Olokun Alaragbo Festival USA 
July 14-16 2023

Savannah, Ga / Tybee Island 

From Africa to America

Olokun Alaragbo Festival is a cultural event honoring the sacred power of water and its power to sustain our lives. Olokun is the name of the spirit of the Ocean in the Yoruba and Edo traditions of West Africa. Olokun is the source of all water in the world and gives way to the adage, "Water had no enemies." While experienced as male and female, Olokun sacred mysteries are  most popularly known collectively as Mami Wata with a scope that extends across West Africa, the Caribbean, and in the United States. Olokun is related to spiritual and material wealth, emotional and psychological health, our connections to the spiritual and physical world. As a part of that are our soul connections we call Alaragbo that binds us to each other and nature itself.  

special Invited Guest

 The Oba Olokun Omilere USA with Ashe Soul Global Village are hosting the event along with Omilere Alaragbo Global Foundation.  The Ooni Orisa His Imperial Majesty Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ajaja II and his entourage along with Yeye Alaragbo Oodua are among the invited guests from Nigeria who agreed to  attend.   Attendance of the Ooni will depend on his other scheduled events in Nigeria and worldwide and  US Embassy Approval. (Update: Ooni / Entourage is not expected to attend due to difficulties with visas and US Consulate.) His delegate Yeye Alaragbo Oodua will be in attendance. 

Event Information 

This event is especially created to honor our ties to Africa via the Atlantic Ocean. The African Atlantic people all over the world are connected via the Atlantic Ocean. Olokun is considered the patron divinity of African Diasporans because of this connection. We all came via Olokun whether by sky today or the belly of the ocean in the past. Our festival will celebrate our relationship to each other by bridging Continental Africans with African Diasporans in a celebration of shared unity.  


 Our Festival will be held in Savannah, Ga and  Tybee Island. Tybee island is one of the sea islands in the Gulluh Geechie corridor, and area significant to Africans who were brought here as early 1733. 

Airports and Driving: The nearest airports are Savannah, Ga, Charleston, Sc, and Atlanta International Airport . Atlanta is approximately a 3.5hr  drive to Savannah, Ga and Charleston, SC is approximately 3 hours. 

Lodging can be found on Tybee Island directly, in Savannah, Ga which is 30 minutes away or in the areas in between such as Thunderbolt, Ga, Wilmington Island, or Skidaway Island. The most affordable options are on Airbnb, VRBO, or in cottages. Two events will be on Tybee Island. Parking on Tybee island is limited and additional funds for parking should be planned.

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