Atlanta Arab Festival

14th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Have questions? Please call us at 770-936-8770 or email us at festival@alifinstitute.org.

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! 

NEW THIS YEAR!

Photo Contest:
What Arab Cultures
Mean to Me

Submit your original photo (or photos – up to three per participant) with a short explanation of how the photo reminds you of Arab cultures. Note that by submitting your photo you are agreeing that Alif Institute has the right to use it in the future (with attribution).

The winners of the contest will have their photographs printed and displayed at our 14th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival!

For more information contact us at festival@alifinstitute.org.

Please check out our Facebook Event to invite your family and friends and join the celebration on September 14 & 15, 2019

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LOCATION
Alif Institute
3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, September 14: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, September 15: 11am – 6pm

ADMISSION 
$5 per person, Children under 12 are FREE!

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
No pets
No smoking
No weapons
No distribution of political, religious, or other non-authorized materials.

 

2019 Festival Sponsors 

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2019 Festival Schedule

Enjoy Unique Performances:

Saturday, September 14th

11 AM     Festival Begins
11:45      Opening Flag Ceremony
12 PM     Middle East Beats with DJ Fadi
12:30      Edeliegba Dance Ensemble
1:30        Atlanta Belly Dance
2:00        Middle Eastern vocals with Dania Ibrahim
3:00        Belly dancer Rhuby Naid with musical guest Khaled
3:30        Middle East Beats with DJ Fadi
4:15        Oud with Suheil Sedran
5:00        Alif Children’s Dabkeh
5:15        Middle East Beats with DJ Fadi
5:30        Atlanta Seeds Dance Performance
6:00        Samer Ackleh Full Band

8:00 PM           End of Day 1

Sunday, September 15th

11 AM    Festival Begins
11:30     Middle East Beats with DJ Fadi
12 PM   Live music with Khaled and Munaa
2:30       Al Fursan Dabka Group
3:00       Middle Eastern vocals with Dania Ibrahim
2:00       Middle Eastern vocals with Dania Ibrahim
3:00       Belly dancer Rhuby Naid with musical guest Khaled
3:30       Middle East Beats with DJ Fadi
4:15       Live music: Suheil Sedran, Samer Kambar, Sammy Jaraysi
5:30       Closing flag ceremony

6:00 PM           End of Day 2

 

Visit All the Exhibits

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

Guided Lessons – Learn how to cook hummus or write your name in Arabic, or try out some new dance moves!

Photo booth – Snap a picture in Petra in Jordan, or the Pyramids in Egypt or at the Pigeon rocks in Lebanon!

Fun fact corner – Posters of Arabic Poetry and 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 Middle East to the South East

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!

Meet local artists and artisans at the Bazaar.

This new section features local artists and artisans from around Atlanta with their handmade creations! Come out and show your support for the local talent!

Explore the fun activities, and enjoy the games and rides.

New activities and games for children and adults! Arts and crafts, henna, Arabic calligraphy, face painting, carnival games, bouncy castle, obstacle course, sports challenges, backgammon and card games!

Festival History

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, 2017 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!

Contact Us

  • 770-936-8770
  • info@alifinstitute.org
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340
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Operating Hours
  • Tuesday* 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM*
  • Tuesday - Friday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    *When Arabic Classes are NOT in session we close at 5:30 PM.