Here is our handpicked list of the best of Tel Aviv news and events for August.
August is the hottest month of the year in Tel Aviv. Kids are home and lots of Israelis are on vacation. The city is packed and Tel Aviv celebrates with music, dance, arts, sports on the beach and special events for kids:
Or, why not discover the city by bike? You can rent bikes cheaply or take your own private guided Tel Aviv bike tour, customized just for you.
Here is the best of what’s happening this August in the city that never sleeps!
The Swedish rock pop band the Cardigans arrive in Israel for the first time. Come here the Cardigans play both their pop classics and some new, moodier and more mature songs. Critics say that new sound is better than ever.
When: August 4 at 9 PM
Where: ‘Bitan 1’ at the Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard
Cost: Regular ticket - 290 Shekel, VIP Ticket – 449 Shekel
Tickets: Click on the links for more details or to order your tickets now. The Cardigans in Tel Aviv!
A romantic, outdoor performance in the park with soulful Italian tenor Francesco Demoro.
All this and wine tasting too, in honor of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish Valentines Day which celebrates the first day of the grape harvest in ancient Israel.
Francesco sings in Raanana, a suburb just 30 minutes from the city and is accompanied by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra and sopranos Yael Levita, Shiri Hershkovitz and Daniella Lugasi and mezzo soprano Karin Shifrin.
When: August 4, 9 PM
Where: Raanana Amphitheater, 9 Jerusalem Avenue. Raanana
Orchestra Seats – 169 Shekel
Main Seating Area – 139 Shekel
Grass Seats – 109 Shekel
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Opera, Love and Wine in the Park!
If you like heavy metal, don’t miss the upcoming Sabaton performance at the Tel Aviv Port. Here’s a clip from Sabaton’s exhilarating performance in Tel Aviv and tour in Israel from 2008, filmed and edited by Tamir Brenner.
When: August 30, 10 PM
Where: Reading 3 at the Tel Aviv Port northern entrance, 3 HaTa’arucha Street
Tickets: Click on the links for more details or to order your tickets now. Sabaton in Tel Aviv!
It's happening in Jerusalem, just 1 hour from Tel Aviv, but I couldn’t leave this amazing reggae festival out of my Tel Aviv News and Events list.
Last year’s reggae fest with Ziggy Marley was a huge success.
This year, African’s ‘Bob Marley’ Alpha Blondy and Jamaican Barrington Levy join forces with other reggae greats and Israeli bands.
When: August 28 at 6 PM. Gates open at 5 PM
Where: Sacher Park (Gan Sacher), 1 Ben Zvi Avenue, Jerusalem
Cost: 110 Shekel
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Reggae Festival in Israel!
Tel Aviv’s party scene is second to none and this summer is hotter than ever! In August, some of world’s best DJs continue to fly in to play at Tel Aviv venues.
For more about the best clubs in Tel Aviv, visit our pages on Tel Aviv nightlife.
This Trance Summer Festival promises to be one of the best mega-dance parties in Tel Aviv this summer. You’ll love the creative sounds of Swedish DJ Axwell in his first ever performance in Israel. He is joined by French DJ SubZero and one of Israel’s best, Yuval Zach, the house DJ at Haoman 17.
When: Thursday August 16 from 12 AM to 6 AM
Where: Bitan 10 at the Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard
Cost: 140 Shekel, VIP Tickets - 120 Shekel
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now Axwell Summer Festival in Tel Aviv!
If you love trance, you’ll love this Infected Mushroom outdoor concert and will take the one hour ride to Jerusalem.
Accompanied by the one-of-a-kind Mayumana rhythm and dance troupe, it promises to be an incredible trance music event!
When: August 30 at 6 PM
Where: Park Sacher (Gan Sacher), 1 Ben-Zvi Yitzhak Avenue, Jerusalem
Cost: 95 Shekel
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Infected Mushroom Perform in Israel!
All summer long, you can have a great strech and work out on the beach.
The city runs free Pilates and Tai Chi classes. Although the instructors speak mainly in Hebrew, you can easily follow the routines by watching the other participants.
Where: Gordon Beach, one of Tel Aviv’s loveliest beaches just south of the Marina in the area near the Gordon Pool.
When and What:
Morning Pilates - Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 AM
Tai Chi at Sunset - Every Tuesday at 7 PM
Kids will be entranced (and you will too!) by this event combining music, lights, dance, jesters, unparalleled acrobatics and extravagant costumes. The Alegria performance has become a worldwide phenomenon and it should be especially fun to see it here in Israel.
Where: Where: Nokia Arena, 51 Yigal Alon Street
Cost: Adults 220 - 295 Shekel, Children: 176 – 236 Shekel
August 9 at 8:30 PM
August 10 at 1:30 PM
August 11 at 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM
August 13 - August 16 at 8:30 PM
August 17 at 1:30 PM
August 18 at 4:30 PM
August 18 at 8:30 PM
August 20 at 8:30 PM
August 22 at 4:30 PM
August 22 at 8:30 PM
August 23 at 4:30 PM
August 24 at 1:30 PM
August 25 at 4:30 PM
August 25 at 8:30 PM
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Cirque du Soleil in Tel Aviv!
You’re in the dark as you and your kids take the time machine back 250 million years ago to the age of the dinosaur!
Your kids will love walking around in 13 realistic settings with 50 lifelike and real-sized mechanical dinosaurs. In the interactive section, kids can dig for archaeological specimens and dinosaur bones in the sandbox and enjoy other activities, watch a 25 minute, 3-D thrilling movie on the dinosaurs. You can stay for up to 4 hours, expect to spend at least 3 hours.
Where: Tel Aviv Port, Hangar 11
Single Ticket - 85 Shekel
Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 children aged 13 and under) – 280 Shekel
When: August 1 – 31
Sunday to Thursday: 9 AM, 1 PM and 5 PM
Fridays: 9 AM and 1 PM
Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Age of the Dinosaurs at the Tel Aviv Port!
(We apologize if the description after you press the link is still only in Hebrew. I have notified the event organizers. In any case, rest assured that you can buy your tickets in advance here for the Age of the Dinosaurs exhibition.)
Tel Aviv News and Events in August
Bodies Exhibition at the Old Train Station - Fun & Educational
The Bodies Exhibition is in Tel Aviv through August at the Old Train Station. It gives you and intimate and fascinating view of the human body using tens of preserved real bodies.
Maybe so, but if you don't tend to get queasy, I recommend it for both kids and adults.
Click here more for information on the Bodies Exhibit in Tel Aviv.
Six films in July and six films in August explore the unique Buddhist philosophy and way of life.
Where: Cinematheque Film Center, 2 Shprintzak Street
Tickets: You can order tickets by phone at 03-6060800
What and When:
August 3, 4:30 PM 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
August 4, 4:30 PM Among White Clouds – A Journey into Zen Buddhism
August 17, 4:30 PM The Dhamma Brothers – Meditation Behind Bars in Alabama
August 18, 4:30 PM Journey from Zanskar
August 24, 4:30 PM Diego Rafecas (in Spanish with Hebrew subtitles)
August 31, 4:30 PM Blessings
Do you like dance? Then you will love this summer dance festival - MahoLohet.
The festival includes 76 performances by Israel’s leading dance companies: Batsheva, Inbal Pinto and Vertigo, as well as lots of smaller groups and independent choreographers.
Where: Suzanne Dellal Dance Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv
When: Almost every day, from July 2 to Aug 29. You can see the full schedule at the Summer Dance Festival Schedule Link.
Cost: 60 - 130 Shekel (depending on the performance)
Tickets: Call 03-5105656
Tel Aviv has a lively and vibrant art scene.
A haunting, beautiful exhibit by French artist Christian Boltanski opens at the Nahum Gutman Museum. Boltanski’s works explore issues relating to memory and loss. He has been called the artist of the shadows.
When: July 5 – Oct. 13
Sun – Thurs. 10 AM – 4 PM
Friday 10 – 2 PM free to charge
Saturday 10 Am – 3 PM
Where: Nahum Guttman Museum, 21 Shimon Rokah Street in Neve Zedek
Cost: 15 Shekel, Friday – free of charge
Leading Israeli designer Philippe Boulakia recently moved from a northern Tel Aviv suburb to Jaffa. In this exhibit, he explores contrasts; in Jaffa, his Tunisian roots, his years in Paris, and his Western aesthetic training and influences.
When: Aug 9– Sept. 13
Sun – Thurs. 11 AM – 7PM
Friday 11 -6 PM
Saturday 11 – 5PM
Where: Jaffa Port, Building 1, 2nd Floor
Cost: free of charge
We hope you enjoyed reading about the Tel Aviv news and events in August. Have a great time!