Tourist Tip #284 / Jaffa's Mini-festival

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The Jaffa Port has turned into something of a hot spot in recent years, thanks to a massive facelift that has brought new cafes, bars and restaurants to the area, along with special one-off or seasonal activities. These events include shoe fairs, art exhibits, dance performances, food fests and more.

This summer, a new multidisciplinary project called "Platform" comes to the port to provide – you guessed it – a platform for designers, artists, musicians and other creative types to strut their stuff.

The mini-festival takes place along the port's eastern promenade, where audiences can stroll among some 40 booths showcasing video art, design and other artsy creations. There's also a stage for live performances and music gigs, a bar on site and a boutique Israeli beer booth.

The event takes place every Thursday in July and August from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. The best part – aside from the cool seaside breeze? Admission is free.

For more information, check out http://www.platform-art.co.il

Selling wares at the Jaffa port.Credit: Ben Kelmer
An artist at the "Platform" at the Jaffa port.Credit: Ben Kelmer
Nighttime at the Jaffa port.Credit: Haim Yafim Berblat
A musical entertainer at the Jaffa port.Credit: Ben Kelmer
The Jaffa port can be romantic at night.Credit: Ben Kelmer

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