29 September – 02 October 2024

Istanbul, Turkey




4 days
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Where the festival will be held?

The International Festival of dance and song “Magical Istanbul” is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups. At the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, vocal groups, majorette groups, instrumental groups, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. The age of the participants is not limited.

The festival will be held in Istanbul which is a city where you can feel the mysticism of the East and the modernity of the West, the constant time travel between the past and the future, and the balance of the traditional and the modern. Istanbul not only joins continents, but it also joins cultures and people.

Where the groups will be accommodated?

The groups will be accommodated in 4* Hotels in Istanbul on a Half Board Basis with 2 meals per day (breakfast, and dinner). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. On 25 participants, every 26th participant is free of charge.

Extra charges for: Double room: 5 euro/person/day | Single Room: 33 euro/day Extra night: 40 euro/person/day

The participation fee is 145€ per person.

It includes:

  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels
  • Half Board Basis with 2 meals per day – breakfast and dinner
  • Participation in 1 Concert and a Defile
  • City Tax
  • Invitation Letter
  • Grattiduted Certificate
  • All expenses of the festival organization

Does NOT include:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers
  • Parking for bus
  • Excursions

Can you offer me a transfer?

The festival organizers will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from the airport, during the festival days, and back to the same airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed upon according to their number.

Is there parking for the buses and how much does it cost?

The groups coming by bus can use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys around the city. The Parking for the buses is paid for by the group at the rate set at the parking place.

How can the group pay for the festival costs?

The participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Each participant group should pay 30% in advance after receiving the official invitation. After this date (29.08.2024) advance payments are not refunded. In case of a price increase, due to the global crisis, we reserve the right to adjust the festival fee.

Festival Date:

29.09 – 02.10.2024


1 Concert with Professional Stage & Sound System


4* Hotels – Half Board Basis (2 meals per day)


3 nights – 145 euro per person

Free Members:

On 25 participants, every 26th is free of charge

City Tax:

Included in the festival fee


  • Diploma
  • Gift From Organization
  • Festival Organization
  • Hotel Reservation
  • Trip expenses, airport transfers, and parking
  • Tourist guide, sightseeing, excursions
  • Tourist city tax
  • Health insurance

Festival Program


Arrival and accommodation of the groups in the Hotel


Short description of the festival program by FFA Team
08:00 Breakfast in the Hotel
09:00 Free Time – Excursion day (You can find more information in the “Excursions” section.)
18:30 Defile if Government restrictions allow
19:00 Concert and awarding Diploma
Free time (Apply for one of the festival excursions and make wonderful memories)
10:00 Check–out after breakfast
11:00 Departure to FFA Festival in Antalya
Detailed Festival Program will be given to you 1 month before the start of the festival. The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!

Refund Policy

As confirmation of its participation in this folklore festival, a group pays a deposit as a guarantee.

This deposit is non-reimbursable if you later decide not to come, for any reason. In case of unexpected circumstances or Force Majeure, the organizer reserves the right to change the event date or postpone it for the next year.

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