Parade of Nations 2023

Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
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About

Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.

This year's theme is Fairy Tales Around the World and we need your help to make fantasy a reality! Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.

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Shifts (16)

1 - 16 of 16 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Volunteer Check-In9:30am (ET)11:00am (ET)
401 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930

In this role you will greet, distribute supplies, and direct other volunteers who are supporting the Parade of Nations. 

2/2Over
Flag and Sign Distribution9:45am (ET)12:00pm (ET)
401 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930

This role will coordinate flag and sign distribution for all participating countries. Once the parade begins, volunteers will also assist in packing up and loading remaining items for transport.

2/3Over
Chinese Dragon10:30am (ET)12:30pm (ET)
401 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association is looking for assistance in carrying their Chinese Dragon in this year's parade. It takes 11 individuals to carry the dragon. The dragon is held above the individuals using a stick. This role requires walking the entire parade route.

5/11Over
Continent Banner Carrier10:30am (ET)12:30pm (ET)
401 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
The Parade of Nations is organized by continent with all but Antarctica being represented. Each continent is led by a banner introducing the next segment of the parade. Each banner requires two people to carry it. This volunteer role requires walking the parade route from the Quincy Green to the Dee...11/12Over
Donor Banner Carriers10:30am (ET)12:30pm (ET)

This volunteer role requires walking the parade route from the Quincy Green to the Dee Stadium carrying the Donor Banner for the year.

2/2Over
Parade Support Marshalls10:30am (ET)1:30pm (ET)

Parade Support Marshalls will help ensure the parade progresses safely. They will be stationed along the route to help ensure pedestrian safety and report any incidents via walkie talkie as needed. They will ultimately walk the parade route and should come prepared to do so with good walking shoes.

5/6Over
Beverage Distribution11:30am (ET)1:00pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist with the distribution of water and soda to attendees at the festival in the Dee Stadium. 

1/2Over
Dee Stadium Floaters11:30am (ET)1:00pm (ET)
700 E Lakeshore Dr
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist with directing traffic and clean up throughout the multicultural food event. 

1/2Over
Flag and Sign Collection11:30am (ET)1:30pm (ET)
700 E Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

This role will coordinate flag and sign collection for all participating countries at the conclusion of the parade. Once all materials have been collected, volunteers will also assist in packing up and loading remaining items for transport.

4/4Over
Kids Corner Supervisor11:30am (ET)1:00pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist kids in participating in Parade of Nations related crafts. 

2/2Over
Beverage Distribution12:45pm (ET)2:15pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist with the distribution of water and soda to attendees at the festival in the Dee Stadium. 

2/2Over
Dee Stadium Floaters12:45pm (ET)2:15pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist with directing traffic and clean up throughout the multicultural food event. 

2/2Over
Kids Corner Supervisor12:45pm (ET)2:15pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist kids in participating in Parade of Nations related crafts. 

2/2Over
Beverage Distribution2:00pm (ET)3:15pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

 Assist with the distribution of water and soda to attendees at the festival in the Dee Stadium. This final shift will also assist with cleaning up the beverage tables.

2/2Over
Dee Stadium Floaters2:00pm (ET)3:30pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist with directing traffic and clean up throughout the multicultural food event. 

2/2Over
Kids Corner Supervisor2:00pm (ET)3:15pm (ET)
Dee Stadium
Houghton, MI 49931

Assist kids in participating in Parade of Nations related crafts. This final shift will also assist with cleaning up the Kids Corner.

2/2Over