The best things to do in Israel this month
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the first zoo in Israel at this unique and multifaceted exhibition meant to inspire a love of life and animals. The exhibit features vivid, life-size statues as well as intricately beautiful and detailed murals and illustrations by some of Israel's most esteemed artists and creators. Open until September, 10:00-16:00, Beit Ha’ir, 27 Bialik St, Tel Aviv
Enjoy a nice family outing and go on a stroll to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art where “Alumini” - a magical and interactive show is taking place August 20 through August 22. The show combines theatre, humor and recycled aluminum tubes and accessories to create an exciting, engaging musical and dance performance.
Every year, this timeless summer attraction continues to innovate, surprise and thrill, but this year, this Lego Space Park is reaching new heights. This journey through the galaxy includes 3000 square meters of over 5 million Lego blocks which creates a complex, interactive experience where children and their families are invited to build their own Lego spaceships and land them on the moon.
The International Hutzot Hayotzer Art Festival returns to its 44th year, and as in every year, the colorful stands fill the Hutzot Hayotzer complex and the Sultan's Pool, opposite the Tower of David at the foot of the walls of the Old City. Hundreds of artists from Israel and around the globe participate in the festival and exhibit paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, weaving and textiles, alongside Judaica, toys, woodwork, art installations and giant outdoor sculptures. The festival also includes a children's area with special activities, artist workshops and meetings with artists from Israel and abroad, music performances, and culinary areas.
Grab your bike or rent a bike with Lime and take a quick ride to the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center to see the iconic Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera” while it stops in Tel Aviv on its world tour. If Broadway is your thing, you won’t want to miss this show while it’s here.
This highly-regarded exhibit of 3D LEGO sculptures is perfect for a family outing. Coming to Israel for the second time, the intricate work of New Yorker Nathan Sawaya will be on display at Holon Toto Hall from July 26 to August 31.
Set in the beautifully unique surroundings of the Eilat Port, the Red Sea Jazz Festival is a one-of-a-kind musical event which brings together Jazz-lovers from all over the country. End your summer vacation the right way with three nights of “Freedom, Music and Love.”
The festival, considered one of the biggest events in Israel's beer industry, hosts over 120 different beers every year, from large and well known brands to small boutique breweries and beers specially prepared for the festival. In addition to the beer stands, there are food stands, food trucks, and various musical performances.
On August 22-23, the horizon in the northern Negev will become picturesque Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes will take over the skies above the Habesor Park National Park as part of the 8th annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event is perfect for adults, children and families alike. It will feature the world’s only digitally printed hot air balloon. Additionally, a pilot will fly the largest hot air balloon in the world, weighing nearly 500 pounds and extending over 13 stories high.
The beloved British comedian, actor and screenwriter, most famous for hits such as Monty Python and Fawlty Towers and who even starred in the James Bond and Harry Potter films will be coming to Tel Aviv during the end of August as part of the “Last Time to see me before I Die” tour.