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

2022 Parade of Nations Logo Contest Winner has been chosen!

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Chiara Rapacci, a 17-year-old junior at Baraga High School, won this year’s Parade of Nations logo contest. Her design will be the official logo of the Parade of Nations, printed on T-shirts, flyers and other materials.

It’s incredibly appropriate that Chiara won, since the Parade of Nations celebrates multiculturalism in the Keweenaw, and she is an exchange student from Italy, sponsored by International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES), a nonprofit international high school student exchange program. Her logo illustrates this year’s theme: The World is One. 

The Parade of Nations will take place on Saturday, September 17. Read more on our Facebook Page

Information about the Parade

The Parade of Nations will  be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 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. International food returns this year! 

The Multicultural Festival begins at noon at the Dee Stadium. For just $5 to $8, 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. Food will be available for take-out only this year.

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