As spring is in full bloom, Turkey is even more delightful with an array of festivals filling up this year’s calendar. From the intriguing and cultural Art Bosphorus and Chill Out Festival to the Marmaris Yacht Charter show, Turkey welcomes spring with dance and celebrations.
Tie your Turkish getaway to one of the below exciting events and create an all-around vacation with culture, art, entertainment and indulgence in all things Turkish! See below for an insight into Turkey’s spring festivals that are sure to excite: Butterfly Valley Breeding Season – Fethiye and Oludeniz (April – June) Step off the beaten path into Butterfly Valley near Fethiye during butterfly breeding season from April to June for a glimpse at the rare Jersey Tiger Moth.
A boat to the protected valley, just beyond Oludeniz along the coast towards Faralya, will take wildlife lovers into a 1,150 foot-deep canyon towards a waterfall where the butterflies can be seen in a pristine setting with very little else other than a few tree houses and a small beach bar. Art Bosphorus (May 22 – 25) Art Bosphorus Contemporary Art Fair, curated around the concept of “New Look”, brings together art lovers and contemporary works created with new perspectives.
Art Bosphorus is a dynamic, different and energetic fair that cherishes art. The fair also welcomes art groups, special initiatives, institutions at its specially designed space. Apart from the main exhibition hall, Art Bosphorus will host video projects, installations and a sculpture garden, all of which are prime meeting points for art lovers and collectors. The fair will be held at Istanbul’s Harbiye Military Museum and Congress Center.
www.artbosphorus.com/home.php Chill Out Festival (May 23-24) Since 2006 Istanbul’s Chill Out Festival has brought together music lovers to enjoy an array of cultural activities and music genres including, jazz, funk and house to name a few for 12 hours. To commemorate its 10th year, Istanbul’s Life Park will once again be home to the festival but this year attendees will experience 24 non-stop hours of performances happening on 3 stages.
www.chilloutfest.com/ Marmaris Yacht Charter Show (May 7-11) The Marmaris Yacht Charter Show, which marks the beginning of Turkey’s charter season, attracts agents, brokers and sailors to Marmaris Harbour. www.marmaris-ycs.com/