The 44th Annual Dallas Harambee Festival is one of the longest running community events established in Southern Dallas. This year’s theme“Unity in the Community” will encourage everyone to embrace our differences. Harambee is an East African Swahili word meaning “Let’s Pull Together” or Unity” originally created as a
safe alternative to Trick-or-Treating where the children are the VIPs.
Over the last 44 years, more than 5,000 kids and attendees have enjoyed the events over the years. The Dallas Harambee Festival has secured its place as one of the oldest and largest cultural events in North Texas. Organizers continuously insist on providing a positive and secure atmosphere for every family, volunteer, entertainer, and sponsor. The Harambee Festival overall mission is to educate and unify all generations, cultures and social groups.
The festival will feature the release of balloons in memoriam of those lost, concerts, food trucks, health screening, and a job fair. Also, in this critical political midterm voting season, registered voters will be able to early vote at the MLK Center. U.S. citizens must register to vote by Oct. 9 to be eligible to vote in November.
This year the show is scheduled for Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 2922 MLK Blvd. in Dallas.