The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice will host Olympia’s first Arab Festival, Oct. 5-7. Arab Fest is a full weekend event featuring Arab artists, educational tables, children’s activities, food, music, dance, films and more! This fun-filled family event kicks off Friday, October 5th at 5pm, at the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural, on the corner of Capital St. & State St. downtown, with an Arab Café and Hookah Lounge, followed by a full-day event at the Olympia Center, Saturday, October 6 th, 11-5pm.

Admission is FREE to the public.  Saturday evening features a lively show of Arab comedy and spoken word performances ($10 students; $15 general admission).  Artist bookings put together in conjunction with MideastDynasty.com, with Sudanese-Canadian spoken word artist Yusra Khogali & Washington D.C.-based Saudi Arabian artist N.F. headlining the show alongside comedian Khaled the Comic.

On Sunday October 7th, we cap off the event with a film festival at the Capital Theatre ($5.50 OFS member, $8.50 general admission).

We invite our community to celebrate and experience the food, culture, traditions, lifestyles and peoples of the Arab world in a joyous and authentic manner. This event focuses on the diversity and complexity of the Arab peoples by challenging stereotypes, showcasing Arab arts and performance, and celebrating diversity within our community.

If you’re in the Olympia, Washington area, DON’T MISS OUT on this Great event!   With food, music, dance, art, films, children’s activities, Comedy, Hip-Hop, spoken word, Vendors, educational panels and more there’s something for EVERYONE!
Come out and show your support for the Rachel Corrie Foundation and meet some of your Arab Neighbors!