Fort Valley State and Albany State universities play the 20th annual Fountain City Classic on Saturday, but there are plenty of events leading up to the game. Here’s a partial list.
7-9 p.m. University Recruitment Fair. Albany State University and Fort Valley State University officials will meet with prospective students at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Founder’s Room, 801 Front Ave.
7:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Cuff Links and Pearls Networking Mixer at Mario’s, 1010 Broadway. Refreshments and cash bar.
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6–10 a.m. Live remote broadcast of the “D.J. Chip in the Morning Show” with Vicky James at the A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium. Prizes and radio giveaways.
1-5 p.m. FCC Career Expo and Job Fair co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor. Columbus Convention & Trade Center, exhibit hall.
5 p.m.–1 a.m. Vendor Fair Village opens at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Women and men’s accessories and latest fashions. Greek merchandise, jewelry, CDs. Free. Cash Bar.
6–8 p.m. Live remote broadcast with Foxie 105’s Michael Soul and K-92.7’s Kris Green in the median between the Columbus Marriott Hotel and Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Prizes.
6:30–10 p.m. 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Fountain City Classic honoring FVSU President Larry E. Rivers and ASU President Everett Freeman and a classic salute to Miss FVSU and Miss ASU courts and student government officials with special entertainment. The Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Business Attire. Invitation Only.
8 p.m.–1 a.m. “Back in the Day Buffet” and PlayDate Columbus hosted by Wane Hailes and Friends. Food, cocktails, music and games. Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Foundry Room. $20.
10 a.m. Parade route starts at Colin Powell Parkway and Broad Street in Phenix City; goes over the 13th Street Bridge to Columbus, down Broadway and ends on Ninth Street.
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tailgate Village Party with Foxie 105 air personality Michael Soul. Lot G of Columbus Civic Center. Parking $5. Tailgating: small tents, $25; large tents, $50; RVs and trucks, $75.
2 p.m. “The Classic” football game at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium. $12-$20 in advance; $15-$25 at the gate. Halftime show features the ASU Marching Rams Show Band and FVSU Marching Blue Machine.
10 p.m.-2 a.m. After game party with WAGH 101.3 radio personality Edgar Champagne at Columbus Convention & Trade Center. $15. Tickets sold at the Columbus Marriott Hotel and the game.