Community members ‘pull together’ at Weisser Park for Harambee Festival

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Hundreds of people filled Weisser Park today for the annual Harambee Festival. The festival celebrated the unity within all cultures and generations.

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Photo of the festivities at the Harabee Festival in Weisser Park

“We want people to know that the south side is still a place where you can come have fun, peacefully, without fear of violence,” Harambee Festival President, Damion Chapman said. “So, we, as well as other communities, we want to stand as a representative for that.”

The word “Harambee” is a Swahili phrase for “let’s all pull together.”

Saturdays festival featured live music, food and games. There was also a ‘Walking in Unity Parade,’ which business and organizations show support of ‘Harambee.’ The Harambee Festival is sponsored by the festival committee and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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