National Day weekend is here and there’s a whole agenda packed with fun and cool events that you could attend, or follow up on social media. Hot air balloons, fireworks, stand up comedy shows, even the breaking of 2 Guinness world records; this weekend is filled with entertainment and here are some of the best things happening in Saudi:
1- Our Green Path
This event is an exhibition that presents the cultural, intellectual, scientific and entertainment reforms the Kingdom has spearheaded over the past decades. Including the developments that have and will be taking place. Divided into a heritage wing, present suite, future suite, each suite features its own offerings.
Where: King Khaled Cultural Center, Qassim
When: September 21 – 23, 6 PM – 12 AM (KSA Time)
2- The Light Garden
A beautiful garden lit up with the most amazing colours, we can’t say any more, you’ll have to see it yourself.
Where: Waterfront Dammam, Dammam
When: September 21 – 23, 8 PM – 12 AM (KSA Time)
3- A Soaring Country
This event will feature an unforgettable experience of flying 16 hot air balloons; 13 balloons to represent the regions, a balloon with Saudi’s flag, a balloon with the Saudi Vision 2030 logo on it, and a balloon bearing the logo of the General Authority for Entertainment. At the end of the evening our celebrations are complete with balloon lighting, accompanied by balloon shows with national songs, as well as many different children's activities. The "Watan Welch" event, organized by the Public Authority for Entertainment, will begin in Al-Ahsa City on 21 September and will last for three days.
Where: Jawatha Park, Al Ashsa
When: September 21 – 23, 5 PM – 12:30 AM (KSA Time)
4- Heritage Festival
Heritage meets evolution in a unique festival, where an exclusive food market will be happen. The taste of authentic Saudi cuisine blends with different international flavors to give you a delicious 3 day food extravaganza.
Where: Northern Corniche, Jazan
When: September 21 – 23, 6 PM – 12:30 AM (KSA Time)
5- Hollywood Circus
The international Hollywood Circus is back again in the kingdom with its exciting shows by performers known for their grace, elasticity, harmony, and overall world standard professionalism. Next to the circus, guests can enjoy both cold and hot meals offered by the food trucks.
Where: Western Sky Aviation, Jeddah
When: September 21 – 22, 6 PM – 12:30 AM (KSA Time)
6- National Entertainment Day
This event is one of largest carnivals in the kingdom; with more than 4 local and international orchestras and popular folkloric groups that combine the past and the present, dazzling fireworks and laser shows, mobile carnival shows. The event will bring together the finest artistic performances, creative images and modern technology. Sense of adventure for children and exciting acrobatic show for adults are also available from all over the world, some of which are held for the first time in the Kingdom.
Where: Abha, Al Baha, Taif, Tabuk, Jazan, Ha’il, Arar
When: September 21 – 22, 6 PM – 12:30 AM (KSA Time)
7- National Activity Day
The General Sports Authority is organizing the event of “National activity Day”, within other activities on the National Day, which will focus on non-main areas and cities where there are facilities belonging to the Authority. The event will include many sports in a competitive environment.
Where: Prince Turki Ibn Abdulazziz Al Awwal Road, Riyadh
When: September 21 – 22, 4 PM – 12:30 AM (KSA Time)
8- Fireworks Celebrations
The kingdom’s sky will light up with fireworks to mark the 88th National Day with 990,000 flashpoints in more than 55 launch platforms around the country. This event will be breaking two Guinness World Records as the largest number of fireworks and the largest flag painted in the skies of Riyadh and Jeddah.
Where: Abha, Al Ahsa, Al Baha, Khobar, Al Diriyeh, Dammam, Taif, Qassim, Al Medina, Tabuk, Jazan, Jeddah, Ha’il, Skak, Arar, Najran, Yanbu
When: September 23, 10 PM – 10:30 PM (KSA Time)
9- Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is coming to the kingdom and it’s smashing a record with the largest number of performers on a single stage! This stunning show will take the audience, that can reach up to 27,000 people, on a journey to a fantasy world of the most spectacular visual shows and entertainment experiences.
Where: King Fahed Stadium, Riyadh
When: September 23, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM (KSA Time)
10- Our Game is Fair
This event offers a variety of games that combine the past and the present in a modern way, it includes interesting shows, competitions, and restaurants that satisfy all tastes. The new generation will experience the feeling of playing, without the electronic devices, and the old generation will relive the fun of playing.
Where: Al Hadika, Al Medina
When: September 26 – October 6, 4:30 PM – 1 AM (KSA Time)
11- Al Comedy Club: Stand Up Night
This show will present six very hilarious and special comedians that will be showing you a night of laughter you won’t forget. The last show unfortunately occurred last week on September 12, but don’t worry they’re performing for the next 3 months.
Where: Society of Culture and Arts, Dammam
When: October 31, November 28, December 26, 7:30 PM – 10 PM (KSA Time)