Parade of Nations

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw.

The Parade of Nations' mission is to celebrate  multiculturalism and ethnic diversity in the Keweenaw.  We enable people to remember how much we have in common, while learning to appreciate our differences.

Mission Statement Created Jun 22, 2023

The 35th Parade of Nations and Multicultural Food Festival 

September 21, 2024 @ 11:00 am


We are excited to continue that tradition in 2024. This year's theme is: 

Holidays Around the World


Parade of Nations logo.

The logo above is the 2023 PON. The 2024 logo will be posted here once the winner is picked*

Information about the Parade

The Parade of Nations will  be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2024 at 11:00 am! Student and community organizations are invited to enter floats or march in the Parade. Details about float guidelines, parade route, etc, will be provided later. 

The Multicultural Festival begins at noon at the Dee Stadium. For just $10 to $15, you can get a full meal or choose from international tidbits at more than a dozen food booths. with international student organizations offering the cuisine of their countries. (Please note that this price is just an estimate. Actual prices for the food items are set by each student organization separately, and the Parade of Nations Committee has no control over it. Prices may vary depending on inflation, cost of raw materials, etc.) 

For more information about anything, contact Parade of Nations at, or call 906-487-2160. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for important updates!