A yearly tradition for over 20 year takes place at the end of August - Yemenite Festival Eilat. It is the center for a weekend festival showcasing performances from some of the best Mediterranean, Oriental and Yemenite contemporary singers. Among the artists appearing at the festival: Eyal Golan, Margalit Tzan'ani, Haim Moshe, Avner Gadassi, Yishai Levy, Lior Farhi, David Aaron, Omar Adam, and more.
A vibrant and well established festival, with its 18 years of tradition. As event producers we strived to preserve the fine tradition of charismatic, crowd drawing, rock stages featuring the cream of the Israeli music scene. As artistic directors, apart from selecting the performing musicians, we added a new genre – the world of humor and stand-up comedy, which was received with great enthusiasm by increasing audiences. Dozens of great musical performances, parties, and shows, drew the crowds into a world of
IntiMidbar Festival - Mitzpe Ramon The festival aims to create intimate encounters, unique and exciting from a variety of musical styles create music lover audience. Location: Mitzpe Ramon, the desert, against the wild landscape of the Negev Highlands, on the edge of the Ramon Crater, along with wonderful weather and no humidity. Peace prevails in Mitzpe Ramon, allows a wonderful connection between the audience and the music, the product: different and enriching experience.
Arad festival is one of the oldest music festivals in Israel. The festival that started in 1982 takes place in the end of August. It hosts the best singers and the leading bands of Israel.
The events that are held for three days are focused on Israeli music. They attract thousands of young people and turn a Southern city of Arad into a marvelous music center.
In addition to the music events the visitors can enjoy street theater shows and visit the local museums and galleries.
Entrance is free for all the festival shows and and galleries; the fee is applied for the museums.
The festival's program and other information can be found on the festival's website.
Desert Ashram invites you to an intimate festival of music and love. The heart chakra meditations and workshops to connect male and female energy - even those that allow the internal connection after and literally - the connection between man and woman - a connection based on faith and love will make a real and intimate encounter. Love Nights Festival is an event of intimate encounters. But not only through parties cool. We created you weave a lovely weekend scheduled to meet with the heart, expand the love and inclusion, will allow you to merge with the opposite sex ads celebrating.
The month of August has a busy schedule with plenty of festivals and activities. The events take place all over the south and called Leilot Midbar ( Desert nights ). In GoNegev.co.il you will find all the information you need about all these events.
The Red Sea Jazz Festival, since 1986, has become a favorite tradition attracting tens of thousands of dedicated fans to Eilat each year. Israel's southern paradise getaway provides a perfect setting for a unique experience of romantic beaches, fine dining and generous hospitality, topped with spectacular live music featuring some of the world's greatest Jazz artists.
The traditional Wine Festival in Be'er Sheva.
As in previous years the Negev Museum of Art in the Old City in Beer-Sheva, will host the festival for two days, Wednesday and Thursday.
Festival expected to attend about 30 wineries from all over the country and overseas importers of unique wines.
Every year the complex will include a gourmet stalls - Asado smoking ovens, elite and unique cheeses and more. Glorify the compound stands olive oils, honey, various kinds and cigars from Latin America.
This competition summarizes the season competitions all over the country. People some water sports addicts come to the competition from all over the country. The competition includes speed and stunts. These stunts are the attraction of the competition, you just can not believe what you can do with a Jet Ski in the water. At the end of the day rewards and cups are given to the Champions.
Balagan festival is an annual Latin/ballroom dance event held for a weekend in September in Eilat, a mutual production of the best salsa schools in Israel.
The fun Latin event of the summer includes a live music performance of a top international salsa band, dance performances of professional Israeli and international dancers, salsa and ballroom parties, dance workshops and pool parties in an all-inclusive 5-star hotel. Along with the annual international salsa congress, this is a top-event for Israeli salsa lovers.
Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) is one of the most important religious day of the Jewish year. It is a day of celebrating the new Jewish year, accouring to the Jewish tradition the day is counted since the birth day of Adam
(Genesis). There is a special reverent atmosphere around the country as people wear white and go to synagogues.
The festival on the Jewish culture and identity since 2005. It includes films from all over the world, features, documentaries and short films. In the world there exist about one hundred festivals of Jewish films yearly, and "Jewish Eye" has a place of honor among them keeping gaining momentum.
The festival takes place in the International Convention Center Ashkelon academic college.
Timna Park and Arkia Airlines invite you to a spectacular hot air balloon happening against the backdrop of the enchanting scenery of Timna Park, with the participation of balloon enthusiasts from all over the world.
The festival combines breathtaking performances from some of Israel's greatest musicians and international artists with delightful desert nights in the heart of Massada Hall, stunning sunrises over the top of the mountain, and the beautifully manicured lawns of the Botanical Gardens at Ein Gedi and the Kikar Sdom villages. The four-day festival offers a multisensory experience of music, freedom, nature and attractions and drawsand varied audiences from all over Israel every year.
The festival is a captivating eye combination of an Airshow, aerial extreme activities, skydiving performance and more.
The events spanning on two days, is taking place each year during the holiday of Sukkot in Sde Teiman (Airport) near Be'er Sheva.
This is an event for the whole family.
Programs, performances and entrance fees, are on the festival website.
A National championships of triathlon which involves swimming, cycling, and running takes place in Eilat every year. Isrotel Sport club hosts the event.
Zorba the Buddha Festival, is lounged with an undivided great joy. Five days of music, love and meditations at the heart of the natural desert. The festival is a place for self development and self inquiry, joy of life, open heart gatherings, and sweeping music.
Zorba the Buddha Festival invites us to discover, create, get excited and meet our inner self, just be.
The 4 days festival take place in Desert Ashram (Ashram Bamidbar) twice a year during Passover (April) and during Sukkot (October).
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the most important religious day of the year for Jews. It is a day of fasting and to ask for forgiveness. There is a special reverent atmosphere around the city as people wear white and ponder over their deeds of the past year. The hotels will still serve food, but literally everything else all over Israel shuts down on this day.
this important holiday is another harvest festival which has been celebrated since biblical times. During this 7 day holiday, it is tradition to build a tent made from palm leaves and white sheets. Children decorate the interior with colourful paper art and the whole family is supposed to eat and sleep in the Sukka throughout the week. Sukkoth is one of the most eventful holidays, with dozens of festivals and interesting cultural events taking place all over the country.
The Couples Mountain Bike Marathon in The Dead Sea.
Competition MTB Couples Marathon, which are facing each other in teams of two riders. Each couple of riding along the whole track, passing along the checkpoints and cross the finish line together. Fastest couple crossing the finish line - wins!
Choose from three different distances competitive routes: a Short Marathon - 23 km. / Medium Marathon - 47 km. and a Long Marathon - 70 km.
Bridge Festival is considered the largest of its kind in Eilat, Israel. The festival usually takes place in November every year and is supported by the leading Isrotel chain. The colorful festival brings thousands of players in Eilat Bridge from around Israel and the world.
The Festival runs every year since 2005 in the last weekend of November. Large group of Israeli dance teachers with guest teachers from abroad, teach various styles of oriental dance in various levels workshops. The festival offers marvlouse night shows, every evening, marvelous performances and after it free dance parties with live bands. The festival takes place in Leonardo Hotel - Dead Sea.
Naturaj is running every year since 1999. The festival takes place in November for 3 days and two nights of music, dance and meditation. The festival features the best range of spiritual, healing and self development teachers along with the intense music and dance celebrations Naturaj is known for.
All of this in an intimate family atmosphere against the backdrop of the stunning nature of the "Metsukay Dragot" resort village – a desert oasis overlooking the Dead Sea.
Nine plays from fringe theaters all over the country, but primarily the south, will be performed in the parking garage of the Be'er Sheva youth center during the three-day festival, called B7.
The festival is meant to showcase artists, actors and cultural institutions from the south of the country, such as the veteran Negev Theater, along with Ma'abadatarbut Dimona, Rahat's Almahabash Theater and the Fringe Theater in Be'er Sheva.
Dimona Contemporary Dance Festival, which takes place in December, seeks to expose the local audience to a professional dance - contemporary, through a physical experience and watching experience alike. Festival Partners; Ministry for Development of the Negev and Galilee, Tel Aviv Partnership cities - Dimona and Culture Administration.
this Jewish holiday serves a similar function as Christmas does for Christians. A favorite of children, Hanukkah is actually the celebration of a miracle. When the Israelis recaptured the Temple from the Greeks, they had only one small vessel of oil left to light the temple. Yet somehow this tiny amount lasted for 8 days until more oil could be made. Thus, the holiday’s main focus is on light and oil and the return of power to the Israeli people. During these 8 days, Southern Israel offers many activities and parties for kids and adults.
New Years Eve in Israel has become bigger and bigger in recent years, and whilst not officially celebrated, and there are now hundreds of New Years Eve parties across Israel, as well as many other special events, which cater to all musical, cultural, and social tastes. New Years in Israel is known as Sylvester, and parties are known as Sylvester parties. From the bustling Sylvester parties in Southern Israel’s many nightclubs to special concerts and local events, if you want to see in the New Year in Israel, you will find a celebration for you.
The Galactic Rave music dance takes place in Asram Bamidbar (desert ashram) few times a year, In New Year Eve, in Purim (March), and in more verious dates. This is a weekend with trance parties, quality workshops, unique performances, and more. The beauty of the desert and the unique atmosphere promise musical fiesta and energetic experience.
The annual Israel Miracles Festival promises two days of culture experience where the visitors can enjoy subjects of spirituality, calm, nature and light charecters. Various activities are held during the festival’s days like: sunrise tours, Yoga, children activities, rainmaker ceremony and diverse workshops spirituality, cooking, candle and music.
The annual Sounds of Music in the Desert Festival takes place in Kibbutz Sde Boker and focused on original Israeli music. It hosts Israeli creators and artists as individuals or in various compositions who raise music shows in diverse styles. Among the various activities that take place in the festival, the visitors can find shows and events for the whole family, tours in the nearby area, and more.
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