Statement as issued Wednesday by the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department:
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bring the family and join the fun for the 19th Annual Harambee Festival at Weisser Park (Hanna and Drexel Streets) Saturday, August 4th. The festival starts with a parade from Pontiac Street to Hanna Street at 10 am. The theme of the parade is “Building on a Legacy” and Chief Condra Ridley is serving as the Grand Marshal.
After the parade, from noon – 7 pm, the FREE festivities will continue in Weisser Park. Family-friendly activities include a basketball tournament, storytelling, music, poetry and dramatic skits. Children can also have their faces painted and try to win a prize in the ring toss, duck pond, candy wheel or fish pond. Vendors will be on site selling food.
The word “harambee” means pulling together and the festival is held every year to inform, educate and entertain the community.
The Harambee Festival is sponsored by the Harambee Festival Committee and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department.