Did You Know: Springfest

With the end of the academic year nearing, students all across campus will engage in a variety of traditions to mark the occasion. As a follow-up to our December Did You Know section highlighting winter traditions, we will share some spring traditions of past and present.

Now in its 21st year, Springfest is one of Case Western Reserve University’s largest annual traditions. The first-ever Springfest, held in 1998, was attended by over 1,000 students and featured booths with carnival games and activities from more than 20 student groups. There was a rock wall, a giant slide and an inflatable obstacle course in addition to performances from campus groups, the battle of the bands contest winner and a then-popular ska band.

SpringFest remains part-concert, part-carnival, with past years featuring rides and major musical acts as headliners. This year’s Springfest will have performances by Echosmith, MadeinTYO and Coast Modern.

A battle of the bands contest also has been part of Springfest traditions over the years, and this year’s contest winners will perform throughout the day.

Springfest is also one of the largest student-run events on campus. Each year, a committee coordinates performers, activities and food vendors for the event.

SpringFest 2019 will take place Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Freiberger Field.

Read more about the first-ever Springfest in an archived version of The Observer, available through Digital Case.