SCHEDULE

OPENING GALA: Thursday, Sept 4th

FESTIVAL DAYS: Friday, Sept 5th and Saturday, Sept 6th


FESTIVAL OPENING GALA DINNER at Pioneer Court:

Outdoor event | Black tie optional

Limited number tickets will be on sale at this website starting on July 15 th

Auction to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation


THURSDAY, September 4 th , 7:00-10:00pm

Preview of Festival Booths and Silent Auction to benefit Les Turner ALS Foundation *

07:00 pm Opening Ceremony
Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter)
07:15 pm Buffet Dinner*
CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:
Turkish Folk Dance Group
Whirling Dervishes
Fashion Show
08:00 pm Break
08:15 pm Music & Entertainment continues
09:30 pm
Silent Auction Closes (winners do not need to be present)

* Silent Auction to benefit Les Turner ALS Foundation includes vacation packages to Izmir and Aegean region of Turkey, Business Class tickets with Turkish Airlines , Cappadocia vacation packages, delicacies and art from Turkey and Turkish Artists

* Open Bar Turkish Wine 7:00-8:00 pm, Cash Bar after 8:00pm

FESTIVAL DAYS : Booths are open 10:00am-9:00pm daily. Admission is free.


FRIDAY, September 5th and SATURDAY, September 6th , 2014

NOON Stage Program ( 12:00-2:30PM )

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:

12:00 pm Welcome & Ottoman Army Marching Band - Mehter
12:15 pm Turkish Folk Dance Group
Whirling Dervishes
Fashion Show
01:30 pm Festival Music Ensemble

EVENING Stage Program ( 6:00-8:30PM )

06:00 pm Welcome & Ottoman Army Marching Band - Mehter
06:15 pm Turkish Folk Dance Group
Whirling Dervishes
Fashion Show
07:30 pm Festival Music Ensemble
08:30 pm CLOSING CEREMONY (Saturday)

ACTIVITES & BOOTHS

Land of Civilizations & Atatürk Exhibit
Governorship of Izmir
Sights and Sounds of Aegean Region
Folk Dances & Music
Whirling Dervishes
Traditional Fashion Show
Fine Arts and Handicrafts
Souvenirs & Books
Travel Information
Turkish Cuisine & Turkish Coffee
Orchid Ice-cream from K.Maras
Activities for Kids, Karagöz & Hacivat Show
and more...