Things to do in Israel in October 2016

October 7, 2016 in Vacations by cipcipTrip

October in Israel is a busy month. The summer is behind us, and the holiday season has arrived. Many events take advantage of the milder weather including music festivals and concerts across the country. One thing is clear, October 2016 in Israel will be a fun-packed month!

October 2016 rosh hashana in Israel

With the sun setting over the Summer, there are loads of events in Israel in October making the most of the last summer heat

With the sun setting over the Summer, there are loads of events in Israel in October making the most of the last summer heat

October 3-4 Celebrate the Jewish New year, Rosh Hashana

October 2016 Yom kippur in Israel

October 11-12 Learn more on what you can do on Yom Kippur in Israel

October 2016 Sukkot Events in Israel

October 17-23 – Sukkot in Israel. A week long festival with hundreds of interesting events taking place across Israel. Highlights including Sukkot events in JerusalemSukkot events in Tel Avivand Sukkot events in the Negev. Some highlighted events are below with only the October dates included.

October 8-10 – Sukkot Dance Festival at Adama in the Desert

October 13-24 – International Storytelling Festival, in Givatayim. Over 100 performances covering a range of topics and featuring storytellers from Israel and around the world!

October 15-24 – Haifa International Film Festival. This was the first film festival in Israel and has become an annual event with more than 280 film screenings.

October 17-20 – Tamar Festival. Israeli music festival at the Dead Sea.

October 17-20 – Akko Festival. Featuring features tens of special performances of original, avant-garde fringe theater from Israel and around the world.

October 21 – Tel Aviv Crosstown Bike Ride. The main streets are closed off for this annual family-friendly bike ride through the city.

October 21-24 – Abu Gosh Music Festival. One of Israel’s largest vocal music festivals in the town famed for its hummus restaurants

Other October 2016 Events in Israel

October 13 – Matisyahu in Jerusalem The most famous Reggae and rap artist Matisyahu performs at the Sultan’s Pool.