Looking for cool things to do in Tel Aviv? Carry on reading if you are into partying, culture, hi-tech, networking, sports, and lots more in Tel Aviv…

If you just want to go to a bar for a drink and boogie, check out our ‘Guide to the Best Bars and Clubs in Tel Aviv – From Pregame to Late Nite’.


*** for live Israeli music check out the Secret Tel Aviv Ticket Office ***

Monday 9/5:

Otsar Opening Party – new bar Otsar on Har Sinai is celebrating with cool DJs, drinks, and a big party!


The Stage Open Mic Night @ Polly – Performers are wanted! Singers, musicians, actors, comedians, or any other stage performer. We look forward to seeing your amazing acts 🙂


Tuesday Night 10/5 and Wednesday Day 11/5 – YOM HAZIKARON:

Yom Hazikaron commemorates Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. It is the day before Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day), an idea that was conceived by Israel’s first prime-minister David Ben Gurion – so that before we celebrate Israel’s birthday we remember how we got here. On Tuesday night all shops and restaurants will be closed, but will be open on Wednesday. There is also a siren at 8pm on Tuesday night for 1 minute and 11am on Wednesday for two minutes.

Tuesday Night – Songs at the Kikar @ Kikar Rabin -a really special night, and Tel Aviv’s official commemoration event – expect thousands of people honouring Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror together through songs and speeches.


Wednesday Night 11/5 – EREV YOM HAATZMAUT:

Yom Haatzmaut Party @ Abraham Hostel – Join us and celebrate Yom ha’atzmaut in a grand party at the Abraham Hostel bar! DJ Dror Shalit – Will rock the floor. Great alcohol Prices, and lot’s of Fun! Free Entrance.


ALL NIGHTER – In-Somnia – Independence After Hours @ Alphabet – starting at midnight – with Adi Shabat at 8am!


For more Yom Haatzmaut Parties check our Yom Haatzmaut Guide!

Thursday 12/5 – YOM HAATZMAUT

EBODED AND ALPHABET – Atzmaut A La Esh @ Haoman 17 – with some awesome DJs providing the FIRE – tickets 60 NIS pre-sale. From 12pm.


CAT & DOG – Open Air Party @ Park Hayarkon – with DJ Solomun, probably the world’s best DJ at the moment – owner of the divine label Dynamic, Ibiza’s party king and the biggest star in global electronic-music scene! Early bird 145 NIS, 225 NIS full price. From 1pm.


For more Yom Haatzmaut Parties check our Yom Haatzmaut Guide!

Friday Day 13/5:

Blues at Noon @ Abraham Hostel – Nurse your yom haatzmaut hangover with some Summer Blues – live music from top local performers, special food menu by the master chef Anat Lessem, and of course lots of alcoholic treats at the bar! Plus: come and pick up your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card – Abraham Hostel is a permanent pickup spot!


Special Indian Vegan Lunch @ Mama Lina Florentin – delicious Indian Thali accompanied by live sitar music – what a great way to spend a Friday afternoon!

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Art Market @ Little Prince Rashi – especially for Friday 13th, get ready for original, dark, strange and wonderful art from only 20-500 NIS.


– Somersby’s Picnic @ Sarona – do you like cider? Then you are going to love this special picnic sponsored by Somerby’s cider – with cheap cider served from Somersby’s cool cider van!

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Friday Night 13/5:

– Join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue for their acclaimed Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat.

Saturday 14/5:

ABC Market – Art, Beer and Clothes @ Balfour 47 – Cheap alcohol, second hand clothes, homemade home decor, bread, books and MORE! All clothes 30 NIS or under. Join us for an afternoon of fun and take home something made with love 😀


– MIDBURN PARTY – Mega Bukraf Afternoon Party @ Sputnik Bar – one of Midburn’s foulest camps is having a party to raise funds for their camp. Be prepared for disgusting treats and loud techno music.


– Looking to meet cool new people 1? Every Saturday the Tel Aviv Football and Beer Club meet for a kick about on Charles Clore Park (also Tuesday and Thursdays at Maze 11). They’re always looking for new players.


*** For more places to meet people check out Secret Tel Aviv’s Friends Blog Post ***

Sunday 15/5:

Girls in Tech TLV @ Google Campus – networking event for women, with a talk from Eden Shochat, partner at Aleph VC and all round entrepreneur.

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Monday 16/5:

IDC Fashion For A Cause @ Ronit’s Farm, Herzliya – a fashion show of leading Israeli fashion designers and talented students and professors from IDC. Plus live music, an open bar, and food stalls. Tickets 72 NIS for students and 83 for non-students.


Drink Pitch and Mingle @ Simta – Grab a drink with members of IsraelDev community who share an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries. We will hear from recent winners of innovation for development grants pitching about their innovations, initiatives & ideas for the developing world.

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Tuesday 17/5:

Enrico Macias en Israel @ Mann Auditorium (also 18th May) – A French favourite, Enrico Macias will be performing two concerts in the Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv in May 2016!

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Exceptions Committee performing @ Kuli Alma – one of Israel’s best up and coming rock bands.

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– Looking to meet cool new people? The Tel-Aviv Improv Workshop is a drop-in, low-pressure, recreational improvisational-theater workshop, that has been running weekly for the past 5 years. They meet every Tuesday, 19:45-22:00at Dubnov Park (or in the Dizengoff Center if the weather is bad).

*** For more places to meet people check out Secret Tel Aviv’s Friends Blog Post ***

Wednesday 18/5:

Save the Date: Fuckup Nights 5 @ Ismi Salma (in Hebrew) – come and hear from some more failed startups, and what lessons you can learn from them.


Thursday 19/5:

The Stage’s Grand Slam Final – Six months of Poetry and Storytelling Slams are culminating in an unforgettable night with the TOP 12 performers competing for a grand cash prize. 15 NIS in advnace and 20 NIS at the door!


Docaviv (till 28th May) – With over 100 films to choose from, this year’s Docaviv has something for everyone. The most anticipated movies sell out fast – so get reserving your tickets soon! This year there are also special public screenings at Tel Aviv Port, WeWork, Beit Romano, Habima, ArtPort and more!

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Menashe Forest Festival (till 21st May) – a fun 3-day festival, with live performances from over 80 top Israeli bands across all genres. There are two main music stages, plus loads of workshops, stalls, and art zones. Rock, reggae, poetry, dance, theatre, performance art, folk, experimental music, and more, all in the spirit of a strong social statement and connection to nature.

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Friday 20/5:

Hayarkon Dragon Boat Festival – Let’s celebrate China ­Style right here in Israel! With boats disguised as dragons and Chinese music in the background – the­ HaYarkon Dragon Boat Festival is a great event for all the family!

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– MIDBURN PARTY – Camp RealMe “Feel Cool” Party @ Kuli Alma – Come with the outfit that makes you Feel Cool.

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