Parties and Parades and Football, Oh My

Eastern Kentucky University’s Homecoming 2017 celebration was one of its biggest yet. Thousands of #ForeverColonels and students, as well as their families and friends, came to the Campus Beautiful for the 2017 homecoming celebration, which was themed “There’s No Place Like Homecoming.” Visitors spent the weekend sharing memories and making new ones; participating in dozens of activities, programs and traditions; and sharing food, fun and laughter. Photos in this series were taken by EKU photographer Amanda Cain, and student photographers Eyouel Mekonnen, Carsen Bryant and McKaylan Drach. 

EKU's Army ROTC members enjoyed the traditional homecoming tailgate.

EKU's Army ROTC members enjoyed the traditional homecoming tailgate.

The annual Colonel Corn Roast is a fan-favorite event.

The annual Colonel Corn Roast is a fan-favorite event.

Guests painted pumpkins at the Colonel Corn Roast

Guests painted pumpkins at the Colonel Corn Roast

The Town and Gown Tailgate took Forever Colonels to Downtown Richmond.

The Town and Gown Tailgate took Forever Colonels to Downtown Richmond.

Forever Colonels (and some furry friends) took part in the Homecoming 5K.

Forever Colonels (and some furry friends) took part in the Homecoming 5K.

Saturday's Alumni Breakfast reunited generations of Forever Colonels.

Saturday's Alumni Breakfast reunited generations of Forever Colonels.

The Alumni Breakfast gave Forever Colonels a front-row seat for the 5K race.

The Alumni Breakfast gave Forever Colonels a front-row seat for the 5K race.

Thousands of grads, students and Richmond residents watched the parade.

Thousands of grads, students and Richmond residents watched the parade.

EKU Cheerleaders filled up during the Homecoming tailgate.

EKU Cheerleaders filled up during the Homecoming tailgate.

Homecoming King and Queen, Tyler Price and Ivonne Gonzalez, were crowned.

Homecoming King and Queen, Tyler Price and Ivonne Gonzalez, were crowned.

The cheerleaders took to the field to start the game.

The cheerleaders took to the field to start the game.

The EKU Colonels triumphed over the UT Martin Skyhawks.

The EKU Colonels triumphed over the UT Martin Skyhawks.

The EKU Marching Colonels put on a great halftime show, as always.

The EKU Marching Colonels put on a great halftime show, as always.

Published on October 26, 2017

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