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Everything you need to know about Parade of Nations 2022

September 12, 2022

Finlandia at Parade of Nations

Ever had Indian food? How about African? Bangladeshi? You can taste all those cuisines and more at this year’s Parade of Nations on Saturday, September 17.

The Parade of Nations starts at 11 a.m. at Quincy Green in Hancock. Floats and marchers with flags and banners will walk east down Quincy Street, cross the Portage Lift Bridge, then proceed east down Shelden Avenue through downtown Houghton. The Parade will then turn toward the water at Isle Royale Street before ending up at the Dee Stadium.

At the Dee, nine international student organizations will be selling food from their countries. All food is take-out this year.

Organizations cooking for the Parade this year include: Nepalese Student Organization, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Muslim Students Association, Indian Students Association, African Students Organization, Bangladeshi Student Association and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Finlandia’s Women’s Hockey Team.

This is the 33rd annual Parade of Nations, celebrating cultural diversity in the Keweenaw. All are welcome to participate. Any individual or group can carry a flag in the Parade. Groups can enter a float.

The float contest returns this year. Every registered float is eligible to win prize money: $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

This year’s Parade theme is The World is One.

For more information about the Parade of Nations and how you can participate, go to https://www.mtu.edu/international/get-involved/parade-nations/ or email paradeofnations@mtu.edu.

Article provided by Parade of Nations Committee.


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