CLEMSON — Clemson’s annual Welcome Back Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in downtown Clemson.

The Welcome Back Festival street scene.

The 2017 Welcome Back Festival raised $18,700 for scholarships.
Image Credit: Clemson University Relations

Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council, the festival will feature more than 80 local vendors offering a variety of merchandise and food. College Avenue will be shut down so students and community members can wander through the various attractions.

Entry to the festival is free. Food and merchandise can be purchased with tickets that will be sold at the entrance of the festival for 50 cents apiece. The money raised will go to the Student Alumni Council Scholarship Endowment Fund. Last year, the festival raised $18,700 for the scholarship fund.

Clemson University President James P. Clements and Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook will speak and the Tiger mascot will be there along with a Clemson Spirit Squad to pump up the crowd.