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From classical arts and music to modern songs and from gallery displays to enternational fairs, Izmir is the perfect choice to delve into the world of Turkish entertainment.

Izmır European Jazz Festival

The Izmir European Jazz Festival organized every year by IKSEV since 1994 brings Jazz lovers together and intends to spread the culture of jazz music. The festival attracts performers, bands and visitors from all around the world and gives young jazz audiences the opportunity to listen, learn, understand and love jazz music.

  • Education-focused festival
  • Cultural events
  • Jazz festival poster competition

Izmir International Puppet Days

Every year, one of the major puppet festivals of the world, the International Puppet Festival, welcomes art enthusiasts, professional performance artists, the puppet show contest and several theatre companies from all around the world.

  • Exhibitions
  • Conferences
  • International performers
  • Puppet show contest

International Izmir Festival

IKSEV has been organising the International Izmir Festival for 31 years. The festival gives world renowned artists the opportunity to perform at historical venues and aims at bringing together historical places and art lovers.

  • World renowned artists
  • Historical venues
  • International and national performances

Christmas Bazaar

Every year in December, the traditional "Christmas Bazaar" is organised by the French Cultural Institute in Izmir. Discover an amazing selection of stalls with handmade souvenirs as well as Christmas gift shops and enjoy homemade cake with a delicious glass of mulled wine.

  • Traditional event
  • Market stalls
  • Handmade souvenirs

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