Parade of Nations


The Celebration of Nations festival begins at 11 a.m. with the Parade of Nations. The parade hosts flags representing more than 80 nations, floats, marching bands, animals and more. The parade route starts on the Missouri S&T campus and continues through downtown Rolla before ending at the festival site near the Rolla Band Shell.


We would love to have you participate in the Parade of Nations! You can carry a flag from countries around the world or put together an internationally themed float with your favorite club or organization. 

Interested in joining? Please complete the 2020 Parade Registration and email it to Jodi Hasekamp at


All parade entries must have an international theme or demonstrate traditional representations of culture. Concepts can include music, fashion, dance, sports, or any other idea that promotes the theme of Celebration of Nations, “One campus, One community, One world.”

Each parade entry will be judged by a panel of distinguished members of the Missouri S&T and Rolla community.  The panel will evaluate parade entries using the judging criteria in each of the five categories below:

  • Most Visually Appealing
    Creative and attractive use of materials, props, and costumes.
  • Country Ambassador
    Participants and flag bearers show total pride in walking on behalf of their country.
  • Best Traditional Representation
    Traditional clothing used by participants, walking participants, or floats represent ethnic heritage.
  • Best Community Spirit:
    Demonstrates pride in their organization and fits the Celebration of Nations theme.
  • Best S&T Organization Spirit:
    Demonstrates pride in their organization and fits the Celebration of Nations theme.


  • Maximum Dimensions for all Floats:12 feet high, 15 feet wide, and any length.
  • Pulling Mechanism: All participants must provide their own pulling mechanism and transportation (if applicable). The pulling mechanism must be previously approved on your entry form.
  • All parade entries‌ must be submitted by September 11, 2020.