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Invite to Celebrate Arab Culture

8/22/2018, 4:15 a.m.
“Join us as we celebrate our Arab heritage with live music featuring the amazing Raid Alasmar and other musicians from ...
The Delale Dance Group performs a traditional Kurdish dance at last year’s Arab Festival in Portland. The annual celebration will return on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Oaks Park. (Photo from arabamerica.com)

You’re invited to celebrate Arab culture with live music, delicious Middle Eastern cuisine and family fun activities at the eight annual Mahrajan or "festival" in Arabic, hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon.

The free and open to the public event will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Oaks Park in southeast Portland.

“Join us as we celebrate our Arab heritage with live music featuring the amazing Raid Alasmar and other musicians from the Arab world, dabka, a Souq (Bazaar), delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, henna painting, games, dance, poetry, networking opportunities and much much more,” said organizers of the event.