Alacati, which is considered as the rising star of Aegean Region, is the centre of attention of its guests with its festivals, events and nightlife. As well as enjoying the sea and the sun in Alacati, you can breathe life to your holiday with festivals and events held all the year round. Especially Bars Street, located among the historic stone houses, is one of the must-see places for those who go to Alaçatı.
The Alaçatı Kite Festival is attended by kite-flyers from all over the world every May. We highly recommend that you attend this exciting and colorful festival. Thousands of kites of all shapes and sizes adorn the sky in this one of a kind celebration.
Urla is one of the districts of Izmir, a member of the World Gourmet Cities Network (DELICE). The town is considered to be an example of how to maintain a harmonious food ecosystem that respects the production process and culinary tradition. The International Urla Artichoke Festival takes place during the last week of April and is a celebration of this exciting thistle plus aforementioned harmony. Visitors can visit different stands and enjoy concerts at the Urla Republic Square. Artichoke themed talks, workshops and kids’ events are also a staple of this unique celebration .
Tasting Alaçatı is an annual celebration of local food & drink.
This fun festivity is hosted by local shops and businesses in the downtown area. It is a fête of gourmet delicacies and the town’s diverse dining experiences. Workshops, live music and art exhibits are also a staple at this culinary carnival.
You can visit the web site www.tastingalacati.com to see all details of this event.
At Reisdere Kite Festival is another yearly kite festival. It is an additional event where visitors can enjoy the movement and colors of various majestic kites. This visual feast takes place at the end of April.
The Alaçatı Big Fish Tournament is an thrilling competition of this “man vs. animal” sport. The competition counts with the participation of some of the best competitive fishermen in Turkey. This annual event takes place in September. The tournament encourages the practice of “Catch-Release-Let it Live” . It is estimated that approximately 1 ton of fish is sent back to the sea.
The Alaçatı Fancy Women Bike Ride is another entertaining yearly festival in Alaçatı. Every September, women dress up in colorful clothes and decorate their bikes. This fun ride provides Alaçatı and its streets with a distinct festive ambiance .
Alaçatı Art Week (ASH) is a stimulating and cultural annual event that takes place at the end of October. Alaçatı becomes bathed with all forms of artistic expression, which in turn creates a pleasant all-around vibe. Exhibitions and workshops on paintings, ornaments, puppets, and mosaics are a staple.
Alaçatı International Fish Tournament is an important fishing tournament in Europe. It is a platform for both amateur and professional fishers, as well as curious onlookers with an interest in this competitive sport. Visitors with an interest in this sport come from all over the world to enjoy this international event.
Alaçatı is a hotspot for surfers thanks to the strong winds that blow steadily every season. This festival celebrates this sport through competition, and various related events. The festival offers guests the opportunity to learn more about the sport, but also enjoy live music and festive scene. The Alaçatı Windsurfing Festival is held in July every year.