Top 5 August events in Jerusalem

The annual Wine Festival and Beer Festival may be over, but there are plenty more spectacular art and cultural events to look forward to in the capital in the next two months.

August 11, 2013 11:27
4 minute read.
The Annual Kite-flying Festival

The Annual Kite-flying Festival 370. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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1.    International Arts and Crafts Fair

The International Arts and Crafts Fair, also known as

20 Marcus Street, Talbiyeh
(02) 560-5755
20 August – 22 August

3.    Sacred Music Festival


This summer, the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival takes place over four days with an exciting line-up of dozens of local and international performances, interactive shows, singing circles, prayers, dances, ceremonies, meditative experiences and more. Highlights include performances by an ancient Byzantine church choir, a mystic Rastafari ceremony carried out by the Nyabinghi drummers, ancient Indian musical traditions, and African blues from Mali.

The festival offers "Testimony Encounters," walks around the city that showcase the authentic rituals and ceremonies of Jerusalem's diverse faiths. The festival aims to contribute in a small way toward the building of bridges between peoples. 

Tickets: (02) 653-5850
20 August - 23 August
More info:

4.    The Idan Raichel Project

Considered one of the most popular and talented Israeli bands of the last decade, the eclectic Idan Raichel Project will be performing at Sultan’s Pool outside the Old City walls at the end of August. The band is made up of a core group of musicians who create a musical sound that combines Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Caribbean and Latin American elements.The show features songs from the band’s latest album, Quarter to Six, with appearances by Portuguese fado star Ana Moura, Palestinian-Israeli singer Mira Awad, German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, Colombia’s Marta Gómez, Vieux FarkaTouré and some of Israel’s most talented emerging musicians.

Bimot: *6226 or
29 August
8:15 p.m.

5.    The Annual Kite-flying Festival        

Children and adults alike can look forward to the colorful 28th annual Kite-flying Festival at the

Ruppin Boulevard, GivatRam
(02) 670-8811
20 August
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Free admission for children, workshops NIS 30–40 is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.

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