Parade of Nations performers with the Finlandia and Michigan Tech mascots

A Community Celebration

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s largest international festival brings together sister communities and regional influencers as well as more than 60 countries. Both Michigan Tech and nearby Finlandia University embrace the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival spirit, with Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz and Finlandia's president, Rev. Phillip Johnson walking in the Parade of Nations, along with mascots Blizzard T. Husky and Riku F. Lion. Finlandia also has a representative on the Parade Judges panel and on the Parade of Nations Committee, which strives to gather in all sectors of the universities and the surrounding community including our international residents, students, friends and visitors.

Special Events

Watch local media, and follow the Parade of Nations Facebook page for more upcoming events as area residents and our Campus community collaborate to raise awareness and funding for one of the area’s most-anticipated fall events.