Istanbul is bounded on the north and the south by two seas, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, respectively. The western half of the city lies in Europe while the eastern half is situated in Asia; in between the two halves flows the Bosphorus Strait. It is a city of great museums, historical places, shopping centers and it is a lively metropolis with many social areas. Our name is Boğaziçi Folklor Birliği Gençlik & Spor Kulübü (Bosphorus Folklore Union Youth & Sport Club). Every year, we are preparing child and young festivals. Take part in our festival and feel the mystery of the Bosphorus Sea.

Festival will start at 23 JULY 2024 16:00 and will end at 28 JULY 2024 10:00.

TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS: All the basic needs are provided by the festival organization, such as lightening, microphones on one side of the stage for musicians. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule as well.

FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE: All groups are required to secure MEDICAL INSURANCE before coming to festival. Organization committee won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However, for any emergency situations, we will provide an ambulance.


  • 9 years old and above dancers can join the festival.
  • Singing ensembles, majorettes, chorus ,folk dance and modern dance groups are welcome to participate.
  • Groups will present a performances of 5,10,15 minutes.
  • Music can be live or CD

Participation fee:

  • 160 Euro per person - 4 nights / We will provide to you Brekafast and accommodation at the 3 * hotel centrum in Ataşehir and Maltepe. Each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers.
  • 195 Euro per person - 4 nights / We will provide to you Brekafast + traditional dinner and accommodation at the 3 *  hotel centrum in Ataşehir and Maltepe. Each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers.
  • If group come more than 30 people one leader free. 40 people and more 2 free.

AIRPORT TRANSFER:42 people on the bus, 25 euros per person, round trip;30 people on the bus, 30 euros per person, round trip;20 people on the bus, 35 euros per person, round trip;10 people on the bus, 40euros per person, round trip

TRANSPORTATIONS; If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost

Preliminary program:

Day 1:
Arriving Afternoon to Istanbul. Free time dinner Meeting group leaders.
Day 2:
After the breakfast Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free), St. Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, free time dinner performance one municipality OPEN AIR.
Day 3: 
After the breakfast Shopping centrum. For groups who want to enjoy the sea on the beach in the Marmara Sea.Festival performances at municipality stage (open-air). Groups will teach the dances of their countries for entertainment purposes. They will learn traditional Turkish rhythms and Dance.
Day 4:
Special Boat tour at Bosphorus (20 euro) or shopping, and performance at municipality stage (open-air).
Day 5:
Leaving from Istanbul.
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.


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