Block Party Blasts Back to the ’60s

OGDEN, Utah – Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to put on their tie-dye t-shirts, crank up the vintage Volkswagen Beetle, and go totally retro when Weber State University hosts the seventh annual Wildcat Block Party on Aug. 26 at the university’s Ogden campus.

The theme of this year’s block party is “Blast Back to the ’60s,” in honor of the Shepherd Union Building’s 50th anniversary. The event will feature entertainment, music, food and contests for audiences of all ages.

A pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m. will kick off the day’s festivities, with campus and community booths opening at 9 a.m. Scheduled activities include live music by local performers, a ’60s fashion show, Jazzercise and comedy improv groups.

At 12:30 p.m. a pep rally will be held at Tracy Plaza, featuring the WSU band, coaches and student-athletes.

“The start of a new school year generates a lot of excitement on campus,” said Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party chair. “The block party engages the Weber State community and provides a venue for some of that back-to-school enthusiasm.”

Nicholas said this year’s event has already attracted a record number of vendors.

The festivities will culminate “Welcome Week,” the first week of classes during fall semester. Activities are free and open to the public.

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Nikki Nicholas, Wildcat Block Party Chair
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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