The 2019 International Festival opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27 at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton, Oklahoma. The festival continues through the 29th and all events are free. If you dont feel like circling to find a close parking spot, park at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium parking lot and use the free shuttle service to the festival.
The Parade of Nations kicks off the opening ceremony at the 2nd Street Tent at 5:45 p.m. The opening ceremony also features a Naturalization Ceremony where people from many nations will take the Oath of Allegiance and be sworn in as US Citizens.
The popular street dance is back at the Lake Helen Stage at 8 p.m. on Friday night while the Red Dirt Reggae band, Jahruba and the Jahmystics take the 2nd Street Stage, also at 8 pm.
Along with a children's area, there will be 60 food, sales and display booths at this years festival. KCCU is a proud media sponsor of the Lawton International Festival.