How many times have you been to Fethiye and returned home, only to find out you were in town for a significant event but missed it because you knew nothing about it? We live here, as do many other expats, and even we manage to miss so much.
Let us give you an example: On Saturday, we went to Fethiye Şehir Stadium to take part in the Fethiye Spor 80th anniversary celebrations. It was a big online campaign by the guys at Fethiyespor1933 and we got behind it, publicising the game to just about any online outlet we could think of. We wrote a post about the upcoming Fethiyespor match and of course, we just had to tell everyone about our first experience of football in Turkey once the event had taken place. And what happened after that post? We got people saying to us, “Oh, I wish we knew about that. We would have gone. Looks like you had a great time. What a shame.”
Introducing our Fethiye & Turkey Events Calendar
If you look down the sidebar, you should be able to see a widget that looks like this photo. This widget is your entrance to our Fethiye & Turkey Calendar. Just click on it and it takes you straight to the page.
A lot of the time, we don’t know about events taking place in Fethiye – or we do know and then completely forget about them, only remembering when it’s too late. For this reason, we decided to get organised by keeping a private online calendar…and then we decided other people might want to know about similar things that we are interested in. Time to share our calendar, then…
What you’ll find on our calendar:
Local market days: Supporting local Fethiye markets is something we have always been passionate about, and we’ve marked them on our calendar so you can do your food shopping there or combine a day out with a wander around the local pazar.
Fethiyespor fixtures: Well, so many people say to us that they would like to go along to watch them but they never know when they’re playing. Well, if you live in the Fethiye area or you come here on holiday early and late season, you can go along to the stadium and catch a game whenever Fethiyespor play at home. A cheap afternoon out and always good to know you’re doing your bit for Fethiye.
Any upcoming Fethiye events we spot and want to make a note of: For example, we’ve got the reopening of Mozaik Bahçe and Sundial this week and next, and the Üzümlü Mushroom Festival is on there, too – well, we can’t miss that! Keep an eye out for more additions throughout the year.
Significant Turkey events we come across: At the moment, Istanbul ’s famous Tulip Festival is on the calendar (throughout the month of April) and the Edirne oil wrestling championships are on there, too. Again, if we see any other significant events that might be of interest, we’ll add those as we come across them.
All national and religious days, holidays and festivals: Obviously, this includes Ramazan, too.
Viewing Our Fethiye & Turkey Calendar
So you’ve seen something that interests you. Let’s say you like the idea of going to Çiftlik Thursday Market while you’re in Fethiye but you have no idea where it is. Very simple. In any of the views, just click on ‘Çiftlik Thursday Market’ on the calendar, a description box will pop up with a sentence or two about the market and you’ll also be given the option to click on the map. We’ve been as accurate as we possibly can in pinpointing locations on maps, but sometimes Google is slightly out! Once you are in the Google map, you can zoom in and out as usual to get your bearings and rough distances.
Getting Less Information From The Calendar
And, if the calendar looks a little bit crowded with events that don’t float your boat, then you can also de-clutter the main calendar too. Not bothered about football? Lose the Fethiyespor fixtures. Too hot to be wandering around markets? You can remove those too…
Just click the little down arrow at the top right next to “Agenda” and remove the calendars event types you least want to see…
Voila! Your calendar should now be filled only with the events you are most interested in…