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Jerusalem’s annual arts and crafts event to kick off mid-August

Hutzot Hayotzer, held under the Old City walls, combines crafts and evening concerts of Israeli performers

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At the annual Hutzot HaYotzer arts and crafts festival near the Old City walls in Jerusalem, being held this year August 15-27, 2022 (Courtesy Dafna Ben Nun)
At the annual Hutzot HaYotzer arts and crafts festival near the Old City walls in Jerusalem, being held this year August 15-27, 2022 (Courtesy Dafna Ben Nun)

Jerusalem’s longstanding arts, crafts and music festival, Hutzot Hayotzer, kicks off August 15 through August 27, for the 46th year.

The booths, workshops and nightly performances are set up in Mitchell Park and Sultan’s Pool — outdoor spaces and a performance venue under the Old City walls.

The annual festival opens each evening at 6 p.m., with musical performances each night from Israeli singers and pop stars.

The event includes artisanal arts and crafts booths set up by local and visiting artists, as well as art workshops, street theater performances by a circus company and food stations.

There are also concerts each evening by Israeli performers such as Sarit Haddad and Kobi Peretz (August 15), Aviv Geffen hosting Natasha’s Friends (August 18), Noga Erez (August 23) and Danny Sanderson (August 24).

Full details about performances can be found on the Hutzot Hayotzer website.

Tickets are available for purchase online, which include entrance to the crafts fair and the evening performance (NIS 120 for an adult), or tickets for entrance to the crafts fair only (NIS 30 for an adult).

Yerushalmi card holders receive discounts on tickets.

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