Performers and unusual sights greet those visiting the Sharjah Events Festival.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The second edition of Sharjah Events Festival will kick off today (Thursday), which will extend over four days, from 8 to 11 December, at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in the heart of the picturesque Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah. The festival combines several games and sports, music, singing and traditional and popular activities.
This year, the Sharjah Events Festival will feature a wide variety of fun, entertainment and interactive activities, including musical shows, juggling games, balancing chairs, quick fashion shows, and the incredible skills of police dogs. The festival will see the spirit of competition too with the ‘Play and Win’ section.
On its third day, the public will have a date with the “Tariqan” family (Tariq Al Arabi and Sons), who will revive childhood memories by presenting a host of songs from the most famous cartoon series that was shown on the youth channel “Spacetoon”.
More than 30 government and private institutions and organisations from across the emirate are participating in this year’s festival, through interactive platforms, entertainment and educational activities in various fields.
The festival features a number of artistic, creative, sports and heritage events, as well as free workshops on diverse topics such as arts, entrepreneurship, learning difficulties and music therapy among others for the benefit of festival visitors.
Entrance tickets for the festival and tickets to attend the concert for the “Tariqan” family can be booked on platinumlist.net. The Sharjah Events website, sharjahevents.ae, offers all the details about the festival’s agenda and schedule of events and workshops.
Last year, the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Events Festival attracted more than 15,000 residents and visitors who flocked to Al Majaz Amphitheatre over the course of two days to experience an open-air carnival featuring an exciting mix of live music, traditional dancing, roaming parades, lively competitions, and plenty of creative and edutainment fun activities.
The two-day festival, which brought together more than 25 public and private entities in Sharjah, hosted 150 entertainment and cultural activities including hands-on workshops, art and science-based activities, live cooking demonstrations, adrenalin-packed adventure sports, and more.
The free-to-attend event, brought the spectacular outdoor areas and halls of the Al Majaz Amphitheatre alive.
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