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DATES FOR THE DIARY-TEL AVIV

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Even though any time is the right time to visit Tel Aviv, here are some dates for the diary to help in making the most of any upcoming visit to the city that Lonely Planet ranked the third best city in the world to visit.

20-21 May 2011: Open House Tel Aviv-Jaffa is an annual event in which tourists and locals are invited to visit the interiors of private residences, buildings and landmarks of architectural and historical significance – free of charge. www.batim-il.org

 10 June 2011: Tel Aviv’s raucous, fun-filled Gay Pride Parade, an endless weekend of parades and parties where tourists and locals enjoy Tel Aviv’s relaxed and open lifestyle, all-night bars, cafes and clubs and the Mediterranean beaches. www.visit-tlv.co.il

 30 June 2011: White Night, another annual all-night event that brings tens of thousands into Tel Aviv’s streets. The White Night celebrations commemorate the July 2003 UNESCO designation of the White City of Tel Aviv, with its exceptional collection of Bauhaus architecture, as a World Heritage site and the city’s well-deserved reputation as the city that never sleeps. Tens of cultural events, concerts, street theater, free night-time entry to museums and art galleries, special restaurant deals and much more – details to be announced. www.visit-tlv.co.il

 14 July 2011: The annual Opera in the Park will feature the Israel Opera chorus and soloists from Israel and overseas in Mozart’s Magic Flute, conducted by David Stern. An enchanting evening of fine music under the stars in the heart of Tel Aviv’s Ganei Yehoshua (Hayarkon Park) – and all for free! http://www.israel-opera.co.il/eng

 8-10 September 2011: Loving Art. Making Art. The opening of the city’s art exhibition season, with all the city’s 75 museums and art galleries open, free of charge, into the night, with many special exhibitions. Events also take place outdoors, along the city’s boulevards and in the parks. www.visit-tlv.co.il