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Israel Advisor's top tips for big events 2018

Updated: Nov 22, 2018


TEL AVIV is the city that never sleeps

Israel Beer Festival HaTachana. 7-9 August 2018

More than 200 beers to taste at a celebration of Israel’s flourishing craft and micro-breweries. Takes place at the former Tel Aviv-Jaffa train station, now redeveloped as a beachside shopping complex.

Opera in the Park Ganey Yehoshua .9 August 2018

A free performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco, which tells how Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, destroyed Jerusalem and the First Temple. A production specially for the park, with the Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra and the Israeli Opera Choir. A great cultural experience for the whole family.

from Barby nightclub The Festival . 9/10 August 2018

Twenty-four hours of non-stop performances hosted by Tel Avi’s premier nightclub with two stages and 40-plus bands. Details of venue and shuttle arrangements yet to be revealed. Billed as crazy, extreme and the first of its kind in Israel, with tents, food stands.

Jimmy Carr Heichal HaTarbut . 11 August 2018

The stand-up comedian from England makes his debut in Israel. Carr, a Cambridge-educated comic has a razor-sharp wit, and is known for his deadpan delivery. Hecklers beware, this man will make mincemeat of you. It's being promoted, somewhat modestly, as “the best of, ultimate, gold, greatest hits tour”.

Not by Bread Alone Nalaga’at Theater .14 August 2018

An utterly remarkable piece of theatre in which 11 actors – all of them deaf-blind - bake bread live on stage. The performance has been described as “a magical tour in the districts of their inner world; the world of darkness, silence and…bread.”

Actors take their cue from a drum beat. They feel its vibrations though they can neither see nor hear it. The length of the play has been adapted to fit the duration of the kneading and raising elements of bread-making. Rehearsals for the show have taken two years at the “Nalaga’at” Theater Deaf-blind Acting, in Jaffa. “Nalaga’at” translates as “please touch”. Subtitles in English.

Marc Almond .14 August 2018. Heichal HaTarbut

Marc Almond, best known for his worldwide Number One cover version of Tainted Love in 1981 is still going strong at 61. And he’s performing in Tel Aviv after a false start which saw his planned 2011 gig cancelled for “technical reasons.” Almond, formerly of the synthpop duo Soft Cell, also collaborated with Gene Pitney on the 1989 single Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart and had a hit with Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.

Bat caves, Dungeons and Buses .17 & 24 August 2018 Tel Aviv Bus Station

A quirky two-and-a-half-hour tour of the city’s new bus station revealing some of its weirdest secrets, including a bat cave. Learn about the architecture of this much-loathed building, plus breakdancing, Yiddish and graffiti. Meet at Levinsky 118, Tel Aviv, gate #42-43.

Tel Aviv Dog Festival .26 August 2018 Ginat Bnei Dan - Ganei Yehoshua

A dog extravaganza, this year featuring the world’s first canine Olympics to celebrate International Dog Day. Free event with more than 100 dog-friendly stalls, live music and lots of surprises.

Harlem Globetrotters .26 September 2018 Menora Arena

The world’s favourite exhibition basketball team return to Israel with shows in Jerusalem and Haifa as well as Tel Aviv. The hoop legends have been going since 1926 and have appeared more than 26,000 times – plenty of time to perfect their act.

Cycling Tel Aviv . 28 September 2018

Israel’s largest cycling event, through the city, on the Ayalon highway, and along the coast. Four bike routes – 60km, 40km, 21km and 8km – plus one for inline skaters. Starts and finishes on Rokach Street, next to the Ganei Hata’arucha Exhibition Center.

Blood, Sweat & Tears.22 October 2018 Hangar 11

The American jazz/rock band best known for I Love You More than You’ll Ever Know, and I Cannot Quit Her visit Israel again, although none of original 1967 line-up is still playing.

Jethro Tull .27 October 2018 Heichal HaTarbut

The legendary Ian Anderson - singer/songwriter/flautist/guitarist/one-man-band – revives Jethro Tull for a world tour that also take in Jerusalem and Haifa. Anderson, 70, sole remaining member of the original line-up, also plays keyboards, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, and whistles. He supposedly put the band to bed in 2014, but has now drafted in some of the more recent members for a 50th anniversary final(ish) farewell.

Tel Aviv Night Run. 13 November 2018 Ganei Yehoshua

Join an amazing 25,000 runners at night for a 10k like no other. Open to men, women and over-14s. Register in advance and provide a doctor’s note.


Sound and Light at the Citadel Tower of David Night Spectacular

he walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nightime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. The Night Spectacular uses trompe l’oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience. Innovative techniques and a sophisticated computer system operate 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers and 14 loudspeakers. All this in addition to some 10 kilometers of cable and two projection rooms. The Night Spectacular, the first of its kind in the world, is for everyone – tourists from Israel and abroad, families, speakers of all languages and all Jerusalem lovers

Information about the Show * Show runtime: 45 minutes. Please dress warmly – the show is open air. * The show begins with a walk through the courtyard followed by the viewing of the main performance. * The Night Spectacular is wheelchair accessible.


Become a local for a night and explore the city’s diverse bars, pubs and clubs. Abraham Tours offers a unique insight into the real Jerusalem nightlife scene with this extraordinary pub crawl adventure. The tour will start at 9 pm with a cold beer and a friendly chat at the Abraham’s Hostel Bar. Then you’ll go into the city to explore the alleys and the streets, the music and the dancing, and of course, the alcohol of Jerusalem. The tour is a great opportunity to meet locals, learn about the people of Jerusalem and their culture and most importantly, have a great time!

Movies Under the Moon Light. 2/7- 31/8/2018

enjoy free movies for the whole family under the light of the moon.

Following a successful summer 2017 season, lots of new movies for families and the public, with even more upgraded movie screenings!

free movies for the whole family ..

So what can we look forward to?

Every evening during the months of July and August, by the light of the moon, we'll be screening totally free movies at Kikar Hayareach (Moon Square) under a big cloud display, with clear mountain air, beanbags, mats, an incredible soap bubble machine and other surprises.

In addition, we've arranged for sales and discounts with nearby businesses – so you have something to snack on…

So what's on the menu?

We'll get off to a festive start with Wonder Woman, kicking off Superheroes Week.

Then we'll continue with Lord of the Rings,

we'll try to find out why Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer,

we'll walk around Jurassic Park,

we'll sail away with the good old classics,

we'll laugh with the Minions, and that's just the tip of the iceberg…

Where?  At Kikar Hayareach (Moon Square) 25 Hillel Street.

When? Starting 20:30, July 2.

Musical Summer in Jerusalem.16-30-8/2018

16.8 - Sixties Seventies

Featuring Avi Toledano, Doron Mazar, Mika Sade, Shlomi Shaban and Yermi Kaplan

23.8 - Rock in the Square

Eifo HaYeled hosting Dana Berger, HaYehudim hosting  Oren Barzilai and Shai Lahav

30.8 - Israeli Silsul

Yoni Roe hosting  Nissim Seroussi, Avihu Medina, Zehava Ben and Sapir Saban

Event is accessible to people with disabilities,For more information please contact 02-6298059


The festival will present modern puppet theater for children and adults, featuring 29 Israeli productions and 6 international productions from France, Poland and Germany. Using daily objects, the shows will stimulate your imagination and take your mind to new and surprising places. Expect seeing plastic bags turning into dancers at Afternoon of a Foehn; wax developing into tiny figures at Wax; and a cardboard box becoming a small farm with cows, rabbits, and all sorts of other animals at Grandpa Aaron and His Rain.

Special outdoor events and activities will take place during the days of the festival: The Picnic Club – 20 Artists will set up colorful picnic spots, including a picnic on icebergs in Antarctica, a tea party with a crazy hatter, and midget cabins on trees. In addition, an amazing puppet dance party will close the festival.

A unique tour for children at the Bread & Cookies Museum will also take place as well as Starlight show that will take the kids to space and other great shows, cabaret performances, live music and cold beer for adults.

The Wine Temple Emek Refa'im St 8, Jerusalem .

In the heart of the German Colony in Jerusalem lies an ancient Templar building. The structure was built in 1874 and was used as a winery and wine cellar where wine was manufactured and exported to Europe.

The Wine Temple was established in this unique building to make the vast world of wines accessible to everyone.

Israeli wines ranging from boutique wineries to large producers, as well as wines from the best kosher wineries around the world. 

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