Izmir Bay Festival, which will be held for the fifth time by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on 1-3 July, brings sea lovers together. Concerts, shows, workshops and tours will accompany the competition at sea.
In line with the vision of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, “İzmir, a city of sports”, the fifth İzmir Gulf Festival is being held between 1-3 July. Izmir Bay is getting ready to be the scene of optimist, canoe, co-boat training races, swimming events and open water swimming races for three days.
İzmir Gulf Festival, which will be held with the slogan "İzmir's Heart Beats in the Gulf", will host concerts, workshops, races and performances in Gündoğdu Square as well as water sports activities in İzmir Marina and Konak Pier. There will also be talks, film screenings, exhibitions and excursions within the scope of the festival. Izmir residents will also be able to join the free Flamingo Road bus tour on July 2 and 3, provided that they register via izmir.art.
Cortege by land and sea
İzmir Gulf Festival hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is organized with the support of Chamber of Shipping, Turkish Sailing Federation, Aegean Open Sea Yacht Club (EAYK), İZDENİZ, İZFAŞ, İZDOĞA and Grand Plaza.
The festival will start in front of Konak Pier, both on land and on the sea, on July 1 and will end at Gündoğdu Square. Patika Rebetiko band will take the stage at 20.30 and Ozbi will take the stage at 21.30 on the same day at the festival area in Gündoğdu Square. In addition to the concerts, workshops for tying the knot and putting on life jackets, and tug-of-war will be organized by expert sailor personnel. In addition, the people of İzmir will have the opportunity to both get to know sea and maritime products and to buy delicacies consisting of seafood at the stands to be set up in Gündoğdu Square.
There is a conversation and an exhibition.
Within the scope of the festival, on July 1 at Izmir Art Center at 16.30, under the moderation of Yusuf Öztürk, Chairman of the Izmir Branch of the Chamber of Shipping, the author of the book “Interior Design on Yachts”, Assoc. Dr. “About the Sea” with the participation of İnanç Işıl Yıldırım and underwater photographer, diver Murat Kaptan. Sohbetevent” will be held. The underwater photography exhibition titled “There is Life in the Izmir Bay”, which will be opened at Vasıf Çınar Square on July 1, can be visited until August 1.
Water sports at Izmir Marina and Konak Pier
On July 2, optimist races, swimming pool events and co-boat training races will be held at İzmir Marina between 10.00:16.00 and 10.00:16.00, and canoe races, IOM class radio controlled boat event and Stand Up-Paddle will be held at Konak Pier between 3:10.00 and 15.00:XNUMX. Optimist races, swimming pool events and co-boat training races will continue between XNUMX-XNUMX in İzmir Marina on July XNUMXrd.
In addition to the water sports activities in İzmir Marina and Konak Pier campuses, the blue water sports activities in Güzelbahçe on 3 July Sunday between 10.00:12.00 and XNUMX:XNUMX. bayraklı There will be an open water swimming race at Siteler Beach.
Movie screenings and moonlight tours
“Sea”-themed film screenings will be held on the Kadifekale Floating Facility for two days on 1-2 July. “Life of Pi” will be screened in front of Konak Pier on July 1 at 21.00, and “Journey to the Depths” will be screened in front of Göztepe Pier on July 2. On the same dates, at 21.00, moonlight tours will be organized from Üçkuyular Pier with the Historical Bergama Ferry.