Teenagers in Carlsbad have been building Lancer Day floats, electing homecoming queens and marching in the Lancer’s Day Parade for almost as long as Carlsbad High School has existed.
Dedicated in 1957, the high school graduated its first class in 1958 and celebrated its first “homecoming” a year later in 1959 with a parade through downtown Carlsbad -- a route that has seen over six decades of celebrations.
Friday, October 7th is Lancer Day in Carlsbad celebrating Carlsbad High School’s Homecoming. At 2:00 pm the annual Lancer Day Parade will take place downtown. The parade begins on Pine St. in front of the Senior Center. This year's parade route follows Pine St. to Madison St. to Walnut Ave to Roosevelt St. to Oak Ave. to Harding St and back to Pine St. The parade includes many groups from Carlsbad High School as well as representatives from all middle and elementary schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District.
The day finishes with the Homecoming Football game vs San Marcos. The JV game begins at 4:30 pm and the Varsity game begins at 7:00 pm. There will be a fantastic halftime show where the court is announced and the CHS award-winning Band, Dance, and Cheer groups will perform. This year, once again, there will be fireworks at the end of the game.