August 25, 2015

Family Carnival, resource fair set for Aug. 29

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The 13th Southern Illinois University Carbondale Family Carnival, designed specifically for SIU families with children, is an afternoon of fun, activities and connections on Saturday, Aug. 29.  

“Launch Your Semester Out of This World!” is the theme for the free event taking place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center’s West Gymnasium. SIU students, faculty and staff with children will enjoy arts and crafts, games, a bounce house, snacks and other surprises at this space-themed afternoon. Visitors can also view SIU’s prize-winning moonbuggy, created by engineering students. 

The carnival is also a resource fair, showcasing many of the programs and services SIU and the surrounding community offer for families. Discover the academic support, recreation and leisure opportunities, health resources and more available to families in the area. Parents can also enjoy getting acquainted with one another and socializing while the children play. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. 

The Family Carnival is a collaborative event involving many campus units and departments in conjunction with community organizations. 

For more information, visit or call 618/453-7521.