A lot of Michigan Tech students won’t be getting much sleep Wednesday night as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear with the annual All-Nighter. Some student organizations will have one night to create a sculpture out of snow while others work frantically to finish their month-long masterpieces.
This year’s theme is Years of Innovation STEM from the Snowy Situation. Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has been organized by the Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934.
The public is invited to chill out with students starting at 4pm—though things really get underway after the sun has set. Among the gooey favorites are the deep fried candy bars and unique supposedly edible concoctions along with more traditional foods. And of course–music blasting from the towering snow speakers, giving the crowd something to dance to so they can keep warm.
Two X-games athletes will put on a pair of snowmobile freestyle shows in the parking lot of the Rozsa Center.
Blue Key’s Madison Peggs says the Winter Carnival tradition of bringing in a great comedian continues when Jaboukie Young-White performs at the Rozsa Center Friday night. “He is on The Daily Show and he is one 2018’s biggest up and coming comedians, so we’re super excited to have him and I think it’s going to be very interesting,” said Peggs.
The Torchlight Parade and Fireworks show will light up the night on Saturday evening.
A link to a full schedule of events can be found here.