31st Annual Parade of Nations & Multi-Cultural Festival
700 E Lakeshore Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
Contact: Laua Givens
Phone: (906) 487-2813
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. Everyone is invited to march with their country.
The procession winds up at the Houghton Dee Stadium, a historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring dozens of food and craft booths and performers from around the world. The multicultural festival includes free children’s activities, and meals averaging in the $5–8 price range, make this an affordable-yet-exotic family experience.