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Culture and Art Festivals

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Turkey's Culture and Art Festivals

Turkey is one of the most important centre of international culture and art festivals and sponsored festivals in the world. Film and theatre festivals, ballet, book fairs and more.

Cultural Activities

You will find plenty of ways to sate your culture cravings in Turkey, which has a flourishing love affair with the arts.

Book tickets to watch excellent stage performance in our national theatre, ballet or opera house. Or discover international salsa and tango festivals to feel Latin enthusiasm in Turkey.

Also you can explore your cinematic passions at our film festivals; Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation organises International Istanbul Film Festival every year, Antalya Film Festival is the most important national film festival in Turkey.

Turkey's culture and art activities is rich and varied. You will find the details about the cultural events in cities from the links above.

Art and Culture Festivals

Turkey is home to the world's most important culture and art festivals. Along with festivals of local scale held in almost every city of the country, cultural events and other festivals of international reach are also organized in major metropolitan centers such as Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, Ankara, Bodrum, Konya.

Some of the major art and culture festivals in Turkey;

  • Antalya International Film Festival
  • Istanbul International Film Festival
  • Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival
  • Istanbul International Theatre Festival
  • Istanbul International Opera Festival
  • Izmir International Film Festival
  • Izmir International Short Film Festival
  • Antalya State Opera and Ballet Festival
  • Antalya International Choir Festival
  • Antalya International Folk Music and Dance Festival
  • Mevlana Whirling Dervishes Festival
  • Bodrum International Ballet Festival
  • International Istanbul Biennial Festival
  • Cappadox Festival

Traditional Turkish Festivals

Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, Antalya