Where To Go In… – July
Don’t know where to go in July? Let us give you some ideas for your next city trips. #WTGI
Julidans – 04/07 to 06/07 @ various locations :
Food trucks tour the country for this delightful travelling festival. In July it’s Amsterdam’s turn, as the delicious caravan hits Amstelpark.
TREK Food Truck Festival – 13/07 to 15/08 @ Amstelpark :
Food trucks tour the country for this delightful travelling festival. In July it’s Amsterdam’s turn, as the delicious caravan hits Amstelpark.
Hortus Festival – 25/07 to 27/08 @ De Hortus :
Providing a beautiful way to spend a balmy yet cultured summer evening, the Hortus Festival brings classical music to the botanical gardens of Amsterdam.
Pride Amsterdam – 28/07 to 05/08 @ various locations :
One of the world’s biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality, Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colours of the rainbow with a full schedule of events, parties and celebrations.
World Press Photo – until 22/07 @ De Nieuwe Kerk :
The winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam every April. Get inspired by over 160 impressive photos by 42 photographers from 22 countries.
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Rockwave Festival – 06/07, 19/07 & 20/07 @ TerraVibe Park, Malakasa:
Rockwave Festival celebrates its 22nd year, and has become one of the most famous rock festivals in Greece. This year will see Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J, Miles Kane, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden perform.
Aqua Jazz – 09/07 to 12/07 @ Athens Odeon:
Jazz collides with traditional Mediterranean sounds at this three-day music event. Talented artists from around Greece and the world will unite their musical voices in a novel spectacle that aims to underscore the universal language of jazz.
Byzantium in the first Millenium – until 10/10 @ Byzantine & Christian Museum:
Take a trip to the past at this exhibition that emphasises the role of the Byzantine Empire, between 300-1000 AD, as a pole of stability in a period of great uncertainties and conflicts in Europe and the broader Mediterranean area.
George Condo – until 31/10 @Museum of Cycladic Art:
A must-see show. George Condo is a leading artist who was instrumental in reviving figurative art in America. Condo’s first major solo show in Athens includes paintings, sculpture and drawings spanning his 40-year career.
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Midi Fair – 14/07 to 19/08 @ Boulevard du Midi:
The traditional and gigantic Midi Fair stands along the Boulevard du Midi every year. Hundreds of attractions are there for young and old, some traditional, others the most modern.
Bal National – 20/07 @ Place du Jeu de Balle:
On the eve of the National holiday (21 July), the National Ball is an inescapable event in Brussels. The day before the National holiday, on the Place du Jeu de Balle, the public can listen to music and dance the night away.
National Day In The Park – 21/07 @ Parc de Bruxelles:
Between the Parc de Bruxelles (Warandepark) and the Place Poelaert, numerous activities and free parades will take place, including the military and civil parade, sports courses, concerts.
Resist! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy – until 26/08 @ Bozar:
Resist! presents some of the most iconic images of the 1960s movements that shook the world and influenced contemporary history. The project sets the tone of the Summer of Photography 2018 focusing on the theme of revolt, and marking the fiftieth anniversary of the students protests that erupted in Paris in May 1968.
Hiroshi Sugimoto – Still Life – until 19/08 @ Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium:
Sugimoto’s work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives – true precursors of photography – with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature.
Magritte, Atomium meets surrealism– until 10/09 @ Atomiumsquare:
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the death of René Magritte, the internationally renowned icon of Belgian surrealism, the Atomium will give a unique homage to Magritte.
Star Wars Identities – until 20/09 @ Brussels Expo:
The Star Wars Identities exhibition continues its world tour in Brussels. 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover.
Don’t forget to download our Brussels City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
Roskilde Festival – until 07/07 @ Roskilde:
The largest cultural festival in Northern Europe, Roskilde Festival is a unique and all-encompassing experience, where music, events, food and activities form a unity with the intense sense of community, also known as the “Orange feeling”.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival – 06/07 to 15/07 @ various locations:
More than 250,000 people make Copenhagen Jazz Festival one of the biggest, inclusive jazz events of its kind in Europe.
The city of Copenhagen becomes alive and vibrant with jazz in the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls.
Copenhagen Summer Festival – 29/07 to 09/08 @ Charlottenburg Kunsthal:
Every year, Copenhagen Summer Festival presents a handful of young talents in a range of classical chamber music concerts in the beautiful surroundings of Charlottenborg Kunsthal.
Friday Rock – every Friday until 21/09 @ Tivoli Gardens:
Year after year, Tivoli presents a diverse program, covering both international stars, new talents and artists. Every year, Fredagsrock attracts around half a million pop and rock fans of all ages.
Don’t forget to download our Copenhagen City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
Festival ao Largo – 06/07 to 28/07 @ Largo de Sao Carlos:
This is the 10th edition of the Festival ao Largo, which celebrates classical music and singing, theater and dance in a total of 15 shows.
Cool Jazz Fest ’18 – 11/07 to 31/07 @ Hipodromo Manuel Possolo:
Fado, jazz, indie, folk, funky and soul are some of the many sounds that music fans can listen to at this edition of EDP Cool Jazz in Cascais. Portuguese and international names make up the eclectic program of the festival.
NOS Alive ’18 – 19/07 to 21/07 @ Passeio Maritimo de Alges:
NOS Alive’s 12th edition, nominated as one of the 10 best European festivals will see more than 60 bands take the stage over three days, including the Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Portugal The Man, Pearl Jam, MGMT and Franz Ferdinand.
Super Bock Super Rock’18 – 19/07 to 21/07 @ Altice Arena:
On its way to the 24th edition, the Festival has become one of the most historical, credible and recognizable events in Portugal. The XX, Justice, Baxter Dury, Lee Fields & the Expressions will perform this year.
Don’t forget to download our Lisbon City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
Pride In London – 07/07 @ various locations:
LGBT+ communities take over London’s streets for a massive celebration of love in all its forms. The day will culminate in a big party in Trafalgar Square, with a line-up of pop-tastic entertainment.
Lovebox – 13/07 to 14/07 @ Gunnersbury Park:
This two-day fest brings the best new bands and some veterans of alternative music to its new home at Gunnersbury Park. Line-up includes: Childish Gambino, SZA, Anderson Paak and NERD.
Wimbledon Tennis Campionships – until 15/07 @ All England Lawn Tennis Club:
The oldest tennis tournament in the world, The Championships attract more than 500,000 spectators every year with its old-school British rules and delightfully tense matches.
RIDE London – 28/07 to 29/07 @ various locations:
The world’s largest festival of cycling returns to the capital. More than 100,000 people are expected to take on eight miles of empty London roads for this weekend feast of cycling.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – until 04/11 @ Victoria & Albert Museum:
This exhibition is dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. Expect some exceptional dresses and envy-inducing possessions.
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy – until 09/09 @ Tate Modern:
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life. A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’.
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes – until 09/09 @ The O2:
Explore the American comic book publisher’s history through a display of more than 200 original comic pages and 300 preparatory sketches, as well as props, costumes and models used in the blockbuster films inspired by the comics.
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Klassik am Odeonsplatz – 13/07 to 14/07 @ Odeonsplatz:
Munich’s great annual open-air concert of classical music is one of Munich’s cultural summer highlights.
Jacobidult – 13/07 to 14/07 @ Mariahilfsplatz:
Traditional popular open-air market for household products, all kinds of second-hand wares, antiquities. Merry-go-rounds and a beer tent for entertainment
Munich Opera Festival – until 31/07 @ Bayerische Staatsoper:
The 137-year-old Opernfestspiel etakes place yearly from late June to late July. Preceding on the calendar the two nearby festivals of Bayreuth and Salzburg, which both start in late July, this year’s edition includes two premières and two world premières.
Tollwood Festival – until 22/07 @ Olympiapark:
A festival which takes place semi-annually. The summer festival extends over 25 days in June and July and takes place in the southern Olympiapark. Billy Idol, Earth Wind & Fire and Fritz Kalkebrenner among others are set to play this year.
Don’t forget to download our Munich City Guide for the best addresses in the city.
Manhattanenge – 12/07 @ various locations:
An incredibly photogenic event that happens when the setting sun perfectly aligns with Manhattan’s east-west grid. The best cross streets to watch the sunset are 14th, 34th, 42nd, 57th and 79th Streets, as they’re wide blocks with interesting buildings for framing your photos
“Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso” – 03/07 to 07/10 @ The Met Breuer:
udes with attitude are the subjects of this exhibit drawn from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection. On tap are erotic drawings and prints by Gustave Klimt, Egon Schiele and Pablo Picasso. This is the first time these holdings have been shown together.
SummerStage – until 27/09 @ various locations:
SummerStage is always one of the highlights of the summer-concerts calendar. The City Parks Foundation series, which celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year, is a juggernaut among warm-weather concert presenters, booking everything from classic New York hip-hop artists in outerborough NYC parks to big-name indie-rock bands on the Central Park mainstage.
Shakespeare In The Park – until 19/08 @ Delacorte Theater:
Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved NYC democratic tradition and one of the best free things to do in NYC: Shakespeare in the Park, presented at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
David Bowie Is exhibition – until 15/07 @Brooklyn Museum:
The late, great David Bowie is the subject of this Brooklyn Museum exhibition, which provides “unprecedented access” to the musician’s personal library, including such artifacts as costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, photos, videos and original album art.
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Paris Plages – 07/07 to 02/09 @ various locations:
Every summer, the Paris riverbanks take on the look of a seaside resort with parasols, deckchairs, palm trees ..
Bastille Day – 14/07 @ Eiffel Tower:
Each year Bastille Day, or just le quatorze juillet (14th of July) is celebrated with gusto in Paris. The crowds gather under the Eiffel Tower and on the Champ-de-Mars to watch the spectacular firework display.
Lollapalooza – 14/07 @ Eiffel Tower:
This festival, considered one of the biggest in the world lasts for two musical days. This year will be an occasion to see Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds perform.
Versailles Fountains Night Show – until 15/09 @ Chateau de Versailles:
Every Saturday at nightfall throughout the summer, the gardens and groves of the Palace of Versailles come to life. Explore the groves, then enjoy the play of fountains and water features with enchanting lighting effects and music.
Margiela / Galliera, 1989 – 2009 – until 15/07 @ Palais Galliera:
The first retrospective dedicated to Martin Margiela, who shook the fashion world, traces his career though more than 100 silhouettes, archives, and catwalk videos.
Frantisek Kupka – until 30/07 @ Grand Palais:
The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. A major exhibition: not to be missed!
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malévitch, Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk – until 16/07 @ Centre Pompidou:
The exhibition focuses on the work of three iconic figures. It also presents works by teachers and students of the Vitebsk art school founded in 1918 by Chagall. Through 250 works never seen together before, this event sheds light for the first time on the post-revolutionary years during which the history of art was written in Vitebsk, a long way from Russia’s big cities.
Delacroix – until 23/07 @ Musée du Louvre:
The museum is devoting an exceptional exhibition to Eugène Delacroix. Bringing together more than 180 of his works,the exhibition presents the visitor with a complex body of work oscillating between originality and tradition. An exhibition of outstanding quality. Unmissable!
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Jazzfest Wien – until 10/07 @ various locations:
The Vienna Jazz Festival, a fixed item in the annual festival series, offers more than the eponymous cool sound. Soul, funk, pop, electronic and ethnic sounds can also be enjoyed – and all in leading venues such as the Vienna State Oper.
WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection – until 03/09 @ Leopold Museum:
The first public presentation of one of the most impressive European private collections. Featuring more than 150 works from 100 years of art history, with a focus on Expressionism and American Pop Art.
Beyond Klimt. New Horizons in Central Europe – until 26/08 @ Lower Belvedere:
Only peripherally affected by the political turmoil, a vibrant art scene developed in the countries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with artists striving for change. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere will guide you through this post-Klimt era.
Gustav Klimt. Artist Of The Century – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt, honors The protagonist of Viennese Modernism par excellence, who saw the Secession as a venue for the fight for spiritual and artistic modern art.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee Show – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection: unique in its combination of works, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
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