The Lawton International Festival will be held in Lawton, Oklahoma at Elmer Thomas Park on September 22, 23 & 24th. The Festival opens at 5 pm. The Parade of Nations begins at 5:45 pm followed by the Naturalization Ceremony. Festival hours are 5 - 10 pm on Friday, 11 a m - 10 pm on Saturday and 12 - 5 pm on Sunday. There are two non-stop stages of entertainment as well as food, sales and display vendors. There is also an interactive children's area.
Tequila Azul, Oklahoma's first Latin Pop Group will appear on the 2nd Street Stage at 8pm on Friday night.
Saturday's entertainment features the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers, the highly acclaimed Native American dance troupe on the Lake Helen Stage at 8 pm. Also at 8 pm, the International Festival Committee is bringing back the popular "Street Dance" where DJ's will present musical genres from around-the-world.
Major sponsors this year are: The City of Lawton, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council and its International Festival Committee, Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the McMahon Foundation. The funding and / or support for this event is partially provided by the Lawton Ft. Sill Chamber of Commerce / Lawton Hotel-Motel Tax Fund.
There is free 'Park and ride' shuttle service available from the McMahon Auditorium parking lot.
KCCU-FM is a proud Platinum Media Sponsor of the 2017 International Festival.