Eilat is home to several festivals that attract visitors from near and far. Among these is the Israel Eilat International Film Festival, which has become a prestigious and important cultural event in the region.

Founded in the last few years this event extends over four days each May, in which almost 50 films are screened in various categories.
For more information, write to the festival at: Eilat International Film Festival , Attn: Chen Sadan Shelach, 1 Ben Yosef st., #17, Tel Aviv 69122, Israel

The summers are hot in Eilat and things don’t cool down for the annual Red Sea Jazz Festival, which began in 1987 as a four-day annual event. With both indoor and outdoor performances, the festival offers both the feel of big shows at the Eilat Sea Port with four open concert halls that can hold up to 3,00 people, as well as very intimate clinics at the King Solomon Hotel for 400 people. There are even poolside jam sessions that take place throughout the week at the court of the Riviera Hotel.

For more information, contact the festival at: The Municipality of the City Eilat, by The Red Sea Resort Tourism Administration , Eilat 88100, PO.Box 14, Israel. Attn: Yossi Ani

And for a different musical scene, each January the city is home to the Eilat Classical Music Festival, which offers a calendar of events that attracts musicians and conductors from Israel and abroad.