Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tel Aviv Gears Up for Another Nonstop Summer of Festivals, Exhibits, Concerts and City-Wide Celebrations


White Night in Tel Aviv 
Tel Aviv continues to live up to its reputation as the "other city that never sleeps" this summer with numerous festivals, exhibits, concerts and city-wide celebrations. The city prepares for an influx of tourists over the summer months craving a taste of Tel Aviv's many festivities, special events and general good-time vibe.  

Pride Parade in the streets of Tel Aviv 
One of the summer's highlights is the highly anticipated Tel Aviv Pride Festival, which will run from June 4-14, 2015. It will include beach parties, the Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival and the Pride Parade, which will take place on June 12. And Tel Aviv's biggest all-night celebration of the year, White Night, will take place on June 25 with beach concerts, parties, performances, special events, exhibits and tours running throughout the night.    

Performances by many international pop and rock bands are scheduled in and around Tel Aviv over the summer including: One Republic (May 28), Suzanne Vega (June 9-10), Art Garfunkel (June 10), Damien Marley (June 24), Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits (June 26-27), Gloria Gaynor (July 29), and others.   

The Jaffa Port will be home to Monsters Art, an art exhibit inspired by monsters, until the end of June, and Dance Theater of Harlem returns to Israel June 10-13. July marks the beginning of the Tel Aviv Dance Festival, which brings the finest Israeli and international dancers together in a three month-long festival. Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam will be in Tel Aviv July 2-16 and the Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival will be held from July 2-9.

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