Flags of the African Diaspora

African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.






Parade of Flags

The Juneteenth Festival recognizes that shared history with a parade of the Flags of the Diaspora, displaying some 75 flags representing the origins and destinations of enslaved Africans.

Join the Parade

The flag bearers are mostly children–flags are not heavy and the parade is not very long. It starts at 11:30 A.m. at the gazebo by Mirror Lake and ends in Seasongood Pavilion for the Festival’s opening kickoff.

Use the form below to tell us kids (age 7+) who want to join the fun–either your own or an oganizetion.