While most Israelis wait impatiently through the winter months for the much-anticipated summer festival season, Israel’s southernmost city Eilat is sunny year-round. So tighten up those stomach muscles while belly dancing, or let the enchanting chamber ensembles and classical music warm your heart, these four February festivals in Eilat are the ones to watch.
The best winter festivals in Eilat
Eilat Chamber Festival
Every year, audiences from Israel and abroad migrate down south for this international gathering. Join artistic director and world-class violinist and conductor, Leonid Rozenberg, for a four-day frenzy of classical music. In addition to concerts and regular master classes, this year’s festival will offer the Vienna Tel Aviv Vocal Connection – a workshop for opera singers.
Feb 1-4. Dan Hotel, Eilat (eilat-festival.co.il)
Eilat Women’s Festival
If you’re proud to be a woman and looking to share the flower power, this festival is for you. The annual festival attracts over 1, 500 women of all ages, ethnicities and nationalities to the Red Sea for a weekend of workshops, lectures, entertainment and relaxation. Meet other strong women in the community and exchange experiences with women from abroad.
Feb 9-11. Eilat (sarithafakot.com)