Saturday, October 5, 2024
Sunday, October 6, 2024

11 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Alif Institute
3288 Marjan Drive
Atlanta, GA 30340
Admission & Parking:  FREE!
AAF 2022, Photo by Boon Vong

General Information

We are so excited to be able to welcome vendors back to the 17th Atlanta Arab Festival (AAF)! Please read the important information below and submit your application as early as possible. Space is limited and we do anticipate selling out! Kindly note the following:

  • Application fees help Alif Institute cover the expenses of organizing the Atlanta Arab Festival and support this important community program.
  • We will contact you three business days after submitting your application. If accepted, we will send you a link for payment.
  • Spaces are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance as a vendor.
  • Please read all the following information and email us at if you have any questions.

AAF Mission:

The AAF is an annual event designed to celebrate Arab cultures, support Arab artists and artisans, build community, and promote cultural exchange through meaningful experiences.

About the AAF & Alif Institute: 

The AAF draws attendees reflecting the diversity of the Atlanta metropolitan area and beyond. Over its history, the number of attendees has steadily increased, from 300 attendees in the first years to over 6,500 in 2024. The Festival draws a diverse mix of Arab and non-Arab attendees from around the metro-Atlanta area and surrounding states. Festival participants represent some of the best Arabic restaurants, caterers, artists, and a diverse group of businesses, nonprofits, and organizations. All ages enjoy experiencing Arab cultures through the delicious food, unique performances, rich cultural exhibits & workshops, and engaging games and activities!

The Atlanta Arab Festival is organized by Alif Institute, an educational, and cultural nonprofit organization founded in 2004. Alif seeks to connect humanity through the power of arts and culture through our mission to foster the understanding and appreciation of Arab cultures. Alif Institute offers Arabic language classes along with a multitude of cultural activities, including film screenings, art exhibits, concerts by renowned artists, and lectures by various researchers and authors. The Institute and all of its events are open to the general public and people from all backgrounds are welcome.

Donations made to Alif Institute in the form of sponsorship or in-kind contributions will be acknowledged as tax-deductible.

—  FULL TENT (10′ x 10′) –  $425
    Businesses* and Artists selling products or featuring interactive activities/exhibits.
    Includes 10 x 10 tent, 2 tables, featured on social media + website.
    Please bring your own fold up chairs.
    * Businesses must present their services in an interactive, creative way.
—  FULL TENT (10′ x 10′) – $375
    Nonprofit Organizations* with interactive activities or exhibits.
    Includes 10 x 10 tent, 2 tables, featured on social media + website.
    Please bring your own fold up chairs.
    * Nonprofits must present their services in an interactive, creative way.

—  HALF (1/2) TENT (10′ x 5′) –  $215
    CREATORS selling their own handmade items only OR Nonprofit Organizations.
    This includes artists, artisans, bakers/chefs*, writers, and other creatives
    *All food must be prepackaged. No hot food.
    Includes 2 tables, featured on social media + website.
    Please bring your own fold up chairs.
    No access to electricity.
—  HALF (1/2) TENT (10′ x 5′) –  $275
    BUSINESSES selling ONLY handmade items (made by other artists/artisans).
    All food must be prepackaged. No hot food.
    Includes 2 tables, featured on social media + website.
    Please bring your own fold up chairs.
    No access to electricity.


  • If for any reason, you need to withdraw from the event prior to September 20, 2024, a $50 processing fee will be applied against your full refund.
  • There will be no refund for applicants that withdraw from the AAF after September 20, 2024.
  • Drinks of any kind are not allowed for sale by AAF vendors.
  • Pets, smoking, weapons, distribution of political, religious, or other non-authorized materials.
  • Artistic expressions of spiritual beliefs are welcome, such as ornaments, jewelry, etc.
  • Music inside your tent is not allowed.
  • All items for sale must fit inside your booth space.
Alif Institute reserves the right to cancel the participation of any vendor and/or remove the vendor from the premises should the vendor violate any of the policies outlined in this application.
  • No refund will be issued for vendors dismissed due to conduct violations.
  • Dismissed vendors will be allowed to collect their items immediately or at 6 p.m.
  • Dismissed vendors must carry their items to their parked vehicles or wait until after 6 p.m. to bring their vehicles to the loading zone.

SET UP (October 5 & 6)

  • Set-up is from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Check-in from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Check-in at Marjan Drive:
    Signs will direct you to the DRIVE THROUGH CHECK IN with Alif volunteers on Marjan Drive.
  • Each vendor entering the festival area must wear a vendor wristband at all times during the festival.
  • You will be able to drive up to the drop-off location to unload your merchandise. Volunteers will be available to help you.
  • Please arrive early enough to drop your items and park.
  • After 10:30 am, the drop-off location will be closed and vendors will have to park and walk to their assigned location.
  • Saturday, October 5
    The festival ends at 6:00 p.m. Secure your materials overnight to store in the tent. Alif will provide sides for your tent. There will be overnight security, but Alif will not be responsible for any items left on the premises.

  • Sunday, October 6
    Breakdown begins at 6:00 p.m. All material must be removed immediately after the festival. You will be able to drive up to the drop-off area to load out. 
  • Vendors are required to move the vehicles immediately after unloading.
  • Handicapped parking FOR VENDORS with official handicapped parking permits is also off Presidential Parkway. Attendants will direct you.


  • Electricity is not provided, but outlets can be purchased for $50 (for both days).
  • Electric outlets are limited (first come, first served).
  • Electrical outlets are available in certain locations only.
  • Please bring your own 2 extension cords.


  • Internet is not available.
  • Bring your own hot spot if you plan to take credit card payments.
  • Cart with wheels to transport your items from drop zone to your booth.
  • Table covers & booth decorations
  • Exhibit display fixtures
  • Folding chairs
  • Bags, tissue paper for your customers
  • Hot spot (no internet provided)
  • Power supply, phone charger
  • Payment processing (Square, Venmo…) with QR codes
  • Business/organization sign (with QR code)
  • Business cards/brochures/flyers

All business and artist vendors are required to attend a VIRTUAL orientation. There are two options:
1. Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m.
2. Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m. 

Details will be provided after your application is accepted.

This orientation will ensure a very smooth and successful event and will help you maximize your return for your time and effort. Please note that accommodations will not be made for vendors who do not attend one of the orientations.


- Artists, Artisans, & Designers -

- Businesses & Services -

- Nonprofit Organizations -

- Sweets & Treats -

Contact Us

Operating Hours
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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