The first FETAV Fest Bahar Week continues with a range of great events. See the full week of activities in this article including today’s ‘Chill Out Calis”.

Tuesday 21st May – 3C’s “CHILL OUT ÇALIŞ”

In aid of Çaliş Children’s Charity, the 3C’s crew invite you to kick off your flip flops, and welcome in the summer at their “Chill Out Çalış” Beach Party and BBQ which is being held at Guvens Beach Restaurant Çalış. The laid back family fun event starts in the afternoon with beach games and boule, with live summer sounds being provided by popular Caribbean, Reggae and blues singer and musician, Bert. There will also be a beach shack sale of beachwear and other “sun sea and sand” items from the 3C’s charity shop and Guvens will be running a beachside burger bar (with 1TL from each burger/hotdog being donated to the 3C’s charity).

In the evening Guvens will be providing a delicious BBQ and there will be a great variety of entertainment to suit all tastes. DJ Gordon will be getting into the groove with hits from summers past; there will be fire dancers, Turkish dancers as well as a traditional belly dancer. The evening will finish with fireworks.

The charity are delighted to confirm that international singing star and Çalış Carnival concert favourite, “Pavarotti” otherwise known as British tenor Tony St. John, will be performing during the evening. Tony, who is flying in to take part in the big free FETAV Fest concert on Fethiye Square on Friday 24 May, has kindly agreed to sing at the bbq as a taster for concert. Tickets for the evening BBQ cost 20TL (5TL which is being donated to the 3C’s charity). These are available from Guven’s restaurant, the 3C’s charity shop at Eyna Restaurant, and Nil Bar in Çaliş and from Kismet Bar in Fethiye. Or you can ring 0536 373 9520 (English) or 0534 648 9679 (Turkish/German) to reserve tickets and arrange collection. Although everyone is welcome, please note that seating in the evening will be reserved for those with BBQ tickets.

Wednesday 22nd May – KEMER SUMMER FAYRE

The Kemer charity invite you to join them for their Summer Fayre. There will be a significant number of stalls selling 2nd hand books, DVDS’s and clothes, hand-made crafts, plants and home-made cakes and jams. Cream tea will also be served.

On the fun side, there will be pool, darts and table tennis competitions, a tombola and raffle. For the younger ones, a mini-funfair with a bouncy castle, giant jenga as well as a load more games! You’ll also get the chance of throwing wet sponges at someone in the stocks!

Wednesday 22nd May – FIG MAMMOTH QUIZ @ KISMET BAR

The Ultimate Quiz experience. Teams of Four are invited to pit their wits and get that grey matter working with the winning team receiving the coveted Kismet Cup.

The Mulberry Tree restaurant in Fethiye has kindly donated the food that is included in the 10TL entry price.

Paul Wynter may be persuaded to give us a few songs during the course of the evening/

Book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. All money raised will go to FIG for their ongoing help and support of local causes. Starts at 6pm.

Tickets, 10TL, are available from the FIG shop and Kismet Bar. Telephone 0545 922 2301

Thursday 23rd May -ANIMAL AID BOAT TRIP

What better to spend a day out in Fethiye’s beautiful bays enjoying the sea. sun. the lovely scenery a drink or two with a B B Q included in the price. All money raised from this event will go directly to Animal Aid for the crucial work they do in Fethiye and the surrounding areas.

Due to its popularity, this event is already SOLD OUT!

Friday 24th May – FETHIYE ROCKS!

To close the week, the organisers are pleased to announce a free open-air concert, celebrating FETAV and the work of all the charities working in and around the Fethiye area.

Flying in exclusively from the UK is Rock Band FAHRAN. This very talented young band is on the brink super stardom. Some may remember them as Toxic Federation when they made a fantastic impact on the Fethiye area a few years ago and will know what to expect. Fahran are guaranteed to whip up a frenzy of excitement with their unique style of Classic Rock.

International singer star Tony St John returns to Fethiye bringing with him his amazing tribute to the great Italian tenor. Tony, has enthralled audiences all over the world, Not only is Tony a Pavarotti look-a-like, he is also one of the best Pavarotti sound-a-likes around today. Complete with the voice, the looks and the extra padding, he has been performing his tribute to the great Pavarotti for 15 years. Turkish Bands and Dance troupes will bring a colourful atmosphere to the occasion making the evening a truly multi cultural experience.

This free Concert which will commence at 7.30 is hosted by Paul Wynter and Stevi Jones and will take place in Beskaza Square, Fethiye’s new and impressive town square.

Grateful thanks to FETAV and the Sundial Hotel for sponsoring our two headlining acts!

For more information on any of the above, please email or telephone 0545 922 2301 or pop in to see Ian or Nigel at Kismet Bar, Fethiye.