LAPS Issues Information About 2023 Los Alamos High School Homecoming


Join in this year’s Homecoming as Los Alamos High School will “Unplug the Chargers!” when they play against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in the Football game Friday night, September 22. Homecoming Week is September 18 – 23.

The Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, September 22. Completed Homecoming Parade Applications and payments  are due to the Los Alamos High School Bookkeeper by 3:15 pm on Tuesday, September 19. The fee for all float/vehicle entries is $15 and $10 for walkers.  Checks may be made payable to LAPS.

The parade will begin at 2:30 pm starting at the Canyon Complex parking lot, proceeding down Central Avenue to Rose Street. Judges will be seated outside the post office.

Staging begins at 1:30 pm at the Canyon Complex parking lot. Enter via Canyon Road and 4th Street. 

Walkers should be dropped off at the Mari Mac parking lot.  Access to Central Avenue and 4th street will be closed at the roundabout before the parade kickoff, please use crosswalks to cross the street before that time.  Walkers should congregate on the Central side of Mari Mac lot to be introduced into the parade between floats.

Lanes will be set up for the floats and vehicles in the Canyon Complex parking lot.   Floats and vehicles should use Canyon and 4th to access the lot.  Once reaching the parking lot vehicles will be directed into the appropriate lane.  Please do not arrive at the lot earlier than 1:30 pm in order to not block the lanes before they are established.  Floats and vehicles may not be parked at the Canyon Complex lot before 1:30 pm.

Please contact with any questions.

The Hilltoppers will host the Albuquerque Academy Chargers in the Homecoming football game Friday night. Gates will open at 5 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors (age 65 and older). Tickets may be purchased in advance at

Tickets may be purchased at the game using a QR code for access to the ticket app, or with a credit card at the gate. There are no cash sales for tickets at any event.

The Concessions Stand and Spirit Store will open at 5 pm. Payment options for the Concessions Stand and Spirit Store include cash, check, debit or credit. For more information, contact the LAHS Athletics Office at 663-2531 or email

To check out other Homecoming activities, go to Please note that some activities are for students only.



  • Floats will be staged in the order in which they arrive at Canyon Complex parking lot.  DO NOT ARRIVE OR PARK YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE 1:30 PM!
  • All vehicles should enter the staging lot via 4th Street.
  • Walkers can stage on the end of the Mari Mac Parking Lot. Instruct walker or float rider participants/parents/guardians to park/drop off at the Mari Mac Lot via Trinity to minimize traffic. Use crosswalks to cross the street. 4th Street and Central Avenue will both be closed at the roundabout before the parade steps off, but may still be open prior to the parade.
  • Any improper language or suggestive graphics will be removed from floats before the parade.