2017 Harambee Festival

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The 43rd Annual Harambee Festival is an African American cultural event originally created to provide a safe alternative to Halloween for children. This is a free family event, open to all churches, organizations, businesses, students, elected officials, and anyone ready for a non-stop day of fun and cultural education.

Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning “Let’s Pull Together.” This year’s theme is “Remember the Past to Secure the Future.” The festival will include local vendors, live entertainment, storytelling, African drumming, and dance performances by local artists. The Arthello Beck, Jr. Watoto Village will provide entertainment, educational games, and arts and crafts for kids of all ages. In addition, children will receive free snacks and drinks as they “trick-or-treat” for candy at the vendor displays.

Event Details



Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
2922 MLK Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215


Ticket Info

Admission is free.