ONEONTA, N.Y. — Hundreds of alumni, parents and community members will visit SUNY Oneonta from Friday to Sunday for Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Scheduled events range from fireworks to a 2.6-mile run/walk. Admission to many of the weekend’s events is free, and members of the community are invited to participate.

For the first time this year, the weekend will begin with a bang. A fireworks show is planned for Friday night near the Hunt College Union.

Highlights of Saturday’s events include the annual craft fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hunt Union ballroom and a concert by Yesterday, a Beatles tribute band, at 8 p.m., also in the ballroom. Tickets can be purchased at the Hunt Union or online at

For the second year in a row, the weekend will include a self-guided Cooperstown Beverage Trail tour with stops at the Fly Creek Cider Mill, Bear Pond Winery, Cooperstown Brewing Company and Brewery Ommegang.

The events of Homecoming & Family Weekend will conclude on Sunday morning with the 2.6-mile campus Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Inter-Greek Council. Event registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race is at 9:15 a.m.

More information about Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013 is available from the SUNY Oneonta Office of Alumni Affairs at (607) 436-2526.