We are right in the middle of football season and it's time to celebrate homecoming with the McNeese Cowboys. It's homecoming week for the university and there are a whole bunch of great events set for this week on campus.

For the public, the events start on Thursday with the annual McNeese State University Homecoming parade. The parade is set to roll at 7:00 pm on Thursday night in Lake Charles.

The parade floats will line up at parking lot A by the football stadium and once it's time, the parade will roll down Common Street to Lagrange Street to head toward Ryan Street. This year’s theme is “Rowdy Rocking Through the Decades.”

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The parade will start on the corner of East Lagrange Street and Ryan Street.  The parade will turn off of LaGrange onto Ryan Street and head South down Ryan Street. The parade route will head South on Ryan Street to McNeese Street. Then turn left on McNeese Street and will end back in parking lot A by the football stadium.

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On Friday evening, get ready for the McNeese Block Party concert. The is a FREE event and is open to the public. This Friday night's concert will feature Grammy Award winner Wayne Toups and his band Zydecajun.  The concert is located on the corner of Common and McNeese Street at the grove at the Robert Noland Pavilion and starts at 7:00 pm.

If you plan on going to the concert, all you will need is a lawn chair and your own drinks. That's right it's BYOB and free to enter for all ages.

The homecoming finale will be on Saturday when the Cowboys host Incarnate Word in Cowboys Stadium. The football game will kick off at noon.

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