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ASU Homecoming Week: It's Game On!

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October 22-28, reconnect with old friends and create new memories, while celebrating the pride and traditions of ASU Homecoming Week, from the parade to the block party, to the eagerly anticipated game day when our Sun Devils take on Washington State. And take a trip down memory lane in Downtown Tempe and explore a wide array of dining, and entertainment options that perfectly complement the festivities.

Tempe’s Destination Comedy

Get ready to embark on a hilariously unforgettable journey as 'Destination: Comedy' lands at the Student Pavilion! On Monday, October 23, brace yourself for a laughter-filled extravaganza that will leave your ribs aching and your spirits soaring. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission is free for current ASU students, staff, and faculty.

Lantern Walk

Come out and join us for Lantern Walk! Lantern Walk remains one of ASU's oldest and most treasured traditions. It was first celebrated in 1917. Each year students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends climb to the top of 'A' Mountain carrying lanterns to light up Tempe, following in the footsteps of their Sun Devil ancestors. Lantern Walk will take place on October 27, 2023, and begins at the base of Tempe Butte ('A' Mountain) with a DJ at 6:00 p.m. The hike up 'A' Mountain will begin prior to 7 p.m. Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at the top of 'A' Mountain along with brief remarks from student leaders and Sparky’s lighting up the 'A'.

Pro Tip: Come early and be prepared. The nearest parking to the Lantern Walk meet up location is City Hall Garage, located directly across the street from one of the “A” Mountain trails. You can also park for FREE after 6 p.m. in the 201 S. Ash Parking Garage, located a block west of "A" Mountain.

Homecoming Parade

The Arizona State University Homecoming Parade is one of the biggest and longest-running traditions. You will see student organization floats, ASU Marching Bands, colleges, departments, community organizations, and local celebrities throughout the entirety of the parade. Join us for Devils Around the World Homecoming Parade!

Embrace the Nostalgia!

Revisit some old favorites with a bucket at C.A.S.A and a burger at The Chuckbox!

Explore What's New!

  • Rev'd Indoor Cycling - Since you've graduated you've jumped on that health train? While you're in town try out a class at the new indoor cycling gym next to Culinary Dropout!  
  • Puregreen Juice and Smoothies - You'll need to replenish after your workout of course, what better way than to support the new health shop on the corner of 3rd and Mill right next to your tried and true Daily Jam. 
  • ASU Fan Outfitters - Don't get caught outdated, stock up with new ASU merchandize here! They have everything you need from stadium approved bags to the newest ASU shorts and jerseys.
  • Try out Taco Boys newly welcomed into Downtown. This group serves up mad tacos and is the perfect hype spot to get the weekend started!
  •  Antojitos LindaMar has THE BEST new sweet treats...head over before the stadium opens up or as you leave right on College Ave!

More to explore in Downtown Tempe: Nightlife / Dining / Events

Visit ASU Homecoming Week 2023 for more info on the festivities!

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