Celebrate Armstrong: Armstrong welcomes alumni, family and friends for its biggest celebration


Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend on October 9-11. The entire community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

The festivities kick off with one of the university’s oldest traditions, the Celebrate Armstrong Festival, and continue with a new tradition, the Alumni Gala. The extravaganza comes to a close with the Beach Music Blowout, which will offer a salute to the American troops, live music and a traditional Lowcountry Boil.

Thursday, October 9, 12-6 p.m.
Campus Quad
Celebrate Armstrong Festival

Kick off the Celebrate Armstrong weekend with the biggest celebration of year at the Celebrate Armstrong festival! Explore more than 50 departmental and student organization booths, ride the mechanical bull, climb the rock wall, participate in games and contests, and enjoy a lineup of live entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 10, 6 p.m.
Armstrong Center Ballroom
Celebrate Armstrong Alumni Gala

Celebrate this year’s top alumni as the university presents the Notable, Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni Awards at a black-tie optional gala evening featuring a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Single tickets are $75, and table of eight is available at a group rate of $500. Proceeds will benefit scholarship funds to build the next generation of Armstrong Alumni. Tickets may be purchased on the Celebrate Armstrong website.

Saturday, October 11, 6-9:30 p.m.
Burnett Boulevard Lawn (on campus)
Celebrate Armstrong Beach Music Blowout

The Celebrate Armstrong weekend will go out with a bang at the Beach Music Blowout, which will offer plenty of food, fun and fireworks! Relax on the front lawn off of Burnett Boulevard and enjoy a military salute and live music from Band of Oz, a prominent American beach music group with roots as far back as 1967. Guests may purchase a traditional Lowcountry Boil dinner on the registration page for $15 per person, $10 for military and children under 10, or bring their own picnic. Attendees are encouraged to bring ground blankets and beach chairs. This event is free and open to the public.