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Turkish Festival 2012

Calgary Turkish Festival Location: Eau Claire Festival Plaza When: Friday, July 06, 2012 to Monday, July 09, 2012 at 9:00am - 9:00pm Contact: Malik Muradov Email: WebSite: The Festival will display Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food, where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine. Visitors will be able to browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs and handcrafts, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and do much, much more at the Festival. The world famous Turkish doner was the center piece of the Turkish Kitchen, served to over 4000 people. The stage was busy with Turkish folklore, music, dances and lovely Turkish songs. From handcrafts to pottery, jewelry to carpets, marbling to calligraphy, Turkish coffee to baklava, it was as if the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul was brought to Calgary. Kids were also having fun at their corner with moonwalk, face painting, crafts, portraits, and of course cotton candy and popcorn. This wonderful event effectively brings Turkey to Calgary, showcasing a rich cultural heritage while allowing visitors to sample fine Turkish cuisine from sumptuous kabobs to mouth-watering pastries. This year, like last, the Festival will be alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of Turkey. Visitors are encouraged not to come to the festival alone, but to bring their family, friends, and neighbors, too. Come and sample authentic Turkish food and pastries while enjoying original Turkish-style doner-kabobs, tantuni- kabobs, shish-kabobs and famous pita-style sandwiches, along with gozleme and bazlama, featuring tasty, lightly spiced chicken or beef. Taste the most delectable delights this side of Istanbul, along with authentic Turkish salads and a wide variety of other meals and baked goods. In addition, this year's Festival will feature unique and fascinating demonstrations of distinctive traditional Turkish crafts, such as paper marbling by Ebru Sanati, and carpet weaving. Truly, this is a day not to be missed, explosion of taste and culture in the heart of the summer, in the heart of Calgary.. Event Details. Location: Eau Claire Festival Plaza