International Alanya Tourism and Art Festival will be held on 26-29 May 2012. 12.Alanya’s culture is a subculture of the larger Culture of Turkey. The city’s seaside position is central to many annual festivals. These include the Tourism and Art Festival, which marks the opening of the tourism season from at the end of May or beginning of June. The Alanya International Culture and Art Festival is held in the end of october , and is a notable Turkish festival.
All aspects of the district’s cultural and artistic life finds representation at the event. Through the festivities, Alanya Municipality seeks to promote several forgotten or lost traditions and cultural assets by means of street exhibitions and shows.
Alanya has 12 sister cities from several foreign countries that also contribute to the festival. The town’s sister cities include Gladbeck in Germany, Schwechat in Austria, Fushun in China, Rovaniemi in Finland, Boras in Sweden, Talsi in Latvia, Trakai in Lithuania, Keszthely in Hungary, Wodzislaw Slaski in Poland, Nea-Ionia in Greece, Spindleruv-Mlyn in the Czech Republic and the Southeastern Administrative District of Moscow in Russia. 2011 theme is Turkey-Finland year.
The municipality of Alanya announces one of its sister cities as the Sister City of the year at each event, organizing several special activities from that city to promote its culture.