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

Students and their families stop at graduation stations during a unique Commencement procession.


Carthage celebrated the graduates of the Class of 2023 with a weekend full of Commencement events May 26-28. 

see photos and videos from last year’s Commencement


Let's Go, Firebirds! Students in the parade at the 2022 Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Carthage celebrated Homecoming & Family Weekend Sept. 23-25, 2022. 

See photos and watch videos from the 2022 Homecoming & Family Weekend


A photo from the annual Carthage Christmas Festival.

Christmas Festival

We celebrated the annual Christmas Festival on Dec. 2-4. 

See photos from Christmas FestivalRead more about Christmas Festival