2019 International Festival, 40th Anniversary, Set for Sep 27, 28 & 29

Friday, September 27,
2019, 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 29,
2019, 5:00 pm
International Festival People

This year, Lawton’s International Festival will celebrate its 40th year of promoting greater awareness and appreciation of Lawton’s diverse heritage.  The festival provides local, culturally-based organizations, groups and individuals an opportunity to display aspects of their culture, mainly through performances and demonstrations.

For vendor and/or volunteer performers information as well as the annual poster design competition, call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 to check on applications and deadlines. 


No Admission or Parking Fees with Free concerts & Entertainment!!!

  • Friday, Sep 27: 5-10 pm, 5:45 pm Parade of Nations followed by Opening Ceremony with Naturalization Ceremony
  • Saturday, Sep 28: 11 am-10 pm  
  • Sunday, Sep 29: 12-5 pm
  • 2 Stages with Entertainment and Interactive Area
  • Dining Area Near Food Vendors with Tables and Chairs
  • Information Booth, First Aid, & ATM with Food, Sales & Display Vendors


No pets (only service animals), bicycles, skateboards, drones and alcoholic beverages.

Vendor and Performer Inquiries: Call the Arts & Humanities Division Office at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 to be placed on mailing list and for more information

Festival Volunteers Needed  - Besides having fun, volunteering offers opportunities to meet new people, gain valuable experience for resumes or college applications, provides community visibility for organizations or businesses as well as great bonding experience for families and groups.

Please note: The festival will go on rain or shine and some events may be subject to change without notice.

Sponsors, Media Sponsors, Performers and More!

Major Sponsors:

City of Lawton

Lawton Arts & Humanities Council

International Festival Committee

Oklahoma Arts Council

National Endowment for the Arts


Gold Sponsor

The McMahon Foundation

Lawton Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau - Hotel-Motel Tax Fund


Silver Sponsors

Red Dirt Grill

Southwest Sales

Southwestern Medical Center


Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Rosemary Bellino

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Republic Paperboard Company

IBC Bank


KBZQ-FM, The Breeze 99.5 - www.breeze995.com

KCCU, Your Public Radio Station - www.kccu.org

KSWO-TV - www.kswo.com

Lawton Constitution Newspaper - swoknews.com

Lawtoninfo.com - https://lawtoninfo.com

Magic 95, Hot Country 973FM, and Sooner Classic Hits

Mollman Media

Media - KLAW, Z94, and PopCrush1073FM


Alberto F. Rivas

JAHRUBA and The JAHMYSTICS, Friday, September 27, 8pm, 2nd Street Stage (South)

JAHRUBA and THE JAHMYSTICS is a Red Dirt Reggae band. Members from Oklahoma influenced by Jazz, Blues, Country and Western, Reggae, R&B, Motown, Ska, Dowop, and Gospel.


MoeTowne Alex and the NightView Band, Saturday, September 28, 8pm, Lake Helen Stage (North)

Back by popular demand! They are an original R&B Soul Band with sounds of the 70's, 80's & 90's that include HipHop, NeoSoul Jazz and Blues, they have performed in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In Oklahoma, they have performed at the Oklahoma City Arts Council’s Arts Festival, Concert in the Garden at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, and more! Visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Moetowne-Alex-The-Nightview-Band.


La Gozadera, Saturday, September 28, 8pm, 2nd Street Stage (South)

This Oklahoma musical group’s name translate to “Enjoyment”! It is composed of several Latin American and Caribbean musicians, bringing to the stage the flavor that identifies them. This high energy band has performed at Oklahoma City’s Day of Love and Friendship, Women’s Expo and Fair for Businesswomen, Tulsa’s Gathering Place, Guthrie on the Green’s Global Music Festival for the Tulsa Global Alliance and many special events. Visit them on Facebook, La Gozadera Latin Band.


Michael King’s One-Man Circus, Sunday, September 29, 2pm, 2nd Street Stage (South)

This high-energy show features a variety of circus skills and creative props.  When Michael King finished college, he was recruited to perform for a circus. He spent a year traveling with the circus throughout the United States and Canada. Upon returning from the circus, Michael decided to utilize the skills he learned from his experience to create a one-man circus show. Michael performs a potpourri of juggling, unicycling, balancing, and magic acts combined with family-oriented comedy into a high energy show for all ages.

ABKA Lionheart Karate

Cameron University Pan Express

Centerfire Rock Band

Filipino-American Association of Lawton/Fort Sill

Gregg Stallings and His Guitar

Kickers of Lawton with the John Adams Kicking Patriots

Kealii’s Polynesian Spectacular

Lawton Harmony Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Lawton Jazz Orchestra

Mexican Folkloric Dancers

Pacific Warriors

Nechelle Wigfall, Speed Painting


Reflecting His Glory

Scrap Metal Brass Band  

The International Group

There will be star gazing with Hank Poppe and his telescope Friday and Saturday evenings starting at dusk near the 2nd Street Stage (south)!! 

Display Vendors:

•             Covenant Baptist Church

•             JW.ORG

•             Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra Musical Petting Zoo

•             Silent War Foundation

•             W5KS Lawton Ft. Sill

Sales Vendors: 

•             A Touch of Beauty by Jackie

•             Caricatures by Robert Lange

•             Douglas Designs USA

•             Dream Flutes

•             Face – It Facepainting

•             Face Painting & Tattoos (temp)

•             Fancy Faces

•             Farmers Insurance

•             Girlco Booth NDN Hippie Hut

•             Henna Tatoo

•             HHH Entertainment – Bounce House

•             HHH Entertainment – Mechanical Bull

•             HHH Entertainment – Pony Rides

•             Jose’s Boss’s Shoppe

•             Journey Productions Kids Area – Bounce House

•             Journey Productions Kids Area – Face Painting

•             JRivers Knives

•             Just Because …

•             Native American Art & Gifts

•             Open Arms Behavioral Health

•             Rafiki Village

•             Scentsy

•             Southwest Indian Jewelry

•             Stanton's Apparel, Inc.

•             The Third Eye Boutique

•             TM Digital Art Sunglass Trailer

•             Treasures From Africa

•             Trimble Sales

•             ZecretZquirrel by Paparazzi

Food Vendors: 

•             402 Grill

•             American Indian Club

•             Babushka’s Polish Food

•             Beta Sigma Phi

•             Boondocks BBQ & More

•             Bunny’s Onion Burgers

•             Cadillac Ranch Caddy Shack

•             Carnival Eats & Treats

•             Daniel’s Concession

•             Das BratwurstHaus

•             Dippin Dots Ice Cream

•             F&R Greek Cuisine – Booth #1

•             F&R Greek Cuisine – Booth #2

•             Frozen Monkey LLC

•             International Cuisine

•             Jibareno CafeRican Food

•             Kabab Express

•             Kolanders Concession

•             Kona Ice

•             Mithlo Family Feast

•             NFA Grill

•             Okie Old Time Rootbeer

•             Pecos Pete’s Natural Tea & Soda Co.

•             R and B Filipino Cuisine

•             Smokin W Haystack

•             Snowie Express

•             Spoken Word Ministries

•             T&J Concessions

Online Festival Kit - Map & Schedules, Press Releases, Poster, Forms and More Information Will Be Uploaded As They Become Available.

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