University of Montana celebrates homecoming

Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 10:27:55-04
UM Homecoming Parade
Hundreds turned out in downtown Missoula for the annual UM homecoming parade. (MTN News photo)

MISSOULA – Hundreds of Griz fans, students and locals gathered downtown in their maroon and silver to celebrate homecoming week on Saturday.

Around a hundred floats, bands and organizations paraded down Higgins Avenue and through the University District area.

Candy and gymnasts were flying as the parade crested the Higgins Street bridge, as student organizations and local businesses alike showed out for Missoula.

Saturday’s fun was tempered though after the Montana Grizzlies were upset by Portland State in the homecoming football game at Washington Grizzly Stadium.