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11th Annual Turkish Festival

Washington, DC
September 29, 2013 (11:00 AM - 07:00 PM)

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