Family Day Set for Sept. 16


Family Day is a University tradition that welcomes parents, siblings and other family members to Kirksville for a weekend of special activities.

The weekend will kick off the Statesmen Marching Band performance at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 on the quad. 

The annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 in downtown Kirksville. Exhibitors and food vendors will be located throughout the festival area, which begins at Franklin Street in front of the Sue Ross Arts Center, north to the courthouse and around the courthouse square.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16 there will be a welcome tent set up on the quad where families can receive a free gift. Library tours will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Pickler Memorial Library. Younger siblings can get free Future Bulldog t-shirts and tie-dye them at a booth from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the quad. From 12-2 p.m. temporary tattoos and face painting will be available. 

A photo booth will be available for family or friends to take pictures at from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. in Campbell Apartments and 1-4 p.m. in West Campus. Dobson/BNB Hall Council will organize custom door decorating from 1-3 p.m. in the Dobson Courtyard. Football will face Saginaw Valley State at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the gate or online here.

Men’s soccer will face Upper Iowa University at 12 p.m. Sept. 17 at Stokes Stadium. At the same time, the softball team will play against Southeastern Iowa Community College at the softball park. The weekend will end with a women’s soccer game versus Upper Iowa University at 2:30 p.m. at Stokes Stadium.

The schedule will continue to be updated. Visit for more information.
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