Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival

Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival – The Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival is the area’s annual Fall celebration of its ethnic and cultural diversity. The event begins with a fun and high-profile parade of over 70 countries featuring traditional cultural dress by parade participants, followed by a daylong festival with a series of events including entertainment, traditional crafts, and over 16 authentic international/ethnic cuisines from many of the nations/cultures represented. The goal of the events is to enable diverse individuals to exhibit a sense of pride in their heritage by sharing it with everyone.

This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. The theme–fittingly–is Around the World in 25 Years: A Silver Jubilee.

Parade of Nations Michigan 2014
Parade of Nations Michigan 2014

The parade itself and the multicultural festival that follows it in the Dee Stadium are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. But those colorful events–and a dramatic Step Afrika performance that night at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts–are just the finale to a week-long Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee celebration.

On Friday, Sept. 12, at Michigan Tech, Arun Gandhi–the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi–will discuss the lessons he has learned from his grandfather. The program is free and open to the public.

Festival Genre

Music festival, Food or wine, Culture fest, Parade

Top 5 events at Parade of Nations

Five top reasons to check out the Parade of Nations 2014 festival:

  1. Parade of Nations,
  2. International food booths,
  3. international crafts booths,
  4. pony rides for kids,
  5. Step Afrika performance

2013 Top 5 events at Parade of Nations

  1. Parade,
  2. food,
  3. entertainment,
  4. music,
  5. ethnic crafts

A foodies paradise!

Address of Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival

IPS Dept. @ MTU 1700 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, Michigan, 49931
United States

Expected Attendance (optional): 3000


Parade Of Nations Festival dates

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?:

Yes – some spots open but vendors are prohibited from sales using the festival name

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