International Programs and Services


Native Americans

Native American performers


Marchers from India

South Korea

Marchers from South Korea

Community members watch the parade

Community members watch the parade

Overhead view of the crowd and parade

Overhead view of the crowd and parade

The Michigan Tech Pep Band

The Michigan Tech Pep Band


Marchers from Nepal

Feel the spirit of understanding and unity as international residents and visitors from more than 50 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.

‘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 Getaway package that includes airfare, hotel and a fun activity for two people. 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.

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