It's that time of year again — show off your Cardinal spirit during this year's Homecoming, themed "Blast from the Past." Here's a list of things you can do throughout the week. 

Monday, Oct. 17:

Opening Day: Homecoming Village

Kick off the start of Homecoming Week by coming out from 7 to 9 p.m. on Martin Street between Riverside and University avenues. 

The Homecoming Village will feature food trucks, games, DJ entertainment, performances by Ball State cheerleaders and the Code Red Dance Team and, new this year, the coronation of student and faculty/staff royalty.

Tuesday, Oct. 18:

Student Scholarship Talent Search

The 32nd Annual Student Scholarship Talent Search will be at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium, and it's a great way to showcase Ball State's talented students to the university and community. 

Each category winner will receive a $500 scholarship and the overall winner will receive an additional $500 scholarship. 

Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Blood Drive

Stop by Pruis Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate blood to the Indiana Blood Center. Students can also earn Pride Points for donating.

Homecoming Campus Dinner

Bring your friends and enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience in The Retreat in Noyer Complex and The Buff in LaFollette Complex from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a special Homecoming menu and a giveaway at all the dining locations.

Thursday, Oct. 20:

Air Jam 

Come watch various student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition. Shows are at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Tickets are $15.

Friday, Oct. 21:

All-Alumni Golf & Lunch Outing

All alumni and friends are invited to participate in a golf outing at noon at The Players Club. There is a $65 fee per person which includes green fees, cart, lunch, a souvenir and prizes.

Bed Races

The annual Bed Races will be at noon on Riverside Avenue. 

Come enjoy one of Homecoming's most unique traditions as teams of five race 100 yards down the street on wheeled beds.

All-Alumni & Benefactors Recognition Dinner

This dinner will be in honor of Ball State's accomplished alumni and donors.

Memphis

This musical presented by the Muncie Civic Theatre will have showings Oct. 21 through 23. 

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for students and children.

Come experience all this musical set in the 1950s has to offer.

Saturday, Oct. 22:

All-Alumni Coffee Hour

Alumni will get the opportunity to enjoy the view of the parade with a cup of coffee and complimentary breakfast items in the tent on the corner of University and McKinley avenues at 9 a.m.

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

The 4th annual Homecoming 5K will take place at 9:15 a.m., starting at Muncie City Hall and ending at Scotty's Brewhouse in the Village. Come out and cheer on over 200 walkers/runners through campus on the parade route.

Homecoming Parade

Show your Cardinal pride and see various floats, cars, bands and even horses at the annual Homecoming Parade, beginning at 8 a.m. at Muncie Central High School in the south parking lot and running through campus.

CharlieTown Tailgate 

Come out and relax with friends and family from noon to 3 p.m. on the west lawn of the Alumni Center. There will be bounce houses, a DJ and food and beverages for $5.

Ball State vs. Akron football

Go cheer on the Cardinals in their Homecoming game against Akron at Scheumann Stadium. Kickoff is at 3 p.m.