July Festivals

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Festivals in July

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Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Annually each July, the Aberdeen International Youth Festival showcases a wealth of home-grown and international talent from across the arts disciplines — from ...
Europe Scotland Aberdeen Performing Arts Festivals Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
All Tomorrow's Parties Iceland

All Tomorrow's Parties Iceland

Described as the ultimate mix tape, All Tomorrow's Parties Iceland is a boutique festival, renowned for its award winning sound and acclaimed organisation. Held at ...
Europe Iceland Reykjavik Rock Festivals July
Amsterdam Gay Pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride

It's little wonder that Europe's most progressive city hosts one of the world's most eagerly anticipated pride celebrations. For nine days each summer, Amsterdam Gay ...
Europe Netherlands Amsterdam Pride Festivals Street Parades July
Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan's Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park gears up for three days of rock, metal and electro each July during the Ansan Valley Rock Festival. South ...
Asia South Korea Ansan Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

With the Great Barrier Reef a mere matter of miles offshore, Townsville has never had a problem attracting a crowd, but for chamber music enthusiasts ...
Pacific Australia Townsville Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
Avignon Festival

Avignon Festival

During the peak summer month of July, the entire city of Avignon turns into one giant vibrant theatre during the annual Festival d'Avignon. Founded in ...
Europe France Avignon Performing Arts Festivals Fringe Festivals July
Balaton Sound

Balaton Sound

Co-created by the organisers of Hungary's monster Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound packs the pedigree to compete comfortably for the crown of Europe's biggest summer dance ...
Europe Hungary Zamardi Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
Bastille Day (Paris)

Bastille Day (Paris)

France's national day, Bastille day, celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, and with it the start of the French Revolution. Formal celebrations ...
Europe France Paris National Festivals Street Parties Fireworks Festivals July
Batalla Naval de Vallecas

Batalla Naval de Vallecas

Round up your friends, an eye-patch, a peg-leg and a parrott and head to Madrid's Vallecas district come July for the Batalla Naval de Vallecas ...
Europe Spain Madrid Bizarre Festivals July
Benicassim Festival

Benicassim Festival

When the sun gets high in the summer July sky, bolt to Benicassim for one of Europe's biggest rock and indie music festivals, Festival Internacional ...
Europe Spain Valencia Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Big Festival

Big Festival

Biarritz' Big Festival brings an eclectic mix of local and international headliners to its French resort beaches on the Bay of Biscay, for five days ...
Europe France Biarritz Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals July
Bilbao Live

Bilbao Live

Each July, more than one hundred thousand revellers make the trek to Bilbao in the Basque Country for a three day alternative and heavy rock ...
Europe Spain Bilbao Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

From the Beastie Boys and Run D.M.C., to Jay-Z and Lil' Kim, New York City is home to a lavish slice of hip hop royalty. ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Rap and Hip Hop Festivals July
Brussels Beach (Bruxelles les Bains)

Brussels Beach (Bruxelles les Bains)

A beach in Brussels? If you can't take the city to the sea why not take the sea to the city, well, the sand at ...
Europe Belgium Brussels Summer Festivals July
Budapest Formula 1 Grand Prix

Budapest Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Formula 1 carnival again makes its way to Budapest's Hungaroring for round 11 of the F1 season. The circuit made F1 history back in ...
Europe Hungary Budapest Formula One Events Sporting Events Motor Sports Events July
Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

Every July, on the same day that the United States celebrates its independence, the city of Calgary comes alive with the thundering of hooves as ...
North America Canada Calgary Rodeos Sporting Events July
California Wine Festival

California Wine Festival

Grab your shades and join the beautiful people this July as they converge on sun-soaked Santa Barbara for three days of tastings, fine fare and ...
North America United States California Santa Barbara, CA Wine Festivals Food Festivals July
Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

For five decades the Cambridge Folk Festival has been charming the fine citizens of Cambridgeshire with an eclectic three and half day programme of music ...
Europe England Cambridge Folk and Folk Music Festivals Family Festivals July
Camel Cup

Camel Cup

As Aussie as eating a meat pie on a rainy day at the footy, the annual Camel Cup is a true slice of Australiana. Come ...
Pacific Australia Alice Springs Bizarre Festivals July
Center of Gravity Festival

Center of Gravity Festival

Each July the tanned and toned get their butts down to Kelowna's City Park (smack, bang on beautiful Okanagan Lake) for the Center of Gravity ...
North America Canada Kelowna Summer Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
Chamonix Adventure Festival

Chamonix Adventure Festival

The Chamonix Adventure Festival brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far to share tales and showcase their talents through film, photography, ...
Europe France Chamonix Film Festivals Photography Festivals July
Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day

Paying tribute to trailblazers of the LGBT cause, Berlin's Christopher Street Day is named (and held in memory of) the first substantial uprising of homosexuals ...
Europe Germany Berlin Pride Festivals Street Parades July
Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

When a group of comic, movie, and science fiction buffs banded together to test the viability of a comic convention way back in 1970, they ...
North America United States California San Diego, CA Comic Festivals Fan Festivals July
Cork Cycling Festival

Cork Cycling Festival

Psyched for cycling? There's a little something for everyone who loves their transport two-wheeled and peddle-powered at the annual Cork Cycling Festival. Over a weekend ...
Europe Ireland Cork Cycling Tours and Events July
Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Combine a population of just over a hundred thousand with year round temperatures that top 30 degrees Celsius and the unquestionable Australian zeal for a ...
Pacific Australia Darwin Bizarre Festivals July
Dour Festival

Dour Festival

They year, 1989; five up-and-coming French-speaking bands play to 2,000 attendees from the one stage at the inaugural, Dour Festival. Today the four day event ...
Europe Belgium Brussels Indie Rock Festivals July
Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

With many of the landmarks of its Renaissance-Baroque, UNESCO listed old town as a backdrop, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is a hugely popular event that ...
Europe Croatia Dubrovnik Summer Festivals Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

For a week each July the typically tranquil airport at Oshkosh, Wisconsin becomes the busiest in the world. Wisconsin, really, but why? I hear you ...
North America United States Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI Air Shows Family Festivals July
Estonia Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

Estonia Song and Dance Celebration (Laulupidu)

If you like your Baltic folk music, large, loud and part of a crowd (and I do mean a crowd) then it don't get much ...
Europe Estonia Tallinn Traditional Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals July
EXIT Magic Adventure

EXIT Magic Adventure

What began as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkan region has grown into one of the world's largest ...
Europe Serbia Novi Sad Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Festival d'Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix en Provence

The post-war years in France were marked by an artistic renaissance that led to the creation of the Festival de Cannes in 1946, soon followed ...
Europe France Provence Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
Festival of Near Death Experiences

Festival of Near Death Experiences

Survived a near death experience in the past 12 months? Congratulations, you've earned the right to participate in one of Spain's more bizarre religious pilgrimages; ...
Europe Spain Las Nieves Religious Events Bizarre Festivals July
Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Festival of the Virgin of Carmen

Join the heaving throngs of devotees at the Festival of the Virgin of Carmen (the Patron Saint of Fisherman), held annually all over Spain and ...
Europe Spain Tenerife Religious Events Traditional Festivals July
Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival

While the iconic mountain backdrop may be gone, the Fuji Rock Festival still maintains its reputation as Japan's hottest summer music event. Having moved locale ...
Asia Japan Yuzawa Rock Festivals July
Galway Races Summer Festival

Galway Races Summer Festival

The smell of turf, the photo finish, the fashion, it can only mean one thing in Galway; it's summer festival time at the races. For ...
Europe Ireland Galway Horse Racing Events Sporting Events July
Garma Festival

Garma Festival

Join more than 2,500 attendees as they head to Gulkula — home of the Yolngu people in Arnhemland, Northern Territory — for the annual Garma ...
Pacific Australia Gulkula Indigenous Festivals Cultural Festivals July
Gent Jazz Festival

Gent Jazz Festival

Lovers of jazz congregate in the beautiful Flemish city of Gent each July for a series of concerts and events featuring a range of local ...
Europe Belgium Gent Jazz Festivals July
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

The Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival is dedicated to the theme of Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. Over eight days in July the GAYIFF ...
Europe Armenia Yerevan Film Festivals July
Green River Rendezvous

Green River Rendezvous

If you like your festivals historic, homegrown and a little wild and woolly around the edges, then Wyoming's Green River Rendezvous may be well worth ...
North America United States Wyoming Pinedale, WY Historical Festivals July
Guam Liberation Day

Guam Liberation Day

On the world map Guam is but a speck of utopia located roughly equidistance from the northern tip of Australian and the southern tip of ...
Asia Guam Hagåtña National Festivals July
Heineken Jazzaldia

Heineken Jazzaldia

Lover of jazz, seeker of the sun? Get the best of both worlds at Spain's oldest jazz festival, the Heineken Jazzaldia — San Sebasti├ín Jazz ...
Europe Spain San Sebastian Jazz Festivals July
Hemingway Days

Hemingway Days

Fifty Ernest Hemingways walk into a bar...This ain't no bad joke, rather a lookalike contest at the annual Hemingway Days Festival in Sloppy Joe's Bar ...
North America United States Florida Key West, FL Fan Festivals Bizarre Festivals July
Ikari

Ikari

Before the Balkans War lay to ruin the mighty Stari Most that magnificently spanned the Neretvan River, Mostar played host to Ikari — the world's ...
Europe Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar Traditional Festivals Sporting Events July
KigaliUp

KigaliUp

For two days each July, KigaliUp serves up a smorgasbord of local Rwandan and international musical talent. Embracing Rwanda's three ancient musical expressions, Batwa Intwatwa ...
Africa Rwanda Kigali World Music Festivals July
Kotor Festival of Children's Theatre

Kotor Festival of Children's Theatre

To kick off their annual Festival of Children's Theatre, the Mayor of Kotor hands over the keys to the city to a Children's representative. For ...
Europe Montenegro Kotor Childrens Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
Kulmbach Beer Week

Kulmbach Beer Week

For a little over a week every July another Bavarian town celebrates it's love of the amber fizz. The Kulmbach Beer Week on the edge ...
Europe Germany Kulmbach Beer Festivals July
Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier may be a mouthful to utter, but it's an event not to be missed. The festival offers up an ...
Europe France Montpellier Classical Music and Opera Festivals Jazz Festivals July
Linz International Street Art Festival (Pflasterspektakel)

Linz International Street Art Festival (Pflasterspektakel)

Having begun life as a simple meeting point for street artists more than a quarter of a century ago, the Linz Pflasterspektakel has today grown ...
Europe Austria Linz Performing Arts Festivals July
Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Since Brubeck was a boy – well, 1960 at least – the Ljubljana Jazz Festival has been attracting some of the world's biggest names in ...
Europe Slovenia Ljubljana Jazz Festivals July
Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

The Lovebox Festival is the brainchild of London-based electronic music duo, Groove Armada. The event kicked off in 2003 to celebrate the anniversary of the ...
Europe England London Electronic Dance Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Low Festival

Low Festival

More than 60,000 revellers descend upon the Spanish resort town of Benidorm for three days of partying under the Mediterranean sun during the annual Low ...
Europe Spain Benidorm Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Mackay Wine and Food Day

Mackay Wine and Food Day

If you find yourself in Mackay come July, make a beeline for the G&S Engineering Wine and Food Day. Part of the Mackay Festival of ...
Pacific Australia Mackay Food Festivals Wine Festivals July
Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

Renowned for it's cutting edge content and originality, every second year the Manchester International Festival puts on a performing arts extravaganza, bringing world-class art, dance, ...
Europe England Manchester Art Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
Montana Testicle Festival

Montana Testicle Festival

High on the list of the world's crazier events is the Montana Testicle Festival held in Rock Creek Lodge just outside of Clinton, Montana every ...
North America United States Montana Missoula, MT Bizarre Festivals Food Festivals July
Montreal Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs)

Montreal Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs)

There's something funny going on in Montreal in July. Join nigh on two million comedy lovers as they descend en masse on French Canada's largest ...
North America Canada Montreal Comedy Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival

Second in size only to Montreal's monster jazz offering, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been entertaining jazz aficionados and music lovers in general with the ...
Europe Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festivals July
Naadam

Naadam

Join thousands of nomadic tribesmen fresh from the Steppes during Mongolia's annual famed competition of manly pursuits, Enin Gurvan Naadam, or simply, Naadam. It's one ...
Asia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Sporting Events Traditional Festivals July
Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

The iconic American hot dog fittingly takes centre stage each fourth of July at Nathan's Famous flagship restaurant in Coney Island, during Nathan's Famous Hot ...
North America United States New York New York City, NY Bizarre Festivals Food Festivals July
Newcastle Upon Tyne Vegan Festival

Newcastle Upon Tyne Vegan Festival

Join the growing numbers of Brits who insist their food comes free from animal products, at the annual Newcastle upon Tyne Vegan Festival. The festival ...
Europe England Newcastle Upon Tyne Food Festivals July
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival

It was socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with her husband Louis, set the Newport Jazz Festival wheels in motion way back in 1953. Following an ...
North America United States Rhode Island Newport, RI Jazz Festivals July
North Atlantic Blues Festival

North Atlantic Blues Festival

Blues fan? Beg steal, borrow but get your butt to Maine in July for the North Atlantic Blues Festival — a two day blues blowout ...
North America United States Maine Rockland, ME Blues Festivals July
North Sea Jazz Festival

North Sea Jazz Festival

Since its inaugural edition in 1976 when the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague welcomed jazz royalty in the shape of Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Count ...
Europe Netherlands Rotterdam Jazz Festivals July
Ohrid Summer Festival

Ohrid Summer Festival

Picturesque Ohrid — the Jerusalem of the Balkans — plays host to one of Europe's most anticipated classical music events, the Ohrid Summer Festival. Each ...
Europe Macedonia Ohrid Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
Open'er Festival

Open'er Festival

Voted the Best Major Festival by the European Festival Awards awards not once but twice (2009 and 2010), Gdansk's Open'er Festival is big league. For ...
Europe Poland Gdansk Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Oregon Brewer's Festival

Oregon Brewer's Festival

Situated smack bang on the banks of Willamette River, with imposing Mt. Hood as a backdrop, the Oregon Brewer's Festival has been serving up a ...
North America United States Oregon Portland, OR Beer Festivals July
Paleo Festival de Nyon

Paleo Festival de Nyon

The Paleo Festival de Nyon, simply Paleo to her friends, is an annual six-day rock festival held in Nyon, Switzerland, almost equidistance between Lausanne and ...
Europe Switzerland Nyon Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals July
Palio of Siena

Palio of Siena

Amidst a flurry of medieval pageantry in the ancient Piazza del Campo, Siena's historic, Il Palio is a horse race with a difference and an ...
Europe Italy Florence Horse Racing Events Traditional Festivals Sporting Events July
Paris Beaches (Paris Plages)

Paris Beaches (Paris Plages)

There's no doubting that Paris is one of the world's most loved and iconic tourist destinations. The attractions are almost endless — there's the Louvre, ...
Europe France Paris Summer Festivals July
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

If you've a passion for fashion and a penchant to party, then Paris' biannual celebration of haute couture is the place to see and be ...
Europe France Paris Fashion Festivals July
Pink Night

Pink Night

That ain't sunburn! Join revellers on Italy's Adriatic Coast for Pink Night (La Notte Rosa) the summer's most anticipated celebration. From the Lidos of Comacchio ...
Europe Italy Rimini Summer Festivals July
Prague Folklore Days

Prague Folklore Days

Join a number of Europe's premier folk-dancing troops as they showcase their steps at Prague Folklore Days — the largest folk dancing event in Central ...
Europe Czech Republic Prague Folk and Folk Music Festivals July
Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

That are few events that can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the Air Tattoo. For three days each July this aviation ...
Europe England Fairford Air Shows Family Festivals July
Ruisrock

Ruisrock

One of the oldest rock festivals in Europe, Ruisrock has been doing it's thing for upwards of 70,000 rock fans since 1970. In 1971 Canned ...
Europe Finland Turku Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals July
Running of the Nudes

Running of the Nudes

In July 2002 in a daring and valiant attempt to promote an alternative to the animal cruelty associated with the Running of the Bulls, 25 ...
Europe Spain Pamplona Nude Festivals Adults Only Festivals Charity Events July
Salzburg Festival

Salzburg Festival

Salzburg enjoys a long and celebrated history of music and drama — the city is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for ...
Europe Austria Salzburg Classical Music and Opera Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
San Fermin

San Fermin

The event draws party-goers from near and far and although Sanfermines entails so much more to the locals, it's the Encierro — the daily running ...
Europe Spain Pamplona Traditional Festivals Bizarre Festivals July
Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta

Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta

Picturesque Liepzig is the venue for Europe's third largest balloon festival, the Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta. For four days at the shank of July each ...
Europe Germany Leipzig Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals July
Singapore Food Festival

Singapore Food Festival

Singapore's geographic location and the city's importance to the worldwide maritime industry has for centuries ensured a population as diverse as any in Asia. With ...
Asia Singapore Singapore City Food Festivals July
Splendour Festival

Splendour Festival

The picturesque grounds of Wollaton Hall play host to Nottingham's Splendour Festival — a one day family friendly extravaganza of pop and rock spread over ...
Europe England Nottingham Popular Music Festivals Rock Festivals July
Split Summer Festival

Split Summer Festival

Utilising the spectacular Diocletian's Palace as its backdrop, the Split Summer Festival attracts big crowds from Europe and beyond for a programme that features open-air ...
Europe Croatia Split Summer Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
St. Andrews Highland Games

St. Andrews Highland Games

Pop on some plaid and head for St. Andrews for their annual Highland Games held annually on the last Sunday of July. Brimming with tradition, ...
Europe Scotland St. Andrews Sporting Events Traditional Festivals July
Stockholm Pride

Stockholm Pride

Join more than half a million spectators and more than 50,000 participants as they pack the parade route for Stockholm Pride Parade — part of ...
Europe Sweden Stockholm Pride Festivals Street Parades July
Summerjam

Summerjam

Join a mass of Rastafarians and like-minded souls as they share their love for the reggae at Cologne's annual, Summerjam. For three days in July ...
Europe Germany Cologne Reggae Festivals July
Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Belgium's behemoth of dance — Tomorrowland —┬áthunders into the appropriately named city of Boom over a weekend each July. What can revellers expect? How about ...
Europe Belgium Boom Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
Toronto's Festival of Beer

Toronto's Festival of Beer

Canada's rich brewing history takes centre stage for three days each July, during Toronto's Festival of Beer. Join more than 30,000 beer-hounds as they chug, ...
North America Canada Toronto Beer Festivals July
Tour de France

Tour de France

No sporting event evokes the national interest like the Tour de France does in its homeland. Le Tour is a French institution, a massive event ...
Europe France Paris Cycling Tours and Events Sporting Events National Festivals July
Truck Festival

Truck Festival

Well into its second decade, Oxfordshire's Truck is one of the most respected events on the UK festival circuit. Having welcomed some of the biggest ...
Europe England Oxford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
Umbria Jazz Festival

Umbria Jazz Festival

Over ten days each July picture-postcard Perugia takes on the mantle of jazz central during the Umbria Jazz Festival. Recognised as one of one of ...
Europe Italy Perugia Jazz Festivals July
Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival

Victoria's Ska and Reggae Festival

Each year Victoria's Ska Festival comes barreling down the tracks to wake up Victoria with up to five days of top notch ska, reggae, dancehall, ...
North America Canada Victoria Reggae Festivals July
Wife Carrying World Championships

Wife Carrying World Championships

Like so many of the world's more bizarre events, wife carrying has it's origins buried deep in the bosom of an age old local tradition ...
Europe Finland Sonkajärvi Bizarre Festivals July
Wine Town Firenze

Wine Town Firenze

Grab a friend, grab a glass and join the beautiful people of Florence this May, as they take to their city's picturesque piazzas and historic ...
Europe Italy Florence Wine Festivals July
Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival

Wireless is the premier multi-day festival set in North London's Finsbury Park. Over three stages, Wireless delivers the biggest and best of today's dance, pop, ...
Europe England London Popular Music Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
World Bodypainting Festival

World Bodypainting Festival

Acknowledged as having founded the modern bodypainting art movement, the annual World Bodypainting Festival has been stunning guests with human works of art since 1998. ...
Europe Austria Pörtschach am Wörthersee Bizarre Festivals Art Festivals Nude Festivals July
Zanzibar International Film Festival

Zanzibar International Film Festival

Don't let the name fool you, the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is much more than a simple celebration of celluloid. For nine days and ...
Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Film Festivals Short Film Festivals July

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