Last year over 3,000 people joined us for the first-ever Palestine Festival in Memphis. The response was tremendous! We heard you loud and clear Memphis… you want more! Our festival planning committee has been working hard to make this year an even better authentic cultural experience!
Join us for the 2nd Annual Palestine Festival in Memphis, TN on April 29 from 10-3pm in Overton Park- Greensward. The Festival will feature traditional Palestinian cuisine, music, dabke (dancing), fashion show, traditional clothing photo booth along with other cultural activities and vendors. Admission to the festival is free but please bring some cash for the various vendors.
This festival is organized by a dedicated group of volunteers and possible with the generous support from the local community of individuals, small businesses and organizations.
Our mission is to encourage learning of Palestinian culture to break barriers and cultivate understanding and unity between Palestinian-Americans and the greater Memphis community.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Overton Park- Greensward
at Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
But please bring cash for some of the vendors
Parking is available in Overton Park.
There will be overflow parking at the First Baptist Church Memphis (Poplar and East Parkway) with a free shuttle
Rain Date & Location
Sunday, April 30, 10-3pm
Overton Park- E. Pkwy Gazebo
Contact us HERE.
Booths + Vendors + activities
Tentative Festival Schedule
10:00am Opening Remarks and National Anthems
10:30am Palestinian Poetry Reading by Heba Ibrahim
10:45am Palestinian Songs with Singer Ahmed Ayesh
11:00am Musical Performance by Jonatan Gomes (on the oud)
11:30am Palestinian Songs with Singer Ahmed Ayesh
11;45am Memphis Dabke Group Performance (traditional dance)
12:00pm Dabke Performance by Ferket Alrawabi (traditional dance)
1:00pm Musical Performance by Jonatan Gomes (on the tableh)
1:30pm Fashion show
2:00pm Dabke Performance by Ferket Alrawabi (traditional dance)
schedule subject to change