TEL AVIV EAT
Traditional and tasty food festival will be held next to the Eurovision Village in a separate and adjacent compound throughout the week of festivities, offering tastings from leading restaurants, 20 food stalls and 25 food trucks. As in previous years, Tel Aviv EAT Food Festival will feature excellent chefs, innovative street foods, a festive market boulevard, colorful food trucks and live music performances – all spread out in front of the mesmerizing view of the sea. Visitors will be able to taste some of the most delicious dishes by Tel Aviv’s celebrated chefs. Participating restaurants include Manta Ray, Onza, Messa, The Blue Rooster and many others. During the “Tel Aviv Eat” Festival, the Municipality will encourage chefs to produce “green” dishes, especially vegetarian and vegan, based on local and fresh ingredients and leftovers will be donated to “Leket Israel” – a local charity that specializes in food rescue.
Entrance is free, all dishes cost up to 35 NIS.
Tel Aviv White Night is one of the biggest events of the year, and the Eurovision week is the ideal time for these celebrations. The events and performances are open to the public, most of them free of charge.
Jaffa: HaPisga Garden
• Magi Hikri- Middle Eastern music with an Arab beat
• Yemen Blues
• The Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club
• ABBA Tribute Band- songs from all times
• Electro Europe- DJ’s and music artists are coming to Tel Aviv from the best clubs in Europe (Austria, Germany and Romania) especially for Europe Day (invited by the Delegation of the European Union to Israel).
• Opera at Kedumim Square-the best Eurovision songs, performed by the Israeli Opera Singers.
Jaffa Port – Greek Tavern
• Avi Tovi and his band (23:00-00:30)
• Large dance party with Greek music band.
• Izakis- “Greek Love” show: songs from Greece, Turkey and the Mediterranean. (00:30-01:00)
Jaffa Flea Market
• Musical ensembles (21:30-23:55)
Buckets N Joibts; Makeover Band; Bish Bash
• Street Theater
Israeli Rock Stage
• Zikney Tzfat- the original ensemble (23:30-00:45)
• Girafot- the best hits (00:45-01:30)
Lilach Cohen (21:00-23:55)
• Latin Tropical- huge Latin dance party (with Boutrous, Schoolmaster and Kalbata).
• Opening show- Ben Dagovich Trio
HaTarbut Square: Cabaret Total- street theater, live circus and performing art.
Dizengoff Square: Musical ensembles
Bialik Square: 110 Anniversary to Tel Aviv show
Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center: Public Singing
Tzuk Beach: Berry Sakharof and Micha Shitrit Sunrise Show
Gordon Beach: Folk dance marking Tel Aviv 110th anniversary.
Frishman Beach: Blues and Rock stage
Jerusalem Beach: Soul and R&B Music stage
Secret Location: Dinner in White- Pre-registration only.
• The Sopranos- Leading sopranos from the Israeli Opera will perform popular arias from La Boheme, Carmen, La Traviata, Rigoletto, The Magic Flute, as well as some beloved classical Israeli songs. The performance, which will be accompanied by a string quintet and piano, will include 90 minutes of nonstop musical surprises as well as colorful video projections.
• BeYou Studio- Latin dance party all night long, Salsa lessons, Bachata, Kizumba and more!
• The Israeli music at The Yitzhak Rabin Center- Ruti Navon Show and musical tours (18:30-22:30, NIS 20).
• Tmuna theater- Live screening (2nd Semi-final), drag queen performance and a huge dance party.
• Yad LaBanim-Sprong concert with the Arab Jewish Orchestra (18:30-20:00, NIS 30)
• Reuven Rubin House- Exhibition.
• Nahum Guttman Musem- Eurovision Trivia.
• The LGBTQ Center- Tel Aviv nightlife tour for members of the gay community. Including beer, wine and alcoholic drinks.
“Glorious” – A Musical Tribute to the Eurovision, May 16, 8pm: Tel Aviv Port, Promenade Deck (1 Yordei Hasira St.)
On Thursday, May 16th, three legendary Eurovision song contest winners will perform at the Tel Aviv Port: Anne-Marie David, Loreen, and Carola. The spectacular show will include six dancers, an Israeli drag ensemble, and more. Later on, Michal Amdursky will DJ, keeping revelers dancing through the wee hours of the night.
May 10, 6pm – Tel Aviv Port (1 Yordei Hasira St.)
Just before the Eurovision Song Contest, on 10 May at 18:00, a special Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at Tel Aviv Port, where Shabbat songs will be arranged in surprising arrangements. “The idea is unity. We will welcome everyone, especially the Eurovision Song Contest fans. I think they will feel at home – this is Kabbalat Shabbat in the atmosphere of the Eurovision Song Contest”, says Shimon Smith, one of organizers of the event. Listen to “Adon Olam” sung in the tune of “Toy”. Yizhar Cohen will perform together with the musical ensemble of Beit Tefilah Yisraeli.
Shabbat Dinners Hosted by Locals, May 17, from 6pm
Traditional Shabbat dinners are a staple of Jewish and Israeli culture. On Friday, May 17th, local residents will host Shabbat dinners for visitors and Eurovision fans at their private homes, allowing them to enjoy local hospitality. Tel Avivians will be paired with visitors based on group size, fields of interest, background, and nutritional preferences. The modest cost ensures that everyone has the opportunity to take part. Sign up and get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience. *Advance Booking Required*
Entrance Fee- 50 NIS
PIC Your Flag – May 12-15, 7pm-12am – Rabin Square, 69 Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St.
Come light up the City Hall building with your national flag and snap a memorable photograph. Using a unique LED lighting system and a special app, this designated station enables Eurovision fans from around the world to control the building’s facade and show support for their national delegation.
Lighting Old Jaffa – May 12-18 – Charles Clore Park
As part of a collaborative project with the lighting company OSRAM, tens of thousands of people from around the world will control the lighting of historic Old Jaffa during the semi-finals and grand final of the Eurovision. Clearly visible along the Tel Aviv coastline, the lighting colours will change based on user voting per each song. Watch it live through the official Eurovision app or spot it from the Eurovision Village.
The Eurovision Music Garden – May 12-18 – HaTarbut Square, 2 Sderot Tarsat St.
The children of Tel Aviv are invited to participate in a special version of Eurovision voting. The Eurovision Music Garden will operate in one of the city’s favourite spots for families: the Orchestra Plaza (also known as HaTarbut Square). Following votes on social media, the garden’s loudspeakers will play special children songs from the history of the Eurovision.
EuroARTvision – May 15-30 – Tel Aviv Port, (1 Yordei Hasira St.)
This art exhibit, hosted at Under 1000 Gallery, presents a thrilling encounter between the Eurovision world and the young, high energy art world. The exhibit features ten original artworks inspired by influential Eurovision songs. Each piece displayed comes with headphones, allowing guests to listen to the song which inspired it. EuroARTvision presents a unique art and music experience, one which promotes values of freedom, equality, and optimism- just like the Eurovision itself.
Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday: 10:00-19:00, Friday: 10:00-16:00
Bereshit, Dana International: The Exhibition – May 3-18 – Pavillion 24, Tel Aviv Port (1 Yordei Hasira St.)
The Tel Aviv Port, in collaboration with the Municipality of Holon, invite you to a unique exhibition dedicated to Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dana International. Through fashion items, video clips, and photos, the exhibit demonstrates how Dana has revolutionized local and global pop culture, becoming a cultural icon both in Israel and abroad.
Opening Hours:May 3: 11am-3pm; May 4-6: 11am-8pm; May 7: 11am-3pm; May8-9: Closed; May 10: 11am-3pm; May 11-16: 11am-8pm; May 17: 11am-3pm; May18: 11am-8pm.
Interactive Orchestra Installation – May 4-18 – Kedumim Square (Jaffa)
At Kedumim Square in Old Jaffa you can find a unique orchestra installation made up of interactive chairs. Once someone sits on one of the chairs, it plays its “role” in the orchestra. Once all chairs are occupied, the full orchestra can be heard. The installation also includes a stage for the conductor- whoever stands here activates the electronic part of the musical piece. Stop by for a fun experience of music and play.
Giant Radio at the Jaffa Port:
Choose from five different stations: nostalgic, classical music, hits, Arabic music, and Eurovision hits. (Artists: Anat and Ilan Berman).
Vinyl Record Library at the Tel Aviv Port – May 9-19 – Tel Aviv Port (1 Yordei Hasira St.)
This vinyl record library, an interactive installation set at the Tel Aviv Port, lets visitors celebrate their love of music. Passersby all invited to walk around and check out the records on display. Each time a record is taken out from its shelf, it will begin playing. The library includes around 20 records, amongst them are Eurovision hits from different decades.
• DiverCity Exhibition – Group exhibition inspired by the countries, cities and songs of the Eurovision Song Contest. (Amiad Center, Jaffa Flea Market).
• Tonight we meet at Conchita- a tribute to the famous Eurovision Songs. Yoram Levinstein Studio.
• Peres Center for Peace & Innovation- The story of Israel, The innovation nation
• Bialik Square- coffee shop, DJ’s, exhibitions and shows. May 17
• Banana Beach (May 17)- Live music, beach games and drinks
Communal Yoga Exercise – May 15, 8pm – Gan Meir, 28 King George St.
The LGBTQ Community Center is hosting a communal yoga exercise at Gan Meir. The word yoga comes from two Sanskrit words which mean “to connect the mind, body, and spirit.” The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation. In order to practice it, you don’t need to be flexible or young, can come as you are and enjoy the company of others just like you.