International Programs and Services

The Multicultural Festival

Tempting aromas beckon as you collect your complimentary passport and immerse yourself in an atmosphere rich with taste, sound, texture, and color. Everyone comes for the food and stays for the entertainment. Rightly so. In addition to more than 10 live acts, well-known media personalities present Interactive International Trivia in TV-game-show style. Prize packages are both appetizing and useful (think pizza to tire alignments). Parade float winners and the "I Love Parade of Nations"  winner are announced during the course of the afternoon. Stick around, savor the flavors, and immerse yourself in faraway worlds close to home.


Asian Dancers at the festival

From toe-tapping Copper Country clogging to dazzling Bollywood Glam, this multicultural entertainment spectacle features legends and lore galore, a glittering array of dance, music, and theatrical performances.

The festival begins when the parade arrives at the Dee Stadium in Houghton at noon and continues until 3 p.m.

Register to Perform

Student or Community Float Grant

Register a Food Booth

Student  Activity Grant

Volunteer Opportunities


Festival Checklist

  • Booth Locations 
  • Performance List
  • Houghton Map
  • Float Winners Announced
  • Getaway Prize Drawing


Food and Craft Booths

Chew on these tasty tips for servers and diners, a rules and regs rundown, and booth application forms.

Community Unity

Perform, join the parade, sponsor, volunteer, or show your Parade of Nations spirit by attending events.

Kid Stuff

No-cost fun for the little ones includes face painting, pony rides, and poster art.