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SCHEDULE

OPENING GALA: Thursday, Sept 4th
FESTIVAL DAYS: Friday, Sept 5th and Saturday, Sept 6th

OPENING GALA DINNER at Pioneer Court:
THURSDAY, September 4 th , 7:00-10:00pm
Private outdoor event | Black tie optional
To purchase tickets for the Gala please click TICKET button on the right!

 7:00 pm Preview of Festival Boots
Silent Auction Preview *

 7:30 pm 
Welcome
Buffet Dinner and Turkish Wine served **

 7:45 pm Opening Ceremony
Ottoman Army Marching Band (Mehter)
CULTURAL PERFORMANCES:
Turkish Folk Dances
Whirling Dervishes
Fashion Show
Live Auction (Trip to Turkey) *

 9:00 pm Break

 9:15 pm Music & Entertainment continues

 9:30 pm Silent Auction Closes (winners do not need to be present)

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

** Open Bar 7:30-8:30pm, Cash Bar after 8:30pm

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

FRIDAY, September 5th and SATURDAY, September 6th

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

 1:30 pm Festival Music Ensemble

EVENING Stage Program: 6:00-8:30PM

 6:00 pm Welcome & Ottoman Army Marching Band - Mehter

 6:15 pm Turkish Folk Dance Group
Whirling Dervishes
Fashion Show

 7:30 pm Festival Music Ensemble

 8:30 pm CLOSING CEREMONY (Saturday)

ACTIVITIES & 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...