World Cup-themed fiesta attracts people of all ages
June 30, 2010—
In pictures —
Hundreds of families gathered at LAU Beirut over the June 19-20 weekend for the second annual LAU Fiesta featuring games and entertainment for all ages.
Organized by LAU students and the Beirut Alumni Chapter, this year’s event was themed “FIFA World Cup.” Visitors were invited to watch the football matches projected live on a big screen.
Flags of the nations participating in the World Cup were hung throughout the campus.
Football fans had the flags of their favorite teams painted on their faces.
Fans relax in the shade as they watch a World Cup game.
Like last year, the campus was rocked with live music performances.
The organizers catered to all age groups. Here, children try to putt balls into the hole obstructed by the spinning blades.
A young visitor holds on tight as he attempts to outlast the mechanical bull, a guaranteed crowd pleaser each year.
The braver participants scaled their way up a tall rock climbing wall erected outside Orme-Gray Hall.
Some made harrowing escapes from the top floor of Orme-Gray Hall using a zip-line.
A special area for the youngest of the crowd was set up on the tennis courts featuring a trampoline and bounce houses.
A visitor concentrates on her target at an archery stand.
The fiesta became complete with bungee jumping.
Organizers announce the winners of the raffle held during the event.