Festivities wrap up UF Homecoming week

2022 UF Homecoming Parade kids and the Big Boom drum.
The UF Homecoming Parade rolled through downtown Gainesville at noon on Friday. (Photo by Megan V. Winslow)
The 2022 UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow The 2022 UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.

UF Homecoming week wraps up its festivities this weekend.

The tradition of Homecoming and Gator Growl — which is over 90 years old —celebrates past, present and future and students, alumni and the Gainesville community coming together for Gator Nation.

The 99th annual UF Homecoming Parade marched through downtown Gainesville on Friday at noon. The route included 13th Street, University Avenue and ended on Main Street.

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On Friday night, UF will host the annual Gator Growl concert at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center at 6 p.m. The Gator Growl claims to be the largest student-run pep rally in the nation and gives students a chance to show their spirit before the homecoming football game tomorrow. The concert will be hosted by UF Heisman winner, Danny Wuerffel, and include musical talent from Fletcher and Flo Rida. Tickets are still on sale.

The UF homecoming football game will kick off at noon on Saturday with the Gators taking on Missouri at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

On Monday, Soulfest will be taking place at the Reitz Grand Ballroom at 7:15 p.m. Soulfest is a multicultural talent show featuring UF’s dancers, singers and campus organizations with an emphasis on our school’s diverse cultures. Soulfest is free to attend for all students. Click here to RVSP.

The UF Gator Marching Band at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow The UF Gator Marching Band at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Spectators at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow Spectators at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
2022 UF Homecoming Parade with marching band and firetruck.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow 2022 UF Homecoming Parade with marching band and firetruck.
UF mascots Albert and Alberta Gator in the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow UF mascots Albert and Alberta Gator in the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Gator cheerleaders at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow Gator cheerleaders at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Spectators holding signs at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow Spectators holding signs at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
2022 Miss University of Florida Zoë Larson at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow 2022 Miss University of Florida Zoë Larson at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Gators fans at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.
Photo by Megan V. Winslow Gators fans at the UF Homecoming Parade on Friday.

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