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5th Annual Turkish Heritage Month – September 2016

September 01, 2016 - September 30, 2016 (12:00 AM)

With a 51 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:


September 8 – Ephesus, the Grand Dame of Ancient Cities

September 9-18 - Turkish Restaurant Week

September 10 - Restaurant Week Opening Event

September 17 - Red'n White Turkish Festival Fundraiser 

September 18 - Turkish Coffee & Fortune Telling Workshop

September 25 – Annual 14th Turkish Festival

September 29 - Turkish Movie Screenings


Turkish Festival Chair Patsy Jones and festival committee members will be available to speak about the Turkish Heritage Month and the Annual Turkish Festival. Please contact us


The 5th Turkish Heritage Month is supported by Turkish Tourism and Culture Office, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and TD Bank.


Experience Authentic Turkish Art and Culture at the 14th 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 14th 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.     

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