Jerusalem Summer Festivals
Summer is officially here!
Tourists are pouring in from all over the world, and the streets of Jerusalem are bustling.
With the real estate market heating up, many of our clients are visiting Jerusalem to get a head start on the rising prices.
During our conversations with clients, we often hear that the cultural and summer events in Jerusalem give a great feel to the city!
Here at CapitIL, we compiled a list of some of the cities events that will make you feel like you have started your life as a Jerusalem local and give you a peek into Jerusalem culture.
Jerusalem Beer Festival
Dates: July 6-7, 2022
Location: Independence Park
About: This festival brings 150 brands of beer from Israel and all around the world for you to try. In addition to beer, there are 7 performances from top performers in the country!
Jerusalem Wine Festival
Location: The Israel Museum
About: An event filled with Israel’s best wines, this night of wine tasting will be hard to forget. After receiving a cup at the entrance, you are free to walk around to the different stalls from different wineries.
In addition to wine stands, there will be food stalls, live performances, and a shop to purchase all presented wines at discounted prices.
Maccabiah Games 2022
Dates: July 12-26, 2022
About: Attend the 3rd largest sporting event in the world!
With 10,000 athletes coming from 60 countries, the Maccabiah Games is also known as the Olympics of Jewish Sports.
Some of the sporting events will be played in Jerusalem, so don’t miss out on attending elite Jewish athletes competing for the gold medals!
International Film Festival
Dates: July 21-31, 2022
Location: Jerusalem Cinematheque
About: In its 39th year, the International Film Festival in Jerusalem will feature over 200 films from over 50 different countries.
Here is your chance to see award-winning films being judged by international professionals.
Hutzot Hayotzer Fair
Location: Sultan’s Pool
About: This annual Arts & Crafts Fair showcases both local and international unique art. From paintings to sculptures, some of Israel’s greatest artwork and creativity are on display, as well as dance performances and live music.
Whether you are interested in purchasing or just perusing, this fair is a must-go.
Jerusalem Design Week
Dates: June 23-30, 2022
Location: Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology
About: In its eleventh year, the theme for this year's Jerusalem’s Design Week will be “For Now”, which “explores the ephemerality of design and the design of ephemerality, and asks how time can be harnessed for a positive effect in uncertain times.”
With over 150 art installations from both local and international artists, this event will feature unique installations including musical performances and the ability to watch artists creating pieces in front of you.
End of Summer Festival
Location: Jerusalem Theater
About: In a final celebration of Jerusalems art and culture scene, this 3-day festival includes different performances including plays and music.
If you love performance art, creativity, and music, this festival is the perfect way to end your summer trip here in Jerusalem.
These are some of Jerusalem's top picks for festivals and fairs that you should not miss out on while visiting for the summer of 2022.
If you attend any of these festivals while on your trip to Jerusalem, let us know how it was!