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 SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2024  |  THE WATER WORKS AT BUFFALO BAYOU PARK

“Uniting Community, Building Tomorrow”

The 2024 American Lebanese Cultural Center event, aptly named "Uniting Community, Building Tomorrow," aims to bring together the Lebanese community in a vibrant and enjoyable setting while also introducing our rich cultural heritage to non-Lebanese attendees. Since 2015, we have held this annual event to foster connections within our community and to share our traditions with a broader audience. This year, as in recent years, we are proud to support the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) by donating 10% of our net income to their cause. Additionally, we are raising funds to realize our dream of building a dedicated cultural center and museum. Our vision is to create a space where our heritage can be celebrated and preserved, offering future generations a place to connect with and take pride in their roots. Through this event, we aim to strengthen our community bonds and make meaningful contributions to both our local community and kids in need in Lebanon, while continuing our practice of supporting the Houston community, as we have done in the past with the Fort Bend Educational Foundation.

HOURS AND LOCATION

Saturday, September 28, 2024
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday, September 29, 2024
12:00pm - 09:00pm

The Water Works
 at Buffalo Bayou Park
105 Sabine Street, Houston TX

Parking instructions for our attendees

  • Lot H: Closest parking lot, about a 5-minute walk, with a capacity of 400 cars. Rate is $20 per day for one-time entry.
  • Lot C: 10-minute walk and has 170 spots. The rate $20 per day for one-time entry.
  • Memorial Drive Lot: Larger parking lot, located at 511 Rusk St in the theater district, with a capacity of 3,000 cars. Rate is $15 per day for one-time entry, and it is about a 10-15-minute walk.

Walking maps will be provided as soon as these are available.

Activities and Entertainment

Carnival

Get ready for a whirlwind of fun at our carnival! We will have numerous exciting games where kids can participate and collect tickets to redeem for fantastic prizes. Suitable for all ages, our games include the classic ring toss, spin the wheel, go fishing, and even sumo wrestling. Each game is designed to bring joy and laughter. Additionally, we will have a dedicated tent for face painting, where talented artists will transform faces with vibrant and imaginative designs. It’s fun for the whole family!

Educational Games

Join us for an immersive learning experience with our educational games. We will have engaging story times and captivating puppet shows offered at least twice a day. Kids will not only be entertained but also educated about our rich cultural heritage through interactive and fun games. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to learn while having a great time!

Food Vendors

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure with the best food vendors in town! Indulge in mouth-watering shawarmas, creamy hummus, crispy falafel, and a variety of other heritage foods, all prepared fresh on site. Each dish is crafted with authentic recipes and the finest ingredients, ensuring a delightful gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on tasting our delectable heritage foods that reflect the rich flavors of our culture.

Souk (Non-Food Vendors)

Step into our traditional souk and be transported back in time. Experience the charm of a bustling market where you’ll find an array of unique vendors. From exquisite custom jewelry and high-quality olive oil to traditional costumes and rare artifacts, our souk offers a treasure trove of items that will fascinate and delight. It’s a perfect place to find special souvenirs and gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.

Lebanese Cultural Tent

This year, our Lebanese Cultural Tent will feature the enchanting Saha, a place that will take your breath away. Sample our delicious Lebanese coffee, renowned for its rich flavor, and indulge in an array of authentic Lebanese sweets. Each treat is freshly imported from Lebanon, offering a true taste of our heritage. Additionally, our tent will feature a selection of souvenirs and products that capture the essence of Lebanese culture. It’s an experience not to be missed!

Parade

Our parade is set to be a spectacular highlight of the festival. The display at the entrance will provide a perfect backdrop for memorable photos. Additionally, we will have a vibrant walking parade taking place twice on both Saturday and Sunday, showcasing traditional attire, music, and dance. It’s a lively and colorful celebration of our cultural heritage that you won’t want to miss!

Randa's Walk

This year, Randa's 5k Walk will be dedicated to our beloved Lili Bejani. The event will take place on Sunday, September 29th, with registration opening at 7 am and the walk/run starting at 8 am. Join us for a heartwarming event to honor our founder. After the walk/run, participants will be treated to a delicious breakfast and will receive commemorative medals. It’s a wonderful opportunity to come together, support a great cause, and remember a cherished member of our community.

Entertainment

We are working hard to bring you top-notch entertainment for the festival. Although details are still under negotiation, rest assured that our team is committed to securing the best artists to provide thrilling performances. Stay tuned for announcements as we finalize our entertainment lineup. Expect an unforgettable show that will keep you entertained throughout the festival!

2022 festival Gallery

Who We Are

Our mission is to promote, preserve, and celebrate the rich heritage and diverse cultural traditions of the Lebanese community in Houston. We are committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging and community among Lebanese Americans, as well as encouraging cultural exchange and understanding between the Lebanese community and the wider Houston population.

Contact Us

9950 Westpark Dr.
Suite 415
Houston TX 77063

Email: info@alcchouston.org

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