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What’s on in Tel Aviv in August & September


The City of Tel Aviv is filling the next few months with numerous culturally enriched events and festivals. Below a summary of some of the events.

Dan Gardens in Ganei Yehoshua (Hayarkon) Park
Open to the public
With 1 dog for every 17 residents, Tel Aviv is the city with the highest amount of dogs per capita in the world and this is definitely a reason to celebrate. The friendliest city for dogs is happy to host the third Kelaviv* dog festival; bigger and better than ever before! 
*Kelaviv (Kelev= Dog in Hebrew + Tel Aviv)

Pooches and their humans will be able to experience the first ever Urban Dogs Olympic Games, a dog beauty queen competition, massages for dogs, dog bakeries, counseling and training services, and plenty of pet friendly stalls. In addition, this year we will also have a live music stage with performances by: Jane Bordeaux, Avihu Pinhasov Rhytm Club and more!
Photos of dogs in the city

Friday, August 24, 10:00-17:00
Ben Gamliel 2
Open to the public
Design lovers who search for originality and great Rosh Hashana gifts, the MOLET House is inviting you all to our new year designers fair! an event that is all about fine design. We’ll present local designers fresh creations, as well as quality upcycled pieces of furniture.


  • “We are Here” – The Largest Aliyah Reproduction Event
    Monday, August 27, starting at 16:00

Gordon Beach
Open to the public
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, we will celebrate the Aliyah (Ha’Apala) – Jewish immigrants’ arrival by sea in a festive and moving event; two ships full of immigrants will arrive, and take the immigrants to boats that will sail to the beach, just as they did then.

Participants in the event will be invited to help the “immigrants” arrive at the beach and receive them in songs and dances, accompanied by dancers and professional actors.

A Flash Dance Mob will burst out in surprise with the participation of hundreds of dancers. On the beach there will also be origami workshops where families are invited to fold ships from paper and sculpt ships in the sand.

  • DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival
    September 3-6

    Join Thousands of hi-tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors from Israel and abroad for the prestigious international DLD festival and conference dealing with innovation, digital media, science and culture.

    DLD highlights for members of the press:

    • The 9th Tel Aviv Cities Summit:
      Tuesday, September 4,  9:00-17:00
      The New Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

      Experience the spirit of Tel Aviv through its thriving innovation ecosystem. The Cities Summit, to be held at the New Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, will bring together leaders in urban innovation, including mayors and city officials, thought-leaders, and entrepreneurs from over 100 cities around the world. Together they will explore the most inspiring and innovative ideas, platforms and developments to address crucial challenges facing cities around the world. The program will include discussions in the following issues: Smart Tourism, Creative Cities, resilient coastal cities, smart cities, complimentary economy, food policies and more.  
      Photos of last year’s summit


September 4-5
The New Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

City officials, public administrators, policymakers, professionals and scholars from 172 cities worldwide will meet to enhance and develop collaborations in the spirit of the Milan Pact. Many issues will be tackled including food policy, healthy and sustainable nutrition, food waste reduction, food supply in an era of climate change and sustainable urban procurement. Israeli ag-tech and food-tech innovations will also be discussed. The MUFPP 4th Annual Gathering and Mayors’ Summit will be held in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Cities Summit, which is part of the DLD Tel Aviv-Yafo Innovation Festival.


  • Mayor’s Cocktail Reception for International Guests of the Tel Aviv Cities Summit
    Monday, September 3, 19:00

The Lighthouse Tower at Reading Park (Tel Aviv Port)


  • Innovation Boulevard
    Wednesday, September 5, 18:00-00:00
    Open to the public 
  • Rothschild Boulevard will transform into an Innovation Boulevard with open-air displays of digital media, tech exhibitions, interactive digital games as well as 25 simultaneous meetups. The evening will be a true visual representation of the startup ecosystem and innovations in Tel Aviv.
    Photos of last year’s event


  • Pitch the Press
    Thursday September 6, 10:00
    Hatachana Compound

“Speed Dating” between senior press and bloggers from all over the world and Israeli entrepreneurs and startups


  • Open House Tel Aviv
    20-22 Sept
    Open House Tel Aviv, the urban festival of architecture, will be held for the 12th consecutive year on Sept 20-222, showcasing Tel Aviv’s diverse architectural styles and inviting the public to tour the places they have always wanted to see, up close and personally. Open House Tel Aviv is part of the Open House World Wide Organization, which invites residents to get to know the most interesting houses and buildings that form the landscapes of their cities. 
  • Sovev Tel Aviv Cycling Festival
    Friday, September 28
    Kick-off and finish on Rokach Street, adjacent to Tel Aviv Convention Center

Sovev Tel Aviv is the biggest cycling event in Israel, expecting over 25,000 cyclists including plenty of international cyclist delegations. Sovev Tel Aviv invites participants in a festival, which displays active lifestyle products, bicycles and cycling equipment, and culminates in the bike race on Sept 28.


  • DGTL
    Saturday, Sept 29, 14:00
    HaYarkon park

    After a stellar debut in 2017, DGTL will be back during Sukkot with a brand-new adventure. Bringing another fine musical blueprint to HaYarkon Park, accompanied by the latest sustainable and technological innovations and fresh art projects.


  • Kabalat Shabat by the beach
    Every Friday until August 31st, 18:30-19:30
    Northern Deck of the Tel Aviv Port
    Free Entrance

    The summer is here and we are back by the sea for Kabbalat Shabbat services! Join us at the Tel Aviv Promenade on the Northern Deck of the Tel Aviv Port for a traditional and moving Shabbat service.


  • Shishi-Live
    Fridays 11:00-17:00
    Jaffa Port

The best of Israeli music and a fair full of style
Free entrance

August 31: Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club
-September 14: Riff Cohen
-September 28: Lucille Crew


  • Hologram Presentation – Surprise Gift – Celebrating the Port’s Birthday
    -Thu., Aug. 9-30, 20:15-22:30

On the main deck, at the Sandbox, Tel-Aviv Port.
Free admission

Every evening from August 9 to August 30, a giant gift box will be placed in the heart of the Tel-Aviv port, on the main deck. The box will open every evening at exactly 20:15 to reveal the surprise – A spectacular hologram performance using special technology, featuring Israeli music’s hottest artists and accompanied by live dancers.


  • Movie Time in Old Jaffa under the stars

HaPisga Garden –every Wednesday at 20:30

Free admission
-15.8: Straight Outta Compton
-22.8: This Must be The Place


  • Yafo Nights – Live music at HaPisga Garden and Kedumim Square

Every Saturday evening at 20:30
Free admission


  • Live musical Ensemble at the Old Station

Hatachana Complex (throughout August)
Every Thursday: 20:30-22:00
Every Saturday: 20:00-22:45
Free admission


  • Beach Festival
    Thursdays from 16:30-18:30
    Free admission
    Tel Aviv is launching neighborhood beach activities with workshops for children, music and dances, beach games, treasure hunts and more!

-16.8: Bograshov Beach
-23.8: Jerusalem Beach
-30.8: Aviv Beach

  • Beyond Words
    September 2-8
    Artspacetlv- Shvil Hameretz 6

The multidisciplinary art event will include an international list of more than 90 participants, providing a platform for a wide range of interpretations. The program includes a symposium, video screenings, performances, workshops and meetings between artists, curators and local audiences.

  • Sail Tel Aviv
    September 20-22
    Tel Aviv Port

    Celebrate the sea in all its glory…on the shore! Attend art workshops with Illustrator and Caricature Artist Hanoch Piven made with trash found on the beaches as well as guided bicycle rides along the coastline
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