20 - 24 April 2021
 Ayvalik     Turkey

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

Contact person:  Murat Erdem

Ayvalik - is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesir Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.
It was alternatively called Kydonies (Κυδωνίες) by the town's former Greek population; although the use of the name Ayvalık was widespread for centuries among both the Turks and the Greeks, pronounced as Ayvali (Αϊβαλί) by the latter.

Conditions for participation:

  • The groups are requested to arrive in Ayvalık on 20 April 2021 - 12:00 and depart on 24 April 2021- 12:00, after breakfast. 
  • Dancers (except accompanying people)  must be between 8-16 years old. 
  • We will prefer dance groups with live music but recorded music also acceptable.  
  • The groups will prepare 5-10 minutes programs. All groups have to prepare minimum 2 different performances.
  • Each group should bring flag of their country with them.
  • Pocket money will not be paid to the groups by Festival Committee.
  • 100 Lt. Diesel will given to each bus. (If groups came by bus)
  • Each participant receives an attendance certificate.
  • The number of participants is not limited.


Participation fee:

  • 145 Еuro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Organizational expenses,
  • Accommodation in a Hotel for 4 nights with 2 meals per day. (Open buffet breakfast and dinner.  Free non alcohol drink)
  • On every 25 participants - one member is free of charge (24+1)
For double rooms there is a supplement of 5 € per person per day, for single room 15 € per person per day.
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.
PAYMENT: As a following step of your participation in the festival, the group pays in advance 1000 € (which is not reimbursable in case of declination of participation).
The rest of the amount is to be paid 15 days before the festival or at the group’s arrival to the hotel, according to the agreement. Last application and deposit 15.03.2021

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26 April 2018

500 children attended a festival in Ayvalik (Turkey)

For the fifth time, in Ayvalik (Turkey) was held the International Independent World Children Festival AYVALIK. 500 participants from Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey took part in it. The…
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