One of the leading cities of Turkey, Ankara organizes major festivals all the year round.
Held in March annually, the International Ankara Film Festival lasts for ten days and welcomes movie enthusiasts from all over the world. In addition to other activities the festival program includes also a series of screening sessions.
The International Ankara Music Festival, which is held in April and hosts new talents every year, is also a member of the European Festivals Association.
The International Ankara Theater Festival and ODTÜ Theatre Fest are among the city's most important events. Welcoming many artists and audiences every year, these festivals bring together theater lovers from all over Turkey.
The Cherrie, Carrot, Rice, Salt, Melon, Water, Kite, and Tomato festivals are some of the local festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm every year.
On the whole, Ankara offers a wide range of festivals, celebrations and events that welcome a great number of guests annually.