In addition to its beaches and enjoyable way of life, Bodrum is widely recognised for its festivals that cover a wide range of topics all year long. Even though they are not widely advertised, these festivals add colour to Bodrum and draw both tourists and locals. We anticipate that these festivals, which are important and successful organisations in their respective fields, will receive more attention. You can opt to reconsider your trip plans after reading this article and adjust them to fit these Bodrum festivals.
Bodrum Music Festival
The D-Marin Classical Music Festival was formerly called as the Bodrum Music Festival, which it adopted last year. The festival will have been around for 15 years this year. The event always takes place in August, albeit the start and end dates change from year to year. The event schedule may also go for 4-5 or 8 days. The Bodrum Classical Music Festival’s schedule includes morning, afternoon, evening, and nighttime concerts. In the past, the event has featured performances by the Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Lauren Fagan-Murat Karahan, Dorukhan Doruk-Gülru Ensari, and Fazl Say.
Gumusluk International Classical Music Festival
Since 2004, one of Bodrum’s most well-known events, the Gumusluk International Classical Music Festival, has been held in one of the town’s most well-liked villages. In its field today, it is regarded as one of the most important events. This festival features performances by well-known artists over the course of 1.5–2.5 months, with the themes of Suda (on water), Tasta (on stone), and Kumda (on sand). The festival, which was initially held in Gumusluk’s mediaeval church Eklisia, was moved to the town’s historic quarry to fulfil the demand in later years.
This year’s Chill-Out Festival in Bodrum will take place on July 20 and 21 at Xuma Beach in Yalikavak. The festival is held yearly in three different towns. The festival was attended by famous people including Chaim, Eli Light, Mimi Love, and Luca Musto the year before. One of the best Bodrum festivals, the Chill-Out Festival, attracts a large number of tourists from Turkey and other nations by “mixing the exquisite world of Lounge Fm with real life.” The Chill-Out Festival is a great summertime activity since it allows attendees to swim, unwind in the sun, and enjoy some great music.
Karsanat Baroque Music Festival
The Karya Culture and Arts Association organises the Karsanat Baroque Music Festival, which is free and held in September at the Bodrum Antique Theater with the aim of presenting and promoting baroque music to a larger audience. The event, which recently included the Karya Baroque Ensemble, coloratura-mezzosoprano Esen Demirci, and countertenor Kaan Buldular, should not be missed by fans of baroque music. The event is regarded as one of Turkey’s best Bodrum festivals.