“Winter Noise - Cultural Festival” - Downtown Jerusalem becomes the backdrop for a festival that includes music, dance, street theater, video art, artist master classes etc. (every Monday in February)
“Sounds of the Old City Festival” ( March 31- April 3) One only has to stand at the Jaffa Gate for a few minutes before one can hear a multitude of sounds, the Church bells ringing, the Muezzin calls to prayer, the chitter chatter of locals and visitors from near and far in a range of languages. In the “Sounds of the Old City” Festival, the ancient cobbled streets of the Old City come alive with ensembles playing diverse musical styles from traditional Armenia to gospel music. Free.
“The Arts Festival” (April 1-8) showcases hundreds of artists, singers and dancers in which a choice of performances will be open to the general public free of charge across the city.
“The Israel Festival” (May 29 - June 14) is a three week program of spectacular art, music, dance and theater in Jerusalem’s top venues performed by artist from all over the world. In addition there are free performances of street theater across the city. This will be the 53rd year of the Israel Festival!
“Eco Tourism Weekend” (May 15-17) is a weekend when Jerusalem immerses itself in nature with highlighted bike rides, recycling workshops and activities for the whole family.
“The International Writers Festival” (May 18-23) is a week of conversations between Israeli and guest authors, panel discussion and workshops, literature and film including events for children and a celebration of the poet Yehuda Amichai, all hosted by Mishkenot Sha’ananim.