PHILADELPHIA - After a successful initial run in October, Penn Athletics is excited to announce its next Quaker Fan Fest, a free event that will feature food and beverage vendors, live music, interactive sports and games with Philly Phan Cave, inflatables, and photos with the Quaker, the Heisman Trophy, and the Rose Bowl Trophy.
Quaker Fan Fest will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m., in advance of the football team’s kickoff vs. Harvard. Fan Fest will take place on Shoemaker Green in front of The Palestra, next to Franklin Field.
Future Fan Fests are planned for the Villanova men’s basketball game (Tuesday, Nov. 29) and the Princeton men’s basketball game (Tuesday, Feb. 7).
For the Quaker Fan Fest on November 11, attendees can expect the following…
*Inflatables from Bette’s Bounces
*Inflatable Climbing Pyramid sponsored by Coca-Cola
*Games provided by Philly Phan Cave
*Heisman Trophy photo opportunities
*Rose Bowl Trophy photo opportunities
*Game-used gear sale
*Interactive wellness games including digital high jump and Aerobic Boxing Training System
*Live performance by Penn icon Kenn Kweder
*Penn Band will play at 7:20 p.m., then lead fans into the stadium along with Penn Cheer
The Quaker Fan Fests have been created by Penn Athletics to cultivate school spirit and foster community in a way that is safe, enjoyable and meaningful to Penn students and the Penn community. Penn Athletics is collaborating with University partners to create these Fan Fests, ensuring institutional support and shared goals.
By adding this new tradition to the Penn football and men’s basketball game-day experience, Penn Athletics strives to be a national leader in establishing such events by including educational aspects relative to alcohol in college-aged environments that promote understanding and long term wellness.
Quaker Fan Fests are being brought to you by Wahoo’s Tacos and More; Hai Street Kitchen; Baby Blues BBQ; The Cow and The Curd; and more.