Boston is Celebrating Israel's Independence Day!

The Celebrate Israel Festival 2018 was the largest Jewish happening in Boston where 3,000 community members celebrated the State of Israel with food, art, culture and entertainment for all ages! 

Thank you for joining us for the celebration, see you next year!


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Entertainment & Activities

What did we have in Celebrate Israel 2018?

  • Musical Show for Kids - Celebrating Israel’s 70th Birthday with Hebrew & English song, performed by popular Israeli children’s entertainers, Gili Ba Levaker and Hanny Nahmias
  • Cooking demos with local Chefs
  • Israeli Innovation in Boston Exhibit
  • “Ted-Style” talks at the Beer Garden
  • Local Artisan Craft Market
  • Carnival Game Area
  • Israeli Food Market (Kosher food for purchase)
  • Ethiopian-Israeli Dance Workshop
  • Teen Lounge
  • DrumatiX energetic rhythm and dance performance inspired by popular Israeli drumming groups.

See you next year for more fun and festivities!



Q: Who should come to the festival?

A: Festival activities are geared towards young families with children. Adults will enjoy Israeli cooking demonstrations, listening to talks in the Beer Garden, and a local artisans market. The entire community is welcome, you do not need to be able to speak Hebrew. 

Q: Is the festival indoors or outdoors this year?

A: The festival is indoors, and all three floors of activities are handicapped accessible. There will be a beautiful outdoor space on the pier available for picnicing if weather permits.

Q: Will tickets be available at the door? 

A: Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance to avoid having to wait in line. Tickets will be sold at the door based on availability, but online ticket sales will be open on the day of the event. 

Q: Is there parking near the festival?

A: Yes there is plenty of parking (with max fee of $20) in the parking lot directly across from the venue. The address is 12 Drydock Ave. Boston. Public transportation is also available via the Silver Line (get off at the final Design Center stop)..


Q: Will there be food at the festival?

A: There will be a Kosher Israeli food market with lunch and drink items available for purchase inside the festival with cash or credit card. There will also be Kosher ice cream and snacks available for purchase. 

Q: If I buy a ticket online and decide not to attend the festival, can I get reimbursed?

A: Refunds will be made only in a case of emergency with appropriate medical proof or cancellation of event.

Q: Will there be security at the festival?

A: Yes, every year the festival takes extra measures to make sure that the festival surroundings and the attendees are safe and therefore hire a private security company that works closely with local police to ensure everyone is safe.

Q: What should I know about security procedures?

A:  All adults 16 and over should bring valid government-issued identification which will be checked at entry. All visitors and bags will be subject to search upon entry.


Contact Details

IAC Boston
(617) 795-3400