Izmir Bay Festival, which will be held for the fourth time this year by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on October 15-17, brings all sea lovers together in Izmir. Concerts, shows and other enjoyable events will accompany the competition at sea.
In line with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, “Izmir, a city of sports”, the 15th Izmir Gulf Festival is being held between 17-4 October. İzmir Bay is preparing to stage the İzmir Arkas Gulf Races on October 16 and 17 with optimist, canoeing and swimming events for three days.
İzmir Bay Festival Gündoğdu Square and BayraklıIt will continue throughout the day on the stages where artists and show teams will take place. As part of the festival, talks, coastal and sea cleaning will also be held.
To be followed across the bay
Izmir Gulf Festival hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is organized with the support of Chamber of Shipping Izmir Branch, Arkas Holding, Turkish Sailing Federation, Aegean Open Sea Yacht Club (EAYK), İZDENİZ, İZFAŞ and Grand Plaza. İzmir Arkas Gulf Race, where more than 300 boats will compete on triangular routes for two days, can be watched along the coast between Gündoğdu Square and Alsancak Ferry Pier, from Göztepe Ferry Pier to Konak Ferry Pier, from Alaybey to Bostanlı Ferry Pier.
“We will strengthen the relationship of the people of Izmir with the sea”
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that the festival has grown every year and has become one of the symbols of İzmir, “İzmir is a sea city. The people of Izmir have always lived a life intertwined with the sea. We are working to further strengthen this relationship. This festival is a very powerful event for our goal. We will continue to work to strengthen the relationship of the people of Izmir with the sea, to increase the mobility in the Gulf, to look from the sea to the land, not from the land to the sea.”
Thanks to the Metropolitan Municipality
Bernard Arkas, Arkas Holding Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “I am very excited for the İzmir Arkas Gulf Race, which we held as part of the fourth İzmir Gulf Festival this year. Of course, what we really want is to ensure that there is continuous sailing in the Izmir Bay. For this, I would like to thank both the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the Turkish Sailing Federation, the EAYK, and the sailors who will participate in the race and color the bay, for their support on this path.”
Canoeing is also available
On Friday, October 15, the first day of the festival, there will be performances by street artists at the ferry piers and on the ships between 12.00 and 20.00. At 16.00, national windsurf athlete Çağla Kubat and national kitesurf athlete Bilge Öztürk have conversations at the Historical Gas Factory. On Saturday, October 16, at 11.00, there is coastal cleaning in İnciraltı Urban Forest and free canoe training at Bostanlı Fisherman's Shelter. İzmir Arkas Gulf Races will start at 13.00. Between 16.00 and 19.00, a canoe race will be held at Bostanlı Fisherman's Shelter. There is a cortege by land and sea between Konak Pier and Gündoğdu Square at 17.30. There will be a folk dance show and the opening ceremony at 18.10 at Gündoğdu Square. The Pop Orchestra concert will be held at Gündoğdu Square at 18.15, and the Kabardinka Dance Group performance will be held at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center at 20.00.
Heavenly will take the stage
On Sunday, October 17, between 10.00-12.00, there is a coastal cleaning between Gündoğdu Square and Passport Breakwater. Canoe training will be held at Bostanlı Fisherman's Shelter between 10.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00. At 10.00:XNUMX, Güzelbahçe is blue bayraklı There is a swimming race on the beach. at 18.30 BayraklıThere is a folk dance show in . There is a concert of the Southern Sea Area Command Band at Gündoğdu Square at the same time. at 19.30 BayraklıWhile the Positive Live Project concert will meet with the people of İzmir in , Göksel will take the stage at 20.30 at Gündoğdu Square.