The Parade of Nations has announced its 2016 theme: Passport to the World.
Passport to the World will be the theme of the 2016 Parade of Nations, scheduled for Sept. 17. The 27th annual Parade of Nations is a celebration of the international heritage and flavor of our community.
It kicks off with a parade from Hancock to the Dee Stadium in Houghton. A cultural festival featuring food, crafts and entertainment of many nations will follow the parade.
A headline act, BreakSK8, will skate in the parade and perform at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech campus that evening. BreakSK8 is a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done on rollerblades. They have toured the world and appeared in films.
Parade of Nations is sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia, and community businesses and residents. It is funded in part by the Keweenaw Community Foundation.
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.