Events & Festivals

Back When Fair

Created to combine both Back When Day & Arab Community Fair, this event is held each year on the fourth Saturday in April.  Don’t miss out on all the community fun with vendors, food, entertainment and more! Volunteers on site demonstrate tasks that were performed back then crucial to farming. Quilting, grinding cornmeal & black-smithing were certainly among the list.

Back When Fair Application

Movies in the Park

A family friendly event hosted during the warmer months *weather permitting. For information and announcements, click here.

Poke Salat Festival
The Poke Salat Festival in Downtown Arab is held each year in May, and features artisan demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, children’s games and inflatables, a petting zoo, live entertainment, bake sales, the Side Dish Showdown, Pet Parade, and so much more.

The Street-Corner Bluegrass Competition is held on Saturday, and features bluegrass music throughout the day. The Arab Junior High and High School Art Departments are there creating original custom artwork all along the streets. There is also an Open-Mic stage, a Children’s Costumed Fun Run, and the Buck-dancing Expo and Competition.

Arab Customs & Classics Car Club Cruise-In

The Arab Customs & Classics Car Club Cruise-ins are held every 4th Saturday from April through September in Historic Downtown Arab. There is no Entry Fee. All Makes & Models are welcome!
For more information, visit them on Facebook.

SugarFest is an all-day event held each year on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend at Arab City Park.  

For information about this spectacular event, visit their platforms::

The Sugarfest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

Christmas Extravaganza at the Farmers Market

The Christmas Extravaganza is held each year at the Farmers Market in the heart of downtown Arab the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Don’t miss this great opportunity to come & knock out some Christmas Shopping with multiple vendors,
food trucks & live entertainment. 
Vendor applications through October 
Up-to-date information will be posted here:
Arab Farmers Market on Facebook 

Christmas in the Park
Black Friday – December 31st

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, Arab City Park is transformed into Christmas in the Park, a festive & over-the-top display of holiday magic. Brought to you by the City of Arab and Arab Parks & Recreation, Christmas in the Park is one of the most magical displays you’ll find anywhere in the state. This annual event is FREE to attend.


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 Santa in the Village
The holiday season begins on Black Friday here in Arab.  Santa in the Village takes place Fridays & Saturdays *weather permitting*, beginning the last weekend in November running through the weekend before Christmas. 


All historic buildings will be open and filled with people making holiday memories. Be sure to capture the spirit of Christmas each season at Arab City Park & Arab Historic Village. Santa’s Village is open from 6p-9p *weather permitting*, beginning Black Friday & running Fridays & Saturdays until the weekend before Christmas. 

For news and announcements, visit us on the Santa in the Village Facebook page.

Arab City Hall

740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

Monday - Friday

F: 256.586.9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.