Blog Post What’s up in Istanbul

What’s up in Istanbul

Who would like to spend a starry summer night at home watching Netflix when the city is filled with open air events? This postcard will show you all the events you need to know about.

Souq Sayfiye Summer Market


The theme of this market is “everything you need for the summer holidays”. You can find summer clothes ranging from swimming costumes to t-shirts, special summer selections of famous brands, leather accessories, sunglasses and watches, temporary tattoos, yoga and sport clothings, swimming suits and bikinis, botanical garden tools and even kimonos and hand-knitted babies. Don’t forget to try regional delicacies, and Turkish Coffee.

Enka Open Air Arts and Culture Meetings


This is an 8-day festival that takes place in Istinye at the European part of Istanbul. You can listen to the best of Istanbul’s classical, pop, rock, and folk music at this festival, between July 11 to August 17. Don’t miss the chance to witness the live performances of several leading names in Turkish music, including Fazıl Say, Kardeş Türküler, Levent Yüksel, Gaye Su Akyol, and Yeni Türkü for an unforgettable night.

Open-air Baska Cinema Screenings


If you would like to watch independent movies in Turkey, the address is Baska Cinema. And now it launched open air movie screenings on every wednesday, FOR FREE. The venue is called Bomontiada. You can check the full programme by clicking on the link below.


July 13 – Que Horas Ela Volta?

July 20 – White God

July 27 – Force Majeure

August 3 – Attila Marcel

August 10 – The Program

August 17 – Victoria

Enjoy the summertime everyone!

Picture Sources: Guide Istanbul