NBC 5 and the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society invite you to the 9th Annual Tarrant County Harambee Festival. 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. This will be an evening full of great music and some of the best food in town!
On Saturday, October 6th, Harambee Festival opens at 9 a.m. with a parade down Evans Ave. 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, Health & Wellness Expo and Poetry Slam. 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, Jock Lewis Ministries and the Maxwell Hall Jazz Band, along with a special appearance from ‘Black Panther’ actor, Hasaan J.A. Rasheed.
Mr. Jimmy Walker, retired educator and former Assistant Superintendent of Arlington ISD, will be presented the 2018 Tarrant County Harambee Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.
Save the date and make plans to attend this exciting two-day event! Harambee is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.For more information, visit www.tarrantcountyharambee.com, or call 817-229-7778
Tarrant County Harambee Festival 2018
October 5 – 6
Evans Avenue Plaza
1050 Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Friday, October 5
Seafood, Chicken & Blues
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6
9:00 a.m. Parade
10:00 a.m. Kid Zone
10:30 a.m. Anti-Bullying Rally
10:30 a.m. Health & Wellness Fair
1:00 p.m. Live Entertainment
3:00 p.m. Poetry Slam with Poet Michael Guinn