The annual all-night celebration of Tel Aviv’s unique culture, “Tel Aviv White Night” will take place this year on June 28 with over a hundred free or low cost events throughout the city from dusk till dawn! The tradition began shortly after UNESCO declared Tel Aviv’s historic ‘White City’ urban area a World Heritage site in July 2003. Ever since, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has marked UNESCO’s declaration every year with a series of White Night (Laila Lavan) celebrations and this year the municipality is expecting a million people to participate in one of the many social and celebratory events of the city.
The events will take place all over the city in outdoor places, museums and local neighborhoods. Among some of the highlights are the White Night celebrations at Frishman Beach with a set of groove, soul, funk and pop covers in concert. Rabin Square, the Florentine hipster neighborhood, the gentrified area of Neve Tzedek, Old Jaffa and the Tel Aviv Port will all be part of the celebrations with each area taking on a special ambience that evening.
Some of the highlights every year include Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus buildings on Rothschild and Bialik Streets are lit up throughout the night with special spotlights highlighting unique architectural elements; Rabin Square hosts the headphone dance and music party; Guided tours are run throughout the city by the Tourism Association of Tel Aviv-Yafo.