Urbana Homecoming Parade
Urbana High School students, staff, and alumni will celebrate homecoming during the week of September 24 through September 28, with their traditional Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 28. In a change from 2017, the Homecoming Varsity football game vs. Champaign Centennial will be held on Friday, September 28, however, the game will start earlier than previous years, at 5:00pm. Students must present a photo ID to obtain a ticket to the Football game, and any youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
On Friday, September 28, the Homecoming Parade will start at 3:00pm. The parade will include the Homecoming King and Queen and their Court, UHS Marching Band, floats created by student committees representing student groups and grade levels, student athletic teams, and a variety of special guests and USD #116 administrators. The Court will also be introduced during the UHS Varsity Football game later that day. There will be a USD #116 Family Social at 4:30pm on the west side of Urbana Middle School prior to the Varsity Football game, with food trucks available.
The parade route will begin at the high school on Race Street at Iowa. The parade will continue north on Race Street to Main Street, east on Main Street to Vine Street, south on Vine Street to Washington Street, west on Washington Street to Broadway Avenue and finish in the high school parking lot.
Race Street will be closed to thru traffic between Iowa Street and Indiana Avenue beginning at 2:00pm. through the start of the parade. Once the parade starts, traffic along the parade route will only be obstructed for the time it takes for the parade to clear the area (approximately 15 minutes) on each leg of the parade.
While we encourage supporters to watch the parade and cheer on our Tigers, drivers in the downtown area and around the high school may want to avoid this area during the parade times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Everyone at Urbana High School and Urbana School District #116 appreciates the support the community shows to our students.