North Cyprus Festivals

North Cyprus can fairly be called an island of festivals… Tourists as well as local people have the chance to enjoy various festivals and local events held almost every week. Some of these festivals are local and give an insight into traditional Cypriot culture while some other international festivals and events are held in famous venues of North Cyprus and attract important celebrities every year from all around the world.

The list of the most important North Cyprus Festivals can be seen below (although it should be a good idea to check local press for exact dates):

March
– Cyprus Tulip Festival – Avtepe, Trikomo (Iskele)
– Hisarkoy Orchid Festival – Kyrenia
– Besparmaklar Theatre Festival – Catalkoy, Kyrenia

April
– Mormenekse Artichoke Festival – Mormenekse, Trikomo (Iskele)
– Culture & Art Festival of Kalavac – Kalavac, Nicosia
– Karpasia Tourism Festival – Kumyali, Trikomo (Iskele)
– International Spring Concerts
– Yigitler Gafgarit Festival – Degirmenlik, Nicosia
– Mediterranean Ayrelli (Asparagus) Festival – Kyrenia

May
– Buyukkonuk Eco-Tourism Spring Festival –Buyukkonuk, Trikomo (Iskele)
– International Bellapais Music Festival – Kyrenia
– Culture & Art Festival of Duzova– Nicosia
– Yildirim Watermeon Festival –Yenibogazici, Trikomo (Iskele)
– Silk Cocoon Festival – Bellapais, Kyrenia
– Cyprus Tango Festival – Kyrenia & Nicosia
– International Northern Cyprus Film Festival – Kyrenia & Nicosia & Famagusta
– Cyprus Raki Festival – Kyrenia

June & July
– Famagusta Children’s Festival – Famagusta
– Iskele International Folk Dance Festival – Trikomo (Iskele)
– Degirmenlik Children’s Festival – Nicosia
– Lapta Tourism Festival – Kyrenia
– Guzelyurt Orange Festival – Morphou (Guzelyurt)
– Iskele Festival – Trikomo (Iskele)
– International Famagusta Culture & Art Festival – Famagusta
– Beyarmudu Potato, Culture and Arts Festival – Famagusta
– Esentepe Apricot Festival– Kyrenia
– Lapta Children’s Festival – Kyrenia
– Gonyeli Folk Dance Festival– Nicosia
– Alsancak Folk Dance Festival – Kyrenia
– Tomato Festival – Lapta, Kyrenia

August & September
– Nicosia Youth Carnival – Nicosia
– Cyprus LTB Theatre Festival – Nicosia
– Mehmetcik Grape & Wine Festival– Trikomo (Iskele)
– Yenibogazici Pulya Festival – Famagusta
– Babutsa Culture & Arts Festival – Serdarli, Famagusta
– Halloumi Festival – Gecitkale, Kyrenia
– Salsa Dance Festival – Kyrenia
– Pearl of Europe Beauty Contest – Nicosia
– Sea Festival – Alsancak, Kyrenia
– Isik Bookstore Books Fair – Nicosia
– Famagusta Youth Festival – Famagusta
– Mr & Miss North Cyprus Beauty Contest
– International Carob Festival – Tatlisu, Famagusta
– Karsiyaka Beach Event – Kyrenia
– Kalkanli Cakisdez (Olive) Festival – Morphou (Guzelyurt)
– International Golden Grape Documentary Film Festival – Mehmetcik, Trikomo (Iskele)

October/November
– North Cyprus International Music Festival
– International Kyrenia Olive Festival – Zeytinlik, Kyrenia
– Buyukkonuk Eco-Tourism Fall Festival

December
– Kyrenia Jazz Festival – Every December, the Rocks Hotels plays host to the Kyrenia Jazz festival. This festival is growing year by year and now attracts international players to entertain the many jazz fans in Northern Cyprus.