Feel the spirit of understanding and unity as international residents and visitors from more than 60 countries wearing their finest traditional dress set the tone for a grand global display of flags, floats and fanfare. Look for the legendary Blizzard T. Husky, Michigan Tech’s warm and fuzzy mascot, and Riku F. Lion, Finlandia University’s “Mane” man. Other Parade of Nations stars include the high-energy, crowd-pleasing Huskies Pep Band. As always our First Nation leads the procession, in respect and celebration for the Native Americans who were first to call this place home.

‘Heart’ Parade of Nations and Win

Whether you toss candy or collect it, build a prize-winning float or applaud the entries, your support for our Parade of Nations could be rewarded with a Chicago Family Getaway package that includes airfare, hotel and a fun activity for four. Make your own parade sign and hold it high to be entered in our Grand Prize drawing. The winner will be announced at the Multicultural Festival following the parade.

Fill out the parade registration form if you plan to walk, march or build a float. For more information contact International Programs and Services at or 906-487-2160.