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Please note that the deadline for requests is January 31, 2024.

*** National exhibitors are RESPONSIBLE for their country’s flag bearer in the Parade of Nations ***

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm

WHERE: Cantey & Goodman Buildings, SC State Fairgrounds (across from the USC football stadium)

General Instructions:

  • It is an honor to participate in this parade and represent your nation. NO POLITICAL STATEMENT is to be made in the parade. Flag bearers are to walk in an orderly respectful manner.

  • Please limit the number of parade participants representing your country up to 8 people.

  • Saturday morning, a festival volunteer will come by your booth to confirm your participation and give you a numbered card marking your order in the parade.

  • Please BE COURTEOUS and LISTEN to instructions given by Parade Coordinators.

  • Participants could be on their feet for 30 – 45 minutes. The announcer will follow a master list of all participating nations. Following directions will to help maintain order.

  • All participants should be dressed in national attire by 1:30 pm on Saturday.   

  • By 1:45 pm Saturday, report to the Festival Office in the Cantey Building with your group and your flag carrier, and assemble in your assigned numerical parade order.

  • Assigned festival volunteers will be holding ropes marking the parade area, and helping to maintain order.

  • Once you reach the front of the stage, exit to your right to go back to your booth.

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