In July 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed the “White City of Tel Aviv,” with its delicate, urban, historic and unique texture, as a cultural world legacy site, seeing as downtown Tel Avid contains the world’s largest collection of buildings designed in the Bauhaus style — a collection of more than 4,000 Bauhaus buildings built in the 1930s by German Jewish architects who made Aliyah after the Nazis’ rise to power. Their European architecture had to be adapted to suit the extremes of the Mediterranean and desert climate. White and light colors reflected the heat — hence the name.
Since receiving the title, every year the city of Tel Aviv celebrates the proclamation with a series of White Night events that connect to Tel Aviv’s DNA of a Nonstop City. The events take place all around the city — from cultural centers through museums, bars, and open spaces. The events and performances are open to the public, most are free of charge, and everyone is welcome!
Find the full list of events available here.
Tel Aviv White Night 2018 Highlights:
White Picnic — Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 PM, in a secret location! The location will be transmitted by SMS, one hour before the event. Register here to receive.
A chic public picnic in an urban space taking place one night before the White Night events. Hundreds of Tel Avivians dressed in white, elegant and polite, according to the protocol of the event, are meeting for a picnic in a secret location.
Follow the Stars
Bialik Square — 7:30 PM
A celebration of live performances and interactive installations from seven EU Member States. For the entire evening, Bialik Square will turn into a European performance art complex that will operate with an urban-happening atmosphere for the entire family. the artistic program will include live shows of acrobatics, breakdance, circus and even a flamenco performance.
World Food Market and Midburn Party
The platforms complex, Salomon street 10 — 6:00 PM — 1:00 AM
A culinary journey through dishes from around the world with food stands from Thailand, Colombia, Germany, USA, Japan, Chile, South Africa, India, Sudan, Hong Kong and more at max 30NIS per dish + free parking in the adjacent parking lot from 5:00 PM.
Rabin Sqare, 8 PM — 2 AM.
A headphone party using Radio Tel Aviv 102FM app. Headphones will be available for rent on the premises.
White Night at the Tel Aviv Museum
Sderot Shaul HaMelech 27 — 8:00 PM.
Museum tours by night, performances by the “Tziporela” Ensemble, Avihu Pinhasov’s rhythm club, Dance Shows, The Israeli Opera show, Video art, music and interactive art exhibits.