DEARBORN, Michigan — A Detroit area street festival has been postponed for a year to allow organizers to focus on a move to a new location at a Dearborn park.
Arab International Festival director Fay Beydoun says more time was needed to make sure a "quality event" is put together in 2014.
The 18-year-old festival is held each June by the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to enhance cultural awareness and promote businesses in the area. Dearborn has large Arab-American and Muslim populations.
Last year, a number of Christian missionaries picketed and one brought a pig's head to the event.
Dearborn officials have said the city will pay an undisclosed amount of money to Christian missionaries arrested in 2010 at the festival. The missionaries later were acquitted.