2017 Family Weekend Schedule of Activities

Please see the list below of Family Weekend 2017 events to get a sense of all the fun-filled events offered! The complete list will be available August 16, 2017.

Family Weekend Central

The events listed below detail the primary Family Weekend 2017 events.


Family Movie Night: Moana

Intramural Fields, 8:00P.M.
Kick-off your family weekend experience by enjoying a family-friendly movie under the stars. Please pack blankets and chairs to enjoy your movie experience. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!


Family Weekend Check-In
Tom Samuels Track, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.                                                            Check-in as you enter the Tom Samuels Track to receive items included in your registration including t-shirts and football tickets. 

Family Fun Festival
Tom Samuels Track, 2:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Enjoy all of the fun with your Colonel family! The festival includes a kid’s area, games, music, bingo, inflatable activities, a community service project and a chance to win great prize baskets.

Family Weekend Picnic
Tom Samuels Track, 3:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.                                                                     A picnic-style lunch will be shared with all EKU Family Weekend guests. The Family of the Year and Legacy Family of the Year will be announced before the picnic begins.

Tom Samuels Track, 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.                                                               Bingo is a fan-favorite at Family Weekend, with prizes the whole family will enjoy!

Home Opener: EKU Football vs. Tennessee Tech University 
Roy Kidd Stadium, 6:00 P.M.
Join EKU for the first home game of the season! Excite your Colonel spirit cheering on our Colonels.

Price: $5 per person; free for children age 3 and under. To receive this discount, tickets must be picked up prior to 5:30pm at the Family Weekend Check-In Tent.

Around Campus


The events listed below detail additional opportunities you are welcome to participate in that are special events throughout the EKU campus for Family Weekend 2017.                                                                                         

“Perfect Little Planet” (Children’s Show)                                                             Hummel Planetarium, Noon                                                                                   Price: Adults $6; Senior Citizens, EKU Students, faculty, staff, military, and children 4-17 $5. For more information please click HERE.

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Now, you can follow a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot in our solar system. You can fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Then, dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda, sail through the rings of Saturn, and much more! Join us on this adventure and see what destination they choose. Show Preview: https://vimeopro.com/

“To Space and Back” (All Ages)
Hummel Planetarium, 1:30 P.M.
Price: Adults $6; Senior Citizens, EKU Students, faculty, staff, military, and children 4-17 $5. For more information please click HERE.

To Space & Back is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Discover how space exploration has changed our day to day life, and what we owe to curiosity  and the spirit of discovery. Show Preview: https://vimeo.com/