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.
Quick Links & Resources
City of Arab, Alabama on Facebook
The SugarFest on Facebook
The SugarFest on Pinterest
The SugarFest on Instagram
The SugarFest on Twitter
Arab Historic Village on Facebook
Christmas in the Park on Facebook
Santa in the Park on Facebook
Arab Parks & Recreation on Facebook
Downtown Arab Alabama on Facebook
Poke Salat Festival on Facebook
Arab Chamber of Commerce
Arab Customs & Classics Car Club
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.
Christmas Extravaganza at the Farmers Market
food trucks & live entertainment.
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.
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.