Unity Flag Project at the Peace Pole

“May Peace on Earth Prevail”

The International Festival invites the collaboration of our attendees to help create our very own Harrisonburg International Festival Unity flag to represent our common bond as a human family and our desire to be a community of compassion and friendship that embodies a spirit of good will, mutual respect, and understanding for all. Come add your creative touch, ideas, and talents to this project at the Peace Pole near Shelter 12!

Activities for Everyone Area  

“Celebrating CommUNITY”


Toys and Games – Yarn Dolls – Scandinavia

Wearable Art – Pharaoh Hat – Egypt

Legends and Myths – Dragons – China

Customs – Origami – Japan

Home Décor – Peace Flags – Tibet

Geography – Sarcophagus – Egypt

Musical Instruments – Flute – South American

Celebrations and Holidays – Lanterns – China

Art – Mural – Mexico

Food – African Peanut Butter – Zambia

Peace – Friendship Bracelets – USA & the World

Global – Cultural Masks

Home – You are Here

Diversity Tree – Blooming Flowers

Travel Around the World Face Painting

Write Your Name in Guest Book

Sidewalk Chalk


Our Special Thanks to:


Explore More Discovery Museum – sponsors of masks

Raw Learning – sponsors of You are Here

Diversity Tree – sponsors BRCC SPECTRUM Multicultural Club

Shenandoah African Association – sponsors of peanut butter

Girl Scout Troop 592 – sponsors of friendship bracelets

Eastern Mennonite School – sponsors of face painting

Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall, JMU Asst Professor & The Madison Chapter of the NAEA –  folk art & craft projects


Help Keep Our Community Green!

We ask for your help to join us in recycling all cans & bottles to help keep our community beautiful!
Our special thanks to Eastern Mennonite University staff , volunteers & recycle bikes for their help!

*Please visit our Networking page for links to these organizations