Score the Perfect Parade View Downtown This Homecoming

Get ready to cheer on the Bears this week against Oklahoma State as Baylor University commemorates another homecoming. What began in 1909 is now one of the oldest and largest homecoming celebrations in the nation, and you won’t want to miss out. Looking for your guide on how to enjoy the festivities like a pro? You’ve come to the right place. 

On Oct. 20 to 22, Baylor students, staff and alumni will come together in a show of school spirit. The weekend will include the broadway-style “Pigskin Revue” show, an all-university bonfire and an alumni and student worship event called “Singspiration”. One of the most talked-about festivities is the Baylor homecoming parade, and there’s no better (or cheaper) option for watching it than downtown Waco. Though the parade begins downtown at 7 a.m. on Oct. 22, you’ll want to arrive earlier. Parking is limited and the streets fill up quickly with Wacoans and alumni ready to enjoy the show, so be prepared to park and walk. Seating around Austin Avenue is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arriving early is key to snagging the best views. The parade begins at the corner of Eighth Street and Austin Avenue and leaves downtown on Fourth Street, eventually making its way to Baylor’s campus about 30 to 45 minutes after it begins. 

Temperatures in the early mornings in late October tend to be chilly, so dress appropriately. For most downtown seating, you’ll want to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating options.


Display your Baylor pride in downtown Waco this homecoming. For more information about Baylor’s homecoming festivities, visit their website.

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