Yonge-Dundas Square is being transformed into a traditional Souk for one day this week as part of the second annual Taste of the Middle East Festival!

Taste of the Middle East is a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto that creates experiences celebrating Middle Eastern culture, art, music, and cuisine. Learn how Turkish coffee is made, purchase handmade jewellery and art, and sample traditional dishes like Gozleme and kebab while giving back to Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest.

Entertainment for the day will include the Syrian performance group Sooriana, Middle Eastern dancers Ya Amar, and Arabic classical singer Nidal Ibourk.

Taste of the Middle East is happening this Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free and the festival is open to all ages.