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.

Fill out the parade registration form if you plan to walk, march or build a float. 

‘Love’ Parade of Nations and Win

Whether you toss candy or applaud the floats, bands and marchers, 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.

Follow the excitement on the Facebook event page.

See Official Rules and for more information contact International Programs and Services at or 906-487-2160.


Four airline vouchers (two each) donated by SkyWest Airlines and Parade of Nations

Two night stay donated by the Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown Chicago

Four Go Chicago Cards to 3 attractions of your choice donated by Parade of Nations