Jan-Mar Events on Art, Music, Sport

January Event Date Location Information
ISRAMAN 2017 Jan-27 Eilat ISRAMAN – Israel’s version of the international Iron Man competition. ISRAMAN: Swimming – 3.8 km, bicycling – 180 km, running – 42.2 km. ISRAMAN 113: swimming – 1.9 km, bicycling – 91 km, running – 21.1 km. Some 1800 participants from Israel and abroad
The 4th Yeruham Race Jan-13 Yeruham The race will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 and will include a competitive 10 km race (from Mount Avnon on the rim of the Mahtesh to the Yeruham Pond), and a popular 3 km race. The 10 km track is a point-to-point route that is downhill and suited for all levels
Ein Gedi Race Jan-28 Dead Sea The Dead Sea Race is considered one of the classic races in runners’ calendars in Israel, and attracts thousands of runners each year. The fast-paced route, professional production and of course the unique landscape of the valley and the Dead Sea, create a unique combination that cannot be found anywhere else in Israel. Don’t miss this thrilling experience
Darom Adom Festival Weekends January 20 – February 18 Habesor Region During these weekends, visitors will enjoy guided tours and workshops in nature, farmers markets at popular tourism sites, the Anemone March and the Anemone Race, open homes, family events, and theme events at tourism sites (arts & crafts, marketito, Bedouin market, a biking event, nighttime activities at Hevel Shalom and more). During the weekends there will be varied musical performances, actors in nature and of course – guided tours and activities at the various sites.
Winter Baroque Festival in Abu Gosh Jan-28 Kiryat Yearim Abu Gosh Church In this concert we will perform two of the most exclusive, beloved vocal works in the Baroque repertoire, composed by Pergolesi from Italy and by Purcell from England


February Event Date Location Information
International Eilat Chamber Music Festival February 1-4 Eilat The Eilat Chamber Music Festival is held annually and hosts a prestigious list of first-rate musicians from Israel and around the world at a thrilling musical celebration overlooking the Eilat landscape. Each year, the festival’s masterclass program brings together dozens of students of music from countries worldwide to learn from the world-renowned violin, cello, trumpet and piano teachers.
Samarathon 2017 February 15-18 Eilot region International biking competition
International Bellydance Festival in Eilat February 8-11 Eilat The Bellydance Festival is held in Eilat in the winter, featuring 50 workshops and lectures. Bellydance lessons are offered by leading Israeli teachers and their colleagues from abroad. Workshops include flamenco, dabke, and Feldenkrais lessons, as well as dances and folklore from Caucasus and Bukhara. The festival hosts some of the most renowned oriental dancers in the world.
Arava Open Day February 1-2 Mid-Arava region This agricultural exhibition is a unique, professional and vibrant event that attracts large crowds and exhibits some 200 business and companies that present their latest agricultural and related innovations
Winter Red Sea Jazz Festival February 9-11 Eilat The Red Sea Jazz Festival will be held this year for the sixth time. The thousands of visitors who attended the three-day festival in its winter format over the past four years enjoyed the unique atmosphere, excellent music and jazz performances.
Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Feb-24 Tel Aviv A marathon that has become a tradition, including 6 different tracks – 42.2 km, two 21.1 km tracks, 42.2 km hand-cycle marathon, 10 km race, 5 km race and children’s marathon


March Event Date Location Information
Spring Festival, Upper Galilee March 17-19 Kfar Blum Hotel A longstanding event in the idyllic atmosphere of Kibbutz Kfar Blum, including free concerts on the lawn and selected concerts with paid tickets. Features classical music and other styles including jazz and Brazilian music.
Fresh Paint Mar-27 Tel Aviv Fresh Paint is a contemporary art fair in Tel Aviv. This annual event is the largest and most influential in Israel, with over 30,000 visitors each year. The fair offers opportunities for art lovers to meet with artists and professionals in their fields, and to purchase the best works created by contemporary artists
The International Birdwatching Festival March Eilat Bird Sanctuary The birdwatching festival is a full week of diverse birdwatching tours for all levels, evening activities, a special bird pub, and fascinating lectures given by key figures in the field
ELO – Electric Light Orchestra Band Mar-26 Jerusalem – Binyanei Hauma This ensemble, known as the Orchestra Band and featuring former ELO members will arrive in Israel for four performances in March 2017. The group will play their most popular hits from the 1970s that made them an all-time rock legend.
Street Theater Festival March 3-4 Eilat The Street Theater Festival is a giant event featuring 70 street artists from Israel and abroad who will perform at 20 different sites along the tourist promenade. The program includes circus clowns, street performances, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walkers, street parades, live statues, figures and street parties. The artists perform in similar festivals in Europe (Sweden, Austria and Germany) as acrobats, circus artists, musicians and more. The street performers will be joined by artists from Eilat and the Arava who will present their arts & crafts in a fair.
Sounds of the Old City Festival Mar-28 Jerusalem Sounds of the Old City is an international music festival that is inspired by the quarters of the old city that leverage the cultural and tourist nightlife in Jerusalem, giving the public an opportunity to experience the musical traditions of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Winner Marathon Jerusalem Mar-17 Jerusalem The Winner Jerusalem Marathon will be held this year for the seventh time. This traditional marathon features several different competitive and popular tracks
French Film Festival Mar-19 Jerusalem French film remains the most popular foreign film genre in Israel. More French films are shown in Israel that any other group from foreign countries. The Israeli audiences take interest in this genre and film distributors continue to purchase and them and show them throughout Israel.
Gran Fondo March 2-4 Arad-Dead Sea Gran Fondo Arad-Dead Sea 2017 is an Israeli biking event on international standards. The event is held at one of the most beautiful and well-known sites in the world and every detail is carefully considered in order to make the event a unique one for all participating riders.