A series of elaborate and brilliant parades and parties in honor of the mother of the river. River parade and lectures will honor the mother deity of Osun.
Egungun fest May 27–29
The yearly Yoruba memorial celebration honors the great ancestors of the Yoruba and Oyotunji. The yearly royal customs are observed. Visitors are astonished at the array of colors and Egungun masquerades.
Yemoja fest june 24-26
The mystical and protective mother of the seas, Yemoja is honored with the women’s Egbe Moremi rights of passage ceremony and vibrant Bembe dance ceremony to the Orisa of mothers.
Ifa PAGA fest. july1-3rd
The sixteen holy Ifa Odu are celebrated during this two day festival that brings together Iyanifa,Babalawo and omo Awo from across the globe. The recitation of the holy Odu and the various breakout sessions are a good way for beginners to experience. The Pan African Assembly (PAGA). Is the gathering of teachers and farmers of African descent to explore ways to advance the grass roots components of Yoruba culture.
17 annual coroNation ball july 2nd
His Royal Majesty invites you to attend his 17 year coronation ball. The evenings event begins Saturday evening and goes into the night. The entire weekend will also witness the annual Ifa ceremonies and babalawo tributes.
Sango fest july 29-31
The exciting Sango fest harnesses the heat of the mid Carolina summer and transforms it into fierce fire dances of the Magnificent god of thunder and third King of ancient Oyo kingdom.
Obatala fest Aug 26-28
This Obatala festival highlights the first initiation of an African American to Orisa tradition. Since 1959 Obatala has been venerated for the wisdom, knowledge and patience. The paternal deity of creativity is honored with offerings of Yams, parades and Bembe drum ceremony.
Kings Day & Aje Day Oct 1-2
This stately festival honors Onile the mother of the land and her council the Ogboni. The kings birthday is honored with chieftaincy installations and awards. Grand parade of Orisa Aje and
Oya fest. oct 29-30
The Oya festival is the celebration of the fierce warrior goddess of the winds and Queen of Oyo kingdom.
Hwedo night oct 31
Honoring Damballah Hwedo the ancestral servant deity who en-coils the earth . The unknown dead are venerated on this night
Obaluaiye fest dec 21-31
The task master deity who is the giver and Protector of pandemics and diseases is celebrated with plays, fun parties and the yearly “Awan,”cleaning with the grains.