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Building Legacies For 48 Years

Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning “Let’s Pull Together” or Unity. Harambee is the oldest and largest African American cultural event in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, with over 15,000 in attendance.

The Harambee Dallas festival is a community-based educational and cultural event that was created in the early 1970’s, 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 celebration to Halloween. Their objective was to organize a celebration that would provide a positive, cultural experience for children, youth and adults.


The Harambee Festival will continue with the time-honored community announcements, senior care information and our always and most important Treat Bags for the kids.


A special thanks goes to The City of Dallas, The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District and all of our loyal sponsors. The festival gives an educational and cultural event that provides an atmosphere of celebration. With the support of KKDA, KGGR, KHVN, KRNB KNON and their affiliates, the festival provides a wonderful showcase of diverse musical entertainment. Supplying day long activities.

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“Harambee is now the longest running festival of its kind.”

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