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.
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.. we'd love to meet
Downtown Arab hosts many events throughout the year
including our Annual Poke Salat Festival, the
farmers market, and a monthly Sidewalk Stroll of
businesses and local artist in conjunction with the
City's Car Cruise-In, during the summer and early fall
Visit our Downtown Directory to see a listing of the
businesses located in Downtown Arab.
Come... Discover Downtown Arab.
Street Painting Party
Downtown Arab will become an outdoor Art Museum on Saturday,
October 1st, as teams compete for prizes by literally painting the street!
here for more details or to register your team!
Scarecrows on Main!
It's time to start planning your scarecrow! Once again, we
will be covering Main Street with Scarecrows for the Month of October. You can
start working on yours now!
Scarecrows can be themed to your group or business.
Blue Ribbons will be awarded in 5 categories:
Youth Scarecrow (12 & under)
Scarecrows will start going up on September 24th (spaces to
hang your scarecrow will be assigned) and will remain up through November
Follow your favorite Downtown stores on Facebook
The Main Event
The Arab Downtown Association presents The Main Event, a
free Summer Concert series.
Concerts are held on the third Thursdays of June-September.
The stage is located at the corner of Main Street and 1st Ave NW, right by the gazebo! Concert goers need to bring a lawn chair. Dinner,
desserts, and drinks are available at Carter's Coffee Cafe and Sonic Drive-In, just get it "to go" and bring it
with you. Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol please.
The Next Main Event:
The Main Event - Outdoor Concert Series in Downtown Arab,
presents: Chad Reeves & Mike Roberts
(of 5 o'clock Charlie), Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 pm. This FREE concert is
a do NOT miss event!
Chad and Mike do a mix of classic rock and originals. This promises to be a
fantastic music with two very talented musicians.
Here's a link to a video - just to give you a taste of
what's in store with Mike Roberts and Chad Reeves for on August 18th.
Vendors that would like to be placed on our contact list for next year's
festival, please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Arab's Retail Trail
A map view of the specialty shops and eateries in Downtown Arab.
Plan your next trip! In addition, Downtown hosts a variety of service
businesses including hair salons, barber shops, watch repair, jewelry
repair, dog grooming services, doctor offices, law offices and more.
click image for larger view.
Did you know that
Downtown Arab has been proclaimed an Historic District? Watch for many changes
coming to support the historic designation, with new signage, old fashioned
light poles, repaved parking lots with new lighting added, opening of the new
public bathrooms and more!
Poke Salat Festival
May 19-20 2017
mark your calendars now!
Do you want to make a difference in
Downtown Arab? We have a meeting on the second Monday of
every month at 5:10 pm and have membership opportunities for Downtown
businesses and also for our neighbors in community
that want to help promote, support and work on the
revitalization of Downtown Arab. Call 256-586-0345 for
Arab and Poke Salat
Festival on Facebook for Downtown news, updates on fun events and
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