Atlanta Arab Festival

 

Festival Sponsors 

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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! 

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 April 21 & 22, 2018

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LOCATION
Alif Institute
3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, April 21: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, April 22: 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.

Enjoy Unique Performances

2018 Festival Schedule Posted now!

Please see below for the 2018 schedule of performances.

Saturday April 21, 2018

11:00 AM        DJ FADI
12:00 PM         Flag Ceremony
12:30 PM         Kids Dabke
1:00 PM           Pao Zumba – Interactive Kids
1:15 PM           Live Music
1:30 PM           Pao Zumba – Interactive Adults
2:00 PM           Live music
2:30 PM           Edeliegba Senior Dance Ensemble
3:00 PM           Sanam Studios – Gulf Dance Performance
3:30 PM           Live music
4:00 PM           Elizabeth Wilhelm – Dance Group
4:30 PM           Al-Fursan
5:00 PM           Live music
5:30 PM           DJ FADI
6:00 PM           Samer Ackleh – live performance

8:00 PM           End of Day 1

Sunday April 22, 2018

11:00 AM        DJ FADI
12:00 PM         Live music
1:15 PM           Elizabeth Wilhelm – Dance Group
1:45 PM           Live music
2:15 PM           Alif Fashion Show
2:45 PM           Rhuby Naiad – belly dance
3:00 PM           Live music & DJ FADI
4:15 PM           Elizabeth Wilhelm – Dance Group
4:30 PM           Live music & DJ FADI
5:30 PM           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 in session