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Illinois College Homecoming

October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday October 14th: 

  • Illinois College Homecoming Parade: starts at 10:00 AM

Join us for the annual Homecoming parade as it steps off the corner of Church and State streets in downtown Jacksonville, featuring nearly 100 College and community entries. The parade route will travel east on State to the downtown square, moving clockwise around the square, and continue south on Main Street. The parade will then turn west on College Avenue heading toward Illinois College, turn south on Park Street and end at the Homecoming Celebration Tent on the corner of Edgehill Road and Park Street. To participate in the parade, visit ic.edu/homecomingparade to sign up.

  • Blueboys Football vs. Knox College: starts at 1:00 PM
  • Homecoming After Party: 4:00 – 8:00 PM in Downtown Jacksonville

Enjoy a special night out in downtown Jacksonville. Grab a bite to eat at any of the locally owned restaurants or stop by the local shops and boutiques. Join John ‘07 and Rachel ‘07 Rohn, owners of the newly established downtown venue, The Plaza, for live music, food, drinks, axe throwing and shopping. On your tour of the downtown square make sure you stop by these alumni owned restaurants and stores:

  • KJB’s – Kelly Brockhouse ’99
  • Bahan’s – Rob Vidakovich ’74
  • Jax Yoga – Wendy Bergschneider Smith ’06
  • Green Haven Co., Carissa Hewitt ’20

Visit these other alumni owned businesses while you’re in town:

  • Future Champions Sports Complex – Adam and Kristin ’99 Jamison
  • Destination Toys – Mark Medley ’96

For the full Illinois College Homecoming Weekend schedule go to Schedule of Events | Illinois College (ic.edu).


October 14, 2023
10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Downtown Jacksonville
Jacksonville, IL 62650 United States + Google Map