Join the 99th Annual Turkey Day Classic Celebration!

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 ASU has a fun-filled schedule of events planned for the 99th annual Turkey Day Classic.

This year’s celebration will include the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alumni Brunch, TDC Concert, and the annual TDC Parade in downtown Montgomery before the classic showdown between the ASU Hornets and Tuskegee University. 

ASU will welcome Tuskegee University back to the 99th Turkey Day Classic Game, which will be played on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023 at 2 p.m. in The ASU Stadium. The Turkey Day Classic is one of the nation's oldest HBCU football classics.

You don't want to miss a single minute of the action, so make your plans now to join us!

Browse all of ASU's exciting TDC events below!

TDC Week Schedule

›› The LEAD Speaker Series
Featuring Angela Yee: "From Brooklyn to the Breakfast Club"
11 a.m.
Ralph D. Abernathy Hall Auditorium

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›› Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hosted by WSFA's Rosanna Smith
4:30 p.m.
ASU Quad

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MONDAY 11.20
›› Black and Gold Day
Decorate your homes, businesses and/or wear Black and Gold.
Share your pictures on social media.
Use the hash tags:
#TDC2023 #ASUBlackGoldDay

›› TDC Kickback & Coaches Show
The Nest at The ASU Stadium
5 p.m.

›› TDC official Kickoff Party
The Nest at The ASU Stadium
5 - 11 p.m. Register here.

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›› Alumni Reunion Brunch - Celebrating the Classes of the 3s, 8s, and Silver Class of 1998
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom
10 a.m. - noon.
Register - or 334-229-4280. The deadline to RSVP is November 21, 2023.

›› NAA Mini Conference
Student Center Theater
Noon - 2 p.m.

›› ISTAP Annual Meeting
Buskey | 3 - 5 p.m.

›› Pep Rally
Hornet Stadium | 4 - 6 p.m.

›› TDC Music Fest
Artists Jeezy, Jagged Edge, Juvenile, Shai, and Sunshine Anderson
Acadome | 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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›› Turkey Day Classic Parade - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Hosted by WSFA's Rosanna Smith & Sally Pitts
Downtown Montgomery
9 a.m.

TDC Parade Route


›› Pre-Game Block Party
Harris Way | 11 a.m.

›› Hornet Walk
Harris Way | 11:30 a.m. - noon

ASU vs Tuskegee University
ASU Stadium | 2 - 5 p.m.
For game tickets, visit or call 334-229-4551.