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Ankara Events

International Children's Theatre Festival

This is a biennal event.

Held in honour of Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk, this vibrant 10-day event focuses on the promise of youth. Dozens of events include folkloric dancing, music, song and food with processions and displays across the city.

Date: 01 April 2019 - 30 April 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues, including the main parks and schools

Ankara International Music Festival

A month-long musical highlight that draws musical aficionados from all over Turkey, this popular festival boasts a packed calendar of concerts and performances featuring big-name artists and unknown acts.

Date: 04 April 2019 - 25 April 2019
Venue: Outdoor venues and plush concert halls.
Website: http://ankarafestival.com/

Ankara International Film Festival

Turkey's cinematic highlight draws filmmakers and cinema-lovers from all over the world.

Date: 18 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
Venue: Venues across Ankara.
Website: http://www.filmfestankara.org.tr/en
Cost:

Varied


Republic Day

This much-celebrated public holiday is observed nationwide, marking the end of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. In Ankara, people flock to events in parks and plazas throughout the city with much eating, drinking and merriment and flag-waving pageantry.

Date: 29 October 2019 - 29 October 2019
Cost:

Free