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What's On in Tel Aviv | Weekend May 11th-14th, 2016

What's On in Tel Aviv | Weekend May 11th-14th, 2016

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Updated: 18 May 2016
Tel Aviv is gearing up for a celebration-packed weekend in preparation for Israel’s Independence Day. We’ve selected the best from the rest to make sure you are getting the most out of all the action lined up in the city.  The weather is perfect for daytime parties and beach days and the nights are cool enough for spending time outside on the street parties. Enjoy this weekend to the fullest with our guide for the national long weekend!

WEDNESDAY, May 11th, 2016

CULTURE | Independence Day Celebrations at Rabin Square

The annual festivities marking the eve of Independence Day include live music, food stands, Israeli artists and a grand finale of fireworks, seen from the square.

Rabin Square celebrations | © Sagie/Flickr

Rabin Square celebrations | © Sagie/Flickr

NIGHTLIFE | Street Party in the Yemenite Quarter

On the eve of Independence Day, the streets will be filled with locals for this year’s street party, celebrating out loud with a signature DJ lineup, dancing, drinking and many other festivities.

©Eugenie Vasilyeff/Flickr

©Eugenie Vasilyeff/Flickr

THURSDAY, May 12th, 2016

MUSIC | Independence Day Minifest at Pasáž

The day after the big night out, Pasáž is hosting some of the biggest names in the local music scene at their ‘Minifest’ celebrations.


Courtesy of Pasáž

FOOD | Traditional BBQs: A Day For Carnivores

Customary during Independence Day celebrations, this day is usually spent tending to the grills, drinking beers and having massive BBQs- ‘al ha esh’.  If you don’t have one set up but want to get in on the tradition, you can check out some of the city’s top-notch meat havens, ideal for carnivores in search of the perfect steak or ribs.

Courtesy of Rak Basar

FRIDAY, May 13th, 2016

DANCE | Itzik Galili: Man of the Hour

Dance lovers rejoice as Itzik Galili returns to the coveted Suzanne Dellal Center Stage for two spectacular nights of dance and opera fusion.

Courtesy of the Suzanne Dellal Center

DRINK | Go On A Wine Tour

Israel is the perfect destination for all wine lovers. Over this holiday week why not stop by some of Tel Aviv’s best wine bars. If you are feeling more adventurous, try some of Israel’s best wine tasting tours.

Courtesy of Bat Shlomo Vineyards, Carmel Mountain

Courtesy of Bat Shlomo Vineyards, Carmel Mountain

SATURDAY, May 14th, 2016

NIGHTLIFE | BuXa’s Toys Come to Life

A nightlife activity combined with Tel Aviv’s art scene, BuXa brings together the sounds of top local and international DJs with an unusual art exhibit.

Courtesy of BuXa Tel Aviv

FOOD | Post-Weekend Celebrations Brunch

It’s no secret that Tel Aviv is the best city for brunch, and what better way to wind down a long weekend of fun, sun and celebrations than with a hugely satisfying brunch? Luckily, there are plenty to choose from: whether you’re craving a sweet concoction or a meaty breakfast, Tel Aviv has something for all brunch-goers.

Courtesy of Grinberg Bistro

Courtesy of Grinberg Bistro

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