More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the annual Thurtene Carnival Friday through Sunday, April 23-25. The event, which features carnival rides, games, food, theater, dance and music, is the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the United States.
On April 12, nearly 50 student organizations will take over the Athletic Complex parking lot in preparation for Thurtene Carnival, the University’s oldest tradition, dating back to 1904. Thurtene Carnival 2004, themed “Cause For Celebration,” will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 17-18. It marks the continuation of the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival.
Themed “Cause For Celebration,” this year’s edition will be April 17-18; it is the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival.