Parade of Nations

The 33rd Parade of Nations 2022

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022. This year's theme is: 

The World is One

Logo Contest

Like every year, the Parade of Nations Committee is pleased to announce a logo contest, inviting students from middle and high schools of the surrounding area to design and submit logos appropriate to this year's theme, "The World is One". The logo should be on plain white background, using solid colors (but no more than 5 colors), and with no shading. The designer should sign their name outside the main artwork. Any graphics must be original and not downloaded from the web. Want some inspiration to get started? Check out the 2021 PON logo, or the PON Committee logo.

The logo contest deadline is May 15, with the winner to be announced shortly thereafter.  The winner will receive a $300 prize, and their logo will be featured on the Parade of Nations T-shirts. Digital copies (high resolution, at least 300 dpi) can be submitted through the logo submission Google form, or by emailing to or (write "LOGO CONTEST" in the subject line). Hard copies can be submitted physically at the IPS office (Admin Building, Room 200, Michigan Tech University, Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm).

Essay Contest

Michigan Tech is offering a $1,000 scholarship for an essay contest winner.

Eligibility: High school seniors from the surrounding area who plan to attend Michigan Tech are eligible to participate.

Topic: The essay has to focus on multiculturalism. Students will write about what multiculturalism means to them and why it matters to them, their community, our country and the world.

Submission: The deadline for submission is June 30. Please email your submissions (in doc or pdf format) to or with "ESSAY CONTEST" written in the subject line, or fill out the essay contest Google form to submit. Alternatively, hard copies can be submitted physically at the IPS office (Admin Building, Room 200, Michigan Tech University, Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm).

Information about the Parade

The Parade of Nations will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022; save the date! 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. International food returns this year, with international student organizations offering the cuisine of their countries. Food will be available for take-out only, at the Dee Stadium.

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!