International Programs and Services

Parade

Native American performers

Native American performers

Marchers from India

Marchers from India

Marchers from South Korea

Marchers from South Korea

Community members watch the parade

Community members watch the parade

Overhead view of the crowd and parade

Overhead view of the crowd and parade

The Michigan Tech Pep Band

The Michigan Tech Pep Band

Marchers from Nepal

Marchers from Nepal

Feel the spirit of understanding and unity as international residents and visitors from more than 50 countries wearing their finest traditional dress set the tone for a grand global display of flags, floats and fanfare. Look for the legendary Blizzard T. Husky, Michigan Tech’s warm and fuzzy mascot, and Riku F. Lion, Finlandia University’s “Mane” man. Other Parade of Nations stars include the high-energy, crowd-pleasing Huskies Pep Band. As always our First Nation leads the procession, in respect and celebration for the Native Americans who were first to call this place home.

Parade of Nations Offers Scholarship for Multiculturalism Essay

The Parade of Nations committee is pleased to announce a new $1,000 scholarship to a local high school senior who will be attending Michigan Technological University in the Fall of 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit a 250–300 word essay which addresses these questions:
    • What does multiculturalism mean to you?
    • Why does it matter to you, to your community, to our country, to the world?
  • Applicants must be a 2019 graduate from a local high school who will be attending Michigan Technological University in Fall of 2019
  • Applicants are to participate in the Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Students from Calumet, Lake Linden, Dollar Bay, Hancock, Houghton, Jeffers, Chassell, Baraga and L’Anse are being invited to apply.

The deadline to submit the essays is July 15, 2019.

Essays should be sent to International Programs and Services, Room 200, Administration Building at Michigan Tech, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton 49931, attention Laura Givens.

The theme of the 2019 Parade of Nations is 30 Years Bridging Cultures. It is scheduled for Saturday, September 21.  This is the 30th anniversary of the popular fall festival.

For more information, contact Laura Givens, lgivens@mtu.edu, 906-487-2813

‘Love’ Parade of Nations and Win

Come and support the Parade of Nations by holding a sign with "I Love Parade of Nations" for the chance to win a $500 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the Multicultural Festival following the parade. You must be present to win. 

See Official Rules and for more information contact International Programs and Services at ips@mtu.edu or 906-487-2160.