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What Is Dream Fest?

Many people of different cultures, and backgrounds have been dreaming and accomplishing goals for centuries. Despite facing much oppression and discrimination, People of color specifically have made significant contributions to society in various fields such as science, art, sports , and more.
Dream Fest is an opportunity to celebrate and honor these accomplishments while inspiring attendees to pursue their own dreams.

Dream Fest is a community event designed to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to continue pursuing their dreams and goals. The festival includes a variety of activities such as community resource fair, a teen summit, and empowerment events. The festival aims to inspire and motivate attendees to pursue their passions and overcome obstacles. Join us as we honor our past history while working towards a brighter future. 

FAQ

Are there any fees associated with DREAM Fest? 
No, Dream Fest and all of its affiliated events are free and open to the public.

Is DREAM Fest age restricted? 
Yes, and no. The Teen Summit is restricted to just teens ages 12-17 years of age. However, we encourage parents, guardians, and persons 18+ years of age to attend all of the other events being conducted throughout the weekend. 

Is HYF ADA Compliant? 
Yes, Dream Fest and all of its affiliated events are ADA (people contact us for accommodation request) 

Are children allowed to attend alone? 
No, All children under the age of 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.. (This does not apply to the teen summit, attendees can be dropped off and picked up at conclusion of event.)
 
Is this event only for the Harrisburg community?
No, We openly invite anyone from around the tri-state area and beyond to join us as we embark on this journey towards uplifting our community.


How can I be a vendor at DREAM Fest or any of it's affiliated events? 
Please contact us at community@dbaacademy.org 

What is your weather policy?
While it is our goal to have all attractions and entertainment during the scheduled hours, weather conditions like rain, lightning, wind, and certain temperatures can temporarily or permanently halt or close.  Our staff and volunteers will monitor all weather conditions closely and make the best decision based upon conditions. 

When will DREAM Fest schedule of events and activities be released?
 
Our team is working very hard and diligently to ensure that this event is not only memorable but also impactful, and empowering. As we are still planning and developing please check back late 2023 for more information. 

Whats the registration fee for the DREAM Summit?

The DREAM Summit is a free of charge event. There are no fees associated with attending. However, every attendee must register and have a ticket for entry.  

 

Where will DREAM Fest take place?

We are still in the planning and development process. However, the host city will be Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Will food be provided for DREAM Summit?

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks will be available for all of our registered teens for DREAM Summit.  

 

What should I wear?

Whatever you like! What's most important is that you're comfortable, modest, and respectful.

I have another question that's not answered here. How can I ask it?

Please email us at community@dbaacademy.org, and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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