Baylor’s Diadeloso Event Celebrates 90 Years of Tradition

Baylor University’s Diadeloso event celebrated its 90th anniversary this weekend. The event, which took place on Saturday, was a day filled with fun activities, food, and live entertainment for students, faculty, and staff.

The day started with intramural tournaments in the morning, where participants competed with their friends in Wiffleball, Pickleball, Cornhole, and Archery Tag to win the revered DIA Cup. Live music and entertainment were also in full swing throughout the day, with a lineup that included Fooligan, SUNNN, Hunter Cox & The Big League Boys, Braden Black, Xander Gentzel, Montclair, Secondhand Son, Brotherboy, Rococo Disco, Sack Lunch, and the NPHC YARD SHOW!

Food was a significant part of the event, with Baylor Dining Services and Baylor Human Resources providing a free Diadeloso lunch to students, faculty, and staff. Food trucks, including The Mac House, Kona Ice, Tru Jamaican, Cha Community, Churros Time, Nightlight Donuts, Waffle Chic, Pop’s Lemonade, and Frank’s Kettle Corn, also offered specialty drinks, desserts, and snacks.

Attractions were open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and students, faculty, and staff had a blast experiencing all the fun activities, including the Glow in the Dark Roller Rink in Barfield, the Silent Disco in The SUB Den, and the Petting Zoo on the Bill Daniel Student Center Front Lawn. The highlight of the day was the tug-of-war, a tradition that has been carried over from the event’s early days. The Dia Cup, awarded to the winning organization across several competing sports, was up for grabs, and points were tabulated based on the final outcomes of the tournaments.

In conclusion, Baylor’s Diadeloso event celebrated its 90th anniversary this weekend with a day filled with fun activities, food, and live entertainment. The event’s traditions, including the tug-of-war and the Dia Cup, have endured through the years, and the event remains a cherished tradition for the Baylor community.