This weekend UMass is celebrating Homecoming with a bunch of events: our top pick is the Homecoming Parade leading up to the clash between UMass and Tulane at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The parade starts at 10:30 p.m. and will feature performances by the award-winning Minuteman Marching Band and floats and displays created by students. The parade starts at McGuirk and winds through downtown ending at Haigis Mall on campus. If you’re still in the mood to party after the parade, there will be tail-gaiting on MinuteFan Way.

Homecoming Parade: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Free. Starting at McGuirk Stadium, through downtown, and ending at the UMass campus.

— Kristin Palpini