2015 International Festival, Sept. 25, 26, & 27

Festival Summary

Multicultural/Family orientated 3-day event, Est. 1979, promotes greater awareness and appreciation of Lawton's diverse heritage. Festival located in Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd & NW Ferris Avenue, Lawton, OK. Over 3-day event, attendance average range is 40,000. Hours: Friday 5 to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday I2 Noon to 5pm. 5:45pm, Friday, Parade of Nations followed by Opening Ceremony, 2nd Street Stage (South) w/ Naturalization Ceremony.



City of Lawton, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council and its lnternational Festival Committee, Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of the Library, McMahon Foundation, and the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce - Lawton Hotel/Motel Tax Fund.

POSTER WINNER – Sumire Suzuki 

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.


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.