Think Globally, Celebrate Locally: 2017 Parade of Nations Announces Its Theme

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

Think globally; celebrate locally.  That’s the theme of the 2017 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, scheduled for September 16. 

With more than 60 nations represented among its students and faculty, Michigan Tech has no trouble thinking globally.  And with a colorful parade featuring flags and traditional dress, a multicultural festival of international food and fun, and headline entertainment by China Gold, there will be plenty of local celebration.

China Gold presents a martial arts-based display of strength, speed and gymnastic agility.  Lighting, music, choreography and stage effects make for a breathless performance.  The show is scheduled for Saturday night, September 16, following the Parade at 11 a.m. and the Multicultural Festival at Dee Stadium at noon.

Parade of Nations is sponsored by Michigan Tech, Finlandia University, and community businesses and residents.


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.

Last Modified 10:44 p.m. December, 11 2018