The Harambee Festival is a community-based educational and cultural event that was created in the early 1970s, by the founding members of the Harambee Festival Steering Committee, a group of community-minded citizens who gathered at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center to form an alternative to Halloween. Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning “Let’s Pull Together” or “Unity.” Their objective was to organize a celebration that would provide a positive, cultural experience for children, youth, and adults. For the past forty-four years, that original objective has become quite a success with well over 5,000 people attending annually.
This year’s theme is “Keeping It Clean & Green,” motivating the community to choose healthier ways of life to improve their quality of life. The Harambee Festival’s overall mission is to educate and unify all generations, cultures, and social groups while providing a positive and family-friendly atmosphere for everyone.
Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Dallas, TX, 75215
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm