Whether you are looking to do religious things, or just party, we’ve got you covered!
Sukkot starts this year on Sunday evening October 13th. In Israel it is a seven day holiday, with loads of great events, parties and festivals happening throughout the week. Scroll down for a full party guide for Sukkot 2019, divided into religious events, events in Tel Aviv and festivals!
- Looking for a Olim Friendly Synagogue for Succot? Read our guide!
- Want to learn more about the holiday? Check out our Sukkot Guide
- Looking for Kosher restaurants? Check our Guide to the Best Kosher Restaurants in Tel Aviv!
10/10-13/10 – Sukkot Four Spices Fair 2019 @ Kikar Rabin
The Four Spices Fair is held every year on the week before Sukkot at Kikar Rabin. With booths and stands selling traditional Sukkah decorations and the necessary 4 species used to celebrate the holiday. Read More
Sunday 13/10 – First Night Sukkot
Sukkot is a widely celebrated festivity in Israel that commemorates the 40 years Jews spent living in temporary shelters in the desert after they left Egypt.
Join us for a delicious, gourmet Sukkot Dinner in the gorgeous Shomron Garden Sukkah of The Tel Aviv International Synagogue on the First Night of Sukkot! Read More
Join us for a festive meal under the stars in the Sukkah! Enjoy delicious dinner, fine wine, and the best company! Read more.
Join us for a traditional Sukkot dinner or lunch on our rooftop sukkah! Read more.
Sunday 20/10 – Simchat Torah / End of Sukkot
Simchat Torah is one of the most joyful celebrations in the Jewish calendar. It is the holiday that honors the ending of the annual cycle of reading the Torah and the beginning of the new one.
Fun Events in Tel Aviv
Monday – 14/10
CULTURE – 10am – Patron of ARTS – International Street Art Week @ Jaffa Port – 14th-20th October
Six leading international graffiti artists arrive in Israel at Sukkot, creating a live exhibition on Tehila Port sponsored by Jaffa Port. Read More
PARTY IN THE PARK – 2pm – DGTL Tel Aviv @ Park Hayarkon
The First Wave of the line-up for DGTL Tel-Aviv 2019 is revealed! Read More
JAZZ – 4pm – Jazz is Cool @ Teder
TEDER and Hennessy are proud to present JAZZ IS COOL 80th anniversary of Blue Note. Read more.
LIVE MUSIC – 8.30pm – Fools @ The Prince, Nahalat Binyamin
Holidays and Fun and Free for Everyone! Read More
LIVE MUSIC – 10pm – Lambsbreath + Nomke & DJ Hasan @ TEDER.FM
A Night of Barefoot Dreams with Lambsbreth of Canada (Olive Records)! Read More
LIVE MUSIC – 10pm – Tamar Afek @ Cuckoo’s Nest, Jaffa
You are all invited to the Sukkah of diverse musical genres, at the Cuckoo’s Nest. Read More
CULTURE – 10:00 am – Graffiti and street art workshops for the whole family @ Jaffa Port – 15th-16th October
Graffiti artist Ariel Amit and his team invite you to experiment and create graffiti in a variety of free activities and paid workshops. Read More
CULTURE – 10am – Icon Festival 2019 @ Cinematheque – 15th-17th October
Israel’s premier sci-fi conference takes place every year during Succot at the Cinemateque Tel Aviv! Read More
FUN FOR THE FAMILY – 10.30am – Sukkot at the Station @ HaTahana – 15th-17th October
Celebrate Sukkot with the whole family! Read More
BAUHAUS – 4pm – Sukkot in the Liebling House
White City Center opens its Bauhaus doors to free entry activities during Sukkot. Read more.
PROTEST – 4.20pm – Legalization Protest @ Kikar Rabin
Get out and legalize it! Read More
FOOD FESTIVAL – 6pm – Hungarian Festival @ Tel Aviv Port – 15th-17th October
An outdoor festival in Sukkot in Tel Aviv Read More
SINGING – 8pm – KooluLoud @ Hangar 11
To mark International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Koolulam is partnering with ‘One of Nine’, a non-profit that’s been supporting breast cancer patients and their loved ones since 1994. Read more.
SHOPPING – 12pm – T:Market Sukkot 2019 @ Dubnov 8 – 17th-19th October
Autumn is approaching and T: market Sukkot is back! Read More
SHOPPING – 5pm – The Fall Bazaar Tel Aviv 2019 @ The Gay Center, Gan Meir – 17th-18th October
The bazaar is back in honor of the holidays and the new year! Read More
SHOPPING – 7pm – Holidays @ Cuckoo’s Nest, Jaffa – 17th-19th October
Come celebrate the holiday season at The Nest! Read More
PARTY – 10pm – ALMA LifeBeat Experience #2 @ Gargarin
Life Beat 2 is back for the Holidays! Read More
CYCLE TEL AVIV – Cycle Tel Aviv (Sovev Tel Aviv) 2019 @ All over Tel Aviv
For cycling lovers this is the festival of the year! Read More
SHOPPING – 11am – NazarethTLV Fair @ Abraham Hostel
From the streets of Nazareth to Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv – The market’s artists are bringing the colors, fabrics, jewelry, tastes and the aromas of Nazareth. Read More
SHOPPING – 11.30am – Ba Li Thali @ Papaito
The Ba Li Tali Festival returns in October for an urban Indian celebration under The Sukkah! Read More
LIVE MUSIC – 12.30pm – Fortis for the whole family @ Zappa Tel Aviv, Ramat HaChayal
The summer never ends with Fortis Read More
LIVE MUSIC – 5pm – One Festival – Echo @ Barby
Look at me and see an out-of-control daughter, because I’m actually one, but I’m not the only one! Read More
CULTURE – 8pm – Celebrate 30 years of the Suzanne Dellal Center @ Suzanne Dellal
Celebrate 30 to the Suzanne Dellal Center at the 80s-90s party with Yaron Ashbel Read More
Fun Events Outside Tel Aviv
THEATER FESTIVAL – Akko Festival @ Akko, North Israel – 14th-17th October
The Annual Akko Alternative Theater Festival is Back continuing 40 years of tradition. Read More
MUSIC FESTIVAL – Tamar Festival 2019 @ Ein Gedi, Dead Sea – 14th-18th October
A four-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians. Read More
HIKE – 7.30am – Sukkot Hike & Volunteering activity @ North Israel
Especially for Sukkot we invite you to our traditional volunteering event with a hike, this time in Birya forest. Read More
MUSIC FESTIVAL – Bamboo Groovy Festival @ Poleg Beach, Netanya -15th-17th October
A Colorful Groove Festival for the whole family. Read More
SPORT – 9.45pm – Israel vs. Latvia: UEFA EURO Qualifiers @ Turner Stadium, Be’er Sheva
Israel are trying to qualify for the 2020 European Championships. Standing in their way are Poland, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Austria, and Latvia. Read More
FUN FOR THE FAMILY – 12pm – The 24th Moshav Country Fair @ Mevo Modiin, Modiin
The Carlebach Festival, the 24th CountryFair in Mitzvot, will be held this year with a wide range of interesting activities for all ages. Read More
HIPPY FESTIVAL – Zorba the Buddha Festival @ Nahal Shittim, Desert – 16-19th October
Zorba the Buddha festival dedicated to Zorba – the pleasure and the big celebration of life Read More
HIPPY FESTIVAL – BodyFest #5 @ Mitzpe Ramon – 17th-19th October
Welcome to the utopian world we created! Read More
NATURE PARTY – Myco Music Festival @ Kinneret – 17-19th October
For three days, an intimate music village will be set up, all with high quality musical content Read More
NATURE PARTY – Shwaya 3 Year Anniversary ★ Martins Garden ★ Tea Tree @ North Israel – 17th-18th October
Are you ready for the psychedelic event of the year!? Read More
MUSIC FESTIVAL – Abu Gosh Festival Sukkot 2019 @ Abu Gosh – 18th-21st October
Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival – The Abu-Gosh Festival is the leading and most important festival in the Israeli vocal music scene. The Festival has existed in its present layout since 1992, and it takes place twice a year – on Succoth (Oct) and Shavuoth (May) – lasting between three to five days each time. Read More
BEACH CLEANUP – 9am – PFI Beach Cleanup – North TLV/Herzliya @ Herzliyah Beach
Summer is almost over, yet Rosh Hashana and the holiday season are already here! Perfect time for a cleanup! Read More
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