Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

11th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival - April 23 & 24, 2016

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Location: Alif Institute
3288 Marjan Drive, 
Atlanta, GA 30340

Dates and Times:
SAT  April 23: 11:00 am - 7pm
SUN April 24: 12:00 pm - 6 pm

$5 per person, Children under 12 are FREE!

Parking is FREE. Please follow the signs on Presidential Parkway.


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Use our Facebook Event to invite your family and friends and join the celebration on April 23 & 24, 2016!

Did you know that you can VOLUNTEER at the festival? Visit our SignUpGenius to see the many opportunities to have fun and help at the same time! 


Enjoy a week-end filled with Arabic flavors, sights and sounds! Enjoy unique live performances on the stage. Embark on a culinary tour at the Arab world food court. Shop for little treasures at the bustling souk. Explore fun activities and enjoy the games and rides. Then when you feel like relaxing, visit one of the exhibits on display or just enjoy a unique experience in an Arabian tent sipping some Arabic coffee! 


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Major sponsors of Atlanta Arab Festival 2016 are: 


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Bank of America Merrill Lynch New blue brand 2014  Corporate Plaza Logo


Atl Gastro Associates     AIS     BBT     ElKhalilLaw


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Restaurants serving at the Atlanta Arab Festival 2016 are:  


Embark on a culinary tour at the Arab world food court

The largest selection of Arabic restaurants and caterers will be in our food court to embark you in a flavorful culinary experience! 


Shop for little treasures at the bustling souk

Paintings, jewelry, embroidery, art work, decorative items, Arabic food, and so much more to browse through and take home with you! 



Enjoy unique performances

Performance Schedule will be posted here soon!

Stay tuned to find out about: live music, dance performances, the fashion show, poetry readings, and more!

Visit all the Exhibits:

  • Tour the Arab Nations  - A tour to explore and discover beautiful lands and landmarks.

  • Posters of Arabic Poetry 

  • Posters of Prominent Arab-Americans

  • Folk Art of the Arab - World Displayed in Alif’s main hall. To get the best of this exhibit, visit during one of the guided tours.

  • Windows to the Arab World: From the MidEast to the South East 


Relax in an Arabian Tent

If weather permits, an Arabian tent will be set-up on the grounds of the Alif Institute. Get out of the sun for a little Arabic coffee or tea and relax Arab-style!


Explore the Fun Activities, and Enjoy the Games and Rides:

Arts and crafts, Henna, Arabic Calligraphy, Face painting

Carnival style games, Bouncing castle, Obstacle course, and for the adults backgammon games.


VOLUNTEER at the Festival

The Atlanta Arab Festival is coming up quickly on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, promising a fun and unique celebration of the food and culture of the Arab world! It is a great event for the entire family. Many hands are needed to stage this event every year, and volunteers are still very much needed!  

Please visit our SignUpGenius and find out about available volunteer opportunities!

All Volunteers are invited to attend one of the two orientation sessions on Friday, April 22, at 10am or Friday, April 22, at 7pm. You will also receive your volunteer package and thank you gifts.

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2013 festival

In 2006, Alif Institute organized its first Arab American Family Day. The event featured educational displays about the Arab culture and Arab Americans, live music performance, folk dancing, traditional Arab costumes show, and various activities for children.

In 2010, the Family Day was grown to a two day event and renamed Atlanta Arab Festival. The Festival also included the participation of local artists, food providers, businesses and organizations.

Over the years, the event became an annual tradition that the community enjoys and looks forward to. In 2013, the Atlanta Arab Festival grew in numbers and drew over 3,500 attendees, more than double the number reached in 2010!

Continuing in it's path of growth, 2014 was the biggest year ever! Over 5,000 visitors enjoyed the largest selection of restaurants, vendors, children's activities, and performances! Several community/humanitarian organizations joined the festival and contributed to educate and engage the public. On the festival stage the performance by the National Arab Orchestra musicians impressed everyone. After all of these wonderful activities, Atlanta Arab Festival guests were able to relax in the largest, authentic Arabian tent in Atlanta!


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  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive,
    Atlanta, GA 30340

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 29067,
    Atlanta, GA 30359, USA

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