couponing in the holy land

Frugal food shopping for the Anglo Israeli

What’s happening Sukkot 2013

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays.  If you haven’t done it yet, start preparing food for the freezer, make menu and guest lists, and figure out WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE KIDS OVER THE LONG VACATION!!!

Don’t forget the reason they are starting school early- they will be off from Friday, September 13 through Shabbat, September 28!

Fortunately, there are lots of Sukkot events for the whole family to enjoy.

NOTE: Don’t be terrified of the prices- discounts have not yet been posted.  I will post discounts when I find them.

Tamar Festival- 21-25 September

This is the 14th year of this music festival in the Dead Sea area.  Featured musicians include Idan Rachel, Ehud Banai and Shalom Chanoch.

For more information go to their web site.

Tickets- 200-300 shekels.

Israel-wide Hot Air Balloon Festival- 22-24 September

There will be two sites this year- in Maayan Harod National Park in the Gilboa and Park Eshkol in the Negev.

There will also be the nighttime event GLOW with pyrotechnics and music.

You can camp out in the parks overnight.  Maayan Harod does not allow mangalim but will allow gas.

Tickets- 99-129 shekels

Disney on Ice-20-25 September

Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy  features the Disney shows Cars, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Toy Story 3, Tinkerbell and Brave.

Tickets- 99-399 shekels.  Discount available for Lifestyle members at Super-pharm- read my previous post to learn how to get the discount.

The Aluminum Show- 19, 22, 23, 24 September

A full-force music and dance show using recycled aluminum for stage effects and props.

To watch videos from previous shows, click here.

September 19- Jerusalem

September 22- Beersheva

September 23- Haifa

September 24- Tel Aviv

Tickets- 179 shekels

Paprika Festival in Spicy Way Farm- 19-28 September

Come for a free tour and learn all about paprika from the field to your plate.

Spicy Way Farm is in Beit Lehem HaGlilit.

According to their web site, the spices are kosher under the hashgacha of Rav Zamir- the Rav of Emek Yizrael.

Please confirm kashrut of all products before coming.

Israel Storytelling Festival- 19-27 September

Eight days in Givatayim of the best stories from around the world.

Tickets- 85-110 shekels per show (if purchased online)

Icon Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival- 21-24 September

This festival combines lectures, workshops, games, exhibits and a flea market all dedicated to science fiction in fantasy in the heart of Tel Aviv.  For more information, go to their web site.

Tickets- I was unable to find any mention of ticket prices.

Holon Sounds of Childhood Festival – 22 September

This festival aims to expose children to the performing arts with specially made concerts for children.  The primary shows are for a fee but there will be outdoor shows as well for free.

Tickets- no prices mentioned yet on the web site.

There are many more festivals but they don’t have definite dates yet.  I will update as I get more information.

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