Top Things To Do In Istanbul This August

August is hot in Istanbul and the intensity of the weather is matched by the intensity of the summer event season. Istanbul has a wide range of activities on offer in August, from concerts, festivals and a nighttime walk through historical quarters to outdoor film screenings on the shores of the Bosphorus and much, much more.

Read on for our picks for the top things to do in August in Istanbul.

Enrique Iglesias

August 19

Istanbul will host a Grammy-winning musician on Aug. 19, as Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias is set to visit Istanbul as part of his “Sex & Love” world tour. The concert will be at Küçükçiftlik Park on the European side of Istanbul. Tickets can be found at Biletix.

Always take a moment to appreciate what you have #tgif

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Dansın Ritmi (Rythm of the Dance)

August 20

This dance company performs a great blend of traditional Turkish dances with modern interpretations. It will be staged at the historic Hocapaşa Cultural Center. Tickets are available at Biletix.

DJ Snake

August 21
French DJ Snake will be performing with Boom Carnaval at Maslak Arena for the first time on August 21, 2015.

Büyükada Lale Cinema

August 24

Open-air cinema events continue at Büyükada, largest of the Princes’ Islands, a world away from chaotic Istanbul, though accessible in 45 minutes via ferry. Screenings start at 10 p.m. each day.

YAZ Karma Sergi

August 25

This exhibition includes a wide range of artworks from photographs to sculptures produced by artists from different countries. The exhibition will be held at Art350. For further info, visit

YAZ 2015 #groupexhibition #summer #yaz #painting #photographie #sculpture

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August 26

Concerts by Turkish “megastar” Tarkan will continue from Aug. 26 to 31 at the Cemil Topuzlu Open-air Amphitheatre. Tickets are selling fast on Biletix.

Harbiye Konserleri 2015 #TarkanZamanı

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August 28

İki Tekerlek Üzerinde Taşınan Tutku (Bicycle: Passion carried on two wheels): This exposition narrates the history of bicycles and how their styles have evolved over time. The exposition will be held at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.

100% Metal Fest

August 29

Dubbed “the heaviest festival of the year,” the festival will be held at Küçükçiftlik Park from Aug. 29 to 31. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and tickets are on sale for between 225-290 liras.


Nightwalk Istanbul

August 29

Nightwalk with Antonina Tourism: Antonina Tourism has organized a night walk through old Istanbul’s famous Divan Yolu (Road to the Imperial Council) stretching from Sultanahmet Square via Beyazıt Square and the Grand Bazaar to Aksaray Square. Tickets are priced at 60 Turkish liras. Click here for further information.

Kırmızı Başlıklı Kız (Red Riding Hood)

August 30

This play to be staged at the Mall of Istanbul’s MOI Stage is likely to be a great entertainment for kids. Tickets can be found at Biletix.

The Summer Show

August 31

Many celebrated Italian paintings, including the works of Enrico Benetta and Roberta Coni, are on exhibit at the Russo Art Gallery. The exhibit will continue until Aug. 31. Please visit for further information.

The Summer Show devam ediyor/ continues… #russoartgalleryistanbul

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