Independence Day in Jerusalem - April 18-19, 2018 - Jerusalem Municipality

Celebrating 70 years of Independence in Jerusalem

Celebrating 70 years of Independence and 50 years since the Unification of Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Municipality invites you to celebrate Independence Day in Jerusalem's cultural institutions and neighborhoods free of charge.

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Jerusalem is preparing for Israel's 70th Independence Day with various events and happenings across the city and in cultural institutions.

Street parties in the center of town and the Machane Yehuda Market.

The entertainment stages will feature: Yossi Azulay, Liron Amram, Balkan Beat Box, Lior Narkis with Avi Mesika and Shay Cohen, Pritsat Disc, Reva LeAfrica, Gili Yallo, Fortis, AVEVA, Ana Aref, Alma Zohar and top DJ's.

Independence Day Stages in the neighborhoods – events will be held in neighborhoods across the city – concerts, local bands and fun activities for children for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

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In the cultural institutions: Amir Shreiber and the Israeli Groove at the Israel Museum, An audiovisual journey about the life of Menachem Begin at the Menachem Begin Museum; Illustration and comics workshops at Beit Agnon;  a sing-along with Sarale Sharon at the Bible Lands Museum; theater and music show with Yair Altman; live theater – Blues for the men in Blue, a story of cops and robbers among Jerusalem's walls and countless other activities – all free of charge.

The Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat: "I invite Jerusalemites and Israelis to come and celebrate Israel's holiday in Jerusalem. We will be hosting various events at the cultural institutions on the day and eve of Yom Haaztmaut (Independence Day), in addition to activities on the main stages, we will continue our tradition of holding events in neighborhoods across the city."
During Independence Day, CityPass will operate the light rail throughout the night. Following the festivities in the city center, the police directed the train from 22:00 to 3:00 on two routes leading to the city center:

1.From Mount Herzl to Mahane Yehuda Market.
2.From the air force station (Pisgat Ze'ev) to the municipality station.

Between these hours the train will not stop at the Jaffa Center and Davidka stations.

Independence Eve and Day Events:

Wednesday Eve, April 18th

Following is a list of the various attractions, shows and activities that will take place on the eve and day of Yom Haatzmaut:

19:45 – Beacon lighting ceremony


22:00 – Main stage, celebrating 70  years of independence at Independence Park

Featuring: Yossi Azulay, Liron Amram, Balkan Beat Box, Lior Narkis with Avi Mesika and Shay Cohen.

Host: Elad Amedy.

* Fireworks at 22:30 and 24:00.


Celebrating 70 years of independence at Kikar Zion (Zion Square)

The main stage will be active from 21:00 to 24:00, featuring:

Pritsat Disc, Reva LeAfrica, Gili Yallo, Fortis, AVEVA, Ana Aref and DJ Ofir Tubul.

* Fireworks at 22:30 and 24:00 at the Independence Park


Singing and Dancing Independence at Safra Square 21:30-3:30

Starting with artists' performances followed by public dancing with the best dance instructors.

Singing independence with Aviva Avidan and Lee Fishman.

Hebrew party with Motti and Shmulik.

Host – Avi Ofek.

Admission free.


Dancing Independence at Safra Square 24:00 – 3:30

Following the artists’ performances, a mass folk dancing event will be held, hosted by Avner Nayim and Miki Kogen.


3 FRONT STAGE parties will be held simultaneously in the center of town between 22:00 and 3:00

Hip Hop and Groove – Jaffa St.


DJ  Tali Ben Itzhak

DJ  Pnina Shimon

Techno and Trance – Hillel St.




House  Dance – Hatulot Square.

DJ  Yaniv Danan

DJ  Barak Kapilto



Machane Yehuda Market – 3 DJ performances

The market transforms into one big party with 3 different DJ performances

DJ  Pnina Shimon


Roi Bracha. Roni Mansano


Independence at Teddy Park

Independence Day prayer with Haverim Lenigun, and singing with Sharim Bagina featuring special guest Alma Zohar.

Admission free.


20:00 – Festive Prayers at the Wailing Wall

Followed by public dancing accompanied by musicians and singing.


Independence party with the Student Union

Time 22:30 Alrov Mamilla Avenue, upper level.

Leading DJ's playing your favorite Israeli music.

Tickets can be purchased from the Student Union.


21:30 – Independence Concert at the Jerusalem Theater

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA.

Conductor: Frédéric Chaslin.

Tickets: 1-700-700-400.



 A vivid tour experience.

Historical buildings revived with sound and light.

Artistic management, projection and animation – Shlomit Yaakov.

Independence Day Eve in the Neighborhoods, Wednesday April 18th


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dancing on the 5th of Iyar 5th and welcoming the Shabbat

Safra Square between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Festive, public dancing with guest bands and singers.

The public is invited free of charge.