10 ways to fully appreciate an unforgettable game day weekend deep in the Heart of Aggieland®

By Aubrey Nettles, Visit College Station Marketing Manager, and Victoria Martinez & Cathryne Callaway, Marketing Interns

Nothing matches a Texas A&M football game day weekend! But the action and excitement aren’t limited to Kyle Field.

The Heart of Aggieland® is renowned for its timeless traditions, incredible food, and indomitable spirit. We know you want to soak it all in, so here are 10 can’t-miss ways to soak in the best of what game day weekend offers.

First Stop: Brunch!

The best way to start your day in Aggieland is with a delicious meal. From chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits, our Top Brunch Spots are guaranteed to satisfy your palate.

Game Day Merch

The unifying element of game day in The Heart of Aggieland® is Aggie maroon. We have several one-stop shops providing essential apparel, accessories, tailgate supplies, and much more. Aggieland Outfitters,  Hullabaloo Ave, Maroon U, and The Warehouse @ C.C Creations are among the stops to take care of your every game day need.

Century Square Biergarten

Starting Saturday, Century Square hosts the Century Square Biergarten each weekend. Enjoy shaded picnic tables on The Green, ice-cold brews from nearby bars, to-go food from some of the best restaurants in town, and a free game-day shuttle to and from Kyle Field. Free garage parking is available, too.

Live Music

The Front Porch at Century Square has live music featuring local and regional artists on Friday and Saturday nights (times vary based on kickoff) and Sunday afternoons. The free events are open to the public and pet and kid-friendly. Hear great music and enjoy drinks and dinner from surrounding restaurants. Meanwhile, Hurricane Harry’s features various country artists and bands with advance tickets available. Other live music venues include Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheatre, The Tap, O’Bannon’s Taphouse, and the Canteen Bar & Grill. Stay updated about our live music events at visit.cstx.gov/events.

Historic Northgate

One of the oldest and most revered Aggie traditions is Northgate. The vibrant entertainment district’s roots began in the 1930s and expanded as A&M grew, and students and faculty needed a place to eat, drink, and be merry. No game day weekend is complete without a stop in famous establishments such as the Dixie Chicken, The Corner Bar and Rooftop Grill, or Chimy’s to absorb a piece of history – and some tasty food!

Bush Presidential Library & Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library & Museum is a must-see in College Station. Learn about the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush in an educational and entertaining format.

Aggie Park

Located in the heart of the Texas A&M campus, beautiful Aggie Park officially opens Friday with a kickoff concert featuring legendary Aggie artist Robert Earl Keen ‘78. The new venue features an outdoor amphitheater, a performance pavilion, and dedicated media utilities for national broadcasts. Aggie Park is designed to be the hottest spot in Aggieland on game day weekend – outside of Kyle Field.

Aggieland Official Watch Party

Don’t have game tickets? Then, head to Stage 12 for the official Aggieland watch party, just a short walk from Kyle Field. Watch the game on the massive screen as you enjoy refreshments, grab-and-go meals, and bar drinks. Stage 12 has a fantastic atmosphere and is the next best thing to being at Kyle Field.

Photo Ops

Capture your favorite weekend moments at these 10 picture-perfect photo op locations. Express yourself, show your team spirit, and make timeless memories that last a lifetime. Be sure to tag us @visitcstx to be featured on our page!

Kyle Field

Of course, nothing beats the game day experience of Southeastern Conference football at Kyle Field. With a capacity of almost 103,000 exuberant fans, typical game day attendance nearly doubles College Station’s population. The energy and spirit on display are second to none! So check out the schedule and purchase tickets while they last.

College football is back! Enjoy an unforgettable game day weekend in The Heart of Aggieland®.

Gig ‘em, Aggies! 

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About the Blogger

Aubrey is in her first year as Visit College Station’s marketing manager after almost a year as Missouri City’s executive director of economic development. Before that, she served seven years with the City of College Station as economic development manager and special projects coordinator. A native of Smithville, Aubrey earned a master’s in public administration from the University of Houston in 2012 and a bachelor’s in communications from Texas A&M in 2010.

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