The Israel Festival is one of Israel’s most important and popular cultural festivals. Typically spread over 3 weeks in the early summer, the Israel Festival is an awesome event that has a little bit of everything for Israeli art and culture fans…
The three week Festival brings music, dance, and theater to the masses in a range of top Jerusalem cultural hotspots (such as the Jerusalem Theater, the Henry Crown Concert Hall, and the Mount Scopus Ampitheater). It also always has a mix of top local and celebrated international artists taking part.
Those attending the Israel Festival get to enjoy some truly amazing culture, and there are usually a number of awesome FREE events to catch (including premieres of Israeli pieces and tributes to local talent, street shows and performances, some sublime evening jazz, and kid’s shows).
Some of this year’s highlights include HipHopLand, a collection of breakdancers, graffiti artists, parkour specialists and hip hop singers, and 10,000 Gestures, a brilliant blizzard of movement!
Refer to the official website for further details, or call *2561.
The Festival is a long-standing cultural event in the Holy Land and eagerly anticipated: the first ever Israel Festival took place back in 1961 in Caesarea, before being adopted by Jerusalem in 1982. Ever since, the majority of Festival events have taken place in the capital.
The festival’s goal is to “promote artistic encounters crossing all political and national boundaries, to encourage collaborations between Israeli artists and their colleagues from abroad, and to introduce the public to emerging forms of art.” We think it does a mighty fine job of doing just that…
Here’s a little bit of what you can expect…as you can see, this festival is one to definitely catch!