AURORA | Coming from the grills or the hookah lounge, clouds of flavorful smoke wafted over the crowds this weekend during The Taste of the Middle East.
The festival brought hundreds of people to sample a melange of delicious food from a bevy of vendors, traditional wares and goods being sold by local artisans and cultural dances and music of the region, Sept. 9 at the Aurora Municipal Center.
Festival goers were also treated to a hookah lounge, Henna tattoo artists, kids games on the Great Lawn and even the opportunity to be willingly mocked by caricature artists.
This celebration of food, dance, music and culture celebrated its fourth year, with it being the second year it was held in Aurora.
— Photo Essay by Philip B. Poston, Sentinel Photo Editor