Come here when the Street Theater Festival is on!
Once a year, in the last week of August, the city is transformed: The Street Theater Festival is on! The dreary apartment blocks are shrouded in a different, magical atmosphere.
Lots of short theater shows are on in every corner of the promenade and in every municipal park, most of them from Israel, some from overseas. And they are all free. Free for the hard working, blue collar population of Bat Yam; free for visitors from Israel and abroad.
Ben-Gurion Street, the main street by the promenade, is closed to traffic, and throngs of local people and visitors are out on the streets. They are all seeking some respite from the hot, humid weather, they enjoy the mild breeze, the atmosphere, the shows, the stalls, the food and drinks...
For me, this is the time to come to Bat Yam!