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Summer 2021 Events in Jerusalem

Summer 2021 Events in Jerusalem will be updated as they become available. Meanwhile, you can check out last year’s events.

Summer in Jerusalem is full of exciting events on a weekly basis, including concerts, street parties, festivals, art exhibitions and much more.

Summer 2020 events in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Festival of Light


Every year the Old City of Jerusalem, with its ancient walls and cobblestone streets, is illuminated with the most amazing variety of modern light art installations created by local and international artists.

Where: Old City, Jerusalem
When: June

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International Film Festival

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This film festival is a 10-day cinema celebration with visiting film artists from all around the globe. The festival’s opening event usually takes place at Sultan’s Pool just outside the Old City walls. Film screenings, discussions, and events are then spread throughout the city’s movie theaters.

Where: Jerusalem Cinematheque, Jerusalem
When: July – August

Read more about the International Film Festival in Jerusalem >>

End of Summer Festival


The Jerusalem Theater celebrates the end of summer with a unique arts festival that includes every possible art genre, from music to poetry and performance art.

Where: Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
When: August

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International Klezmer Festival


This festival will take you back to the shtetl in East Europe. Klezmer musicians take the city by storm with authentic and traditional Jewish tunes from the Old Country fused with jazz, tango, classic rock and other interesting combinations.

Where: Around Jerusalem
When: July – August

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Puppet Theater Festival


The Jerusalem Puppet Theater Festival presents modern and traditional puppet theater performances for both children and adults in cultural institutions and on the street. A great opportunity to watch internationally renowned puppetry and visual theater artists as well as up-and-coming ones.

Where: Around Jerusalem
When: August

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Jerusalem Wine Festival


One of the most anticipated events of the summer in Jerusalem on a yearly basis, the Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum features dozens of Israel’s best wineries, live music and a vibrant crowd.

Where: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
When: July – August

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Hutzot Hayotzer Fair


Jerusalem’s largest art festival features dozens of artist stalls and nightly musical performances at the stunning Sultan’s Pool venue.

Where: Hutzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem
When: August

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Beer Festival

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Let’s go grab a beer. With over 120 different beer types by established brands and local microbreweries, this is one of the happiest places to be at this summer. The festival includes live concerts, street food stalls, clothing& accessories market, and much more.

Where: Independence Park, Jerusalem
When: August

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International Book Fair

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Local and international writers, poets, translators, publishers, and professors gather together for this literary event. The International Book Fair features talks, award ceremonies, lectures, and lots of books – a must for every book-lover in town!

Where: The First Station, Jerusalem
When: Summer

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Free Tours at Lifeline for the Old

It’s never too late for art! Take a free tour at Lifeline for the Old and get inspired by a unique social justice project. Visit colorful artisan workshops and interact with the elderly as they craft beautiful handmade items. Don’t forget to get a souvenir at the gift shop that will remind you that it’s never too late to create.

Where: 14 Shivtei Israel Street, Jerusalem

Send an inquiry to Lifeline for the Old

Where to Stay in Jerusalem

Looking for accommodation while you’re in town for the summer? Check out our complete listings!

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Restaurants in Jerusalem

Don’t attend the festivities on an empty stomach! There are plenty of amazing restaurants in Jerusalem, whether you’re looking for a quick bite, something romantic or family-friendly!

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Photos: Shachar Zino, PR