Events and Festivals

Discover Canakkale and best city festivals

Canakkale's Best City Festivals

Canakkale is honourable for hosting festival lovers from Turkey and all over the world to celebrate some special days. Enjoy the concerts, exhibitions, interviews, and best international and local festivals.

Enjoy Canakkale

Canakkale is home to various festivals, special days and celebrations with a very rich content annually. The events are held in the city centre and districts of Canakkale. People from all over the world are invited to these festivals.

Here is the list of some exciting festivals and events in Canakkale;

  • International Gelibolu Sardine Festival
  • Ayazma Bayramic Troy Festival Beauty Contest
  • International Canakkale Film Festival
  • Lapseki Cherry Festival
  • Assos Zeus Culture and Art Festival
  • Bozcaada Vintage Festival
  • Gokceada Island Film Festival
  • Ayvacik International Culture and Arts Festival
  • Gulpinar Apollon Smintheon Festival
  • Assos Performance Arts Festival
  • Biga International Archery Festival
  • Ayazma Fair
  • Bozcaada Island Yacht Competitions
  • Gokceada Island Virgin Mary Festival
  • Hidirellez Spring Celebration

Canakkale Victory

18 March, which is known as Canakkale Victory and Martyrs' Day, is a very special day in Turkey. Every year, Turkish people celebrate Canakkale Victory setting an example to the whole world with its sprit of unity and solidarity, and remember with gratitude Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and all martyrs who sacrificed their lives for freedom. Come and commemorate the heroes of Canakkale fighting against many challenges to protect the motherland.

Troy Festival

Every year, Canakkale hosts International Troy Festival starting on August 10 and lasting for a week with a rich content, featuring musical shows, plays, cultural events, panels and exhibitions.

Canakkale Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a national day to commemorate soldiers and civilians who participated and lost their lives in wars and conflicts on behalf of Australia and New Zealand. Observed on 24 - 25 April each year in Canakkale, Anzac Day is famous with its commemoration ceremony at dawn.

Bozcaada Wine Festival

Bozcaada is an area in Turkey that is famous for its wines. During the last 4 days of June each year, this festival is hosting wine tours, professional tasting, wineries visits, vineyard trips and live music in the evenings.

Canakkale Gelibolu Marathon

Canakkale is inviting you for an amazing marathon experience in the unparalleled atmosphere of the historical Gelibolu Peninsula, one of the most important thematic tracks of the world.

Canakkale's Best City Festivals
Hidirellez Spring Celebration, Canakkale