2016 International Festival - Sept. 23, 24, & 25

Multicultural/Family orientated 3-day event, Est. 1979, promotes greater awareness

and appreciation of Lawton's diverse heritage

Festival located inElmer Thomas Park,

3rd & NW Ferris Avenue, Lawton, OK

Hours: Fri., 5-10pm,

Sat., 11am-10pm

Sun. 12Noon-5pm

Free Admission & Parking



Arts & Humanities Division,

P.O. Box 1054

Lawton, OK 73502

Tel: 580-581-3470/3471


Website: www.cityof.lawton.ok.us

Information as of 8/10/16, may be subject to change


POSTER WINNER - Elizabeth Jones

The International Festival Committee’s annual poster design competition to select the artwork that best

represents the festival’s mission.  All submissions are on display in the lobby of McMahon Memorial Auditorium

until the festival in September.




Free Admission & Parking


International Festival Committee’s Children's Area w/ free games & activities:  


“Free Park & Ride Shuttle Service”, McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris Ave to festival site & back. Fri, 5:30-10pm; Sat, 12noon- 10pm & Sun, 12:30-5pm.


Information Booth, First Aid, & ATM


Over 70 Food, Sales & Display Vendors








City of Lawton, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council and its lnternational Festival Committee, the National Endowment for the Arts,

Friends of the Library, McMahon Foundation, and the funding and/or support of this event

is partially provided by the Lawton Fort Sill Convention and Visitor Bureau Hotel/Motel Tax Fund.

Also, The program is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.


The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The Council’s mission is to lead,

cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans.

The Council provides more than 500 grants to over 300 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development

opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capital.

For more information, visit www.arts.ok.gov.



Besides having fun, volunteering offers opportunities to meet new people, gain valuable experience for your resume or college application, community visibility for your organization or business as well as it is a great bonding experience for your family or group! To find out more about various volunteer activities, call the Arts & Humanities Div. office at 581-3470 or 581-3471.



                  McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris Avenue to the festival site and back.