BODRUM is a Turkish city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.
It is a very important settlement area in terms of history since it has been home to many civilizations dating from mythological times. In the history of Bodrum, the historian Herodotus, the first Admiral of history, 1.Artemisia 2. As well as famous artists such as Leachares and Sherpas besides Artemisia have grown up. Humorous called the city "Eternal Blue Land " where East and West ports come together with white Bodrum Houses, Gumbet, narrow streets descending to the sea, and the famous Bodrum Castle. Halikarnassos meets both the climate and the natural beauties of the summer months. It is a wonderful holiday city that can be experienced also in the winter months.
Once a cozy fishing village of only a few thousand people, Bodrum has experienced a renaissance in the last half-century that has transformed this once-sleepy community into one of Turkey's most popular vacation hotspots. Writers, intellectuals, artists, and musicians have long called this Aegean townhome, or second-home, attracting a vibrant cultural scene paralleled only by the town's nightlife. Windswept beaches and glittering waters provide the backdrop to the perfect beach getaway. Nowadays, Halikarnas is an open-air nightclub and one of the most important locations for
nightlife in Bodrum with a capacity of 5000 guests. It is also considered to be one of the best clubs in Europe.
All these beauties in the Turkish Riviera and a lot of fun are waiting for you at our festival. Come and join the best festival experience ever. Travel and dance with us in Bodrum, Turkey…

General Rules

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music, and interesting national costumes.

At the festival can participate, folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, and music bands from all over the world.

Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands festival.

Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 08-12 minutes each with USB or orchestra.

Folklore groups should take a flag of their country and a minimum of 4 gifts for the municipality visits and organizers.

The number of participants is limited (only 3 groups from each country).

Groups have to send us a short CV and min.6 photos of the group by e-mail.

Festival Program:

25 June 2021
14.00 Arriving in Bodrum, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time (beach time)
18.00 – 20.00 Diner in the hotel
21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

26 June 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Gumusluk and Yalikavak sightseeing with organized local tour guides (optional) or free time on the beach
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in the hotel
19.30 Ensemble parade
20.00 Official festival evening in the square of the city
- Welcome Speech
- Open-air performance
- Singing and dancing together

27 June 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 18.00 Daily boat excursion in the blue waters  with stopovers for swimming and lunch on the boat at the Bodrum Peninsula or Visiting Kos island (optional)
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in the hotel
20.00 Second festival evening in the square of the city (open-air performance on a professional stage)

28 June 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.30 – 12.00 Visiting Municipality of the city and reception at the Mayor of the city with representatives and leaders of each group.
19.00 – 20.00 Diner in the hotel
21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by the organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants, discotheque with all the festival participants

29 June 2021
7.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
12.00 Departure



Participation Fee:
99 Euro for 3 HB per person ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day )
119 Euro for 4 HB per person ( 4 nights with 2 meals per day )
It covers hotel accommodation (leaders and drivers in 2 double rooms and others in triple and quadruple rooms) with  2 meals per day in 3* HOTELS in  Bodrum, Turkey.

Addition day can be booked for 30 euro/person/day
Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation Fee Includes:
Participation in the festival concerts,
Professional sound, stage, and light equipment.
Accommodation in 3* Hotels (3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 7€/person/day, supplement for a single room is 15 €/person/day),
Half Board hotel accommodation
Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
Souvenir and gift for each group
Certificate for attendance
Drinks during the performance

Participation fee does not include:
Transport (for arrival and departure)
Optional Boat Tour Programs
What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”


  • 26/06/2020 - 30/06/2020


26/06 - 30/06
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 99 € per person
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 119 € per person


How to get there

Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.

For the groups arriving by plane the festival committee will arrange their airport and festival transfers free of charge.

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