Israel is a great place to visit all year round, but the summer is when things really start to heat up! And it’s not just the temperature that’s rising – there are loads of sizzling events going on all summer long. Here are the 7 best summer events that’ll leave you pumped for your next trip to Israel!
Summer Event #1: Jerusalem International Film Festival
Israelis are really into their TV, and that’s never more apparent than during the extensive Jerusalem International Film Festival. The 10-day festival features noteworthy films from across the globe, including homegrown Israeli talent. The festival promotes awareness of the important political or social topics that the films portray and enlightens audiences to global trends in filmmaking. Close to 200 screenings are shown and live musical performances are held throughout.
When: July 7-17, 2016
Summer Event #2: Upper Galilee Voice of Music Festival
The Upper Galilee Voice of Music Festival hosts events for both adults and children who love the soft melody of chamber music. Direct your attention towards Kfar Blum for an entertaining week of musical performances. While you’re in the area, check out some of the fabulous hikes and trails nearby, including the Hula Lake Nature Reserve, Gamla, and Banias.
When: July 12-16, 2016
Summer Event #3: Karmiel Dance Festival
Head to Karmiel for the annual Dance Festival, and shake out those limbs! For four days, you can marvel at the magnificence that is the human body as dancers fly across the stage, bend, twist, and dive in the most divine ways. While you’re in Karmiel, pay a visit to other Beit HaKerem Valley sites such as the Meadan Brewery, Rocks Park, and Nefertiti Karmiel.
When: July 18-21, 2016
Summer Event #4: Akko Opera Festival
If combining dance, music, art, culture, and a little bit of high tech special effects sounds good to you, then the Opera Festival will need to make it to the top of your to-do list! Travel to Akko and revel in some opera greats including Mozart’s The Magic Flute and contemporary Latino. Akko is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, and it is home to both ancient relics and archaeological findings. It is also where you will find the Baha’i faith capital and the stunning Baab gardens.
When: July 28-30, 2016
Summer Event #5: Jerusalem Arts & Crafts Fair
If you’re into the artsy vibe, you’re going to love this outdoor fair. Held at the ancient Sultan’s Pool, Chutzot Hayotzer is the meeting grounds for loads of talented artists. They display original, colorful, and exotic masterpieces, while enthused lovers of art amble from one stunning piece to the next. The ambiance, atmosphere, and vibe are truly magical, so don’t miss out on this exciting event.
When: August 15-29, 2016
Summer Event #6: The International Klezmer Festival
Music fans must experience The Klezmer Festival at least once. Held annually in the mystical city of Safed, The Klezmer Festival hosts tens of thousands of music aficionados, who gather to listen to some of the world’s most critically-acclaimed Klezmer musicians. Join the fun as the melodious sounds of love, peace, and harmony fill the mountain air.
When: August 15-17, 2016
Summer Event #7: Red Sea Jazz Festival
Make a beeline for Eilat and attend the Red Sea Jazz Festival to enjoy a wide mix of musical genres performed by musicians including Yuval Cohen, Yair Dalal, and the Kutiman Orchestra. While you’re down there, indulge in some of the exciting water sports Eilat is famous for, relax on the pristine beach, or take a hike across the colorful sandy mountains that are simply breathtaking.
When: August 27-30, 2016
Contact Kenes Tours today and we’ll help you check off some of these colossal events from your bucket list this year!