October Events Everyone’s Talking About

October 2nd 2017

Between the holidays of Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and Hoshana Rabba, and all the cultural events going on, October is one busy month for Israeli tourists! If you’re visiting this beautiful country during this time, check out some of the most happening events you won’t want to miss.


If it’s art you’re looking for, then October is a great month to be around. You can catch several exciting exhibits featuring some of the most contemporary artists both local and international talents being displayed. Check out a few of the fabulous shows that will be on display this month around Israel:

Michal Bar-Am Exhibition @ the Israel Museum

Ai Weiwei Exhibition @ the Israel Museum

Bicycle Exhibition, a 200 year history of the bicycle, the Bloomfield Science Museum


If you want to get your slice of music culture while hanging out in the Middle East, then check out some of Europe’s most popular DJ’s as they take center stage in Israel. Some of the top names that are performing in Tel Aviv during October include:

Dash Berlin (October 3rd)

DGTL (October 5th)

Jonas Blue (October 11th)

And, don’t miss out on the semi-annual Abu Gosh Music Festival. This epic event takes place a couple of times each year, and it is always a smashing success when it does. The festival runs from October 11th-14th.


Once you’ve had your film of art and music, it’s time to take a seat. At the Haifa Film Festival, of course. The 33rd annual event is being held at the Haifa Cinematheque and other local theaters and will feature more than 80 high-profile names from the film industry. Select from more than 280 screenings from across the globe and be amazed.

When: October 5th-14th

Houses From Within

Get a unique perspective on Jerusalem’s culture, ideology, and political stance through the eyes of archeology when the doors of more than 100 prominent buildings across the capital city are opened to the public for an enlightening experience. Ranging from public offices and government agencies to private homes noted for their spectacular architectural beauty and design, these buildings cover the spectrum of style and design throughout the ages. Join the throngs as they explore nooks and crannies of these riveting constructions this October.

When: October 26th-28th