Explore the Wonders of Turkey in DC

Sunday, September 28, 2014     11am - 7pm



















Experience Authentic Turkish Art and Culture at the 12th Annual Turkish Festival on Sunday, September 28, 2014
at Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
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The American-Turkish Association of Washington D.C. is proud to present the 12th Annual Turkish Festival, offering a day of free activities including dance, music, cuisine, fashion and arts & crafts. For the third year in a row, readers of the Washington City Paper named the Turkish Festival “Best Cultural Festival” in Washington D.C.

Every year, the festival draws tens of thousands of Washingtonians to the streets to enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, to browse and shop at the Turkish Bazaar, and to watch mesmerizing stage performances. This year, once again festival goers will have the opportunity to journey from Washington D.C. to Turkey through experiencing Turkey’s rich cultural history, its culinary delights, and a variety of live Turkish music and engaging folk dance performances. The festival will also reach beyond Turkey’s borders featuring the rich cultural presence of the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

'A Journey to Istanbul' Fashion Show

This year, we are also pleased to host a special show featuring fashions from Tysons Corner Center's fall catalogue called 'A Journey to Istanbul'. The photo shoot took place last August at many of Istanbul's most famous and historic sites, including the magnificent Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Çırağan Palace and Grand Bazaar.

The 12th Turkish Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 2014 and will take place from 11 AM to 7 PM on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 14th streets.


2014 Turkish Festival Performers
2014 Turkish Festival Stage Schedule

Join us a for a lovely day for the entire family in the heart of Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 28, 2014 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and enjoy:


  • Authentic Turkish Cuisine
  • Turkish Coffee House and Fortune Telling
  • Traditional Turkish Music and Folkdance Performances
  • Turkish Bazaar – Arts & Crafts
  • Kids' Games and Activities
  • Cultural Activities


 WIN a roundtrip ticket with TURKISH AIRLINES to ISTANBUL (visit the Turkish Airlines booth)


Buy special Turkish Festival T-shirts at ATA-DC tent (corner of 13th and Penn Ave) and much more...


Participating Food Vendors


Participating Bazaar Vendors



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Kids Tent Activities

Fun for the whole family. Come to the Kids' Tent to make a Turkish tile or book mark. Color and receive a Turkish coloring book. String a bead bracelet. Get a temporary tattoo of the Turkish flag or stars. Smile for your photo in a Turkish folklore costume. And did you know St. Nicholas was originally from Turkey? Yes, he was, so Santa Claus will be there too.


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Festival highlights include:

Turkish cuisine from local Washington D.C. Turkish restaurants: Kabobs, vegetarian dishes, pastries and desserts will be available for purchase. Turkish coffee will be offered at the ever-popular Turkish coffee house, and fortune-tellers will read fortunes from coffee grinds.


The "Kid's Tent" will present Turkish culture with hands-on activities, offering children and their parents the opportunity to create unforgettable memories.


"The Culture and Tourism Tent" will host exhibitions as well as demonstrations of Turkish culture such as cooking shows, ceramics and Karagöz Hacivat puppet show. More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will showcase Turkish jewelry and hand-woven textiles at the Turkish bazaar.

Map: Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 12th and 14th streets