A production by Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
|The Tarrant County Harambee Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area legendary. Experience the best of African art, culture and
community that Tarrant County has to offer. Come and enjoy live performers, new artist showcases, and other festivities.
|Live Entertainment * Parade * Poetry Slam * Anti-bullying Activities * Health Fair * Kidz Zone * Art * Music * Food
|Parade Grand Marshal and
Opening Ceremony Host
Lifetime Achievement Award
|NBC Channel 5 News Anchor
|Honoring Retired Educator
Mr. Jimmy Walker
|TheTarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society is proud to
present the 9th Annual Tarrant County Harambee Festival. Harambee
means "all come together' in Swahili. This years’ festival includes two
days of fun and entertainment for the whole family.
The festival kicks off Friday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. with the Seafood,
Chicken and Blues Fest, featuring blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter,
Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, Kerri Lepai Jones and James “Killer Bug” Morris.
On Saturday, October 6th, Harambee Festival starts at 9:00 with a
parade. NBC 5’s Evan Anderson, will serve as Grand Marshal and host
the opening ceremony. The day-long event will include an Anti-
Bullying/Anti-Violence Rally featuring the FWISD Mass Choir, Health &
Wellness Expo, Poetry Slam and amateur and professional entertainment.
This years’ Kid Zone includes face painting, bounce houses, games and
many other activities.
Live entertainment includes performances from Ayhonz featuring Kenya
C., Jay B & The Zydeco Posse, The Legends of Funky Town, Sheran
Goodspeed Keyton featuring Jock Lewis, and the Maxwell Hall Jazz Band,
along with a special appearance from ‘Black Panther’ actor, Hasaan J.A.
Mr. Jimmy Walker, retired educator and former Assistant Superintendent
of Arlington ISD, will be presented the 2018 Tarrant County Harambee
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.