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9th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival

By: | posted on: Apr 6, 2019

Date(s) - 04/06/2019 - 04/07/2019
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park


$5 - $30 USD
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Palestinian American Cultural Center

Houston, Texas


Come join us for our 9th annual Houston Palestinian Festival, April 6th, and 7th to experience the Palestinian culture and heritage.

Each year comes with great excitement to embrace a special aspect of Palestine, this year we would like to showcase the cities lost in1948.

The Festival will include:

  • A new and much larger downtown venue: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
  • An exciting cultural collaboration with Cafe Mawal
  • Various Palestinian cuisine from local food vendors
  • Cultural music and dance performances from all around Palestine
  • Palestinian Pagentry where you watch and learn about Palestinian thobes
  • Showcase of a traditional Palestinian wedding
  • A larger kids entertainment section with extended hours
  • A larger Bazar to give you the ultimate shopping experience with a variety of vendors, such as Henna tattoos, embroidery, arts, clothing and much more
  • More live entertainment

The Houston Palestinian Festival is presented by The Palestinian American Cultural Center. Visit for more information.


What do you do with the money raised from the festival?
Great question! Money raised from the festival will go towards providing annual scholarships for outstanding students who advocate for the Palestinian cause and help out their community. The proceeds will also go towards supporting local and international charities and organizations that aid Palestinians. To find out more, check out our annual reports.

Can I buy tickets at the door?
Yes, tickets are still sold at the door for the same price as online. However, by purchasing online, you get to skip the line and enter the festival without the wait.

Do I need to buy tickets for the kids?
Yes, for children between the ages of 5 and 11, you will need to purchase a Kids Pass, which will include the Fun Zone that is designated for them. Children 4 and under do not need a ticket.

What are my parking options for the festival?
We do have several paid parking lot designated across the venue for parking. You can also find free street side parking along the bayou and in neighborhoods.

What can I bring into the festival?
Out of respect for our vendors, no outside food, drinks, or hookas will be allowed in. Baby food is allowed in reasonable quantities and each family can bring in no more than two 12 oz bottles of water. All unopened food and drinks collected at the door will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the festival?
Although the process will be much smoother if you do, you do not need a printed ticket. Please be sure you can pull up your ticket on your mobile device, or bring a photo ID and we can manually check you in.

Does a ticket allow access for both days of the festival?
This year we are introducing a new 2-day pass. Purchase and save 50% on Sunday!

Does the name on my ticket have to match the person who attends?
No, if you have the ticket with you, the name does not have to match. However, if you do not have a ticket with you, we can look up your name with a valid ID for a ticket purchased with the same name.

Is my ticket transferrable?
Not at this time. Please keep in mind, if someone enters with your ticket, then that ticket is no longer valid (even if you arrive with a valid ID).

What’s the refund policy?
Tickets may be refunded up till 7 days prior to the event. In the event both days of the festival are canceled, you will be refunded for your purchase. Unused tickets will not be refunded.

What if it rains?

The event will still happen rain or shine!

What is the Mawal Section?

The 9th annual Palestinian festival has partnered up with Cafe Mawal this year and is offering a spot to relax and enjoy a complimentary drink.

How can I contact PACC with any questions?
Please submit any questions via our contact page.

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