Kennesaw State hosts festival on July 1
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 1, 2017) — Kennesaw State University’s 10th Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular and Family Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, July 1, featuring a free concert on the Kennesaw Campus Green starting at 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks finale. This year’s Star-Spangled Sponsor is Henssler Financial. Northside Hospital is the Stargazer Sponsor.
A summer tradition of the University since 2008, pre-concert activities begin at 5 p.m. with the Family Fun Festival. There will be games, inflatables, face painting and balloon artists for kids — as well as food trucks, vendors and exhibits. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and coolers.
The concert, produced by the School of Music, will begin at 8 p.m. with performances by the KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra, which consist of students, alumni and faculty members from the School of Music as well as members of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Music will range from classic patriotic favorites to exciting contemporary and popular selections. A spectacular fireworks show will follow the concert at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Free event parking is available in any open parking lot on campus, but guests are encouraged to park in the Central Parking Deck accessible from Frey Road. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, July 2. For more information, please visit StarSpangledKSU.com.
— Robert S. Godlewski
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.