The American-Turkish Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) is
proud to present a free, fun-filled and daylong Turkish Festival, which won the
Washington City Paper’s reader’s choice for ‘Best Cultural Festival’ in 2012.
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 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 Turkish Festival is one of the premier
cultural events in Washington, D.C.
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 Culture and Tourism Tent”
will host exhibitions as well as demonstrations of Turkish arts such as
calligraphy, paper marbling, tile making, miniature, and carpet weaving. More
than 20 arts and crafts vendors will showcase Turkish jewelry, hand- woven
textiles and pottery at the Turkish Bazaar.The” Kid’s Tent” will present
Turkish culture with hands-on activities, offering children and their parents
the opportunity to create unforgettable memories.
The 11th Annual Turkish Festival scheduled for Sunday,
September 29, 2013. The event will take place from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 12th and 14th Streets, only two blocks away
from the White House in the heart of Washington, D.C