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All Events and Festivals in Turkey – Festivals Guide 2017

Depending on your holiday choice, you can color your holidays with different sort of entertainment and cultural activities.

Festivals in Turkey In every area and every season of the year you can come across a festival with more than 1000 different festivals are held in Turkey every year, International festivals and cultural events will be held in almost every city of the country, Along with local scale festivals to the major metropolitan cities across Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, and Antalya.

Here’s the Full List of the festivals in Turkey and events during the year.


Camel Wrestling FestivalSelçuk


Ankara International Film DaysAnkaraTwo weeks in mid-March
Festival of VictoryÇanakkaleMarch 18



Istanbul International Film FestivalIstanbulEarly April
Izmir International Film FestivalIzmir
Traditional ” Mesir “Festival ManisaManisa
International Children’s Day AnkaraAnkara
Tourism Fair GaziantepGaziantep
Tulip Festival IstanbulIstanbul
Javelin GamesErzurum
Ankara International Arts FestivalAnkara


Commemoration of Ataturk, and Youth and Sports Day.Turkey19th of May
International Nysa Culture and Art FestivalSultanhisar
Ephesus international Festival of Culture & TourismSelcuk
Yunus Emre Culture and Art WeekEskisehir
Aksu Culture & Art FestivalGiresun
International Music and Folklore FestivalSilifke
International Yachting FestivalMarmaris
International ” Carpet ” – Kilim FestivalUsak
Kakava FestivitiesKorklareli
International Asia – Europe BiennalAnkara


Strawberry FestivalBarton
International Tea FestivalRize
International Offshore RacesIstanbul
Music, Folklore and Water sports FestivalFoca
Marmaris FestivalMarmaris
Bergama FestivalBergama
Ataturk Culture FestivalAmasya
Kafkasor Culture & Art FestivalArtvin
Int. Kus Cenneti Culture and Tourism FestivalBandirma
Cesme Sea and Music FestivalCesme
International Pamukkale Song CompetitionPamukkale
International Kahta Kommegane FestivalKahta
International Volleyball Beach TournamentAlanaya
Finike FestivalFinike
International Wine competitionUrgup
Cherry FestivalTekirdag
International Izmir FestivalIzmir
International Bursa FestivalBursa
International Art and Culture FestivalIstanbul
Traditional Kirkpinar Grease WrestlingEdirne
International Music FestivalIstanbul
Ihlara Tourism and Art WeekAksaray


International Erzurum CongressErzurum
Tourism & Culture FestivalIskenderun
International Folk Dance FestivalSamsun
Ceramic FestivalKutahya
Nasreddin Hodja FestivalAksehir
Hittite FestivalCorum
Manavgat Tourism FestivalManavgat
Kusadasi Tourism FestivalKusadasi
Carpet and Rose FestivalIsparta
Egirdir lake FestivalEgirdir
Nevsehir FestivalNevsehir
Baston and Culture FestivalDevrek
Istanbul International Jazz Festival IstanbulJuly 4 – July 20
Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming RaceIstanbul26th July
International Handicrafts and Pottery ExhibitAvanos


Troy festivalCanakkale
Insuyu FestivalBurdur
Hacibektas Veli commemoration CeremonyH.Bektas
Mengen Chefs FestivalBolu
Pine Grove Ayder Mt. and Archery FestivitiesRize
Handicrafts and Tourism FestivalAvanos



International Fair Izmir
Ertugrul Gazi Commemoration Ceremony Sogut
Seyh Edibali Commemoration and Culture Festival Bilecik
GAP Culture and Art Festival Gaziantep
Javelin Games Konya
Kemer Carnival Kemer
International Meerschaum ( white Gold ) Festival Eskisehir
Safranbolu Architectural Treasures and Folklore week Safranbolu
Sivas Culture and Art Week Sivas
International Grape Harvest Festival  Urgup
International Fair Mersin
Yagci Bedir Carpet Festival Balokesir
Culture and Art Festival Diyarbakor
International Art Festival Assos
Alton Koza Film Festival Adana
International Festival Eskisehir
Golden Pistachio Festival Gaziantep
International Plastic Arts Festival Istanbul
International Akdeniz Song Contest Antalya
Art and Culture Festival Mersin


Alton Portakal Film FestivalAntalya
Ahi Brotherhood Cultural WeekKorsehir
International Bodrum Regatta CupBodrum
International Gullet BiennialBozburun
International Triathlon CompetitionAlanya
International Yacht RaceMarmaris


International Ataturk Dam Sailing Competition S.Urfa


International St. Nicholas Symposium, DemreAntalya
Mevlana Commemoration CeremonyKonya

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