AANM proudly hosts a variety of annual presentations and events, from the immersive culinary experience of Yalla Eat! Tours to the JAM3A music and arts festival. AANM works with our partner institutions and community organizations to create unique and exciting Signature Events that span all art forms.
The annual Grand Gala is the signature celebration of AANM’s singular role as the first and only museum to tell the Arab American story. This exclusive event helps fund the Museum’s education programming while saluting the vibrant Arab American community with a fête of unparalleled excellence.Learn More
JAM3A (the Arabic word for “gathering,” pronounced “jam-aa,”) is a FREE music, food and arts festival celebrating Arab and Arab American talent, community and identity, a culmination of the Museum’s 15 years of presenting unforgettable performances and extraordinary art.Learn More
AANM proudly hosts the annual Arab Film Festival (AFF) featuring the best of critically acclaimed and award-winning Arab American and Arab world films, many of which are unlikely to reach traditional American commercial theaters and often make their regional or national debut at AFF.Learn More
The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans, generating greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach.Learn More
Yalla Eat! (Arabic for “let’s go eat!”) is a program offering immersive culinary experiences that delight the palate and reveal new cultures and traditions. Explore both Michigan and Warren avenues in East Dearborn on this docent-guided immersion into Arab American culture.Learn More
As it is part of the Museum’s mission to provide space and establish connections between individuals and communities through art, the Book + Print Fest is an all-day spring art festival featuring vendors, programming, performance and more.Learn More