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Izmir is one of Turkey's leading cities and is frequently mentioned for its events, fairs and festivals organized throughout the year.

The Izmir International Fair is one of the most comprehensive and well-established fairs of Turkey and opened on September 9 for a period of 10 days every year.

Held for the first time in 2013, the Bornova Homeros Festival will be organizing a variety of social, cultural, artistic, scientific and sporting events.

The Flower Festival of Karsiyaka, where the beautiful flowers of the Aegean region are exhibited is held since 2001.  The Hidrellez Day, on the other hand, is a traditional festvity celebrating the spring. You can make a wish at Hidrellez and jump over the camp fire that is traditionally lit to ward off bad luck or illnesses.

The International Izmir Festival brings together art and culture, while the International Poetry Festival of Bornova, welcomes artists from all over the world who combine their imagination with the power of their pen.

The Izmir European Jazz Festival and IF Izmir International Independent Film Festival feature creative works of art whereas the Dragon Cup Turkey is well known as one of the world’s largest inter-institutional sports competitions.

The Balkan Folk Dance Festival brings together representatives of the countries with cultures akin to Turkish culture and the Japanese Film Festival, organized in cooperation with Japan, brings distant cultures together.

Many more activities and festivals are waiting for their guests and of course you are invited too.

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