Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations, September 19, 2015

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan's Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.

The 2014 theme "Around the World in 25 Years- Silver Jubilee". A week of special events kicks off Monday, September 8, and culminates with the 25th anniversary Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival in Houghton on Saturday, September 13.

The Parade of Nations is a fall tradition that features exotic foods, native costumes, music and dancing from around the world.

The annual multicultural celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. with a parade that starts on Quincy Street in downtown Hancock. It will cross the bridge* and move east on Shelden Avenue through downtown Houghton, ending at the Dee Stadium. *Traffic will be rerouted on the west side of the bridge.

Need a ride to Hancock?

Free transportation from Houghton to Hancock will be provided by the Houghton Public Transit

Pick up location: Memorial Union Building to Hancock:

First bus: 9:30 am

Last bus: 10:45 am

The festival is from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Dee Stadium. Bring your appetite! Try tasty international food from dozens of food booths offering delicious ethnic specialties, desserts and more. The entertainment is endless. Enjoy bands, singing, dances, drawing for prizes and, for the children, free pony rides and face painting. Admission is free, food or crafts are sold at a minimal cost.
Fact Sheet

Volunteers needed for the 26th Annual Parade of Nations 2015!

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Register now to be a part of the festivities!


Performances and food selling will start at NOON at the Dee Stadium.

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