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 with colorful kites soaring gracefully in the sky of Çeşme and Alaçatı welcomes many local and foreign professional kite-flyers every May. Before leaving Alaçatı we recommend you participate in the kite festival, where thousands of kites are distributed to the local people, to really live this experience.
Urla is one of the districts of Izmir, a member city of World Gourmet Cities Network (DELICE) and continues to set a good example with its respectful attitude to the local food and the producer. International Urla Artichoke Festival is waiting for the enthusiasts in Urla, which is the heart of gum artichoke, in the last week of April. The festival where different stands, concerts and events are organized is held at Urla Republic Square and its surroundings. During the festival, cheery talks where the valuable speakers participate, workshops and kids’ events are organized and all the participants have a good time and get their fill of artichoke.
Tasting Alacati is a different excitement and new meeting platform to those enjoying their life to the full.
Tasting Alacati which is hosted by Alacati’s shops and businesses on a fascinating peninsula of the Aegean Sea, on the natural tablelands and in the downtown area of Alacati, offers gourmet delicacies, talks, events, workshops, music, art, adventurous discoveries and new experiences.
The first one of Tasting Alacati was held in May 2018, and this year it is being implementing on April 26-27-28, 2019. You can visit the web site www.tastingalacati.com to see all details about the event to last for 3 days.
At Reisdere Kite Festival, which is organized with the participation of professional kite lovers from various countries of the world, hundreds of colourful kites’ dance with Alacati wind in the sky. We invite those who don’t want to miss this visual feast to Alacati at the end of April.
Alacati Big Fish is realized with the participation of the best sportive fishers from various regions of Turkey every September.
At this tournament encouraging the practice of “Catch-Release-Let it Live” among the tournaments in Turkey, about 1 tonne of fish is sent back to the sea and the teams catching and releasing fish win prizes.
Alacati Fancy Women Bike Ride is one of the most colourful and entertaining festivals of Alacati. Every September, the women dressed up in the most beautiful clothes and colourfully decorate their bikes, make the colourful streets of Alacati much more fun.
As the summer season ends and October is coming, Alacati Town becomes colourful with art thanks to Alacati Art Week (ASH) for a week. Mainly workshops of painting, ornament, puppet, felt, glass painting and mosaic workshops, dozens of exhibitions and workshops meet the visitors on the historical streets of Alacati.
Alacati International Fish Tournament which is held with the increasing number of participants every year offer simply a sea feast to the sportive fishermen. As one of the most important fish tournaments of Europe, International Fish Tournament, which becomes the meeting platform of amateur and professional fishers, hosts the guests from many countries of the world and creates new friendships by offering an opportunity to see one of the most important fisheries of the world.
Alaçatı has become a center of attraction for local and foreign surfers thanks to its strong winds that blow steadily in every season. As the first windsurfing-oriented entertainment and music festival of Turkey, the festival is a meeting point not only for competition participants but also for windsurfing enthusiasts with its music, holiday, sports, entertainment, and competitions. We recommend you to enjoy this experience by being a part of the Alaçatı Windsurfing Festival, which is held every year in July.