CSU’s annual Homecoming Parade is set for Friday, October 12 in Fort Collins. This year, it has a new route...again. The parade will start on Laurel Street before turning right into CSU’s historic Oval and finishing at Canvas Stadium. Homecoming parades in the past had traveled south on Howes Street before entering the Oval.

The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Laurel streets and travels east on Laurel before entering campus at the Oval. The 90-minute parade concludes near the stadium on Pitkin Street.

CSU Homecoming Parade Map
Colorado State University


The new parade staging area will occupy Myrtle Street from Washington Street on the west to Sherwood Street on the east. Residents will be required to move vehicles off the street to accommodate staging.

CSU Offering Free Parking for Parade

CSU is offering free parking after 4 p.m. in the Moby Arena lot. Cars must be moved from that lot by 10 p.m. on the day of the parade to accommodate game-day parking the following day.

Alternative modes of transportation, such as riding Transfort and bicycling, are recommended as well.

“No parking” signs will be posted Wednesday; vehicle towing begins at 7 a.m. Friday. Anyone whose vehicle is towed from the parade route or staging area should contact City of Fort Collins Parking Services at (970) 221-6617 to reclaim their vehicle.


To avoid the parade route, east-west traffic is encouraged to use Prospect Road or Mulberry Street. North-south traffic on Shields Street and College Avenue likely will be heavier than the usual Friday evening buildup.

All streets will reopen once the parade ends at 6 p.m. Friday.


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