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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.

January

Camel Wrestling Festival Selçuk

March

Ankara International Film Days Ankara Two weeks in mid-March
Festival of Victory Çanakkale March 18

 

April

Istanbul International Film Festival Istanbul Early April
Izmir International Film Festival Izmir
Traditional ” Mesir “Festival Manisa Manisa
International Children’s Day Ankara Ankara
Tourism Fair Gaziantep Gaziantep
Tulip Festival Istanbul Istanbul
Javelin Games Erzurum
Ankara International Arts Festival Ankara

May

Commemoration of Ataturk, and Youth and Sports Day. Turkey 19th of May
International Nysa Culture and Art Festival Sultanhisar
Ephesus international Festival of Culture & Tourism Selcuk
Yunus Emre Culture and Art Week Eskisehir
Aksu Culture & Art Festival Giresun
International Music and Folklore Festival Silifke
International Yachting Festival Marmaris
International ” Carpet ” – Kilim Festival Usak
Kakava Festivities Korklareli
International Asia – Europe Biennal Ankara

June

Strawberry Festival Barton
International Tea Festival Rize
International Offshore Races Istanbul
Music, Folklore and Water sports Festival Foca
Marmaris Festival Marmaris
Bergama Festival Bergama
Ataturk Culture Festival Amasya
Kafkasor Culture & Art Festival Artvin
Int. Kus Cenneti Culture and Tourism Festival Bandirma
Cesme Sea and Music Festival Cesme
International Pamukkale Song Competition Pamukkale
International Kahta Kommegane Festival Kahta
International Volleyball Beach Tournament Alanaya
Finike Festival Finike
International Wine competition Urgup
Cherry Festival Tekirdag
International Izmir Festival Izmir
International Bursa Festival Bursa
International Art and Culture Festival Istanbul
Traditional Kirkpinar Grease Wrestling Edirne
International Music Festival Istanbul
Ihlara Tourism and Art Week Aksaray

July

International Erzurum Congress Erzurum
Tourism & Culture Festival Iskenderun
International Folk Dance Festival Samsun
Ceramic Festival Kutahya
Nasreddin Hodja Festival Aksehir
Hittite Festival Corum
Manavgat Tourism Festival Manavgat
Kusadasi Tourism Festival Kusadasi
Carpet and Rose Festival Isparta
Egirdir lake Festival Egirdir
Nevsehir Festival Nevsehir
Baston and Culture Festival Devrek
Istanbul International Jazz Festival  Istanbul July 4 – July 20
Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race Istanbul 26th July
International Handicrafts and Pottery Exhibit Avanos

August

Troy festival Canakkale
Insuyu Festival Burdur
Hacibektas Veli commemoration Ceremony H.Bektas
Mengen Chefs Festival Bolu
Pine Grove Ayder Mt. and Archery Festivities Rize
Handicrafts and Tourism Festival Avanos

 

September

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

October

Alton Portakal Film Festival Antalya
Ahi Brotherhood Cultural Week Korsehir
International Bodrum Regatta Cup Bodrum
International Gullet Biennial Bozburun
International Triathlon Competition Alanya
International Yacht Race Marmaris

November

International Ataturk Dam Sailing Competition S. Urfa

December

International St. Nicholas Symposium, Demre Antalya
Mevlana Commemoration Ceremony Konya

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