08/24-27 | 14 th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival FREE

Enjoy various regions of Turkey together with the participants from Turkey and Turkish-Americans living in culturally diverse community of Chicago. Guests will be able to browse through and buy Turkish products, souvenirs, art and handicrafts, find travel information, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and much more…

It will feature demonstrations of art, dance, music and much more, where Chicagoans will get the opportunity to experience, learn and savor Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.  Live performances will take place at 12:00-2:30pm at the Daley Plaza stage.

Arriving at the Daley Plaza, visitors will:
Enter the Plaza through the doors of a traditional Safranbolu House and enjoy the Land of Civilizations Exhibit reflecting the history of Anatolia and the Turkish Republic; Walk through the captivating sights and sounds from different regions of Turkey
Enjoy live midday and evening shows of marching  Ottoman Military Band, memorable  Turkish Folk Dance  performances, Whirling Dervishes, traditional and modern  Fashion Show  of Turkish couture and textiles, and authentic  Turkish classical and folk music  concert;
Watch the artistic demonstrations of paper marbling, calligraphy, illuminations, copper and ceramic art, carpet weaving, silver filigree, and more;
Shop for handmade arts and crafts from Aegean region, Kutahya ceramics, Cappadocia ceramics and pottery, Turkish rugs, throws, bags, decorative pillows, glassware, traditional jewelry, handicrafts, and more;
Enjoy the aromas and tastes of rich Ottoman Turkish cuisine, sample gourmet food, including Turkish style grilled kabobs, doner sandwiches, vegetable and meat dishes, desserts including baklava at restaurant booths; shop for Turkish delights, apricots, hazelnuts, figs at  Best Turkish Food  stand; taste Turkish beer at or  EFES Beer Garden  , and much more;
Taste other popular Turkish culinary delights such as Turkish style bagel (simit); have a slice of world-famous  MADO’s unique Kahramanmaras orchid ice cream  which once again we expect to serve hundreds of gallons; or sip a cup of  Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi’s Turkish coffee  of which thousands are served throughout the Festival;
Let your kids enjoy all sorts of activities from the Turkish shadow theater, face painting and games as well as find out about Turkish Classes at TACA booth.

Festival booths open daily between 10am-6pm
Stage Performances at 12:00-2:30pm daily

FREE Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago


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