Harambee Festival

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.

Community Partner Information

The Community Partner fee is $50, which can be paid via Gift Card, Money Order, or Cashier’s Check, made payable to Harambee. Proceeds will benefit the MLK, Jr Community Center and the Harambee Steering Committee. 

Community Partners will receive a 6-foot table and 2 chairs, in a 10′ X 10′ space. You must provide your own canopy or tent.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Submit applications to natashia.cooper@dallascityhall.com or fax it to 214-670-8501. For additional questions, please contact 214-670-8418.


46th Harambee Community Partner Application

Volunteer Information

If you would like to be a volunteer for the 46th Harambee Festival, please complete the application below and return it to danetteausborne@yahoo.com. For more information, contact Danette Ausborne at 972-374-6830.

46th Harambee Festival Volunteer Application

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