* First Cultural Exchange event ever at Pioneer Court in Chicago's History *
Chicago Turkish Festival will be celebrating its 11th year between May 31 - June 1, 2013. For the first time since inception, this increasingly popular festival will be held at Pioneer Court, one of downtown Chicago's busiest landmark locations along the lively Magnificent Mile, right between the NBC and Tribune Towers and Chicago River, at 401 N. Michigan Avenue.
The Festival will be open to general public free of charge from 10 AM to 9 PM CST on both days. Live performances will take place on the Pioneer Court stage during the day and in the evenings.
* Opening Gala * Fundraising for Mitochondrial Disease * Silent Auction * Dinner * Entertainment *
To celebrate the opening of the 11th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival and raise funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, the Festival will hold a private black tie optional outdoor Opening Gala at Pioneer Court on the evening of Thursday, May 30th at 7:00pm. A limited number of tickets for this event are available to purchase through this web site starting on April 15th.
This year's Festival will once again feature demonstrations of art, dance, music and gourmet food, where Chicagoans will get the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savor Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.
Without leaving the comfort of Pioneer Court, visitors will vividly experience various regions of Turkey together with the participants from Turkey and Turkish-Americans living in the culturally diverse community of Chicago. Guests will be able to browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs and handicrafts, find travel information, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and do much, much more at the Festival.
When guests arrive at Pioneer Court, they will find thousands of visitors browsing through over 30 Festival booths and enjoying the festival's events on daily basis. At the festival you will be able to:
Forever Marilyn statue at Pioneer Court