Harambee Festival

The 47th Annual 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-seven years, that original objective has become quite a success with well over 5,000 people attending annually.

This year’s theme is “Harambee! Our Children Matter.” An in-person festival, a live stream, along with a drive through giveaway, will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Martin Luther King Jr Community Center starting at 10 AM.

This year we will host a partial in person festival, focusing on our Watoto Village/children’s area. We want to highlight the talented youth in our community and provide educational activities, such as STEM resources, Drone Pilot courses, Coding Seminars along with other interactive festivities.


47th Harambee Dallas Press Release

2021 Harambee Donation Letter

2021 Harambee Vendor Packet

2021 Harambee Entertainer Form

47th Harambee Festival Volunteer Application

Learn more about Harambee by visiting www.HarambeeDallas.org.