Celebration of Nations 2020 – Reinvented

Missouri S&T’s eleventh annual Celebration of Nations will present a series of virtual events this fall in place of an in-person event.

This year, the planning committee is organizing Celebration of Nations 2020 – Reinvented. The virtual festival will feature participants spanning the globe and activities for all ages. Events will begin the last week of September and will be free and open to the public. Be sure to check facebook.com/SandTCelebrationOfNations for updates.

For more information about the event, contact Myers at myersrj@mst.edu

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. 


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.