From the beginning, the Baylor Homecoming Parade was a first-class extravaganza of color that featured bands, horse-drawn carriages and wagons, student and civic organizations, and a stream of dignitaries. On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 24, 1909, the Baylor Band, as is still the custom today, headed the first Baylor Homecoming Parade. As the band moved westward up Washington Avenue and then down to Eighth and Austin, it was followed in the parade – 30 to 40 blocks long – by distinguished guests, speakers, alumni and former students, Baylor clubs, university trustees, and many more. The second Baylor Homecoming Parade took place in 1915, six years after the first, and the third was not until 1924. Afterward, Homecoming was held intermittently until World War II and, after the war, resumed on an annual basis from 1945 to the present. Be part of the Baylor Homecoming tradition on Saturday, October the 12th in Downtown Waco! Parade route starts at 4th Street and Austin Avenue.