This year's festival will focus on environmental issues, and will hold a variety of activities on the subject against the backdrop of the red anemones that recently popped up throughout the northern Negev. The festivals will offer many family activities, several of them free: flower-related activities, agricultural markets and fairs, KKL-JNF's traditional Anemones Parade held in the memory of Israeli singer Shoshana Damari, the Anemones Race, and other activities as strawberry and vegetables picking, agricultural tours, a wide variety of workshops, guided tours, farm visits and cycling trips.
During the weekends, the festival will hold "Red South LIVE" performances by Israel's best performers: Adir Miller, Rami Kleinstein, Shlomi Shaban hosting Shuli Rand, Yuval Dayan, Jimbo Jay, Amir Benayoun, Shlomi Koriat, David Broza, and HaTikva 6.
The traditional anemones race will take place over the course of 3 days, from February 8 to February 10 and will provide a running experience between agricultural fields and flowers. KKL-JNF's traditional Anemones Parade over the course of 3 days, from February 15 to February 17.
The festival will feature a large variety of culinary tours, coffee stands, home cooking stands, wineries and breweries, restaurants and picnic baskets. 15 markets and fairs will offer the best of the local productions with food stalls, vegetables and fruits, cheeses, beers and wines, art and more.
Phograph: Ilan Shaham, KKL-JNF Photo Archive