Harambee Festival

About Harambee

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 and adults. For the past forty-nine years, that original objective has become quite a success with well over 5,000 people attending annually.

The Dallas Harambee Festival has reached its 49th consecutive year of keeping the tradition alive!

This year’s festival will take place on October 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215).

For more information, visit www.harambeedallas.org, call 214-978-7164, or send an email to dallasharambeefestival@yahoo.com.

2017 Harambee Festival
2016 Harambee Festival



Photos from the 48th Annual Harambee Festival (October 29, 2022)