University of Iowa

2021 Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition that unites students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members across the Iowa City community. Each year, we welcome Hawkeye Alumni back home to Iowa City to celebrate alongside more than 15,000 spectators that come from around the world to watch the parade. The Homecoming Parade is a time to celebrate being a Hawkeye! With fancy floats and guests of honor riding corvettes to student organizations, community organizations, & the University of Iowa Departments flaunting their Hawkeye spirit─ The Homecoming Parade is an event NO Hawkeye will want to miss!

The Homecoming Parade will be livestreamed on the Homecoming Website.

To watch the livestream on YouTube click this link: 

 View YouTube Livestream

Parade Details 

  • "Moving Tradition Forward"
  • 5:45 pm on October 15, 2021
  • Downtown Iowa City (see route and map below)
  • **Parade Applications are Due September 27th, 2021 at 5:00 PM**

Parade Route and Map

  • Starts at Washington and Gilbert
  • Continues on Clinton, Jefferson, Dubuque, and Iowa Avenue
  • Finishes at Iowa and Gilbert

graphic of parade route (map)

"Grab-N-Go" Participating Restaurants

  • Bo James
  • Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt
  • Tiki Tacos 'n Burgers 'n Wings
  • Players
  • Formosa
  • The Keto Kitchen
  • Get Fresh Cafe