Numerous events take place during Sukkot in the Negev and at the Dead Sea region of southern Israel. The cool weather makes the desert beautifully bearable and draws thousands of families from across Israel to take advantage.
Due to Covid-19, many events for 2021 have been cancelled or moved. The list below is here only to give you a general list of of events that generally happen at this time of the year. 2022 events will be updated as soon as possible.
Sukkot at the Dead Sea
The Tamar Festival takes place beside the Dead Sea from September 21-25, 2021. An amazing music festival, it features many of Israel’s top performers in the romantic and beautiful settings near the Dead Sea. More about the Tamar Festival
The Israeli Midburn Festival is returning to the Negev Desert from September 24-29, 2021. The Midburn is the Israeli version of the Burning Man and a place to experience the Negev desert in a unique way.
Other things to do during Sukkot
Take a jeep tour – the cool weather makes it a great time to explore the desert. Tours last from two hours to a whole day and are fun, memorable and educational. More information about jeep tours in the Negev and Judean Deserts.
Explore the many bike trails of the Negev which have been built and are now ridden every week by hundreds of bikers – from die-hards to families. More about biking in the Negev
For a somewhat stereotypical but in no way boring desert experience, take a camel ride and experience the desert as it has been traveled for thousands of years. Read more about camel rides in the Negev
Adventures and extreme sports – the Negev is a paradise for all sorts of adventures including some of the most impressive caves and canyons in Israel.
Climb Masada at sunrise – it is iconic of course, but without a car can be difficult – our tour provides just the transport allowing you to climb Masada at sunrise, swim in the Dead Sea, and hike at Ein Gedi – more information. Alternatively, take a private tour and see it at your own pace
Elsewhere in Israel
For general information, see our article about Sukkot in Israel