Thessaloniki, as the co-capital and birthplace of many great artists and representatives of letters, is the core of cultural events and festivals.
During the year you can attend the "Demetria", a festival-institution for Thessaloniki. Through art events, information and actions, the city turns into a big culture site on a national but also international destination.
It is the largest and oldest fair institution in Thessaloniki, and attracts thousands of visitors every year. This is a commercial exhibition event of great importance for Greece and Southeast Europe, taking place at the International Exhibition Center of Thessaloniki of an 180,000 sq.m. area.
One of the most important festivals for the film worldwide is the International Thessaloniki Film Festival which attracts the most remarkable representatives of the 7th Art. Each year visit the city thousands of people who wish to attend the events and the film screenings.
Fans of music, especially jazz music have the opportunity every year to attend the Jazz Festival of Thessaloniki’s Municipality. Through concerts and events the city’s streets are filled with beautiful music. It is a celebration of Greek and international jazz.
Aiming at spreading the dance and all related cultural activity, each year Thessaloniki hosts the Festival of Dance and gives the opportunity to Greek choreographers to present their work through exceptional choreographies and other artistic events. A feast of dancing takes place in the streets of our city.