Twenty third Ramadan 1319 is the date on which this entity was established. This date marked the National day of Saudi Arabia (corresponding to 1902 A.D.) The year 1419 marked the centennial anniversary of this dear occasion when Saudi Arabia was founded by the founder King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud. On this day festivals and folklore dances are held by old and young people. The festival of 1419 H was patronized by HRH Prince Misha'al Bin Majid Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Jeddah. Other government departments including National Guard, Secretariat of Jeddah and number of private sector companies and establishments also took part in the celebration. Jeddah like all other cities celebrated the centennial anniversary at all levels.
The first school tournament was held in Muharram 1419 at the stadium. The tournament comprised all the Kingdom's educational districts and was patronized by HRH Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and attended by HRH Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Premier, HRH Prince Majid bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Makkah Region, and Prince Misha'al Bin Majid Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Jeddah. This tournament will be held every year in different educational districts. Over seventy educational directors belonging to various areas of the Kingdom were present inthis tournament. The festival was a magnificent sports event in which thousands of students tool part. Sound effect and laser light effects along with fireworks were used. A number of government departments and various establishments and clubs took part in an organized parade before the mainstage.
Rabie (spring) Festival is held annually in Jeddah in the schools' mid year vacation. It lasts for about two weeks and includes marine sports. Folklore shows. Competitions in drawing for children and photo exhibition. The resumption of this festival is marked by a parade in which many quarters take place.
One of Jiddah Festival attractions that aime at promoting domestic tourism and attracting visitors and holidaymakers from outside the Jeddah area,The first summer festival in 1999 attracted 1.2 million visitors.
We have been to the circus 3 times,(three summers).
It provides shows with "male only"jugglers and preformers,who come from many other countries such as:Mexico,Ecuador,Romania,France,Morocco and Spain.
The first circus held in Jiddah had many shows involving animals(Bears,Lions,and Tigers).
The tickets are from 40-120 Riyals(10-32$)for adults
and from 35-50 Riyals(10-13$)for children.