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A photo of people standing behind a barricade, enjoying the parade with orange and white pom poms


The entire Knoxville and campus community is invited to celebrate Homecoming 2023 at the annual parade watch party!

The ever-popular decorated floats will be on display, as well as a number of new additions to the lineup. The parade starts on Volunteer Boulevard across from Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium. The procession will head north towards Circle Park, where the judging will take place, and end down Peyton Manning Pass.

Prior to the parade, join us for a Rocky Top Rally right beside the Torchbearer. We’ll have various novelties and activities to get you excited for the Homecoming Parade and the big game in Neyland on Saturday.

2023 Homecoming Parade Route

The 2023 Homecoming parade route is highlighted on the campus map, starting on Volunteer Blvd. in front of Fraternity Park, heading east past Circle Park, and turning down Peyton Manning Pass to end in front of Neyland Stadium.The 2023 Homecoming Parade will begin in front of Fraternity Park, along Volunteer Boulevard. The procession will head east toward Circle Park. At Circle Park, the parade will continue down Peyton Manning Pass to end in front of Neyland Stadium. The judging booth will be located in front of the Torchbearer statue at Circle Park.

All are welcome to enjoy viewing the parade from either side of the streets. Please be aware that construction is taking place at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Peyton Manning Pass.