Downtown Getdown Packed with Students, Fans, and FSU Parents

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Tallahassee, FL - Florida State University is putting out the welcome mat as students' parents and relatives visit campus.

This weekend is the annual Parents' Weekend at FSU.

FSU and FAMU fans are gearing up for tomorrow's home games. Parents and relatives coming to the Capital City for Parents' Weekend at FSU get to see how much fun we have here at the getdowns during home game weekends in Tallahassee.

As of this afternoon, about 1,000 families registered for this year's Parents' Weekend.

Administrators say many will show up for the game or register at the last minute.

FSU's Parents' Weekend is an opportunity for students to show off their campus - their new friends, their new home, their new life - to their parents.

I ran into a few families on campus today

Keith Daniels, Dad of FSU Student, "we wanted to see everything they had here at the school and see the different activities they have going on and different programs they have for her while she's up here. So far so good."

From the Flying High Circus tonight to the football game tomorrow, saturday, there is a little something for everyone during Parents' Weekend.

Of course, one of the things to do this weekend is where I am here at the downtown getdown. FSU and FAMU fans can come out until 10:00 PM on the Adams Street Commons.

There are performance from a local band, acts from community groups, food vendors, activities for kids, and fun for all ages.

Florida State University is putting out the welcome mat as students’ parents and other relatives prepare to visit campus for FSU’s annual Parents’ Weekend.

From the Flying High Circus on Friday to the football game on Saturday, there is a little something for everyone.

'Parents’ Weekend is an opportunity for our students to show off their campus — their new friends, their new home, their new life — to their parents,” said Mark Striffler, chairman of the Parents’ Weekend Committee.

This year’s activities will include the following:


President’s Address to Parents: Florida State President Eric J. Barron will welcome parents and families to the FSUcampus inOglesby Union’s Moore Auditorium from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Planetarium Tour and Movie: The newly upgraded Pat Thomas Planetarium features a 25-minute show using a state-of-the-art digital system. There will performances at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Picnic on Oglesby Union Courtyard: Tickets are required for this event, which is taking place from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Flying High Circus: Three performances of the circus, representing the best of its spring and summer shows, will be offered at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are required for all performances.

Movies on the Lot: The College of Motion Picture Arts will present its fifth annual outdoor screening of student short films from 8 to 10 p.m. on the green between the baseball and football stadiums.

Fridays at the Union: Cosmic bowling, billiards, and movies shown at the Student Life Cinema will be offered from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.


5K Fun Run/Walk: Beginning at Oglesby Union, parents, students and the community are invited to participate in the 5K Fun Run/Walk, scheduled from 8 to 9:30 a.m. There is a registration fee.

Tailgate Buffet: The Oglesby Union Courtyard will be the site of a tailgate buffet from 8:15 to 11 a.m. Tickets are required.

Marching Chiefs Skull Session: Swing by the Dick Howser Stadium for the band’s pregame concert two hours before kickoff.

FSU vs. Boston College: Kickoff begins at 5:30 p.m. for the football game at Doak Campbell Stadium.

For more information, visit the Parents’ Weekend Web page or call Oglesby Union at (850) 644-6860.


Tallahassee, FL - It's a huge weekend in Tallahassee as Florida State gears up to play Boston College tomorrow.

There's a celebration for the game going on right now!

There was certainly a disappointing loss last weekend for the Noles, but they are still an impressive 5 and 1 and still ranked at number 12.

Now fans are looking forward to tomorrow's game against Boston College. They played them last year and the Noles massacred the Eagles 38 to 7.

We are at the Downtown Getdown, as is custom for every FSU home game, vendors, musicians come set up shop to celebrate the game. It's always a great time out here. Family fun events for all ages, the food is great and the entertainment.

This is the 5th Downtown Getdown, and it gets really packed for big games, so people are still flowing in here today and it should get packed pretty soon. The weather looks great, many people have high hopes for the game tomorrow, so it's good times.

Tallahassee Police are warning people the town will be flooded with football fans tomorrow. FAMU and FSU have home games, and it's Youth and Community Week for FAMU, plus Parent's Week for FSU, so it will be busy.

The game against Boston College is tomorrow at 5:30 pm, and it should be interesting.

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