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Poke Salat Festival Arab Alabama The 33rd Annual Poke Salat Festival will be held in Downtown Arab on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20th.

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Poke Salat Festival 


Welcome to Downtown Arab. An area rich in heritage and history, Arab is located atop of Brindlee Mountain in beautiful North Alabama. With many unique shops and businesses and several quaint diners, Downtown Arab is an experience waiting to be discovered.
Working with the City of Arab, the Downtown Association is in the process of a revitalization project that has seen a huge growth of business in Downtown in recent months. The City of Arab built a courtyard and public bathrooms on the corner of 1st Ave NW and 1st Street NW, providing a nice break area and bathrooms during events, like the Christmas Parade, Homecoming Parade, Main Event concerts and the Poke Salat Festival. Over the next year, the plan is to install old fashioned street lighting along Main Street, widen the sidewalks and add handicap accessible crosswalks. The parking lot behind the Cost of Freedom Museum and Buddy's Flowers has been paved with new lighting, new sidewalks and curbing. This is the beginning of a new streetscape in Downtown Arab.
Come Downtown and start your visit at the Tuttle Thompson Park at the corner of Hwy 69 and Main Street, where you can see the statue of our city's founding father, Tuttle Thompson. Our town is named in honor of his son Arad Thompson. (Even though the post office misspelled it and named us Arab). Continue your visit by strolling the sidewalks where many merchants display their wares in weekly sidewalk sales, have a seat on one of the many benches and visit a while.. stop in L'Rancho Cafe, Carter's Coffee Cafe, Latham's Grill or Dawn's Diner  for a drink or meal. We hope to see you soon! 
Downtown Arab hosts many events throughout the year including our Annual Poke Salat Festival, the farmers market, Main Event concerts and we're proud to have the Homecoming Parade and Christmas Parade go through the heart of the City - Downtown Arab. The Arab Downtown Association has some fun events that anyone can join in too! In February, the streets are decorated with Valentines - Who's your Main Valentine? The Association sells wooden hearts that can be decorated and returned. Members of the Association hang the hearts on the service poles along the West side of Main Street. This event has been so successful that in 2016, the Association began a wooden ornament decoration event for December. In early October, businesses, civic groups, ball teams - anyone in the community can decorate Main Street with handmade scarecrows for the Scarecrow Harvest! Watch for details as these events near.
Visit our Downtown Directory to see a listing of the businesses located in Downtown Arab.

Come... Discover Downtown Arab. 

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