16 - 20 May 2017
  Marmaris      Turkey

Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mr, Selçuk YILDIZ

Application Form

  until 28 April 2017

The aim of the organizers is to make bridge between the cultures. Every year we are hosting different countries in our festivals. Festivals that focus on cultural or specifically ethnic topics also seek to inform members of their traditions and the involvement of community elders sharing stories and experience provides a means for unity among families. We have a big honour with meeting new friends. 
Since 2006, we were organizing 63 international folk festival. When we announced our festivals we said “ We are waiting all over the World to our festival”. We hosted nearly 11.000 folk friends from Macedonia, Serbia, T.R.N.C., Kabardin Balkaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Republic of Ingushetia, Montenegro, Romania, Jordan, Latvia, Russia, Indonesia, Lithuania, Hungary, Mexico, India, Yakutia Republic, North Osetia in our 63 festivals. “...As in your Dreams.”
History of Marmaris
Marmaris - the crossroad of the aegean and mediterranean seaspart of the mediterranean sea between neighbours turkey and greece is the aegean sea. this is how the two neighbours refer to the part the mediterranean between them. the aegean sea is connected to the black sea by çanakkale and İstanbul straits. A frequently asked question; “Where is the beginning and end of the mediterranean and aegean seas?”
The answer is : Marmaris


  • Folk Dance Groups
  • Modern Dance Groups
  • Pop Dance Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Bands
  • Orchestras
  • Majorettes

Participating conditions are:

  • Each country can participate with one group per category. (folk dance, pop dance, modern dance, choir, majorettes, orchestra)
  • The commitee won’t pay any fee to groups for attending the organization.
  • The group should be in Muğla - Marmaris on 16 May 2017 and the departure date is 20 May 2017 after breakfast.
  • The number of participants in group is not limited - including the manager, leader musicians, drivers and dancers.
  • The age of participants is not limited.
  • The number of group is not limited.
  • Performances should be either 5-10-15 min.
  • The groups may perform with live music or a CD.
  • The groups should come with their national flags.
  • The list with participants - which contains dancers, musicians, leaders, drivers - age and sex should be send before  1 May 2017.
  • Festival commitee will take a cost for all expensive including organization and accommodation place fee. 
  • If group will arrive by plane to Dalaman Airport, transfer (Airport-Hotel, Hotel-Airport, transfer during the festival) will be 500 Euro. It will organizing by commitee.

Participant fee:

  • 110 Euro ( Full Board for 4 nights ). Additional days can be booked - 40 Euro/person/day.
Discount: Every 25 participant - 1 person is free. (25 +1 free of charge).

Participation fee includes:

  • Accomodation in 4**** hotel
  • Participation in the event
  • 3 times (buffet) meal
  • All drinks
  • Medical Insurance

Participation fee does NOT include:

  • Transportation (From the Airport to Marmaris and back)


16 May
  • 13.30 - 14.30        Check-in
  • 19.00                    Welcome Dinner
  • 20:00                    Group Leaders Meeting
17 May
  • 09.00                    Breakfast
  • 13.30                    Lunch
  • 19:00                    Parade
  • 19:30-21:00           Performance
18 May
  • 09.00                    Breakfast
  • 10.30                    Meeting with Mayor of Municipality
  • 12:00                    Boat Tour
  • 20.30                    Dinner
19 May
  • 08.00-10.00          Breakfast
  • 14.30                    Lunch
  • 20.00                    Gala Performance
  • 22.30                    Closing Ceremony
20 May
  • 09.00                   Breakfast
  •                             Departure
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
The next payments should be made to organizer's bank account after Offical Invitation, otherwise the group's participation will be cancelled.

Application Form     until 28 April 2017

News About the Festival

21 May 2016

For the fifth time, in Marmaris was created a "bridge between cultures"

V Folklore Festival in Marmaris (Mugla, Turkey) was held from 16 to 20 May. 6 groups from Georgia, Sri Lanka, T.R.N.C. and Turkey took part in this year's edition. The 160 performers showed their dan…