Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations, September 19, 2015

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan's Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.

The annual Parade of Nations celebrates its 2015 theme: World of Lore and Legends with tales of dragons, serpents and mythical creatures.

The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. starting on Quincy Street in downtown Hancock. It will cross the bridge* and move east on Shelden Avenue through downtown Houghton, ending with a multicultural festival at the Dee Stadium from noon to 3:00 p.m. *Traffic will be rerouted on the west side of the bridge. Parade Route

The festival features exotic foods, native costumes, music and dancing from around the world. Bring your appetite! Try tasty international food from dozens of food booths offering delicious ethnic specialties, desserts and more. The entertainment is endless. Enjoy bands, singing, dances, drawing for prizes and, for the children, free pony rides and face painting. Admission is free, food or crafts are sold at a minimal cost.
Fact Sheet

Volunteers needed for the 26th Annual Parade of Nations 2015!

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Performances and food selling will start at NOON at the Dee Stadium.

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