Greater Tel Aviv hosts a line-up of annual events from art and book fairs to food, film and cultural festivals parades, and more.
The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Tel Aviv area.
Classical Musical Festival
The Classical Musical Festival unfolds at the Tel Aviv Museum, which has a full program of other musical events including jazz concerts.
International Tiberias Marathon
For nearly three decades the Israeli Athletic Association has staged the International Tiberias Marathon and 12K race on an out and back course following the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, winding through ancient history landmarks in the Jordan Valley.
Liturgical Festival of Choral Music
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra performs choral masterpieces along with leading world singers.
Tel Aviv Half Marathon
Runners from all over take part in the Tel Aviv Half Marathon.
Tel Aviv Mini Carnival
To mark the joyous Purim holiday, Tel Aviv stages a mini-carnival.
Jerusalem International Book Fair
The Jerusalem International Book Fair draws crowds to the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
Independence Day Gala Concert
Marking the 1948 birth of Israel, an Independence Day Gala Concert is staged.
Sailing, diving and sea sports enthusiasts gather for MarineSport, an international exhibition at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.
Israel Festival, the nation’s premier artistic festival staged in Jerusalem, showcases music, dance and theater.
Buildex is the annual exhibition of the Israel building industry at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center.
At season’s peak, an abundance of cherry-based foods star at this event.
International Folklore Festival
Through June and July, the International Folklore Festival unfolds all over Israel.
International Ethnic Food Fair
Ethnic foods from around the world are presented at Jaffa’s Port.
Guard Your Tongue Rally for Women
The Guard Your Tongue Rally for Women takes place in Hebrew at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, with the English language sequel in August.
U.S. and Canadian Independence Days
Expatriots celebrate in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
International Film Festival
The International Film Festival hosts leading international actors and directors and is a showcase for new, original Israeli films.
Khutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair
Handmade items star along with nightly entertainment in Jerusalem.
Jaffa Nights offers music, theater and entertainment in the square of Old Jaffa.
Phenomena Festival presents a variety of puppet and other visual theatrical performances in Jerusalem.
The Triennial World Assembly of Choirs performs in Jerusalem.
Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.)
Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.) showcases advances at the international hardware and home improvement exhibition.
For more than a decade, Plasto Ispack has served as the gateway to innovations in plastics, rubber and packaging at the Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center.
Leonard Bernstein International Oratorio
The Leonard Bernstein International Oratorio and song competition takes place in Jerusalem throughout the month and into October, followed by the Leonard Bernstein Composing Competition, also in Jerusalem.
The International Exhibition of Wine and Spirits unfolds at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Center.
Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles
The Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles takes place each year at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
Suzanne Dellal International Dance Competition
The Suzanne Dellal International Dance Competition takes place in Tel Aviv at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Centre, with other dance events at intervals throughout the year.
International Guitar Festival
The International Guitar Festival takes place in Tel Aviv.
Telecommunications advances are showcased in Tel-Aviv.
Choirs From Around the World
A pre-Christmas gala performance takes place in Jerusalem.