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Saturday, August 13, 2022
All Day
Armory Food & Event Hall
Free Event

Seattle Arab Festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Seattle Arab Festival (SAF).

In 2022, Seattle Center Festál is celebrating 25 years of stories and traditions. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities.

COVID-19 Protocols:
In terms of COVID requirements, Seattle Center is a City of Seattle department. Thus, we are following the guidance from the City of Seattle as well as King County Public Health. Learn about Seattle Center's health and safety protocols at our events. To protect the public, City staff and contractors are asked to be fully vaccinated.

The festival will take place in-person August 13-14, 11am-7pm at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Seattle Arab Festival is a non-profit cultural organization that aims for fostering a deeper understanding of the Arab world and cultivating an appreciation for its cultural richness and vibrancy through educational programs and community outreach events. They also aim to promote Arab-owned businesses to make it feel like home and help overcome language barriers where they exist in the community.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 at Armory Stage


Event Honorable Speakers:

  • Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle Mayor
  • Rami Al-Kabra, City of Bothell Deputy Mayor
  • Damon Shadid, Seattle Municipal Court Judge
  • Robert Nellams, Seattle Center Director
3:00pm-3:45pm Damascus Papers | Band
4:00pm-4:45pm Shamiat Dabke
5:00pm-6:45pm MB Orchestra

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 at Armory Stage

2:00pm-2:45pm Shamiat Dabke
3:00pm-3:45pm Omar Haggag | Singer
4:00pm-4:45pm House of Tarab
5:00pm-5:45pm Kuwaisiana | Singer
6:00pm-6:45pm Damascus Papers | Band

2022 Arab Festival Poster

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