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The 2016 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th. This year's parade will be larger than in years past, as SHSU and HISD will combine their celebrations for a single big homecoming.
Parade participants will begin staging starting at 4 p.m. in the area around 19th Street and Avenue O. It is anticipated that parade participants will utilize 19th Street from Sam Houston Avenue to Normal Park; Avenue O from 19th to 17th Streets; and 17th Street from Avenue O to Sam Houston Avenue.
The actual parade route will start at 19th and Sam Houston Avenue and travel north on Sam Houston Avenue. At 11th Street, the parade will turn west onto 11th Street and continue to Highway 75. The parade will end in the parking lot where Firestone, Iron Works Health Club, and Sears are located.
Citizens should expect and plan for increased traffic, road closures, and delays. HPD asks that drivers please be patient and aware of pedestrians, especially as it nears dusk. For specific traffic/route questions, please call Lt. Jim Barnes at 936-291-5496 or 936-291-5480. HPD and the City of Huntsville do not handle applications to participate in this parade. For questions on participation or line up, please contact HISD or SHSU.