The 2017 Homecoming weekend kicked off with the Gator Gallop, a short 2-mile run around UF’s campus, on Friday morning. Afterward, fans lined up along West University Avenue to watch the annual UF Homecoming Parade at noon, which included more than 100 different floats. On Friday evening, fans gathered on Flavet Field for performances by rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Daya for Gator Growl. On Saturday, the Florida Gators played the Louisiana State University Tigers for the annual Homecoming football game.
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Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe gives a Gator Chomp during UF’s Homecoming Parade.
A young Gators fan takes a swing at a UF Fightin’ Gator Marching Band drum during UF’s Homecoming Parade.
The UF Gatorettes lead the UF Fightin’ Gator Marching Band while twirling batons at UF’s Homecoming Parade.
Gainesville’s Outstanding Teen, Mikala Williams-Ellrodt, waves to the crowd at UF’s Homecoming Parade.
Levin College of Law shows support for the Gators while riding a working miniature train through UF’s Homecoming Parade.
The sun sets on the crowd during Gator Growl as attendees wait for the show to start.
Daya performs at Gator Growl.