Fair   77.0F  |  Forecast »

Arab International Festival in Dearborn

The 17th annual family event features 14 blocks of music, food and cultural fun for southeast Michigan kids and parents June 15-17, 2012

Fourteen blocks. One big festival! That's what's in store for families as the 17th annual Arab International Festival returns to the streets of Dearborn June 15-17, 2012.

Warren Avenue, from Schaefer Road to Wyoming Avenue, will transform into a festival scene for three days. Dearborn is a hub for the Arab American community in metro Detroit and features a variety of Middle Eastern businesses – from restaurants to salons to clothing stores.

An estimated 300,000 people from the United States and Canada are expected to attend this annual event, which is one of the largest street festivals in the United States. Why not bring the kids and join the fun?

Enter the Arabic Idol contest – or sit in the audience as local talent competes for the title. Shop the bazaar, where Middle Eastern artisans showcase their crafts and clothing for purchase. Hungry? Grab some authentic Middle Eastern cuisine; there's plenty here!

These are just a few highlights of this cultural celebration, which also offers loads of fun for the little ones. Carnival rides and games, along with a children's tent for arts and crafts and face painting, will keep them well entertained.

Familiarize yourself with the area and everything it has to offer by talking with local business owners, too – who will have information booths set up at the event, as well.

The cultural fun is free and takes place at the following times:

  • Friday: 4-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Arab International Festival in Dearborn.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

Three moms of severely sick children want to change Florida law to treat their kids with cannabis. Opponents worry about lack of research and possible dangers.

Tips and Advice for Buying Glasses Online for Kids

Tips and Advice for Buying Glasses Online for Kids

Ever considered purchasing eyeglasses on the Internet for your child? A local optometrist offers insight into the process – and what to be cautious of.

Fruit Kiddy Cocktail Recipes from The Bird and The Bread

Fruit Kiddy Cocktail Recipes from The Bird and The Bread

Want to add a layer of fancy, not to mention healthy, to your kids' next snack or after-dinner dessert? Try these three recipes from the Birmingham restaurant.

Dick & Jane Baking Company Offers Smart After-School Snacks

Dick & Jane Baking Company Offers Smart After-School Snacks

A mom and dad team from Troy, Michigan teamed up to create wholesome, delicious cookies that teach kids state capitals, language, presidents and more.

Craft Roundup: Fabric Based Projects for Back-to-School Fun

Craft Roundup: Fabric Based Projects for Back-to-School Fun

Make some locker pencil cup holders, a seat belt cover, V-neck sweater vest and drawstring sleeping bag case to get kids excited about September.

Tips for Easing the New School Jitters

Tips for Easing the New School Jitters

Is your child attending a new school this year? Follow these five tips for making the transition easier.

Meet Yasmin, Metro Parent September 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Meet Yasmin, Metro Parent September 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Talk about a good sport! This 12-year-old Farmington Hills tween and England expat chatted about One Direction, her favorite sports and more.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement