With a 52 years legacy, ATA-DC’s mission has been cultivating the diversity in our city through its cultural, social and educational programs. In addition to the Turkish Festival, ATA-DC will take Washingtonians on a magical tour of Turkey with a variety of events showcasing Turkish culture, traditional arts, cuisine and movies during the 5th Annual Turkish Heritage Month. This cultural celebration will also highlight one of the regions of Turkey: the Ancient City of Ephesus, one of the most ancient cities of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors will have a chance to get a glimpse of Ephesus at the Annual DC Turkish Festival.

In addition, to the Festival, the Turkish Heritage Month calendar will feature the following events:


Sep 07: THM Kick-off Event: “Istanbul, where East Meets West”

Presentation by KeyTours @ the WBG

Sep 09: Turkish Festival Garden Fundraiser Event at Atac Family Residence

Sep 10: Neotolia Concert @ Twins Jazz Club

Sep 16: Istanbul Calling Event at Meze Restaurant

Sep 24: 15th Annual DC Turkish Festival

Sep 27: Turkish Movie Screening at the Goethe Institute

(Kedi and Crossing the bridge)


Anatolian Breeze

Art Istanbul

Beauty of Istanbul



Definition Boutique

Enise Han


Harem Carpets

Ke Bella Jewelry

Marjan Inak

Marmara Foods

Mosaic Arts


Potomac Marketing Services

Royal Arts and Crafts of Kashmir

Senay Correnti Jewelry and Accessories

Sevval’s Market

Silver Ottoman

Turkish Bathstore

ZeeZee’s Collections