Native American representatives in the parade.

Native Americans

India representatives in the parade.


Nepal representatives in the parade.


South Korea representatives in the parade.

South Korea

A view of the crowd at the parade.


A view of the parade from a rooftop.

High View

The pep band marching in the parade.

Pep Band


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.

‘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.


Two airline vouchers donated by SkyWest Airlines and Parade of Nations

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

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