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Bayou BashParties, parades and plenty of fun: it’s Homecoming time in Tennessee!

Smokey’s Bayou Bash festivities begin at 4 p.m. Friday with the Homecoming parade. The centerpiece event, "Celebrating Our Heroes: Past and Present," follows the parade. This reception, honoring all UT alumni who served in the military, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Calhoun’s on the River.

Party in the Park, the largest tailgating party on campus, begins at noon Saturday in Circle Park. It will be four hours of family-oriented fun with live entertainment, door prizes, face painting, exhibits and more.

The party ends at kick-off as the Tennessee Volunteers take on Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at 4 p.m. in Neyland Stadium.

For more information on homecoming activities, visit http://www.utalumni.utk.edu/hc.html.