5 must-attend 2019 HOCO events

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Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Every year, Edinboro University’s homecoming is a celebration of the community, past and present. This year, alumni, current students and more gather under the theme of Art 100, which honors the 100th year of art at Edinboro.

This week’s list is what you should make time for when arriving for the eventful weekend.

Art Gallery Walk
What better way to kick everything off than to celebrate both art and Edinboro? Participate in the Edinboro Art Gallery Walk on Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Explore various spots throughout town and on campus, including Bruce Gallery and Goodell Gardens and Homestead.

Athletic Events
Venture to McComb Fieldhouse on Thursday at 6 p.m. for the women’s volleyball matchup against Millersville University. They’ll play again on Saturday at 6 p.m. against West Chester University. Or, make your way to Sox Harrison Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday to support the Fighting Scots football team. The coronation of the homecoming king and queen will take place during halftime at the football game.

Homecoming Festival
Check out the festival on the Doucette Hall lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and enjoy fellowship, vendors and a free lunch. Student artwork will be on display and on sale at that time.

Homecoming Parade
The annual homecoming parade is a ‘Boro staple during HOCO weekend. Line up before 11 a.m. on Saturday and along Meadville Street for the best view of parade floats, performances and partakers. This year’s homecoming theme is sure to bring out creativity in everyone and should make for some festive floats.

Edinboro Community Party
The third annual community party will be happening in downtown Edinboro from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. While you’re there, you can enjoy games, vendors, music and food while you catch up with old and new friends.

Be sure to check out homecoming.edinboro.edu for a complete homecoming itinerary. Stay safe and have fun!

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