Last updated May 19th 2017

Purim is a Jewish Holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jewish people from being destroyed. Celebrations include dressing up and “drinking until you can tell wrong from right”, which makes it some of the craziest parties in Israel!

People in Tel Aviv take dressing up very seriously, check out the Best Purim Costumes of Purim 2017!

Spread out over 4 glorious nights, Purim 2017 is going to be huge! This guide will show you the best places to get costumes, the best parties, and the best festivals… Enjoy! For more Purim parties, check out our box office.

Purim 2017 is Saturday night 11/3 and Sunday 12/3. Sunday is a national holiday.

The Biggest Parties!

Thursday 9/3

Taboo Teder Purim Party @ Tel Aviv Museum of Art – 8pm – 150 NIS

Unique night to celebrate Purim – the Tel Aviv Museum in partnership with Teder hosts dozens of musical performances, performers, lectures and exhibitions that will hide among the paintings, sculptures and empty galleries. Line-up includes: Matti Caspi – piano performance, Arab Acid + A-WA, About Africa, Avi Bitter, Eyal Barkan, and many many other surprises!

Ace of Base Purim Party @ Hangar 11 – 7.30pm – from 287 NIS

It was the time when the coolest boys had skateboards, caps and colored tape recorders, and the most beautiful girls had thick bangs and plaid jackets, like in Beverly Hills. It was the time when the world was ruled by music on cassettes and films. When every song was memorized, and each line had a value.  9th of March Costume disco in the style of the 90’s in honor of Purim. Ace of Base Dr. Alban and leading DJ’s of 90’s are waiting for you.

Circoloco Purim Rave @ Undisclosed Location – 9pm – tickets 130-260 NIS

Tripping are teaming up with Circoloco to bring some of Ibiza’s best DJs to Tel Aviv!

*** For more cool parties on Thursday, check our Complete Purim Listings in the Secret Tel Aviv Calendar. ***

Friday 10/3

Purim Rave Street Party @ Kikar HaMedina – 12pm – FREE

Attended by over 100,000 people last year dressed in costumes and dancing to electronic music, the Purim Rave returns to Kikar HaMedina 2017 on Friday 10th March! At the center is going to be a 360 degree stage, with performance and live sets from Ivri Lider, Tomer Maizner, Vini Vici, Ella Gutman, Funky Fish, Uria Kelpter, and Spikes! Come dressed in costume and with positive vibes!

Bicicletta Purim Rave @ Kuli Alma – 12pm – 30-50 NIS

Come join us at our anual Purim party @ the Kuli Alma. The party takes place on the 10/3 starting from 12:00 until we fall. Some of Tel Aviv’s best DJ’s will be playing great live music to keep us moving all day. Body art stands. And the best People in the city-YOU!

Midburn Purim Party @ Abraham Hostel – 12pm – 50 NIS

Hey every living creature on the planet! We are an Israeli Burning Man/Midburn camp called AntarctiCamp and we invite you all to a paryy at noon celebrating Purim and global warming! The Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv will be hosting us for this event, filled with art, magic, love and a Trump-oline for you to jump and warm up!

*** For more cool parties on Friday afternoon, check our Complete Purim Listings in the Secret Tel Aviv Calendar. ***

Saturday 11/3

Abraham’s Birthday and Purim Party @ Abraham Hostel – 9pm – tickets 55 to 90 NIS

Abraham Hostel Tel-Aviv invites you to the craziest Birthday & Purim party ever!!

TEDER Purim Party @ TEDER – 4pm – FREE

Celebrate Purim on Saturday afternoon at Teder – with a top musical line-up.

Borsippa 2017 @ Vicky Cristina – 7pm – 120 NIS

On Saturday night and for one night only we shall turn the “Tachana Compound” into that ancient city of BORSIPPA using video arts, street artists, periodic visuals, we will connect between the new and old, ancient and modern past and future. Behind the event stand the Secret Garden, HADAP line of events and Jusper Bar which will open the Jasper Jones street in BORSIPA with a wide ranged cocktail bar and a separate floor in the center of the city of BORSIPPA on the main stage will Dj Jenia Tarsol.

Beer Garden El Purim de Los Meurtos Party – 4pm – FREE

Purim celebration, Día de Muertos style. Making sure that Dizengoff Square is alive!

Zombie Walk Tel Aviv @ Ben Zion – 9.30pm – FREE

Tel Aviv’s Annual Zombie Walk is back, this year starting after Shabbat at King George and Ben Tzion!

Purim Extravaganza and Megillah Reading @ Tel Aviv International Synagogue – 8pm – FREE

Join us for our 8th Annual ROCKIN’ PURIM at TAIS!!! With live music, festive megillah reading, well-stocked open bar, and holiday refreshments.

*** For more cool parties on Saturday, check our Complete Purim Listings in the Secret Tel Aviv Calendar. ***

Sunday 12/3

Making Kids Smile at Ichilov @ Ichilov Hospital – 11am – FREE

Join us at Ichilov Hospital, make some noise, cheer sick people in all hospitalization departments, including oncology, internal, and other departments.

Fatboy Slim at Hangar 11 – 4pm – tickets 279 NIS

For the first time in Israel, Fatboy Slim LIVE in Tel Aviv!

Monochrome Purim 2017 @ Park Hayarkon – 1pm – tickets 140 to 220 NIS

In a magical peace of heaven under the skies of Tel Aviv, combined with the perfect weather and inspiring costumes we are up for a hypnotizing journey in a parallel universe from noon till night time, 12 hours of super monochromatic art.

Grand Purim Fiesta and Megillah Reading with Chabad on the Coast @ Bar Kochva 18 – 4.30pm – 70 NIS

Put on your sombrero & get ready to party this Purim with Chabad on the Coast at our Grand Purim Fiesta!!

*** For more cool parties on Sunday, check our Complete Purim Listings in the Secret Tel Aviv Calendar. ***

The Best Festivals

Fri – Saturday 10-11/3 – Groove Attack Purim Rave @ the North – 260-300 NIS

A huge all-night rave in nature in the North – with a massive trance line-up from around the world.

Thurs – Friday 9-10/3 – Trilogy Festival @ the North – from 240 NIS

24 Hours psychedelic gathering of music & art. With music, art, a market, and amazing people!

Fri – Saturday 10-11/3 – Shutka Purim Carnival @ the Desert – 150-200 NIS

Crazy 2 day costume party in one of the free and beautiful places in Israel, Khan Arava Arava, magic place, falling in love at first sight is guaranteed. So the menu: wild party, costumes of all types (you!), Alcohol, delicious and inexpensive food, board games, drunk acrobatics, mustache competition, jump on a stick, and all kinds of things that do not make sense, and most importantly 10 OF OUR FAVORITE DJS!
Bring a tent, sleeping bag and all your friends!

Thurs – Saturday 9-11/3 – Image Purim Desert Carnival – 350 NIS

A hippy music festival at the Ashram Desert with an amazing lineup and many cool performances.

The Coolest Costumes

Thurs 2/3 – Costume Fair @ Penguin Club

Want something more then a wig or packet costume from Max Stock for Purim? Want to be the best dressed?
Amazing Fair selling Purim costumes on Thursday 2nd March from 11 to 20:30 Awesome stands selling the best fancy dress costumes and accessories. Lots of hand made magic! +3 DJs to entertain and a bar full of alcohol!

Sat 4/3 – Galactic Costumes Fair @ Hoodna Bar

Costumes fair a week before Purim! The best holiday is approaching the universe and to not breaking your head with what to dress and where to find that purple glitter wig with horns. We decided to organize a fair with freaky and colorful! What more?  Beer, food, music, sunshine, Neighbors, Good vibes and surprises!

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Want to learn more about holidays in Israel? Check out our Holidays in Israel Guide!

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