Thursday's Homecoming Traditions Day carnival at Observatory Field featured free fun for students, including human bowling.
A student checks out the sight from high up on the Euro Bungee.
Dozens of inflatable games brought students to the Traditions Day festivities.
It's not a carnival without great fair food, and this one was no different, thanks to Sodexo and Campus Dining.
Students had a sweet time at the carnival.
Homecoming Dedicatee Glenn Hansen from the Honors Program makes his way up the Coconut Climb.
Homecoming Dedicatee Tracie Hansen, left, and Julie Bergman, both from Public Affairs, joined in on the Traditions Day fun during a friendly sumo wrestling match.
Students take a spin on one of the free attractions at the Traditions Day carnival.
A jousting match takes place between friends as the Traditions Day carnival begins to wind down.
After the carnival, things got messy at this year's annual Homecoming tug-of-war contest.
Eight entries in the first Homecoming Chili Cookoff are lined up for the judges.
NAU chefs, including these teams from the High Country Conference Center, offered students free samples of their chili entries throughout the first Homecoming Chili Cookoff event.
The NAU marching band kicks off Saturday's parade as alumni watch from the balcony of the Weatherford Hotel in the background.
Ernest Calderón, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, greets the crowd.
Thousands turned out to watch the parade make its way through downtown Flagstaff.
Lumberjack spirit abounds at the parade.
NAU President John Haeger enjoys the enthusiastic parade-goers.
Students demonstrate their musical take on the parade theme, "Flashback Jacks: America through the Years."
Homecoming Dedicatees Glenn and Tracie Hansen capture the excitement along the parade route as their children, Zachary and Natalie, enjoy the ride.
ASNAU President Kathleen Templin waves to friends along the parade route.
Homecoming queen Meg Anderson and king Tyson Tomao enjoy the limelight.
NAU's alumni band reunites for a musical march in the parade.
Members of Chain Gang celebrate the traditions surrounding NAU's annual Homecoming.
NAU's logging wheels roll through the streets.
Young fans line up at the tailgate events to greet the NAU Football team as players make their way to the Skydome for the game.
Young tailgaters enjoyed face painting at the pre-game event.
It was True Blue NAU at tailgating before the game at the Skydome parking lot.
The Lumberjacks were victorious with a 40-12 win over Idaho State as more than 9,000 fans watched.