UT homecoming festivities to kick off Friday

UT homecoming festivities to kick off Friday

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - It's almost homecoming weekend at the University of Tennessee, and the festivities kick off Friday.

The annual homecoming parade will be held at 4 p.m.  It begins at the Rock then travels east on Volunteer Boulevard.

The creator of the popular children's book "Elf on a Shelf" will be the parade grand marshal.

Festivities will continue Saturday with Party in the Park at 9 a.m. in Circle Park.

The Vols game against Auburn University kicks off at noon.

Saturday's band performance will feature the most UT members, both current and alumni, ever to take the field at one time at Neyland Stadium.  6 Storm Team Meteorologist Julya Johnson will be among the 469 alumni returning to the field.

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