Saida, or Sidon, International Festival, which stopped organizing celebrations since 2009, is finally back this year! The festival will run for four days, starting with a touristic day on September 4th, followed by performances by Nancy Ajram and Guy Manoukian on September 16th and 17th and will end with a fun-filled event “Saida in Color” on September 25th. The festival will combine culture, tourism, and art in the most attractive, musical, and fun activities Saida has to offer.

Said Source: RiseAboveLebanon

This year’s slogan is “Let’s make it happen” as the city has been struggling for years and is in dire need of such a festival to showcase the real Saida and inject some activity to the local economy. I’m originally from Saida and it’s a beautiful city with a lot to offer. From the Sea Citadel to Khan Al-Franj, the Soap museum, the Debbaneh Castle and others, Saida, Lebanon’s third largest city and one of its most ancient ones, is rich with cultural and natural heritage. I will be writing another post on the things to do and places to visit in Saida.


The National Committee of Sidon International Festival has come a long way to bring back these festivals and I hope everything will go smoothly and peacefully.

For more information about the Sidon Festival, read [here].