28 3-10pm at Lot A & L

Mason Day is the longest running tradition at George Mason University! Featuring a wide array of activities and goodies, come with your friends to unwind before upcoming finals!


Save the Date!

Check out previous Mason Day photos for what to experience at this fun, annual tradition!

Picture of two students holding a dolphin balloon at carnival, Mason Day 2019, Fairfax Campus.

Get ready for an exciting time at Mason Day!

Featuring a HUGE carnival with rides, games, delicious treats, food trucks, inflatables, novelties, student performances all day, of course, our lovely Mason Day T-shirts and goodies (while supplies last)! All events are FREE* to Mason faculty, staff, and students.

*food trucks are not included in free activities

Mason Day 2022 Lot L Layout

Amusements and Games

Ready for a day of fun? Check out all the available rides and amusement games we will have at Mason Day!


Ride height restrictions apply. (Please see the ride list for this event on for specific height and size requirements). Not recommended for children under 36″ tall

RIDER REQUIREMENTS: 42" with an adult and 52" alone
Rainforest Expo Wheel
Rainforest Expo Wheel
RIDER REQUIREMENTS: 48" unless accompanied
Rider Requirements: 48" unless accompanied
Funnel Forces
Rider Requirements: 46" minimum, No riders over 225 lbs
RIDER REQUIREMENTS: 42" with an adult and 52" alone
Rider Requirements: 48" unless accompanied
Cliff Hanger
Cliff Hanger
Rider Requirements: 46" minimum


Midway Games
Extreme Inline Air Bungie Jumping
Axe Throwing
Mobile Arcade
Picture of a person participating in a zipline
Zip Line
Gaming Truck


Face Painting
Airbrush Tattlos
Speed Sketcher Caricature Artists
Balloon Benders

DIY Activity Tents


Session 1
3 – 4:30 pm
Spin Art Frisbees or Mason Day Stuff-a-Plush*

Session 2
5 – 6:30 pm
Pot-a-Plant or Tie-Dye socks or bandanna

Session 3
7 – 8:30 pm
Sun Catchers or Mason Day Stuff-a-Plush*

*Stuff a Plush is limited to one per person. No exceptions.

Stage performances all day! 

Main Stage 

4:00 pm Chika

5:15 pm Sammy Rash

6:30 pm Binki

7:45 pm Crash Adams

9:00 pm Bakar

Student Stage

Student performances all day starting at 3pm on the Student Stage. Run of show is subject to change.

3:00 – 4:00pm  

3:00 pm Noteworthy

3:15 pm  Yuz Ata

3:30 pm – Stephen Kappala

3:45 pm – Benjamin Freedman

4:45 – 5:15pm  

4:45 pm  Mason Taaras

5:00 pm Mason Some Noise ACappella

6:00 – 6:30pm

6:00 pm Young5

6:15 pm  Scarlet Tape

7:15 – 7:45pm  

7:15 pm Jem Wilde

7:30 pm  Urbanknowlogy 101

Food Trucks! 

We have the MOST food trucks coming to Mason Day than we have ever had in previous years:

  • DC Stakeholders

  • Fosters Grille

  • Roaming Coyote

  • Rita’s

  • Inside Scoop

  • Mission BBQ

  • 2 Smooth Dudes (tots and wraps)

  • Cupcake Mafia

And more trucks are going to be added – keep checking here for updates!

Students/Faculty/Staff – FREE admission* with valid Mason ID 

Advance Guest Tickets $25  

Advance guest ticket sales are available in Student Involvement Hub 2300 only and must be purchased with Mason Money. One guest ticket per Mason ID. Sales start Monday, April 10th 2023 at 12:00pm.  Last day to purchase guest tickets in advance is Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by 8pm.  

Day-Of Guest Tickets $35 at the door. Guests must be accompanied by a Mason ID holder. Limit 1 guest per/ID holder. 


VISA & Mastercard Payments ONLY   NO Apple Pay

*Free admission includes unlimited rides on all of our carnival attractions, games, activities and novelties as well as the full day of stage performances and concerts.  Food trucks, carnival food, and vendors are not included in free admission.  

  1. What if it rains?  
    • Mason Day takes place rain or shine. That being said, we may choose to shut down or delay Mason Day in the case of lightning, major national weather warnings, or natural disasters.  Please follow @masonpatriots to get updates and information about Mason Day.  
  2. Can I bring my pet to Mason Day?  
  3. Is Mason Day appropriate for small kids?  
    • Mason Day, like most other events produced by Student Involvement is intended for an audience that is 18 or over. Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is an event intended for college-aged students and above and may not be suitable for young children.  
  4. Bag Policy 
    • All bags will be searched upon entry into the event. No outside beverages are permitted.  You may bring an empty water bottle into the venue and fill it with one of our water filling stations. If you have a full drink container, you will be asked to empty it prior to entering the space or dispose of it in a trash receptable.   
  5. Prohibited Items 
    1. Skateboards, bikes, mini bikes, motorized scooters, any outside drink containers 

Coming Soon


Student Involvement prides itself on providing students at Mason with an environment that fosters fun, active engagement, and meaningful connections. This year our office is looking for partners to help us create this environment for our community. If your organization is interested in being a Mason Day sponsor, reach out to Lauren Long at with your inquiry.