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Oregon Arab Festival 2016

AACCO Arab Festival 2016

Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO) will be hosting the 6th annual Arab Festival on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11:00am – 7:00pm at Oaks Amusement Park

Join us as we celebrate with Arab Souq (Bazaar), delicious authentic cuisine, music, dance, poetry and much much more.


Olympia Arab Festival

Olympia Arab Festival

Come celebrate Arab Culture at this family-friendly event featuring Arab artists, educational tables, food, music, and more! The event will take place during Fall Arts Walk at The Olympia Center.

Want to get involved? Help us by being a co-sponsor, vending at the festival or even performing! Visit to find out more!

Want to volunteer?! Head over to our sign-up page,, to find information about all our volunteering opportunities.

For more information visit our website:


July 10th: Festival Volunteers’ Orientation

If you’ve signed up to volunteer, or if you are interested in volunteering, please attend this session to meet other volunteers, learn about the different roles! If you can’t make it but would still like to sign up to volunteer, click here to sign up online.

If you’re interested in volunteering and you haven’t volunteered yet, you can still do it online, or just show up to this orientation and sign up there.

When? Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 12-1pm
Where? Bellevue Public Library, Room 1.

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Online Vounteer Signup

June 25 Volunteer Meeting

Location: Bellevue Library – Meeting Room 1

The #SeattleArabFestival will take place in July 23rd-24th this year!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to last meeting. We will continue to meet once a month. If you’d like to be involved, please come to this meeting with your ideas and your energy and help us make make it a success!

If you can’t make it to these meetings but would still like to help out with the festival, send us a message and we’ll let you know how you can help.

June 4: 2016 ACW Picnic

Summer is here and the weather is gorgeous!

The annual ACW picnic is happening on June 4th at the upper shelter of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park this year! Food will be provided by us and, as always, we promise you it will be delicious! 🙂

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00pm – 7:30pm

Place: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline, Washington 98177


$15 / individual
$50 / Family of four
$62.50 / Family of five
Children under 12 will be admitted for free!


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On the Menu: We’ll be serving delicious food from Ishtar Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine!

  • Mashawi (grilled meats): Beef, lamb, & Chicken (halal)
  • Falafel for the vegetarians out there
  • All the related sides (Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, salads, Rice, bread ..etc)

April 9: Terrace Brunch

Imagine having some delicious authentic Arabic brunch food on a beautiful terrace looking over spectacular Lake Washington and Cascade Mountain views.

OK, now stop imagining and book April 9th on your calendar! ACW is organizing a brunch on the terrace of Mercer Island’s Community Center and we’d love to see you there!

As with last year’s brunch, there will be some kid’s activities!

Tickets are available at:

$20 – General admission
$60 – Family of 4
$15 – Child under 12
Free – Child under 5

Feb 27: Arab Ice Breaker

Join us for a fun afternoon filled with ice-breaker activities, board games, music, and refreshments!

This event is free. All you have to do is show up, meet people, and enjoy your time! 🙂

To help us manage this event better, please RSVP by emailing

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 27, 2016 at 2:15pm – 5:00pm

Mercer Island Community & Event Center
8236 S.E. 24th St.,
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

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ACW Outreach

The Arab Center of Washington would like to reach out to you with its plans for the upcoming year!

We never would have been able to pull off any of our events or a very successful 2015 festival without your help!

Please consider attending this meeting to get to know us, our ongoing programs, and how you can help 🙂

Where? Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave SE, Renton, Washington 98058

When? Sunday, October 4th, 12-3pm


  • Introduce the Arab Center of Washington Board and it’s members
  • Give an overview of the events and activities we had in the past year year and what we are planning for next year
  • Give an overview of festival
  • Specific positions
  • Recruit people who are interested
  • General Q&A + suggestions + discussions

Refreshments will be served 😉

ACW team

ACW TGIF: Bouldering

Start your weekend off right by joining ACW’s TGIF events!

Get ready to rumble or in this case Boulder till your heart’s content (rock climbing without the fuss). This is a family friendly event.

When: Friday June 12th at 6pm
Where: Seattle Bouldering Project (
Address: 900 Poplar Place S. Seattle 98144
Cost: $16 for adults $12 for youth, Shoe rental $4

Please complete waiver either online or print and bring with you:

Logistics upon arrival: We will wait inside the entrance till 6:15 for our group

Call Farazana if you need directions or have questions 206 890-8418

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Note: TGIF stands for Thank Goodness It’s Friday. We will aim to have the TGIF events every other week and we will try to alternate between Seattle and Bellevue and we encourage you to host an event or suggest places/ activities for us discover together!

May 16: ACW-NAAP Seattle Spring Kick Off

The Arab Center of Washington Festival Team and the Seattle Petition Chapter of the Network of Arab-American Professionals are collaborating in an effort to bring the community together in 2015 for a weekend afternoon lunch.

The ACW Festival Team is assisting with the Seattle launch of NAAP. There will be on-hand information about and we will discuss the goals of the organization and the steps needed to become an official national chapter. We will also present our plan to have a presence at the upcoming Arab Festival Summer 2015 in order to engage the community and build awareness of NAAP-Seattle.

This lunch is the opportunity for the community to support NAAP-Seattle in these these goals, relay what kinds of events they would like to see happen in Seattle and encourage involvement.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 2pm

Location: Via6, 2121 Sixth Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121

Suggested donation $40.

Check out to learn more about NAAP nationally. And be sure to like their Facebook page to stay posted on our local activities.

There will be plenty of drinks and food, including a Falafel bar, good people and a view of the city.

Please spread the word to your contacts and count on being there to support the Arab Festival and the NAAP petition chapter of Seattle.

ACW and NAAP Seattle (petition chapter)


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