Tesselaar Tulip Festival Turkish Weekend 2019

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Turkish Weekend

Celebrating the Origin of the Tulip


Saturday and Sunday, 14 – 15 September 2019

10am to 5pm each day

357 Monbulk Road, Silvan

Many people don’t realise the tulip originated in Turkey. Turkey hosted the world’s first Tulip Festival more than 400 years ago, the love for the Tulip and the tradition is still strong in Victoria today.

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival’s Turkish Weekend is a showcase of Turkish culture. With more than 100 performers, it is a colourful and exciting weekend.

This year’s Festival will once again feature demonstrations of art, dance, music and gourmet food, where Victorians will get the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.

Without leaving the comfort of Tesselaar Gardens, visitors will vividly experience Turkey.

When you arrive at Tesselaar Gardens, you will find thousands of visitors browsing through over many Festival booths and enjoying the festival’s events on daily basis. At the festival you will be able to:

  • Enjoy the traditional and modern Turkish couture and textiles, memorable performances of Turkish folk dances and authentic Turkish music.
  • Bring your cameras and capture photos or video of the mighty Mehter Military Marching Band. Reputed to be the oldest military march band in the word, this colourful spectacle will remain with you forever.
  • Watch the artistic demonstrations of paper marbling, calligraphy, illuminations, ceramic art,
  • Shop for hand-made Iznik ceramics, Turkish rugs, throws, bags, decorative pillows, traditional jewellery, handicrafts,
  • Enjoy the aromas and tastes of rich Traditional Turkish cuisine including Gozleme, meat dishes, desserts, baklava, Turkish delight, apricots, hazelnuts, figs,
  • Sip a cup of Turkish coffee and after you have finished, turn the cup upside down and have a reader tell you your fortune. It is fun and who knows, you may like what you hear!
  • Let your kids enjoy all sorts of activities

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savour Turkish culture and cuisine, so mark your calendars today!

Proudly presented by the Australian Turkish Cultural Platform (ATCP) in conjunction with the Tesselaar Family.

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