Events and Festivals

Discover Edirne and best city festivals

Edirne's Best City Festivals

Edirne is a great city for who want to celebrate some traditional festivals such as Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival, Kakava Hidirellez Festival, Thrace Music Fest, International Band and Liver Festival, and Spring Festival.

Enjoy Edirne

Edirne is a modern city where people who love to enjoy. Below is a guide to some of the local festivals you can attend in and around this delightful city. Festival dates may change according to organizers.

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

  • Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival
  • Kakava Hidirellez Festival
  • Thrace Music Fest
  • Edirne Spring Carnival
  • International Edirne Band and Liver Festival
  • Clarinet Festival
  • Ipsala Rice Festival and Agriculture Fair
  • Enez Hunting and Fish Festival
  • Thrace University Spring Festival
  • Atbaba Festivities

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival takes place between the last days of June and the first days of July. It is one of the most important festivals in Turkey and one of the longest running sports events in the world. During the festival, you can enjoy the competitions, folk dance shows, exhibitions and fair organizations in Edirne. The festival was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

Kakava Hidirellez Festival

Hidirellez is celebrated by Turkish communities, Christians and many other Mesopotamian and Anatolian cultures as it has roots deeper than Islam or Christianity. Enjoy the Kakava Hidirellez Festival, see for yourself the traditions and colours in this amazing city. Hidirellez was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017.

Thrace Music Fest

Thrace Music Fest aims to bring together its guests with unlimited music and entertainment. It promises to visitors a lovely beach festival, camping among the trees and cool waters to swim.

Edirne Band and Liver Festival

International Edirne Band and Liver Festival is organized to promote the Edirne pan liver nationally and internationally, and to attract local and foreign tourists to the city. In addition to the promotion of pan liver, local and foreign brass bands' performances, various competitions, events and concerts are organized in the festival. It is one of Edirne's most iconic festivals.

Edirne's Best City Festivals
Kakava Hidirellez Festival, Edirne