Explore the Wonders of Turkey in DC
Sunday, September 25, 2016  |  11am - 7pm


Experience Authentic Turkish Art and Culture at the 13th Annual Turkish Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C.

The American-Turkish Association of Washington D.C. is proud to present the 13th Annual Turkish Festival, offering a day of free activities including dance, music, cuisine, fashion and arts & crafts.

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.

The Annual Turkish Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016 and will take place from 11 AM to 7 PM on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 14th streets.

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.

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