Adana, the City of Festivals
With worldwide organizations such as International Golden Boll Film Festival, International Adana Festival of Taste, International Orange Blossom Carnival, Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival, Adana has now turned into a city of festivals. Especially with the International Adana Festival of Taste held for the last four years, there is a development of visitor motivation in terms of Gastronomy Tourism in our city.
International Adana Festival of Taste
The Festival, the first of which was held on 6-7-8 October 2017 with the aim of international promotion of Adana cuisine, attracted considerable attention. It was held by the theme of «For the Power of Tradition» In 2018; «Great Mediterranean Feast» In 2019.
Throughout the festival in different parts of the city, various gastro shows, parades, talks, workshops and competitions are held accompanied by famous chefs, gourmets and artists.
International Orange Blossom Carnival
The carnival, organized in April, when the orange, one of the symbols of Adana, blooms, was first held in 2013. In the activities starting with the ringing of the carnival gong thousands of people enjoy the carnival enthusiasm to the fullest with the songs played and dance performances. The carnival carrying the distinction of being the first street carnival in Türkiye is of great interest
Sabancı International Theater Festival
It has been organized since 1998 in cooperation with the Sabancı Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Theaters. The festival, opened with magnificent performances on the Seyhan River, is the longest running theater festival that lasts for a month.
International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
It was held for the first time in 1969 under the name of “Golden Boll Film Festival” under the leadership of Adana Municipality and Adana Cinema Club. Including the contributions of the Turkish film archive, the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, with its enriched content every year since then, has become one of the most important cultural and artistic events not only in the Çukurova region but also in our country.
Cotton, once called White Gold in Adana and was harvested between August and October and exported to the whole world, is also the symbol of the International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival activities.