41st Annual Harambee Festival

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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.

Event Details



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


Ticket Info

Admission is free.