2022 International Festival Seeking Poster Artists, Vendors, and Performers.

Dancers at Festival

Friday - Sunday, September 23-25, 2022 | Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd Street & Ferris Avenue

Lawton’s 43rd International Festival is a free, three-day, event to promote greater awareness and appreciation of Lawton’s diverse heritage.   This family-oriented extravaganza is full of fun, food, children’s games and activities, demonstration artists, retailers, concerts and multicultural experiences that make the Lawton Fort Sill Community so unique.

This year’s festival will include amenities such as a children’s area, ATM, parking adjacent to festival grounds, restroom facilities, all of which are completely handicap accessible, and more!

2022 International Festival Poster: The International Festival is pleased to announce a design contest for the official 2022 International Festival publicity poster. The winning design will be used on promotional materials advertising the festival. This competition is open to students K-12 and adults of all skill levels. There will be one winner in each division (K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adult).  Each division winner will receive a $50 award.  The overall competition winner will be chosen from division winners.  In addition, the competition winner receives a $200 stipend, one festival T-shirt, and one International Festival poster. Deadline for submissions: May 13. Download the poster submission form here.

Food, Sales, & Display Vendors. Applications are now available for vendors interested in participating in the 2022 Festival. Deadline: May 20. Download the vendor application here.

Volunteer Performers: The International Festival invites individuals and groups who are interested in performing at the festival to submit an application. The festival features two main stages for performances on Saturday and Sunday. Deadline: July 29. Apply online here or download the application form here.

Applications for Volunteer Performers, Poster Design Contest and Food, Sales, & Display Vendors are also available at the Arts & Humanities Division located at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium (west entrance), 801 NW Ferris, 8-5pm, Monday – Friday. Please contact our office at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 for more information.

Major sponsors are the City of Lawton, McMahon Auditorium Authority, and the International Festival Committee. 

More details about the festival schedule coming soon. Check back here or follow the festival's Facebook page facebook.com/LawtonInternationalFestival for updates.


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