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The Iconic Harambee Festival 33 is moving to the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, located at 2047 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.

Harambee Festival 33 is turning it Inside/Out!

Friday, April 22

Talent Search stage, Bounce Houses, Battle of the DJs, merchandise and food vendors, line dancing and much more fun and games!!

6:00 p – 11:00 p

|      Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

Saturday, April 23

Harambee 33 begins with the most fantastic opening ceremony in the history of the Harambee Festival.

9:30 a – 6:00 p

|      Charlie W. Johnson Stadium

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Fantastic Opening Ceremony, African drumming, dancers, day-long stage performances, headliner R&B and Gospel performers, Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah performers, local performing talent, DJs, winner of the talent search,  Benedict College Gospel Choir, the Macy’s Parade bound Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction, international performers, unique African American merchandise, art, and cultural items, soul food, food vendors,  a taste of Harambee, Children’s Village, Women’s Village, free health screening village, free covid testing and vaccination village, first responders, 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, 2022. 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 willingness by vendors and all participants to adhere to all aspects of the statement.)

Merchandise Village vendors, food vendors, nonprofit exhibitors, and bake contest participants may register until April 8, 2022, to be included on the Festival’s printed list. However, registration will remain open until all categories of participation are full. 

For more information, please call 803.705.4409, 803.705.4789, or 803.705.4679.

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 | 2047 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO

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