Center for Cultural Fluency
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Description: The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a cultural and historical event that includes exhibitions, food, art craft, performances, dances and live music activities. More than 40,000 people from United States and around the world attend the four-day event each year. Three dimensional giant-sized replicas of five different cities of Anatolia (Istanbul, Konya, Antalya, Mardin and Van) and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul are assembled with panoramic backgrounds. Artisans traveling all the way from Turkey display and demonstrate many traditional handicrafts like hand- woven carpets, the arts of water marbling, calligraphy, stone-carving and filigree during the four-day festival. There will be more than 100 booths with food, handcrafts, souvenirs, and art exhibits. The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a feast for all of the five senses!