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Parade of Nations

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The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

Parade of Nations 2019, "30 Years Bridging Cultures," will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Add to Calendar 09/21/2019 11:00 AM 09/21/2019 3:00 PM America/Detroit Parade of Nations The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival. Parade—Hancock to Houghton, Multicultural Festival—Dee Stadium

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There’s a float contest featuring $1,000 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The procession winds up at the Houghton Dee Stadium, a historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring dozens of food and craft booths and performers from around the world. The multicultural festival includes free children’s activities, and meals averaging in the $5–8 price range, make this an affordable-yet-exotic family experience.