Summer is particularly festive in Lebanon, and some top festivals are coming back to bring all the magic of international and local shows and concerts in different regions around the country. Explore Lebanon and enjoy the summer heat in Baalbeck, Beiteddine, Byblos, Jounieh and Beirut with our festival guide below.
Baalbeck International Festival
Baalbeck is the oldest and most prestigious cultural event in the Middle East with a history that spans six decades. Amidst the magnificent ruins of the temple of Bacchus and Jupiter, the Baalbeck International Festival has enchanted generations with world class plays, Lebanese nights, operas, music concert and dance.
Beiteddine Art Festival
The Beiteddine Festival is one of the leading festivals in the Middle East. It takes place in a large and magnificent 200-year old palace in the Chouf Mountains in Lebanon. This festival delights every generation with international singers, dancers and arts.
Byblos International Festival
Byblos (or in Arabic Jbeil) is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. And, true to the heritage of the city - a crossroads of different cultures - it hosts the Byblos International Festival with no less than 100 artists from all over the world. To get a taste of the charm of Byblos, a modern city with an old heart, book your tickets in advance and be prepared to be entertained by some of the world's top singers, performers, and even some heavy hitters such as The Chainsmokers.
Jounieh International Festival
One of the most famous cities in Lebanon, Jounieh glows during the summer. This July, the Jounieh International Festival will be the hub for summer fireworks, picturesque gatherings of boats along the shore, Lebanese theater, and of course music. Get a true sense of the locale by enjoying Arabic musical arrangements, performed by an all star lineup and enjoy some international artists as well such as Kendji Girac.
Summer entertainment in Beirut
Beirut was settled more than 5,000 years ago. Its name derives from the Canaanite-Phoenician Be’erot (Wells). In the heart of the capital, the summer season is welcomed with a bouquet of concerts and entertainment.