3 hours prior to kickoff
- Cadet Review on "The Plain"
One of the time honored traditions of a Army West Point game day, a full-dress cadet parade takes place on "The Plain" three hours prior to kickoff (weather permitting) for every home game.
Black Knights is the Fan Fest that runs along Mills Road, between Michie Stadium and Lusk Reservoir. Black Knights Alley features live music, inflatable's for kids, food and beverage, beer tent, face painting, autograph tables with members from various Army West Point teams, a different interactive sport every game, tailgate show, as well as other vendors. Black Knights Alley is open until kickoff; however the tailgate tent remains open until the end of halftime.