If you love learning about different cultures and trying new foods, we’ve got an exciting festival to share with you. Vancouver is getting a huge one-day festival & market celebrating Israeli culture, food, music, and art – and there will be plenty of events to check out.

Best of all? The fun-filled day is completely free to attend, which means you can enjoy everything from live performances to wine tastings at no cost to your wallet.

Festival events

In addition to delicious food and drink from local vendors and food trucks, guests can expect to see a wide variety of music and dance performances. Drumming by the Drum Cafe, Mediterranean belly dancing, Flamenco, and a concert by the Israeli Choir all await. As well, visitors can sing along with well-known Israeli musician Elad Shtamer.

Other fun events to check out? An all-ages gym-based activity, a “sassy sesame” cooking workshop, intuitive painting, calligraphy, and more.

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Photo via Galit Lewinski / Festival of Israeli Culture

And for the adults, there’s a 19+ Israeli wine tasting to take advantage of, as well as a special cocktail party featuring some of the tastiest Arak-based sips. For those who don’t know, Arak is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from aniseed and grapes.

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Photo via Festival of Israeli Culture

Finally, guests can check out an exhibition of Video Art from Bezalel Art University in Israel.


Now, for the market. Visitors will also have access to a ton of local vendors, including ones selling traditional eats, hand-poured candles, clothing, jewelry, Judaica, and more.

The festival will take place at the Jewish Community Centre on West 41st from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, May 14th.

So mark your calendars & we’ll see you there!

Festival of Israeli Culture

When: Sunday, May 14th
Where: 950 West 41st Avenue
Cost: Free admission