Family Fun-Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey August 25 -26



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The 15th annual California Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey is scheduled to be held on August 25th and August 26th at the Custom House Plaza across from Fishermen’s Wharf in Monterey.  Carmel Hill Lodge are once again ready for this phenomenal festival that brings out the best in Turkish Culture giving everyone the opportunity to experience the fun of the Turkish heritage.

turkish arts and culture, turkish festival montereyEven though the Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey 2012 will be for only one weekend, the event is free of charge to the public and offers a variety of different happenings throughout Saturday and Sunday such as dancing, entertainment, music, arts, crafts, and much more. Once again visitors from all around the world will come to the prestigious Monterey Bay to celebrate the Turkish Arts & Culture Festival Monterey. The festival will be supported by the TAAC (Turkish American Association of California), a nonprofit public benefit corporation.

On Saturday, the scheduled events will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last until 7:00 p.m. that evening.  Events will include live Turkish style music, folk dancing, belly dancing, arts and crafts, and many different vendor booths as well. On Sunday much of the same will be on the docket but the time of the events will be a little different as the start time will be at 11:00 a.m. but it will end at 6:00 p.m.

Some of the different types of food and drinks that will be available for the Turkish Arts & Crafts Festival Monterey are Doner Kebab, Adana Kebab, Börek, Baklava, Turkish coffee, and much more. As for events lined up for the kids there will be painting, coloring, storytelling, puppet making, folk dancing, and games. A percentage of the money made during the festival will go to nonprofits throughout Monterey Bay.

The California Turkish Arts & Cultural Festival is filled with family fun and excitement. Leave us a comment about the most entertaining part of this festival if you’ve attended in the past.

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