41st Annual Harambee Festival
The 41st Annual Harambee Festival is an African-American cultural event created to give children a safe alternative to Halloween. Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning “Let’s pull together.” This free, family friendly festival has become a treasured fall tradition connecting thousands of young people to their African culture and community. This year’s theme is Harambee: Celebrating 41 Great Sankofa Years.
The event will feature positive hip-hop, gospel, jazz, spoken word, storytelling, African drumming, and dance performances from local and national artists, plus a quilt exhibit, an African mask display, and a variety of foods in the Harambee African Marketplace. The Arthello Beck, Jr. Watoto (children’s) Village will provide youth entertainment, fun, educational games, painting, and safety and health information.