Wichita State University Shocktoberfest Parade and Patio Party sponsored by Wichita State University Foundation & Alumni Engagement and Student Affairs. Event Friday, October 6, 2023. Start time 6 p.n. with patio party following the parade

The 2023 Shocktoberfest Parade celebrates all things WSU - our past, our present and our future.

Everyone is invited to attend the 2023 Shocktoberfest Parade, the highlight of the weeklong celebration of Shocker spirit and pride. Participants will enjoy entertainment from the Shocker Sound Machine marching band, dance teams, and decorated cars and floats from student groups and community members. This year's parade marshal is President Rick Muma and First Gentleman Rick Case.

After the parade, meet up at Braeburn Square for the Shocktoberfest Patio Party. This casual and fun-filled gathering promises an unforgettable evening to connect with Shocker Nation. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, giveaways and prizes.

Shocktoberfest is a university wide initiative coordinated by WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement and Student Affairs

Shocktoberfest Parade

Friday, October 6, 2023 | 6pm

Route: The parade will launch just east of the John Bardo Center and concludes at Braeburn Square

Guest Information

Shockers of all ages are invited to attend the Shocktoberfest Parade. This event is open to WSU students, faculty/staff, alumni, family, friends, and of course the Wichita community. Bring a lawn chair, snacks, and get ready to view the talents of Shocker Nation.


General Parking is available at Braeburn Square, The Suites, and P7 Building. View the interactive parade map for more information.


Public restrooms during the parade are available at our restaurants located in Braeburn Square.


You will have great views of the parade from the Shocker Promenade located between The Flats and The Suites. More accessible viewing areas are located near the Law Enforcement Training Center and Braeburn Square.

Tobacco Use

Wichita State University is a tobacco free campus. Tobacco products are defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaping,  and oral tobacco. Read the full policy

Parade Route

Parade Route

Parade Registration

The WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement Team and Student Affairs invite Shockers and friends of all ages to join in on the fun, whether it be with a custom float or by gathering your group of friends or colleagues to walk, dance, or stroll in the parade. Show up and show out, Shocker Nation!

Please review the Parade Packet for all details pertaining to your parade entry. If you have additional questions, please contact Amber Duncan of Student Affairs at (316) 978-5483 or by email at amber.duncan@wichita.edu

Parade Rules Packet Parade Registration