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Illinois State’s Sibling Weekend, April 15-17

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Siblings enjoy a variety of activities on the Quad, at the Bone Student Center, and throughout campus!

Illinois State University’s Student Alumni Council will present Sibling Weekend 2016 on April 15–17.

This annual tradition brings together Illinois State students and their siblings for a wide variety of events. Be sure to check out all of the fun activities happening during the weekend for Redbirds of all ages!

The 87th anniversary of Illinois State’s Gamma Phi Circus highlights the weekend’s activities with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, and a 1 p.m. Saturday matinee. Regular priced tickets can be purchased through the Braden Box Office and Ticketmaster or at the door during show weekend. Special discounts are also available for Illinois State alumni.

Before the Saturday matinee, Student Alumni Council invites students and siblings to attend the 5th annual Sibling Carnival. This family-favorite event begins at siblinglogonoon and is open to anybody with a youth ticket to the 1 p.m. show. The Carnival features a variety of games, face painting, balloon artists, prizes, and fun for kids of all ages—including an opportunity to experience the Imagination Playground from the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Also on Saturday, students and their siblings can head to the Quad for a heroically-sized event, Big Hero with Sis (and Bro) presented by the University Programming Board. Bounce inflatables will entertain and free treats will delight until dusk when attendees can grab popcorn and find a seat on the Quad for a showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Find more Sibling Weekend events including Children Discovery Museum discounts and free meals with Campus Dining at

Be sure to use #RedbirdFamily as you post and share the memories you create with your siblings and family.