Show the ultimate Blazer spirit by checking out these 7 events during UAB Homecoming

UAB Homecoming
UAB Blazers Homecoming is Saturday, October 8! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Stand up, Blazer fans! UAB is celebrating its Homecoming from October 2nd to October 8th—and you’re invited. From yearly traditions to all-new events, you can expect an action-packed week that you don’t want to miss.

1. UAB Gurney Derby

The Gurney Derby is back for another race. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

The Gurney Derby—a crowd favorite—is back for another year. Grab your best costume and prepare to race a gurney down the road.

  • When: Wednesday, October 5 | 12PM
  • Where: 10th Avenue South between the Alys Stephens Center and the Education & Engineering Complex
  • Cost: FREE

2. Blazer Showdown

Who has the most school spirit? Find out at the Blazer Showdown as UAB student organizations put their own spin on The Blazer Games—the 2022 Homecoming theme—through a dance routine or skit. Be sure to bring your Engage Event Pass or ONE Card if you’re a student.

  • When: Wednesday, October 5 | 7-10PM
  • Where: Campus Green | 9th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Cost: FREE

3. Blazer Bingo

Are you a Bingo fanatic? The National Alumni Society is hosting its first EVER Blazer Bingo night. Proceeds from the event will go directly to funding student scholarships.

Bonus: A cash bar will be available throughout the night. Registrants should be 21 and over.

  • When: Thursday, October 6 | 6-8:30PM
  • Where: UAB National Alumni Society House | 1301 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: $25 | Tickets are available here.

4. UAB Homecoming Parade

UAB football
Check out the Blazer Marching Parade playing loud and proud. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Build up the hype for the game against Middle Tennessee by showing Blazer pride at the UAB Homecoming Parade.

  • When: Friday, October 7 | 12PM
  • Where: Starts on 14th Street South and ends on University Blvd
  • Cost: FREE

5. World of Wings Homecoming Patio Party

Head to local eatery, World of Wings, to keep the party rolling. There will be giveaways, a DJ and fun games and vibes.

  • When: Friday, October 7 | 4-6PM
  • Where: World of Wings | 1000 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: FREE

6. Blazer Village

Go Blazers! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Grab your friends and family as you head to Blazer Village, a pregame fan fest for everyone to show the ultimate Blazer spirit. It will be located behind the restaurants in Uptown and you can expect music, games, face painting and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 8 | 10AM-2PM
  • Where: Uptown | 2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: FREE

7. Watch UAB take down Middle Tennessee

UAB Homecoming
Blaze on! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

We can’t forget about the main event—UAB’s Homecoming Football game against Middle Tennessee at Protective Stadium! Keeping up the tradition, the UAB Blazers will be honoring Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of their patients on the back of their jerseys.

  • When: Saturday, October 8 | 2:30-5:30PM
  • Where: Protective Stadium | 1020 24th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $20-$45; FREE for UAB students | Tickets available here.

Which UAB Homecoming event are you most excited for? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know.

Tira Davis
Tira Davis
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