TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Before the block party, Florida State University fans got their spirit on at the annual homecoming parade.
Students, alumni and families gathered on the blocks surrounding FSU to watch the parade.
It featured the FSU Marching Chiefs, the cheerleaders and golden girls, the Garnet and Gold boys, the homecoming court members, several floats built by different fraternities and sororities, and many on-campus groups and organizations, like Dance Marathon, the College of Nursing, and the women's basketball team.
An alumni says it was great to bring her children to watch the parade.
"It's kind of a legacy thing for me. My dad was a teacher here so we grew up with FSU so it's really cool to see everyone come out and celebrate FSU and you know just the excitement out here is just great," said Bianca Calhoun, FSU Alumni Class of 2004.
Some notable figures were also in the parade, including Mayor John Dailey and City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.
The Grand Marshal this year was FSU head softball coach Lonni Alameda.