London’s annual Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival returns for 2023

After a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual celebration of Turkish Cypriot culture is back this summer, taking place on Sunday, 02 July 2023.

The festival organisers, the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) are sticking with their North London venue again for this year: Enfield Playing Fields on Donkey Lane – an aptly named venue for Turkish Cypriots given the national animal of their ethnic homeland of North Cyprus is the Karpaz wild donkey.

First held in 2017, the festival had switched online during the pandemic, but now returns to its regular format of a large outdoor extravaganza.

The family-friendly event offers something for everyone, from British and Turkish Cypriot popular music, to traditional folk dancing, tasty food stalls, arts & crafts vendors, children’s face painting, and funfair rides.

So, save the date in your diaries and look out for more details about the Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival 2023.

Event Details

Title: 6th Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival

Date: Sunday 2 July

Time: 11am to 8pm

Venue: Donkey Lane, Enfield, London EN1 3PL


Main photo, top, folkdancing at the 2nd Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival, 17 June 2018. Photo © CTCA