Celebrate Marian is a time to celebrate traditions, community, students and YOU! Bring your family, friends and yourself to reminisce and create new memories. From school reunions and educational seminar classes to games for the kids, athletic events and “Marian’s Got Talent,” there’s something for everyone!

Thursday, April 26

Jazz Concert
Hornung Student Center
8:00 pm

Friday, April 27

Marian’s Got Talent
Hornung Student Center
8:00 pm

Saturday, April 28

11:00 am
Women’s Alumni Vollyball
Sadoff Gym

12:00 pm
Women’s Softball vs. Aurora University
Smith Field

1:00 pm
Men’s Lacrosse vs. MSOE

Smith Field

2:00 pm
Women’s Softball vs. Aurora University
Smith Field

Celebrate Marian: Grey Skies and Rain Fest grounds open

Located outdoors near the Naber Hall and the Hornung Student Center

3:00 pm

Foam Slip ‘n Slide
Caricature Artist
Food Truck

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Water Balloon Sling Shot Team Challenge

  • 3 people per team
  • Sign up at One Stop
  • $6
  • Prizes awarded to top 3 in challenge

4:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Alumni Soccer
Smith Fields

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Solo Water Balloon Sling Shot Challenge

  • $3 for 10 balloons
  • $5 for 20 balloons
  • Prizes awarded to top 3 in challenge

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

  • $2 to buy a spot on the grid
  • $2 to adjust the catapult
  • Prizes awarded to top 3 in challenge

4:15 pm
Opening band: CADE

5:30 pm
Headliner: David Nail

Free and Open to the Community

Singer David Nail

Country singer David Nail comes to Marian as part of The Fighter Tour. According to Nail, “Following the birth of he and wife Catherine’s long-hoped-for children, the singer-songwriter found his world turned upside down. The mark he wanted to leave and things he wanted to say had changed, and despite an early version of Fighter being already finished, he decided to record four new songs, completely changing the project’s tone.

In short, Nail decided to get real in a way he never would have allowed himself before. Already known for powerful, emotionally-charged vocals, he took the same approach to choosing Fighter’s 11 tracks (seven of which were written or co-written by Nail himself), celebrating life’s victories but also exposing the knock-downs he’s endured – and it wasn’t always flattering.” (www.davidnail.com).

Nail’s popular singles include “Red Light”, “Whatever She’s Got”, “Let It Rain (feat. Sarah Buxton)”, and “Nights on Fire”.

Have questions about the event or volunteer opportunities?

Contact Pennie Reis at 920.923.8125 or via email

2017 Celebrate Marian Photos