Band of Bears Homecoming Parade

  • Homecoming parade with President Smart and his wife Gail

  • Band of Bears Homecoming Parade with the Pride Band

  • Step dance team performs in parade

  • BearWearing pups march in parade

Date, time and location

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 
9 a.m.
John Q. Hammons Parkway

Event details

Join your Missouri State friends on John Q. Hammons Parkway to enjoy floats, bands and all the festivities!

The route makes its official start at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and St. Louis Street. The groups will travel south past JQH Arena.

Download parade map

Free parking for parade spectators is available in Bear Park North and Bear Park South.

Community parade entries

Community entries are accepted for the following categories:

  • Animal entry
  • Political entry
  • Car entry
  • Walking entry
  • Float entry

Registration details coming soon.