The ancient sea city of Istanbul, where two continents meet in the Bosphorus and where the Black Sea and Marmara meet, will re-strengthen its bond with the blue with the "Maritime Festivals" organized by the IMM. Beaches, beaches and squares will host 1 spectacular events from 3-135 July. Talks, exhibitions, concerts, excursions and workshops will be filled with passion for the sea. The shores of the city will be the scene of many colorful activities, from oil pole races to beach soccer and volleyball.
Istanbul, which witnessed the birth of an independent country that could control its seas and operate its ports, when the Bandırma Ferry embarked on its journey of independence, will celebrate that great success with the 'Maritime Festivals'. The biggest organization to date will be held on the Maritime and Cabotage Festival with the wide participation of the public. On July 1-2-3, 35 concerts, 34 talks, sports activities, dance performances, workshops and film screenings will be held at 26 different points.
Istanbulites will experience three unforgettable days at the festivals held by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) on 1,2, 3 and 2022 July XNUMX. In events where all Istanbulites are invited Kadıköy, Maltepe, Sarıyer, Beşiktaş, Bakırköy, Kartal, Büyükada, Küçükçekmece, Arnavutköy, Çatalca, Üsküdar, Tuzla, Beyoğlu, Beylikdüzü, Şile and Beykoz will host a total of 135 events.
IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluwill meet with Istanbulites in Caddebostan, one of the colorful addresses of the festivities to be celebrated with the largest organization ever. İmamoğlu will attend the program where special shows will be held on July 1 at 17.00.
34 concerts will be held in different parts of the city during the festivities where artists of different styles will take the stage. Festival Park, a brand new open-air venue in Istanbul Kadıköywill host the Ayhan Sicimoğlu Ve Latin All Stars concert on July 1st. Artists including Livaneli Orchestra, İkilem, TNK and Rumeli Orhan Kemal will take the listeners on a pleasant journey in the coastal spots of the city such as Haliç, Ortaköy, Sarıyer and Bebek.
Beaches will be active with sports
Istanbulites will have enough of sports and entertainment on the beaches. Colorful activities will be held on the most popular beaches from the north to the south of the city. Caddebostan, Güneş, Menekşe, Karaburun, Yeniköy, Yalıköy and Kısırkaya beaches will host oil pole competition, beach football, beach volleyball and water polo races.
IMM subsidiary Spor Istanbul will organize a Water Sports Festival as part of the 'Maritime Festivals'. Maltepe Orhangazi City Park will be the scene of competitive competitions. Athletes in the giant event; will compete in swimming, aquathlon, modern pentathlon, water polo and night swimming races. The festival will start with water polo matches to be held between 10.00:19.00 and 4:XNUMX on Friday. It will continue with sports events to be held in XNUMX different branches for three days.
In addition to the entertaining activities, the maritime culture and accumulation of the city will be explained in talks and workshops at the 'Maritime Festivals'. In the talks, sports, literature, climate change issues will be discussed in the context of Istanbul's relationship with the sea. Rope making, stone painting and netting will be experienced in the workshops.
Istanbuls who wish can participate in the Maritime Festival, where exhibitions, dance performances and trips will live 3 days intertwined with the blue, free of charge.