Star-Spangled Spectacular


Free event will be held on June 30 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 25, 2018) — On Saturday, June 30, Kennesaw State University will present the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular concert and fireworks show at a new, on-campus venue: Fifth Third Bank Stadium at the KSU Sports + Entertainment Park in Kennesaw. A longtime summer tradition at Kennesaw State, Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free, family-friendly event held each year on the Saturday preceding the Independence Day holiday.

Fifth Third Bank Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy Family Fun Festival activities including games, inflatables, face painting and balloon artists for kids as well as food vendors and exhibitors from the KSU community and beyond. The concert, beginning at 8 p.m., will feature the KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra performing American music ranging from classic patriotic favorites to exciting contemporary and popular selections.

The KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra consist primarily of students, alumni and faculty members from the Kennesaw State University School of Music as well as members of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Following the concert, a spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

From 2008 to 2017, Kennesaw State University’s annual Star-Spangled Spectacular event was held at the Kennesaw Campus Green. Relocating the Star-Spangled Spectacular to Fifth Third Bank Stadium will continue to improve the guest experience as well as accommodate larger audiences.

A variety of concessions will be available for purchase inside the stadium, including family food packages, grilled items such as hamburgers and hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, tater tots, popcorn, snacks and other assorted specialty items. A selection of beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available for purchase inside the stadium.

In order to accommodate this event at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, several updated event policies have been established to ensure a quality experience for all guests. First, no outside food and beverages will be permitted inside the stadium. Coolers, oversized bags (larger than 12”x12”x12” in size), high-back chairs that obstruct the view of other guests, and large golf or oversized umbrellas are not permitted in the stadium. For a full list of updated event policies and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit

KSU’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium is located at 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Free event parking is available adjacent to the stadium in the Tan, Green, Black and Grey parking lots. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed until the following day, Sunday, July 1. For more information, please visit

Kennesaw State University would like to thank Stargazer Sponsor Northside Hospital ( for their generous support of this year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular.

– Kathie Beckett


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit