You will always have a good time in the biggest, boldest cities of the world be it New York, Berlin, London, Tel Aviv. There will always be an attraction like a museum or park open to the public. But when I travel, I like to think like a local. Do the things that locals might do because they are no longer going to the museums or the obvious choices.
The next few months in Tel Aviv are full of new activities for the leisure-minded, impact-oriented traveller. You want to think like a local, and do things that can connect you to the local mindset and culture. Consider these activities suggested by America Israel Tours if you are on a trip to Israel this fall, the perfect time to travel to Israel (the weather is milder and the Jewish holidays make everyone more spirited!).
This weekend enjoy the Kelaviv Dog Festival. There is one dog for every 17 people in Tel Aviv. Pooches and their humans will be able to experience the first ever Urban Dogs Olympic Games, a dog beauty queen competition, massages for dogs, dog bakeries, counseling and training services, and plenty of pet friendly stalls. In addition, this year we will also have a live music stage. Friday August 24, Noon to 7Pm in Haharkon Park. But there are lots of parks to walk a dog in Tel Aviv.
Also starting this Friday is Molet, Designer’s Fair. Want to connect with the local Israeli designers who put their spirit in their art and design? Find upcycled furniture and eco-minded gifts you can give for the holidays. August 24, 10AM to 5PM.
The DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival is the height of Israel’s high-tech madness. Events take place all over the city and you don’t need to be invited to show up. Join Thousands of hi-tech professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors from Israel and abroad for the prestigious international DLD festival and conference dealing with innovation, digital media, science and culture. All over the city. September 3 to 6. Meet companies in cutting edge technologies from agriculture, AI and blockchain.
Tel Aviv Cities Summit. Care about cities and how they work for you? The Cities Summit, to be held at the New Wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, will bring together leaders in urban innovation. Together they will explore the most inspiring and innovative ideas, platforms and developments to address crucial challenges facing cities around the world. The program will include discussions in the following issues: Smart Tourism, Creative Cities, resilient coastal cities, smart cities, complimentary economy, food policies and more. Tuesday September 4 from 9AM to 5PM.
Open House Tel Aviv, the urban festival of architecture, will be held for the 12th consecutive year on Sept 20-22, showcasing Tel Aviv’s diverse architectural styles and inviting the public to tour the places they have always wanted to see, up close and personally. Open House Tel Aviv is part of the Open House World Wide Organization, which invites residents to get to know the most interesting houses and buildings that form the landscapes of their cities. September 20 to 22. Below is the ethnic music venue, the East West House in Jaffa.
Sovev Tel Aviv is the biggest cycling event in Israel, expecting over 25,000 cyclists including plenty of international cyclist delegations. Sovev Tel Aviv invites participants in a festival, which displays active lifestyle products, bicycles and cycling equipment, and culminates in the bike race on Sept 28.
Sail Tel Aviv. Celebrate the sea in all its glory…on the shore! Attend art workshops with Illustrator and Caricature Artist Hanoch Piven made with trash found on the beaches as well as guided bicycle rides along the coastline. September 20-22, Tel Aviv Port.
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