The magical holiday of Sukkot is in town once again during late September, and with a plethora of great events on over the week-long holiday, we’ve come up with TEN things you’re really going to like if you’re in Israel!
TWO Hot Air Balloon Festivals
We know these have proven very popular over the last couple of years, and this year is no exception. Head to the Gilboa Mountains in the north, and Park Eshkol in the Negev if you want to see some amazing hot air balloon action! Read more here.
The Akko “Fringe” Festival
Israel’s very own fringe festival returns to the old Crusader port city of Akko (Acre). Catch some awesome local and international theater on the streets of Akko. Well worth a stopover, as is the port city of Akko itself. Read more here.
Love, Music and Meditation at the Zorba the Buddha Festival
If you’re looking to chill out and connect with yourself under some amazing desert skies, head to the Zorba The Buddha Festival, deep in the south of Israel. Four days of great music to lose yourself in, meditation workshops and lots more. Read more here.
T-Market for fashion and accessories
Head to T-Market in Tel Aviv if you’re on the hunt for some of Tel Aviv’s trendiest designer gear at GREAT prices, especially for Sukkot. Spread over three days, this has to be on every shopper’s shopping list! Read more here.
Tower of David Sukkot celebrations
The Tower of David is one of our fave spots in Jerusalem, and this Sukkot they have some great events for all the family. And once you’re done, don’t forget a stopover in the Museum, or the Night Spectacular! Read more here.
The annual Tamar Music Festival
This desert-based music festival is the must-see festival for the Israeli music fans among you. There are spectacular sunrise concerts at Masada, plus some evening concerts in the Dead Sea area, featuring some of Israel’s finest talent. Read more here.
Ice Skating Extravaganzas – Swan Lake or Disney?!
This Sukkot sees the arrival of TWO awesome ice skating shows – Disney On Ice, and the classic Swan Lake. One definitely for the kids, the other for the more culture keen. Read here for more info on Disney’s first ever Ice Show in Israel, and here for info on Swan Lake.
Mini Art Exhibition in Eilat
This amazing exhibition rocked Old Jaffa earlier in the year and is now located in Eilat until the end of the year. There are some stunning miniature pieces of art to see, including some of the world’s most renowned miniature artists. Read more here.
Sovev Tel Aviv
Biking in Israel is now big business, and this great event lets everybody ride round the streets of Tel Aviv, at least for a few hours. There are a variety of courses depending on your level, so great fun for all the family. Read more here.
Head to the beach!
It might be late September, but the beach is still very much in season! The summer clock is still officially on (thanks to a recent new law, Gawd bless those Israeli politicians), so you can still enjoy the summer on one of Israel’s best beaches. Our guide to some of the very best is right here.