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2018 Lawton International Festival


The Lawton International Festival will be held in Lawton, Oklahoma at Elmer Thomas Park on September 28, 29  & 30. The Festival opens at 5 pm on Friday. The Parade of Nations begins at 5:45 pm followed by the Naturalization Ceremony. Festival hours are 5 - 10 pm on Friday, 11 am - 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.  

Banda Gabachos will perform northern music (Mexico) at 8pm on Friday at the 2nd Street Stage. The Street Dance will be Friday at 8pm at the Lake Helen Stage.

The native flute-centric group Injunuity will perform Saturday at 8pm on the 2nd Street Stage. MoeTowne Alex & the Nightview Band will perform their original R&B plus sounds of the 70's, 80's & 90's, Saturday at 8pm at the Lake Helen Stage.

Credit LAHC

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 2018 International Festival.

Doug Cole joined KCCU-FM in April, 2007 as Station Manager and Operations Director. In November 2012, Doug accepted the title of Interim General Manager. Doug became Director of Broadcasting, effective July 1, 2013. Prior to moving to Lawton, Doug was the General Manager of KOCV-FM, Odessa College, in Odessa Texas.