The 2019 Penn State Homecoming parade kicked off at 6 p.m. Friday, a culmination of a week of fun festivities.
This year Penn State is celebrating its 100th Homecoming football game. The theme for this year’s event was “A Century of Stories” and events hosted throughout the week included a talent show, carnival on the HUB lawn, and an ice cream social.
Of course, everyone’s favorite part of homecoming week — besides the game, obviously — is the annual parade.
Keep scrolling for some of the highlights from the 2019 Homecoming parade.
Photos by Lily Whitmeyer and Alysa Rubin.
The Penn State Lionettes impressively danced their way through the parade route.
No Penn State parade is complete without a visit from the Nittany Lion.
The Bernese mountain dogs are an annual favorite throughout the parade.
Penn Staters of all ages enjoyed the parade.
Crowds lined the entire parade route, including along College Avenue.
Eric and Molly Barron were all smiles as they made their way downtown.
The 2019 Homecoming Executive Committee shared some enthusiastic waves to their family and friends in the crowd.
THON announced their 2020 theme — "Journey Together — right before the parade began.
The pomping that various fraternities and sororities did throughout the week certainly paid off, with this impressive float decked out in all different colors.
The Blue Band’s performance along the route is always a crowd favorite.