Kick off the homecoming festivities with the largest student-run parade in the nation. With over 120 organizations participating ranging from local charities, businesses and student organizations, the homecoming parade is a Gainesville favorite. Gainesville schools and UF are closed for the community to come out and enjoy an afternoon on the lawn of University Ave. The parade snakes its way down University Avenue, starting at Gale Lemerand Drive and ending at Main Street. For more information, contact Hunter Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.