Festival celebrates Ancient Egypt in Houston

September 5, 2016 by  

The Houston Egyptian Festival is taking place next month. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Crime Stoppers, Houston PetSet, and Soaring Kids.

The festival is a celebration of the Egyptian culture, with dance, music, and history lessons. Guests will also have the opportunity to try some traditional Egyptian foods including kofta (spiced meatballs), molokhia (soup made from mallow leaves) and bouzat haleeb (ice cream). Drinks will also be available.

The entertainment is set to include belly dance shows and lessons, a performance by Jabour Balka, and live camel rides. There will be kids’ crafts on papyrus, henna face painting, and other family-friendly activities.

Vendors will be on hand to sell Egyptian-related merchandise or to provide activities to the public; applications are still being accepted and the fee, if accepted, is $500. Sponsorships can be purchased from $500 up to $10,000, and all sponsors will be invited to a kick-off party.

Organizers are also still accepting applications for volunteers, who must be over 18.

In order to advertise the festival, organizers may have asked a Houston printing company to provide them with marketing materials like flyers.

The Houston Egyptian Festival will be held at Discovery Green on October 29 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for those aged 13 and over. Call 832-786-9373 to learn more.