The Israeli culture scene comes to life during the summertime. The weather is warm, the restrictions on large gatherings have been lifted, and you can be sure there will be plenty of things to do in Israel in August 2021. From outdoor cinematic experiences and award winning movie premiers to street dance parties, these are the best things to do in Israel in August 2021.
Moonlight Cinema in Jerusalem
August 1st – September 2nd
Want to marvel at the sites of Jerusalem but also catch a classic movie? Every summer, classic movies from Citizen Kane to Karate Kid are screened all over the city at night. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of exploring!
Summit Cinema in Jaffa
August 4th – August 25th
A fan of classic teen movies? Have a once in a lifetime experience watching your favorite movies while overlooking the old city of Jaffa. Don’t miss the kick-off with the screening of the cult classic “Mean Girls” on August 4th.
The Israeli animation festival
August 10th – August 14th
The Israeli Animation Festival Animax highlights superb works of animation from Israeli and international artists. With short or long-form animations showing at all hours of the day at the Tel Aviv cinematheque, you will surely find an animated film that brings out the child in you.
Tel Aviv Cocktail Week
August 22nd – August 28th
Tel Aviv Cocktail Week is a week-long event that takes place across the city in a variety of participating bars and clubs. Tel Aviv Cocktail Week is one of the best ways to explore Tel Aviv nightlife and visit some of the best bars in the city and an affordable way to get out and say cheers!
The Jerusalem Puppet Festival
August 22nd – August 26th
The 30th Jerusalem Puppet Festival will be held at the Karavan theater. The festival will offer 33 original children and adult plays, two international productions, an outdoor event, workshops, and special activities.
Jerusalem Film Festival
August 24th – September 4th
With over 200 films from all over the world, the Jerusalem Film festival showcases must-see cinema. This may be one of the most exciting things to do in Israel in August 2021. During the festival these award-winning pictures screen in movie theaters all over the city. This year will mark the 38th edition of the festival, described as: “the largest, most veteran, and leading event of its kind in Israel.”.
Mitzpe Ramon Film Festival
August 24th – August 27th
This indie film festival in the south of Israel combines two of its best assets: beautiful views and innovation. The Mitzpe Ramon Film Festival was first established in 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak, as a way to cope with the new reality. Come for the views and stay for the beautiful cinematography.
Event Booking Details
Event Date: 01/08/2021