One of the most interesting aspects of Antalya is that it is literally a festival city! Antalya stands out in the international arena for its major organizations taking place at different times of the year.
Among the city's most important festivals, the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival offers screenings of worldwide renowned films to cinema enthusiasts for more than 50 years. Attended by many artists and directors, the festival awards the “Golden Orange” prize to winners of the film competitions.
The Antalya International Theater Festival held in May hosts theater groups from many countries around the world while National High School Theater Festival welcomes young talents from around the country.
The National Antalya Basketball Festival and Antalya Golf Tournament, awaited eagerly by sports enthusiasts every year, provide for entertaining activities in addition to sports competitions.
The International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival of Antalya brings together the works of notable artists from Turkey and around the world since 1993.
The International Sand Sculpture Festival in Antalya showcases amazing sand sculptures, made within a time span of 20 days, by notable international artists from more than 10 countries.
Do not forget to book your holiday in Antalya if you do not want to miss the festivities!