Troy University’s international Arts Center is hosting the Troy-A-Palooza festival, a student fall celebration and costume party.
The event will be held at the IAC Plaza and Amphitheater on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The festival will feature a costume contest and music and entertainment provided by POPulus, the University’s ensemble comprised of students in the Music Industry program.
The IAC will also have hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, cotton candy and funnel cakes available to attendees.
The IAC’s director and curator Carrie Jaxon decided to have the event to provide a fun outlet for students who have been dealing with stress from the pandemic over the past year.
“It’s been a crazy past few years,” Jaxon said. “We want students to know the IAC is a place they can escape to.”
Jaxon hopes the festival will become an annual event.
“We thought it would be a really fun, engaging event to have and this offers some fun activities on our premises,” Jaxon said. “Maybe it turns into something bigger through the years.”
Jaxon also encouraged faculty and staff to join the festival as well.
The IAC will be open during the festival for anyone to visit the exhibits.
The festival is sponsored by the John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success, Troy University Library, John M. Long School of Music, the Department of Art and Design and Student Services.