Apr 25, 2012
One of the great things about all of Tulsa’s great festivals is the food. This weekend, that means delicious Turkish and Mediterranean treats at the third annual Turkish Festival, hosted by the Raindrop Turkish House.
This year the Turkish Festival also marks the grand opening of the organization’s new center at 4444 W. Houston St. in Broken Arrow.
Admission to the festival is free, with festivities from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday. Besides enjoying delicious delicacies like baklava, doner kebab and Turkish coffee, activities include traditional Turkish folk dancing, a collection of Turkish arts and crafts, and water marbling. Water marbling, traditionally known as ebru, consists of using water and color to create a marbled effect on a paper surface.
The Raindrop Turkish House was founded in Houston in 2000 and is a nonprofit organization begun by Turkish-Americans to provide an outlet and center for educational, charitable, social and cultural programs. Today the organization operates in eight states. Throughout the year, Tulsa’s Raindrop Turkish House hosts language and cooking classes, special events focused on Turkish traditions, relief programs and housing services.
For more information about the third annual Turkish Festival and Open House, click here.