Israel has a rich and fascinating history, with numerous cities of historical and cultural importance, including Jerusalem, Nazareth and the vibrant, youthful Tel Aviv. This year’s cultural calendar is filled with unmissable events ranging from contemporary art and food to music and traditional culture. We explore ten of the best cultural events in Israel in spring and summer.
Crafts | Nachlat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair: Biweekly event
Occurring each week on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Nachlat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair is the largest fair in Israel and is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful markets. It has been open since 1988 and has been captivating audiences ever since. Visitors can peruse the materials on offer and browse through various vendor stalls, which sell a diverse selection of wares including local ceramics, jewellery and toys. There is more to this market than just stalls, with live performances enchanting visitors as they drop by. Stare in amazement at the street performances, laugh at the clowns, and ponder your future with a number of mysterious fortunetellers. The fair specialises in handmade and unique products, with an exciting array of creations available to buy. There are also notable buildings and coffee shops lining the paths, to make the trip even more enjoyable.