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Melissa Homecoming Celebration

“Cage the Raccoons!”

SEPT. 4, 2019

Melissa High School’s 2019 Homecoming football game is Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Cardinal Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals will face the Frisco Raccoons.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, join us for the Melissa Homecoming Celebration. Community events include tailgating, the Homecoming Parade, and a pep rally. See the details below!



Wed, Sept. 4 @ 5:00 PM

The community is invited to TAILGATE prior to the parade! The designated tailgating area is located north of Melissa Middle School on the east side of Cardinal Dr., up to Bexar Ave.

The community shall begin tailgating no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Tailgating spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions about community tailgating? Contact Duke Sparks at or 972-837-2411.


Wed, Sept. 4 @ 6:30 PM

After tailgating, watch Melissa’s 2019 HOMECOMING PARADE, or join the parade with a float of your own!

Businesses, organizations, and clubs are invited to register a float for the parade. The top three best-decorated floats win a prize! This year’s Parade Theme is “Cage the Raccoons!”.

Questions about the parade or registration? Contact Venus Malone at or 972-837-4216.
Parade Route & Map

View the Parade Map

The parade will begin at the intersection of Cardinal Dr. and Harrison St., continue northeast on Cardinal, turn right onto Surrey, right onto Barker, right onto Scott, left onto Cardinal, and end at the intersection of Cardinal and Haskell.

Approximate parade distance is one mile.

Doug Zadow

Parade Grand Marshal

Doug Zadow

Homecoming Prince & Princess

Prince: Owen Nally

Princess: Faith King



Wed, Sept. 4 @ 7:30 PM (APPROX.)

After the parade ends, walk over to Cardinal Stadium and enjoy a COMMUNITY-WIDE PEP RALLY.




Fri, Sept. 6 @ 4:30 PM

Lady Cardinal volleyball takes on the Krum Lady Cats at home in the main gym at Melissa Middle School. Varsity plays at 4:30 p.m with JV to follow. #REDRED




Fri, Sept. 6 @ 7:30 PM

The Melissa Cardinals take on the Frisco Raccoons at Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming recognitions will take place during halftime. #REDRED




Sat, Sept. 7 @ 7:00 PM

The Melissa High School HOMECOMING DANCE will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased in advance. Click here for more information.


See Photos From Last Year’s Homecoming Celebration

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