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The Iconic Harambee Festival 34 is moving to

Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
1920 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29204

You are invited to be a part of this historic event! Welcome to one of the largest college-sponsored festivals in the nation. Enjoy the familiar vendors, performers, exhibitors, and activities from the past. Begin a new era of participating in new and expanded festival activities.

Friday, April 14

HBCU Talent Search stage, Bounce Houses for the children, merchandise and food vendors, performers, displays, dancing, and much more fun and games!!

6:00 p – 11:00 p

|      Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

Saturday, April 15

Harambee begins with the most fantastic opening ceremony in the history of the Harambee Festival. All day stage performances along with merchandise and food trucks and Children’s Village.

9:30 a – 6:00 p

|      Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

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Outstanding opening ceremony, African drumming, dancers, day-long stage performances, headliner R&B and gospel performers, local performing talent, DJs, Winner of the Talent Search, Benedict College Gospel Choir, the 2022 Macy’s Parade participating Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction, International Performers, unique African American merchandise, art, and cultural items, A Taste of Harambee Food Vendors, Bounce Houses, Children’s Village, Women’s Village, FREE Health Screening Village, First Responders, Classic Car and Bike Show, a gallery of flags and banners, art exhibits, Benedict College Village of Excellence exhibits and displays, outstanding African American and Southern History displays, bake contest, Empowerment Workshops, game trucks, athletic activities, and so much more.

Refunds minus a $50.00 administrative fee will be processed until April 8, 2023. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason, including but not limited to weather, or any other circumstances.

The College will provide routine security services for the Harambee Festival but assumes no liability for any lost, damaged, or stolen merchandise.

By submitting an application to participate in the Harambee Festival as a vendor or in any category, I represent and warrant that I will not sell nor allow anyone working with me to sell merchandise which may violate applicable copyright and/or trademark laws.

In the event it is discovered that I am selling or offering to sell merchandise, which violates applicable copyright and/or trademark laws, I understand That I will cease and desist and stop selling any further merchandise at the Harambee Festival*.

*(The full Representation and Warranty statement is provided to each vendor.  Vendor participation in this festival indicates a willingness by vendors and all participants to adhere to all aspects of the statement.)

Registration will remain open until all categories of participation are full, however, all merchandise, village, food vendors, nonprofit exhibitors, and bake contestants are encouraged to register immediately to provide time for the Committee to finalize processing and preparation.

For more information, please call 803. 705.4409, 803.705.4789, or 803.705.4679. you may also click

Merchandise vendors purchase a 12×12 space with a 6 ft. table provided. Vendors are expected to provide their own tents, generators, and racks. Merchandise vendors may access wi-fi, but NO ELECTRICAL ACCESS IS AVAILABLE.

$200/space includes both days.

Food and Food Truck vendors are expected to provide their own tables, tents, generators, and racks. Merchandise vendors may access wi-fi, but NO ELECTRICAL ACCESS IS AVAILABLE.

$300/space includes both days.

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Charlie W. Johnson Stadium | 1920 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO

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