Celebrate Harambee Oct. 5-6

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A full day of activities for the ninth annual Tarrant County Harambee Festival includes a parade, health fair, poetry slam, anti-bullying rally, kid-friendly zones and more.

Events will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Evans Avenue Plaza, 1050 Evans Ave. The event is produced by the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society.

Harambee means “all come together” in Swahili.

The festival begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 with a seafood and chicken dinner and Blues Fest.

Oct. 6, the festival starts at 9 a.m. with a parade. NBC 5 news anchor Evan Anderson will be grand marshal and will host the opening ceremony. Anderson is a graduate of Eastern Hills High School.

Other activities on Oct. 6 include an anti-bullying rally featuring the Fort Worth ISD Mass Choir, a health and wellness expo, poetry slam, and amateur and professional entertainment. “Black Panther” actor Hasaan J.A. Rasheed will make an appearance.

Blue Zones Project will provide healthy snacks and information on how to make the healthy choices easier, along with some giveaways.

Retired educator Jimmy Walker will receive the Harambee Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.

To learn more, call 817-229-7778.

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