Things to do in Israel next month

Let go of the “FOMO.” Plan ahead for the wildest events in Israel coming up next month with our early bird list

© Dafna Gazit
By Jennifer Greenberg |

Save the date! There are tons of big events on the calendar next month. It’s time to mark them down, purchase tickets, and let the anticipation swell over you while waiting for theatre performances, comedy festivals, and concerts to come to town, and new museum exhibits, designer boutiques, and restaurants to open their doors. After tackling the top attractions in the Holy Land, it’s time for some good ole’ fashion entertainment. You deserve the break and you’re bound to save on early bird specials and presale tickets.

What's on next month

Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein
News, Art

Outline Festival: Illustration & Poetics in Jerusalem

The Outline festival for Illustration and Words deals with the close connection between illustration and the written word. In the festival you can see how illustrations and accompanying texts, often associated with children's books and magazines, can exist in a wide variety of possibilities: hand-drawn, digital, or three dimensional. Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein Over 150 illustrators, animators, poets, writers and artists from Israel, and around the world, will present their works at the festival, which will also include art tours, theatre events, music performances, spoken-word and stand-up. Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein When: July 4-12 Where: Around the city. For details: Outline Festival © Pavel Shtein

International Film Festival © Dor Kedmi
Things to do, Festivals

Jerusalem International Film Festival

icon-location-pin Jerusalem Cinematheque, Mishkanot Sha'ananim

This year's festival celebrates its 36th year and covers 10 days of cultural and artistic celebration, including more than 180 films from 60 countries around the world, in various categories: feature films, documentaries, short and experimental. The festival also holds different meetings in the cinematheque and other sites throughout the city: meeting international artists, professional cinematic workshops, sparkling premieres, parties, shows and outdoor events all included.

The First Station © Nathan Dinowitz
News, Events & Festivals

Summer Events at Jerusalem's First Station Complex

The First Station complex offers an abundance of festivals and events for the summer: June 10 Festi-Van in a Hip Hop Show A hip-hop and rap show featuring leading artists, including Jimbo Jay, Pedro Grass, Eric Aber and Jonathan Blumenfeld. The works performed in the show will be intertwined in the spirit of the ‘Battle culture of the Bronx’, with random participation from the audience. 17:30-18:30, free admission The First Station © Dudi Sela June 25-27 Food Festival “Ochlim Olam” A culinary and cultural experience from around the world. The "Eat the World" festival brings together dozens of different types of dishes from various cultures and places around the globe. The restaurants participating in the festival offer representative flag dishes alongside international wines, beers and spirits. The festival stage features bands from all over the world playing a global range of music. 18:00-23:00 | free admission The First Station © Dudi Sela July 3-4 Country Festival The Unites States Independence Day on July 4th is a celebratory event with lots of fun and food. To commemorate the holiday in Israel, there will be beer stalls, guests will be served dozens of different types of beer and whiskey, and at the huge barbecue stations, meat and sweet corn will be served. There will also be various stalls, country music, the Jerusalem Championship riding a mechanical bull, line dancing and lots of great vibes. 17:00-23:00 | free admission The First Station © Dudi

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