Saturday, Sept. 12 –
In its seventh year, this cultural festival will bring flavorful cuisine and colorful art to the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn in Oklahoma City. Attendees will indulge in authentic Turkish cuisine, performing arts, family activities and arts and crafts. Art includes traditional Turkish tile and ceramics, water marbling and calligraphy; a World Experiences Stage will boast dancers from Turkey, Mexico, Columbia, Guatemala, India and Pakistan, as well as musicians from many styles; Whirling Dervish of Rumi will perform every hour; and Tasting Experiences Tents will have authentic spreads that include doner kebab, shish kebab, lahmajoun (Turkish pizza), icli kofte (meatballs stuffed with cracked wheat), gozleme (Turkish-style waffles), manti (Turkish dumplings), baklava, sarma and more. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA player Enes Kanter will be joining the festival, and attendees can enter for a change to win an authentic basketball signed by the Thunder, as well as Kanter’s autographed jersey. The fun will last from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.turkishfestivaloklahoma.com.