June: Formula 1 in Jerusalem. Plans are being finalized
for a Formula 1 race to pass through some of the most iconic streets in
Jerusalem’s modern city.
15 June - 31 August: The Jerusalem Season of
Culture: an annual summer showcase of the city's contemporary cultural
treasures, including dance, music, poetry, philosophy, visual art, new media,
July 2013: Jerusalem Film Festival: Ten full days of screenings, honorary
guests, panels and festivities. Outdoor screenings take place at the foot of the
old city walls in Sultan's Pool.
4-8 August: International Festival of Puppet Theater: A festival for the
entire family, the International Festival of Puppet Theater has become a primal
source of creation and inspiration in the field of Puppet Theater in Israel.
Featuring performances and artists from all over the world.
6-18 August: International Arts and Crafts Fair, Khutzot
Hayotser: For over thirty years, the Khutzot Hayotser Arts and Crafts Fair has
brought together over 150 Israeli artists and dozens more from countries all
over the world.
20-23 August: The Festival of Sacred Music: Israeli and
international musicians perform in venues around the city selected for their
religious or historical significance, including the Tower of David. A
multi-cultural tribute to the people who have glorified Jerusalem for
September: Chamber Music Festival. Held annually at the
YMCA, this festival will highlight chamber pieces by Schubert, as well as shows
in collaboration with the Israeli Opera.
September: In The Beginning: A major international
exhibition entitled "In the Beginning" will be opened at the Bible Lands Museum
featuring a collection examining how the Bible ahs shaped humanity for over
10,17,24,31 October: The Knights Festival: A journey back in
time to the heroes of the Middle Ages, including knights, kings, princesses and
troubadours, roaming the Old City alleyways. Free street performances.
17-19 October: Houses From Within: Tourists and visitors are
invited to explore generally private spaces such as homes and gardens during
this one weekend.
31 October - November: International
Oud Festival. The Jerusalem International Oud Festival presents the great Arab
musical tradition and cultures influenced by it, throughout the Middle East and
December: Hot Winter, Long Nights: Hamshushalayim, as it is
known in Jerusalem, takes place every long weekend in December (Thursday through
Saturday), offering an array of events at cultural institutions in the city with
many museums and tourist sites open free of charge, night tours, concerts,
special deals in restaurants and more.
December: Jerusalem Design Week: The 3rd annual Jerusalem
Design Week will feature a design conference and an exhibit at the Contemporary
Art Center of emerging design talent.
General information about events in the city, updated nearer the time,
can be found at www.itraveljerusalem.com