This year’s parade kicks off on Friday, October 6th, at 5:45 PM in downtown Iowa City.
The Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition that brings Hawkeyes together from both near and far. Parade participants include students, staff, faculty, and members of the Iowa City and surrounding communities.
The parade will begin moving west on Washington St. at Gilbert, then north on Clinton, east on Jefferson, south on Dubuque, east on Iowa, and will end at the intersection of Iowa Ave. and Gilbert Street.
Each year, the University of Iowa community celebrates alongside more than 20,000 Hawkeyes that come from near and far to watch the parade. Included in the parade are dozens of floats, performances, bands, dance troupes, guests of honor, student organizations, community organizations, staff, faculty, and students.
Hawkeye superstars Caitlin Clark and Spencer Lee will lead off this year's parade as the grand marshals!
- Parade participant information can be found on this page.
- Questions or concerns can be directed to the parade directors, Jasmine Lee and Gustavo Orellana Santos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roads in downtown and residential areas of Iowa City may be affected by road closures and no-parking ordinances. Check here if your area will be affected.
Visit the full Homecoming schedule to learn all about the events of Homecoming week 2023, including a conversation with Caitlin Clark, Stephen A. Smith, Mark Shapiro, and a performance by Swae Lee.
Leading the 2023 Homecoming Parade will be Hawkeye athletics superstars Caitlin Clark and Spencer Lee!