Group shot of six smiling students at Aztec Nights event
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Past Events

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

Aztec Nights: First Night Fest

The time has come... Welcome back, State! Kick off your first weekend back with the first Aztec Nights event of the semester. Come learn about the SDSU community and culture through our speakers and student organizations, all while getting to see why high energy fun is at the core of our Aztec Nights events! From live DJs, to food trucks, to adult inflatable games, First Night Fest has a little something for everyone as we come back together for the first time, including your very own SDSU swag bag! The SDSU family just got a whole lot bigger and better. See you there!

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sun, Aug 22, 2021

Midnight Movies: The Breakfast Club

We're bringing the movie watching experience to the Aztec Student Union. Celebrate the end of summer with a special late night screening of The Breakfast Club! Join us for a night of all things Breakfast Club - trivia, giveaways, snacks, oh my!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Barnyard Bash

Join us in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard for a barnyard bash! This is a country-themed night filled with line dancing, live music, team games, BBQ and much more.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sat, Sep 4, 2021

Aztec Nights: Dragstravaganza, The Festival

Our Dragtastic return to campus is bigger and better than ever! This year is all about coming together through a festival-type event, centering the celebration of Drag and Love. Folks will have the option of enjoying live Drag entertainment outdoors through multiple performances, while being able to visit a myriad of pop-up tent activities and have networking opportunities with student, local, and world renowned Drag artists.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Aztec Nights: Wanderlust

This event will bring the spirit of the famous Wanderlust Festival to SDSU.  Featuring healthy food, activities, vendors, and other events to inspire wellness in your body, mind, and soul.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Sat, Sep 11, 2021

Aztec Nights: Rollin' into Fall

This event will feature a roller rink right in the center the Aztec Student Union Goldberg Courtyard! Have some fun with a movie playing in the background and skating under a disco ball!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Aztec Nights: Community Block Party

It's a block party, y'all! Come hang out at the Aztec Nights Community Block Party. There will be a DJ with music and dancing, games, activities, food, an art competition, and more. Don't miss out on free swag and chances to win some great prizes. Join us as we celebrate the people that make the SDSU community special - you!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Aztec Nights: Treat Yourself

Join us for an Aztec Night dedicated to self-care and relaxation! Treat Yourself is a fun-filled event with DIY activities, sweet treats, and good vibes for you and your friends.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Aztec Nights: It's a ONEderland

Join us in celebrating our mad and magical It's a ONEderland 2021 Aztec Night. This night will feature a professional DJ, dancing, sweet treats, photo (selfie) stations for students and opportunities to win amazing prizes big and small all night long! Students can enjoy all of this and more at our Aztec Student Union.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Oct 1, 2021

Aztec Nights: Comedy Night

Free laughs, free snacks, free fun! Good vibes only at our first comedy event of the year! Grab a friend and head to the Aztec Student Union Theater on October 1. SDSU students only. Questions? Email sll@sdsu.edu.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Oct 8, 2021

Aztec Nights: Panic! at the Prom

Sugar, we're going down to Prom! Was traditional Prom not really your thing? Join us for a night of emo music, alternative looks, and become the pop punk star you are with a live band Karaoke. Theme outfits are encouraged but not mandatory. Competitions, trivia, crafts, photos, and prizes will be offered throughout the night. We won't be writing sins or tragedies at this emo prom, don't miss out!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Aztec Nights: Aztec Fall Games

Come join Aztec Gaming for another tournament & convention! Whether you are competing, watching or just having fun, Aztec Fall Games welcomes all SDSU students to join in on this one of a kind event! Games for all skill levels+Prizes+Food!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Fri, Oct 29, 2021

Aztec Nights: Aztec Lanes: BoOoOwling Bash

On October 29 from 10 pm to 2 am, Aztec Lanes: BoOoOwling Bash is happening! Get ready for a spooky black-light bowling Aztec Night. Play a couple of games and sign up for karaoke while enjoying free bubble tea! Masks and RedID required.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Aztec Lanes, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Aztec Nights: Scream, Qweenz!

For the first time ever our typical drag show is getting a new twist. Come out and celebrate Halloween as we challenge our queens to unleash their inner ghouls and goblins, just in time for All Hallows Eve! We have Tricks and Treats in store for our guests including a costume ball, where you have the opportunity to win prizes and merch. Immerse yourself in the night’s festivities and join the audience as you walk among the tombstones.  Queens will perform not only the Halloween classics, but will provide their own twist on our favorite haunts! Winners of the costume ball will have the opportunity to be first in meeting our special guests from RuPaul’s Drag Race. So come and enjoy the fright!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Sun, Oct 31, 2021

Aztec Nights: Halloween Monster Mash

It's Halloween night, we're having bash, so wear your best costume to our fun monster mash! Come enjoy Spidey the Mentalist, Chris Moon the Paranormal Investigator, psychics, a haunted maze, DJ dance party, pizza, candy, games, pumpkins, and more!

WHEN: 8:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Nov 5, 2021

Aztec Nights: Camp State

Come enjoy delicious camp themed food, make some arts & crafts, hear a ghost story teller and join the sing-along by the “campfire,” all while participating in fun activities with just enough competition included! Do all this and more at Aztec Nights: Camp State on November 5th from 10PM-2AM on the ENS field. This event has a special opportunity to have your RSO compete head to head to become the GOAT. Get 5 members and show us what you got at this first of its kind Aztec Nights event. >>>>Sign up HERE!<<<< With any questions please contact aztecnights@sdsu.edu.

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Playfield/ENS 700

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Fri, Nov 19, 2021

Aztec Nights: Art After Dark

Come enjoy a showcase of artistic talent on this special night! We are highlighting SDSU artists of all kinds, sharing their creations in the areas of Drawing/Painting/Graphic Design, Three-Dimensional Art, Photography, Mixed Media, & Performance.  Art workshops, prizes, food, and fun will be offered all night!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: North Library Walkway

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021

Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break

MSB is back!! We’re taking *space* from finals and going on an intergalactic journey through the stars. Join us for a night of cosmic-themed games, trivia, and crafts. Grab a free breakfast burrito, enjoy our balloon and caricature artists, and find out if your stars are aligned from our card readers. Out-of-this-world opportunity drawings will be happening all night long! We head to a galaxy far far away on Thursday, December 9 from 9pm-1am in Montezuma Hall. See you there, space cowboy!

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall

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Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Aztec Nights: We're All in This Together

A night of Karaoke, Trivia and character Look-a-Like contests from one of your favorite Disney movie franchises of all time! Enjoy yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and lunchbox snacks at the school cafeteria! Play golf at the Lava Spring Country Club! Get’cha head in the game with basketball and baseball fun! It'll be Fabulous!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Aztec Nights: Bizarre Nights

Welcome to Bizarre Nights! Where curiosity meets the unexpected. This event will feature a combination of circus acts, fortune tellers, airbrush tattoo artist, caricature artists, escape rooms, live DJ and REPTILES!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Feb 11, 2022

Aztec Nights: High Stakes at State!

“Spring” into 2022 with High Stakes at State in the Union! Join us for a night of casino games, magic performances, and casino fun. Enjoy a mocktail and test your luck during our hourly opportunity drawings. Come with friends or show up solo - there’s lots to look forward to at High Stakes at State!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Aztec Nights: Midnight Movies - Encanto

We don't talk about Bruno, but we're definitely talking about Encanto. Join us as we watch and sing along to the latest Disney musical, enjoy some movie snacks, and compete in trivia to see who is the biggest Disney fan out there!

WHEN: 9:00pm-12:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Food Truck Night, Presented By Aztec Nights

From the people that bring you Aztec Nights, it's Food Truck Night! Stop on by with your friends and grab some late night eats. We've got pizza, nachos, and even churros for those with a sweet tooth. Check-in required with current Red ID number.

WHEN: 9:00pm-5:00am

WHERE: Campanile Walkway

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Fri, Apr 8, 2022

SDSU Pow Wow

The Annual San Diego State University Powwow is a cultural and social event that is held to bring together the Native American community to SDSU. SDSU has the reputation of having one of the longest running powwows ran by a university in California. This event is open to all members of the public and SDSU community and includes dance contests, cultural displays, arts and craft booths, food vendors, various informational booths and more!

WHEN: 10:00am-7:00pm

WHERE: ENS Field

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Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Aztec Nights: A Night of Drag Pageantry

SDSU's premier drag pageant is BACK! April 22nd at 10PM in the Student Union, seven of SDSU's very own drag performers will go head to head in a battle for the crown! Not only will they showcase their talent, but they'll walk in sickening lewks judged by our distinguished panel of judges: @mxsstjames @luxethedragqueen @christionrinae @themariamt and @adonyssilluzion ! With a very special guest appearance from SHUGA CAIN (@missshugacain) from RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE! Who will win? Who are you rooting for? Find out Friday, April 22nd, in the Aztec Student Union Courtyard!

WHEN: 10:00pm-2:00am

WHERE: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Thu, May 5, 2022

Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break Y2K Rewind

Gather your friends and debate the best Top 20 MTV countdown of all time while you tune into this semester’s Midnight Study Break! Your favorite songs may be featured in the Trivia-off of the decade. Everyone has the chance to win with all new prizes and games! Whether you're coming to conquer competitions, feast on treats, or simply experience a night of nostalgia, you are guaranteed to have some fun! Don’t miss it on Thursday, May 5, from 9PM to 1AM. 

WHEN: 9:00pm-1:00am

WHERE: Montezuma Hall, Montezuma Hall

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