2017 Star-Spangled Spectacular
& Family Fun Festival

Saturday, July 1 | 5-10PM

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Free Patriotic Concert and Fireworks On Campus at KSU!

5 p.m. – Family Fun Festival begins
8 p.m. – Concert begins, fireworks follow

**The event will be held AS SCHEDULED on SATURDAY, JULY 1! See below for weather updates.**

Kick off your Independence Day holiday at Kennesaw State University’s 10th Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular on Saturday, July 1, 2017! This free, annual event is held on the Campus Green in the heart of KSU’s Kennesaw Campus and features a patriotic concert with performances by the KSU Big Band and KSU Summer Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. In addition to the concert, be sure to arrive early beginning at 5 p.m. to enjoy the Family Fun Festival featuring games, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, food trucks, vendors and exhibits from the KSU community and beyond, and more.

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Weather Update 7/1/17, 7PM:

We've experienced a bit of rain here on the Campus Green, and have a couple of rain clouds dodging us now. If you haven't arrived yet, you may want to consider delaying your arrival until about 7:15-7:30pm when we are expecting a higher likelihood of clear skies. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Facebook event.

Event to be held as scheduled on Saturday, July !

Update 6/30/17, 5PM: Great news! The 2017 Star-Spangled Spectacular will be held AS SCHEDULED on SATURDAY, JULY 1! The KSU School of Music has been in communication with the U.S. National Weather Service throughout the day on Friday, and the NWS has indicated more favorable conditions (20-25% chance of rain) for tomorrow evening than for Sunday, so we will NOT be postponing the event to the rain date. Please share this information with all who have planned to attend the event. See you tomorrow!

 

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  • Where is the event held?
    The Star-Spangled Spectacular is held on the Campus Green in the heart of KSU's Kennesaw Campus. Campus Green address: 565 Cobb Ave NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Do I need to purchase tickets or pay an admission fee to attend?
    Seating on the lawn is FREE of charge and open to the public.

    Where can I park? How much does parking cost?
    Parking for this event is FREE! The recommended parking location for this event is the Central Parking Deck. Additional parking may be found in Lots A, B, C, D, E, and J adjacent to the Campus Green. Please note: the East Parking Deck and East Parking lot will be closed to the public during this event to accommodate the fireworks display.
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    What time does the event begin?
    The concert begins at 8 p.m., but be sure to arrive starting at 5 p.m. to enjoy the Family Fun Festival including games, face painting and balloon artists for kids, vendors and exhibits from the KSU community and beyond, and more.

    What time will the event conclude?
    The concert and fireworks display will likely conclude between 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.

    What happens if it rains?
    If the event cannot be held on the scheduled date (Saturday, July 1) due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the following day: Sunday, July 2. In the event of a postponement, updates will be posted on the main KSU website, StarSpangledKSU.com, and all social media platforms for KSU and participating departments. Click here to receive weather updates regarding this event via email.

    May I bring my own food and beverages?
    Yes! Please feel free to pack a picnic and bring coolers, blankets, chairs, and other picnic items. Grills, tents, and large tables are not permitted. A limited number of concession vendors will also be available on site for purchasing snacks and soft drinks.

    Are handicap-accessible seating areas available?
    Yes, several paved areas are available on the Campus Green for wheelchair-accessible seating. If you have specific needs or questions regarding accessibility, please contact the College of the Arts Box Office at boxoffice@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-6650 and we'd be happy to assist you.

    May I smoke on the Campus Green?
    As of October 2014, Kennesaw State University is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted on the Campus Green at any time. For more information, please visit http://kennesaw.edu/smokefree/.

    I represent a local business or community group. May I exhibit at the event?
    Yes! We are happy to welcome a limited number of vendors and exhibitors from the KSU and local business community to participate in this event. To submit a request to be a vendor/exhibitor for this event, please click here.

    What is required for my child to participate in the inflatable games?
    A parent or guardian must complete and sign a waiver to allow children to enjoy the inflatables in the Kids Zone during the Family Fun Festival. Paper copies of the waiver will be available and may be completed on-site in person, or you may download, print, and complete the waiver in advance and bring a paper copy with you to the event. Please click here to download the waiver.

    When will next year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular event be held?
    Next year's Star-Spangled Spectacular event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018. We hope to see you there!

  • Where is the event held?
    The Star-Spangled Spectacular is held on the Campus Green in the heart of KSU's Kennesaw Campus. Campus Green address: 565 Cobb Ave NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Where can I park? How much does parking cost?
    Parking for this event is FREE! The recommended parking location for this event is the Central Parking Deck. Additional parking may be found in Lots A, B, C, D, E, and J adjacent to the Campus Green. Please note: the East Parking Deck and East Parking lot will be closed to the public during this event to accommodate the fireworks display.
    View the Parking Map

  • Kennesaw State University and the KSU School of Music would like to thank the sponsors of this year's Star-Spangled Spectacular and Family Fun Festival for their incredibly generous support!

     

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