Homecoming Parade

The Johnson C. Smith University Homecoming Parade will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. The parade route proceeds approximately 1.5 miles down Beatties Ford Road and culminates at the JCSU campus.

Homecoming Parade 2014

Want to be in the JCSU Parade?

Please register your group online by Monday, October 19, 2015

Join Johnson C. Smith University as we celebrate homecoming with a festive extravaganza along Beatties Ford Road.

The 2015 Johnson C. Smith University Homecoming Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m., stepping off from West Charlotte High School located at 2219 Senior Drive Charlotte, NC 28216. From there, the parade will turn south onto Senior Drive and left onto LaSalle Street, where the route will continue right onto Beatties Ford Road. Once on Beatties Ford Road, the parade will conclude by turning right onto Dixon Street after passing the Johnson C. Smith University main gate.

Parade Route

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*Note: Parade set up for participants will be from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and Senior Drive. The parade will depart promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Please register your group by Monday, October 19, 2015. Entry fees are $100 for cars/trucks; $50 for floats and walking/step groups (middle school-aged and up only). Special arrangements must be made through the parade coordinator for horses entering the parade.

Entry Fees

Entry fees should be paid:

  • mailed or delivered to:

JCSU Business Office, c/o JCSU Homecoming Parade
100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216.

Please make checks and money orders payable to Johnson C. Smith University.

Only money orders and certified checks will be accepted. 

Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on or before October 19, 2015.  A late fee of $25 will be charged after October 19.