Turkish Festival in Fort Lauderdale: Food, Dance, Cooking Demos
Try some simit at the Turkish Festival.
The sixth-annual Turkish Festival is bringing traditional costume, dance, and food to Huizenga Plaza (Bubier Park) this weekend.
The event, sponsored by the Anatolia Center, is turning downtown Fort Lauderdale into a microcosm of Turkey, complete with an entire two-day schedule of Turkish dancing, music, food, and art.
Guests can enjoy Turkish food like gyros, shish kebob, and simit (a
Turkish bagel loaded with nutty sesame seeds). Take a breaks with some
Turkish coffee or tea with some baklava.
classes will teach you how to make dishes like manti, yogurt with hot
pepper and melted butter and lahmacun, a flatbread topped with spiced
Kids activities include face painting, cotton candy making, and a free bounce house.
festival runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. today, Saturday, February 18 and
from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, February 19. Admission is $5.
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