The annual Marietta Homecoming festivities are happening this Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. Thousands of people from the Marietta community will come enjoy the parade as it travels down Lemon and Polk Streets, with more than 20 floats from MCS schools and district programs in addition to the 2023 Homecoming Court.
Food trucks will be stationed on Winn Street near Northcutt Stadium, offering a variety of culinary delights, and the Blue Devil Fan Fest will be open with inflatables and more family fun in front of the stadium from 5-7 p.m. The celebrations all lead to the Homecoming game where the Marietta Blue Devils take on the McEachern Indians, and our Homecoming queen will be crowned during halftime.
7:05 – Hall of Fame Inductee Recognition, Northcutt Stadium
7:30 – Homecoming Football Game, Northcutt Stadium
Traffic: This year’s route has changed as Chalktoberfest takes place in the Marietta Square this weekend. The Marietta Police Department will guide all participants as the parade goes down Lemon Street onto Polk Street, heading towards Northcutt Stadium. Homecoming Court will exit at Northcutt while floats will continue on and turn right onto Cleburne Avenue, and then right onto Maple Avenue, ending at the Maple Ave UMC parking lot.
The parade will close off portions of Lemon Street, Polk Street, Cleburne Avenue, and Maple Avenue as the Marietta community comes out to support the Blue Devils. Find your parade viewing spot early, as parking is limited. Expect traffic delays in the area as rolling street closures start at 5:30 p.m. and continue throughout Homecoming festivities.
The parade and Fan Fest are open to the public and free of charge. Tickets to the homecoming game can be purchased here.