As a new year begins, there are loads of great events and other things to do in Israel in January 2017. January starts with a bang with cultural, sporting, and music events taking place across Israel, a testimony to the rich cultural life of Israel.
January 2017 events in Israel
Salt crystals in the Dead Sea. Despite the winter across much of Israel. You can still float in the Dead Sea during much of January. Image Flavio Grynszpan
January 6 – Sea of Galilee Marathon. The ‘lowest marathon in the world’ takes place, attracting runners from around the world who take part in this scenic course alongside the Sea of Galilee.
January 26 – DJ Hardwell, ranked the number 1 DJ in the world, plays in Jerusalem
January-February – Darom Adom (Red South) festival in the Negev desert to celebrate the sprout of Israel’s national flower, featuring cultural, artistic and culinary events.