Bodrum Diving Festival

For underwater enthusiasts with demonstrations and exhibits of historic diving equipment. Live music performances and dance shows run alongside the event, which is held at the Bodrum Marina Yacht Club

Organizer:  Bodrum Underwater Society

Calendar:  Mid May



Bodrum Jazz At Sunset

Held for the 3rd time in 2012, this Jazz at Sunset festival is held at the open air stage of the Bodrum Marina Yacht Club. All concerts are held during the evening (19:30) and entry is free of charge.


Organizer:  Karia Culture and Art Association (Karsanat)

Calendar:  Mid May



Bodrum Bike Festival

The Bodrum Bicycle Festival begins at Neyzen Tevfik Street, traverses several bike trails and finishes at the Quay Centre. The goal of this event is to reduce the area's emissions, and raise awareness of the environment, by encouraging drivers to take to two wheels. Acrobats, live music performances and dance shows are held to bolster the event


Organizer:  Bodrum Nature Sports Club

Calendar:  Mid May



Bodrum International Ballet Festival

The 10th Ballet Festival was held in Bodrum in 2012, and included performances from the Turkish State Opera and Ballet Company, as well as the ballet companies of Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara.  Performances are held in the evening (starting at 21:45pm) on the stage in Bodrum Castle.

Organizer: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Calendar:  Mid to Late August



International Bodrum Film Festival

Free screenings are held at the cinema at the Oasis Mall during the day, and include interviews with the film’s Directors. In the evening, the same films are screened at Bodrum Castle. 

Organizer:  Cinemarine

Calendar:  Late September Early October


Bodrum Yacht Festival

This Yacht festival is held for a few days, just prior to the Bodrum Cup, and includes a Yacht Expo and events near the Bodrum Harbour, as well as education demonstrations, music and concerts.

Organizer:  ERA Bodrum Sailing Club

Calendar:  Mid October


Bodrum Cup

The Bodrum Cup is an annual International Wooden Yacht Regatta, and celebrates the end of the cruising season. The route incorporates Yalikavak, Turgutreis, Didim, Kalymnos and Kos, and there’s an opportunity for passengers to participate aboard competing yachts. There are 2 main categories of yacht, the traditional wooden yacht and the wooden cruiser/racer design, but all non-wooden yachts can participate in the regatta just not as a competitor.   

In addition to the regatta, there are social events held at the marinas along the route.

Organizer:  ERA Bodrum Sailing Club

Calendar:  Every 3rd week in October