UF Homecoming – Gator Gallop, Festival & Parade


Gator Gallop is a 2-mile fun run presented by the Johnny Townsend Foundation. Students and the Gainesville community come together to race through the UF campus. Gator Gallop begins and ends at Plaza of the Americas and begins at 11:00 AM.


The Homecoming Festival gives student organizations and local Gainesville businesses the opportunity to promote themselves to the community by offering fun activities and free goodies for families and students. This event brings together family and friends to show support for the Gator Nation.


The Homecoming Parade is a staple Gainesville tradition, as the largest student-run parade in the nation! Every year, thousands of people are able to enjoy an afternoon on the lawns of 13th Street and University Avenue to watch this long-standing tradition.