9 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019 Annual Event
The Turkish Pazar Festival will transform the Queen Victoria Market into a traditional Turkish street market. Visitors will experience the vibrant tastes, colours and sounds of Turkey through food, music, arts and crafts and cultural displays.
Sweet and savoury foods will entice the taste buds. Offerings include gözleme (one of Melbourne’s traditional foods), kebabs, lokma (delicious bites of wicked sweetness), Turkish Delight and baklava (sweet pastries). Follow these with an authentic Turkish coffee prepared on a hot bed of sand.
Cultural displays will show the skills used in traditional arts and crafts. The day-long stage program includes overseas performer and local performers. Aydin Beyoglu from Turkey will enthral the crowd on both days and local performers include Mutti Mutti musician Kutcha Edwards.
Doga will present the cultural and linguistic diversity of the eastern Mediterranean through music. On both Saturday and Sunday a highlight will be the military precision of the colourful Australian Ottoman Mehter Band, the first Ottoman-style marching band formed outside Turkey. Folklore groups will perform on both days. Children’s activities are also available both days.
This festival celebrates Melbourne’s multiculturalism and provides a free, colourful and entertaining event suitable for everyone.
9 Mar 2019 to 10 Mar 2019