Parade and high-energy block party set the stage for an exciting ASU Football win
Welcome home, Devils!
Arizona State University's annual Homecoming week ended with a bang Saturday night as ASU Football upset No. 6 Oregon 31-28.
But before ASU went Duck hunting at Sun Devil Stadium, thousands of fans, students, staff, alumni and members of the community enjoyed the Homecoming parade and block party on the Tempe campus.
Colleges and units from across the university enticed block partiers with games, music and — of course — maroon and gold swag. Face painting, salsa music, a tasting bar of the dates that grow on ASU's campuses, an opportunity to get autographs from legendary ASU Football players, selfie stations and giant foam pitchforks were just a sampling of the fun to be had at the free, family-friendly event.
Check out photos from the festivities below, and mark your calendar for Open Door in February for another chance to experience the best that ASU has to offer.
Kinley Petersen (center, in braids) eagerly awaits the start of the Homecoming parade on Nov. 23 at the Tempe campus. Thousands of people attended the parade and block party prior to Saturday night's ASU-Oregon football game.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Noah Gandelman (left) and Mason Brown prepare their Buzz Lightyear float for the homecoming parade.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
ASU cheerleaders get the crowds amped up during the 2019 Homecoming parade.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
The ASU marching band marches down University Drive in Tempe during the parade Saturday.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Zayd Nagy works on a sculpture at one of the booths at the Homecoming block party. More than 100 departments, schools and organizations from ASU set up shop on the Tempe campus with family-friendly events and activities.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
A volunteer gives a visitor a temporary pitchfork tattoo at the Homecoming block party. Pitchforks were in full effect Saturday, from the gear worn by sports fans and giant foam-finger versions to face paint and balloon art.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Aiden Bautista fills up the board of a giant Connect Four game at the block party.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Aubrielle Willow holds very still as a face-paint artist puts the finishing touches on her flower crown.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Marcos Tagaban (left) and Alexis Devries play giant Jenga at the block party. Many units set up games for visitors to play in order to score ASU swag such as T-shirts, pens and stickers.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Megan Donnay, a senior studying biology and neuroscience, explains the human brain to Homecoming block party attendees.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now
Madeline Fray concentrates while making an origami swan at the Homecoming block party.Photo by Meg Potter/ASU Now