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Parade of Nations 2019
September 21, 2019

Parade of Nations Parade: 30 Years of Bridging Cultures

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There’s a float contest featuring $600 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The procession winds up at Dee Stadium, a historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring [...]

September 20, 2019

Previewing “By Faith” with Karin Van Dyke

This week Finlandia Fridays was visited by Vice President for Advancement Karin Van Dyke to tell us all about By Faith and the events that will be happening this upcoming weekend. Van Dyke also discusses Parade of Nations and the history surrounding the event.

By Faith is an event that is happening throughout the weekend. The purpose is to recognize the 140 alumni graduates of the Suomi Seminary from 1904-1958. The seminary is the origins of Suomi College, now Finlandia University. [...]

September 17, 2016

27th annual Parade of Nations

“Passport to the World” Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. Parade Route

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

In keeping with the 2016 theme, this year’s celebration promises to be truly legendary. Expect flags, floats, food, and family entertainment presented with international flair. Adding to the excitement this year is our headline act, Breaksk8, an [...]

September 8, 2016

Parade of Nations set for September 17

This story was originally published at mtu.edu/news, and has been republished with permission. 

Plans for this year’s Parade of Nations are rolling right along. The headline act this year is Breaksk8, a professional jam-skating team that likes to push the limits of what can be done with wheels under your shoes.

They have toured the world and appeared in films. Breaksk8 will skate in the parade on Saturday, September 17 and put on a [...]

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