Egyptian King Tut Festival
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (August 26th, 27th, and 28th), the St. Antonius Coptic Church in Hayward will be hosting their extravagant and astonishing Egyptian King Tut Festival. Over the course of the three days, the parish of St. Antonius Coptic Church will take visitors back in time to Ancient Egypt, giving them a chance to enter a reconstructed Egyptian village and watch the inhabitants living their lives, cooking food, playing games, and selling their unique items in a bazaar like no other.
Strolling through the village will transport you to a completely different time, before Facebook and Uber, before the election cycles that make us want to rip our heads off. Coming to the Egyptian King Tut Festival will entertain, educate, and distract you from the life that clangs around your head.
Some of the many events included in the festival include:
A chance to dress up like an Egyptian yourself and have your picture taken in front of the Giza Pyramids.
Shops selling classic Egyptian goods like papyrus, silver and gold items, and fantastic clothes to spice up your wardrobe.
An Omar El Sharif Film Festival where you can watch the most important and memorable of this Oscar winning actors films over the course of two days.
Food from Egypt and beyond, like: Shawarma, Gyros, Kabobs, Falafel, Basbosa, Macaroni Bechamel, Hummus, Hawashi, Konafa, and Baklava.
A “Kids Corner” that will include a massive bounce house, face painting, henna tattoos, and the exciting chance for every child to inscribe their own name onto a piece of papyrus paper.
This is an event that is fun for everyone in the family, and that welcomes people of all backgrounds, creeds, races, and religions. Don’t let your lack of knowledge about Egyptian culture keep you away! This is a chance to learn more about an important civilization, have some delicious food, laugh and play with your kids, make new friends, and come home with some fabulous treasures and mementos.
The Egyptian King Tut Festival runs from 6pm-10pm on Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday, and Noon-6pm on Sunday and will be located at St. Antonius Coptic Church, 2500 Hansen Rd, Hayward, California.