Sukkot in the Galilee marks the end of summer and the start of the winter months, and a final rush of great events take place before the weather changes. Many nature-oriented and family-friendly festivals will take place during Sukkot in the Galilee and the north.
sukkot & covid-19
Across the globe, we are all trying our best to handle this new normal, but many synagogues are closed for services, tours are operating under restrictions, and social distancing is required. Stay home and safe. Many annual events are cancelled or postponed, but we want to offer this guide as a general overview for what to expect seasonally, so we will not be removing events from this page.
Sukkot in Haifa
Sukkot in Haifa centers around the annual Haifa Film Festival which takes place in the city each year drawing some 70,000 to watch over 280 film screenings!
Events during Sukkot in the north
A balloon glow display like that which will take place during Sukkot in the Galilee
The Israeli Fringe Theater Festival takes place in the ancient crusader port city of Akko on the Mediterranean during Sukkot and features over 300 artists. Read more about the Akko Festival.
In Safed, the ancient city center of Kaballah, the city is beautiful during Sukkot with many events happening throughout town. Read more about Sukkot in Safed.
Other Things to do During Sukkot in the Galilee
Jeep Tours are a great way to explore the outdoors. The great weather at sukkot – cool but sunny make jeep tours in the Galilee a great experience during the holiday.
There are several festivals including The Paprika Festival on Farms through the Spices which is held at the Spice Road Farm in the Bethlehem Galilee Region from October 12-21, 2019.
Take a hike in the Galilee during Sukkot – it’s a really beautiful time as the cool weather means it’s pleasant walking conditions. Maybe take a few days and hike a trail such as the Jesus Trail or the Golan Trail.