June in Israel is a great month to be in the country with great events and other things to do taking place throughout the month. Taking advantage of the great outdoor weather, many of these events take place outside – concerts, festivals, and much more. Here is our guide to the best things to do in Israel in June 2016.
Events in Israel in June 2016
May 25-June 3: Jerusalem Festival of Lights – Light statues, performances, and pieces of museum artwork light up the Holy City of Jerusalem during this annual event
The Sunbeat Festival returns during the last weekend of June
June 3: Tel Aviv Gay Parade – Tel Aviv celebrates Pride
June 8: Die Antwoord in Tel Aviv – the first concert in Israel of these successful South African rappers
June 8: Brian Wilson’s concert – Frontman of legendary band “Beach Boys”, Brian Wilson, is coming to Israel for an epic performance of “Pet Sounds”
June 8-12: Midburn Festival – Israel’s version of the iconic ‘Burning Man Festival’ will return to the Negev Desert
June 9: No Joy in Tel aviv – the wildest show of the summer and No Joy’s first concert in Israel, at the Pasaz Club
June 10: Damien Jurado’s performance – one of the leading folk artist of our time performs in Tel Aviv at the Barby Club
June 10-11: Oasis Festival – Oasis Dub Reggae Festival in the Negev Desert, featuring great music and vibes
June 14: Simply Red in Tel Aviv – Part of the band’s 30th anniversary reunion tour, Simply Red are performing in Tel Aviv
June 14-15: Foreigner’s concert – The band of “I Want to Know What Love Is” is heading to Caesarea this June
June 14-18: PIXEL – a unique dance and circus show, featuring innovative choreography and digital scenography
June 16: Alice Cooper’s performance – legendary heavy-metal star Alice Cooper has announced his first show in Israel
June 15: Pat Metheny in Tel Aviv – do not miss one of the most acclaimed jazz guitarists in the world!
Oasis Dub Reggae Festival in Arad
June 19: Beth Hart’s concert – American singer and songwriter Beth Hart is heading to Tel Aviv
June 22: Psychic Ills’s concert – a druggy and hallucinated night by one of the best Psych Rock Band
June 22-25: Opera Festival in Jerusalem – presenting this year the opera, ‘Il Rigoletto’ by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi
June 23-24: Sergio Mendes’ performances – the king of Brazilian Bossa Nova opens the Tel Aviv Blues festival
June 23-25: Sunbeat Music Festival – a two day world-class global beats festival with artists from Europe and Israel in the Upper Galilee.
June 25: Wiz Khalifa in Tel Aviv – one of the hottest names in the U.S. rap scene at the moment has announced his concert in Israel!
June 30: Barry Manilow’s concert – this legendary American singer songwriter is featuring Israel in his ‘goodbye’, final world tour
June 30: Tel Aviv White Night – “Laila Lavan”, one of the biggest cultural nights of the year in ‘the city that never sleeps’