From Homecoming every fall to Commencement Weekend every spring, Carthage’s calendar is always filled with events for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the community. 

See the online Carthage Calendar

Listed below are some of the major events that take place at Carthage annually. To see all upcoming events — including art gallery exhibits, musical performances, theatre productions, lectures, and much more — visit the main Carthage calendar and learn more about our speakers series and other special events

Annual Events

?Let's Go, Firebirds!? Students walk in the Homecoming Parade.

Homecoming & Family Weekend

At the start of every fall semester, Carthage students, alumni, families, faculty, and staff gather on campus to celebrate what it means to be a Carthaginian, together.

Learn more about Homecoming & Family Weekend

Christmas Festival is an annual tradition at Carthage.

Christmas Festival

Held every December in the magnificent A. F. Siebert Chapel, the festival features performances by the Carthage Choir, Wind Orchestra, Carthage Philharmonic, Carthage Treble Choir, Carthage Chorale, and Lincoln Chamber Singers.

Learn more about the Christmas Festival

Students present their research at the 2019 Celebration of Scholars event.

Celebration of Scholars

Every spring, we celebrate the works of scholarship, research, and creativity of our students, faculty, and staff.

Learn more about the Celebration of Scholars

Commencement 2023


Carthage celebrates our graduates with a weekend full of Commencement events every May.

Learn more about Commencement