Arranged by the Youth Division of the Jerusalem Municipality, Shaon Horef is Israel’s annual winter street festival. Dance, art, music, and fashion merge on the streets of Jerusalem. Admission to the festival is free and open to everyone.
Every Monday during the month of February over 500 artists and musicians share their talent with the world. Costumes and masks are worn, and street parties and shows occur on every corner. This is the time and place for all creativity and self-expression!
Several of the shows are out in the street, while others are inside the windows of shops and hotels, allowing people to watch from outside. The walls of the street become the canvas for artists, and the sidewalks become a dancefloor, or a stage.
This festival serves as a rare glimpse into the spectrum of Israeli culture in all its variety. Different genres of music and art can be found, to match the diversity of those attending: thousands of Israelis and tourists from all walks of life. Shaon Horef is family-friendly, and provides entertainment for young children as well as adults.
Shaon Horef takes over a different area of central Jerusalem each week, and is definitely regarded as a highlight of the Israel experience! Don’t miss out on the unique and wonderful Jerusalem winter festival. For more details and itinerary click here.
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