Pesach (Passover) Events – Where To Go? What To Do?

Pesach (Passover) is vacation time and there are always lots of events going on around the country. Here are a few that we have collected – check back as we update this list of Pesach (Passover) Events – Where to Go & What to Do?

There are also around 50 sites with free admission – sponsored by Bank Hapoalim Free Passover/Pesach Program

Volcanica 3- Golan

Festival of basalt creations, sculpture and visual arts in the Golan, workshops and activities for children, farmers market, outdoor concerts and more.

These events take place during Passover (April 20-22) in the new tourist complex at West Junction, Golan Heights. Tel 04-6962885

Tiberias Promo Festival

A new festival of art on the Tiberias promenade in  with art activities and performances. Dozens of exhibits that will combine art, music and fashion.
19-21 April, Tiberias. Every day between 17:00-midnight.


Stone in the Galilee – Stone Sculpture Festival Maalot – Tarshiha

Stone Sculpture Symposium in Lake Monfort Maalot celebrates 20 years with stone artists from around the world who join the event and do some sculpture. There will also be workshops and activities for kids and more. Admission is free.

Maalot – Tarshiha


Healing Sounds Festival Kiryat Tivon

The Healing Sounds Festival will bring sweet surprises, and continue its tradition of love, happiness and healing. All are welcome to come along to meet, to listen and to create.

Driven on by the inspiration from the first festival, the festival producers have expanded this year’s festival – it will last for 3 days, and will include invited ensembles and bands – creating music and meetings from the heart.

Sounds Festival healers 2
Huarsta, Kiryat Tivon
Reservations: 052-9540415
Ages: all

Prices: 210-250NIS

Further Deatials Healing Festival

Raanana Flower Exhibition

A new exhibition on Passover for fans of flowers and gardening.

Raanana Park
Passover, April 21-23, 10 a.m to 10 p.m, Park Ra’anana


Sand Sculpture Competition at Beit Yanai


In Beit Yanai beach takes place the 15th year of Sand Sculpture Festival, offering a display of kites, workshops and a Sand Sculpture Competition.

The event will take place on April 25th, starting at 10 a.m. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. The cost is 30 NIS for parking.

Beit Yanai Beach

The Art of the Hebrew Book in Italy – U Nahon Museum of Italian Art – Jerusalem


Features an Italian Renaissance Bible from a private collection that has never been previously exhibited.Take the opportunity to visit this museum – stunning Italian synagogue and Italian art collection.

Exhibition – 10 April – 1 May

Pesach Opening Times 17 & 20 April 0900-1700 21 April 0900-2100 22 & 24 April 0900-1300

U Nahon Museum of Italian Art – 27 Hillel Street -Jerusalem

Mamshit National Park –  A Nabataean Market

April 20-25  from 10.00 “Nabatean Market” – A 2000 years old experience

Ancient market street bazaar, merchants spread their authentic merchandise: a variety of rugs, antiques, tools, copper items, spices and artists booths. All this accompanied by music, dance in a picturesque environment and atmosphere

Mamshit National Park, World Heritage Site Tel. 08-6556478

“Night Market”

On April 21  the “Nabatean Market” will take place from 10:00 to 22:00

Magical night market streets. Mysterious and magical atmosphere. “Mamshit Ensemble” with dance and music show at 19:00, 21:00

In light of lamps, countless stars and with a cool fire trick.

Information and registration  *3639.

Mamshit National Park, World Heritage Site Tel. 08-6556478

 Susya Happenings

Dates – 20-21/4

Come to attend the impressive finish reconstruction works at Susiya and enjoy the experience of an ancient Hebrew city coming back to life with a variety of activities:

  • Light & voice performance –  back in time
  • Ancient pit water pumping
  • Drum circle
  • Cave dwelling
  • Creates vases
  • Area Stories
  • Crawling through tunnels
  • Diverse creative activities for children
  • Preparation of natural herbal tea
  • Traveling by 4×4 vehicle  (at an additional charge)
  • Inflatable Facilities
  • Horseback riding and other attractions for the whole family in Yatir area.
  • Glatt kosher meals

Entry Fee

For more information – Yattir area tourist center – 1-599-507-517

Galilee – Allon Center

Variety of  bicycle tours for free!

Every day, including holidays from 9:30 to 19:00

Bike rides in the area of ” Galilee – Allon” offer different levels of difficulty for adults with a mountain bike. 46 K of trails. ”From the narrow paths in bloom and surrounding streams.

  • At noon Friday, – April 15th, trips on 3 levels: easy, medium and hard celebrating the spring blossom.
  • On Saturday morning, – April 16th ,”the Exodus from Egypt” tour will pass Yiftachel and the green fields of the valley.
  • At noon Friday, – April 22nd,  bike trip in-order to digest the Matzot.
  • On Saturday morning, – April 24th, field trip to Zippori valley between the fields, – a trip to the Provence of the North.

Price: Free!
For information and registration: 04-9869888

Allon Center

Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea

April 20 to 24, Thursdays and Saturdays 10:00 to 15:00, Friday and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00

International Paper Exhibition – Introducing the amazing & surprising works by 50 paper artists from the Far East and the West.

The whole family will enjoy creative workshops and get to know the unique techniques of creating paper: handmade paper production with adding natural elements, cutouts, paper folding, paper sculpture and more.

Price: free entry sponsored by Bank Hapoalim!

Open as usual with entry fee on Saturday & holidays.

Contact: 04-9899566 / 052-3990566

Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea

Free Passover with Bank Hapoalim

Bank Hapoalim has for the past seven years (as part of its contribution to the community) sponsored free admission to some 50 sites, museums and attractions for kids around the country during Passover/Pesach. There are a wide variety of mueums, heritage sites and attractions for kids of all ages.

Free Passover Opening Times

The sites which are included in the Bank Hapoalim  project are open every day of Chol Hamoed of Passover/Pesach dates

  • Wednesday – Thursday 20-21 April
  • Friday, April 22 until two hours before the Sabbath
  • Sunday – 24.4 up to two hours before the holiday.

Israel Inside Out recommends verifying with the sites themselves – and be warned some of these places are very popular – it is worth getting there early

Free Passover in Tel Aviv area

Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Nahum Gutman Museum
Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art
Petach Tikva museum
Beit Hatfutzot Museum
Rubin Museum
Yitzhak Rabin Center
Ahspdan Visitor Center
Rishon Lezion Museum
Herzliya Museum

Free Passover in the North

International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Galilee – Maalot Tarshiha
Through the tree Tabor
Amat crocodiles

Haifa Zoo
Eco Kineret
Ein Dor Museum at the foot of Mount Tabor
TIKOTIN museum
Haifa Museum of Art
National Maritime Museum Haifa
First Aliyah Museum
Umm al-Fahm Museum
Valley Settlement History Museum
Museum Ein Hod
Ein Harod Museum
Wilfrid Israel Museum in Hzorea
Ghetto Fighters Museum
Golan Archaeological Museum Katzrin Park
Museum Treasures Wall
Belvoir  National Park
Haifa City Museum

Free Passover in Jerusalem and Modi’in area

Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Yad LeShiryon – Armored Corps Museum
Jerusalem Botanic Garden
Archaeological Experience Tzurim Valley – City of David
Palace Aqueduct – City of David
Old Yishuv Court Museum

Free Passover in the South

Israel Air Force Museum
Hai Negev Revivim
Ben Gurion Hut
Hai Bar Nature Reserve
National Park Ovdat
Water Museum in Kibbutz Nir Am
Museum Joe Alon
Ashdod Museum


Mekorot Israel Water – Visitor Centers

April 20 & 21 – By Prior Arrangement – 1-800-250-270  


  • Eshkol (Route 77 – near Golani Junction) –  04-6500664
  • Sapir (Route 90 – North West of the Kinneret) – 04-6714770
  • Yarkon Springs (Near Route 483 Petach Tikva – Rosh Haayin) – 03-9388961
  • Simcha (Route 334) – 08-6620650

Mekorot Site

Jerusalem Park Family Activities 

Friday April 22 0900 – 1400

  • Different levels of navigation for all the family including the Jerusalem Park Navigation Championship
  • A station for bird ringing with explanation – run by the Jerusalem Bird Observatory – part of the ongoing research into bird migration
  • Guided tours based on bird migration
  • Children’s arts and craft corner
  • Pesach themed mini theatre

Entry via the Motza Bend on the main Jerusalem- Tel Aviv road

Jerusalem Museums

The following museums have special activities and programs for Pesach

Please note that this list is based on the Hebrew information – the list in English is shorter and so some guided activities may only be suitable for Hebrew speakers. More information Jerusalem City Website

Jerusalem Culture

Different tours and entertainment by Jaffa Gate and in the Hurva Square in the Jewish Quarter 1100 – 2130 Wednesday & Thursday 20-21 April


Train Theatre in Librety Bell Park – Different perfomances for young children in English – More info – Train Theatre

Ammunition Hill

Family activities & guided tours (English) at 1200 & 1500 Wednesday & Thursday 20-21 April

Bezalel Art Festival

Wednesday – Friday 20-22 April

  • Around 120 different exhibitors
  • Musical interludes
  • Workshops etc