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The Luxury Calendar: The Best Events in the World in July

the luxury calendar: best events in the world in july

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar is a curated list of the best events in the world in July 2019. Whether your passion is Travel; Food and Drink; Planes, Yachts and Autos; Fitness and Sports; Fashion and Design; Entertainment; or The Arts, we’ve got you covered. Want to know what to do in July to have true luxury experiences all month long? Read on.

True Luxury Experiences in July 2019

What to in July 2019? Well, dear reader, July is about freedom, in all of its glorious forms.

Independence Day, Bastille Day, setting sail for Santorini, catching a wave in Malibu, belting out the definitive song of the summer in your McLaren convertible as you motor to cocktails in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, rocking sky blue nail polish. Hiking in the Alps, glamping in the Rockies, or sunbathing in Positano. It’s time to let go.

For the slightly more sedentary, there’s an epic wave of films, books, podcasts and television shows to discover. That’s if you’re not too busy basking in a summer music or dance festival performance.

Here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in July 2019. It’s our luxury calendar of what to do in July.

Luxury Calendar: Best Events in the World in July 2019

Travel in July 2019

This month’s travel calendar offers plenty of opportunities for summer adventures, with new openings in hotels, theme parks, cruise ships and even a new luggage line.  Our favorites include the opening of the Mandarin Oriental CastaDiva Resort & Spa on the shores of Lake Como, the christening and debut of The Spirit of Discovery, the reopening of Hawaii’s legendary Kalalau Trail and the launch of a family friendly luxury waterpark, Jungala, in Mexico.  And if you are planning to indulge in any or all of these new spots, you might consider a new bag from Travel Pro’s new Crew Expert Collection that will keep you organized for the long haul and beyond.

Mandarin Oriental CastaDiva Resort & Spa

Food and Drink in July 2019

It’s quite possible that the very best part of summertime may be the food and drink.  And there is no shortage of either this month. There’s the Singapore Food Festival. And the world’s largest food festival, Taste of Chicago.  There can be no greater luxury than the combination on offer at Korea’s Daegu Chicken and Beer (Chimac) Festival. But our personal favorite in July is the deliciously sweet National Cherry Festival

The 2019 Singapore Food Festival in July

The 2019 Singapore Food Festival in July

Plane, Yacht and Auto Events in July 2019

When it comes to the speed machines, there’s no such thing as a summer slow down.  The month of July features fierce competitions across sky, sea and land. Must-see events include the Goodwood Festival of Speed; the Candy Cup in Newport, RI; the German Grand Prix; the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.  Buckle up for some fast and furious fun.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Luxury Fitness and Sports Events in July 2019

Whether you’re looking to observe or get in the game, July is a perfect month for fitness and sporting events. While the Women’s FIFA World Cup will likely dominate much of the first half of the month, there are plenty of other major spectator events happening too including the Tour de France and Wimbledon among many others.  But if you’d rather get out there and play, on tap this month are fitness and wellness classes at the Surf Lodge in Montauk’s new Sanctuary and the return of Wanderlust Festival in London.  All that’s left is for you to choose between sidelines and center court.

true luxury experiences july


Fashion and Design Events in July 2019

It may be summer for many, but in the worlds of fashion and design, everyone is looking ahead to the fall and winter. Haute Couture Week in Paris, the dazzling Haute Joaillerie show and Berlin Fashion Week all point toward future seasons and emerging trends.  On the design front, notable happenings include Market Art + Design in the Hamptons, Art Santa Fe and the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show, in addition to some top-notch auctions from both Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

Chanel Fall-Winter Haute Couture Fashion Show

Entertainment and Pop Culture in July 2019

Music festivals like Splendor in the Grass, drops from indie favs Of Monsters and Men, Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the final season of Orange is the New Black. Plus Jake Gyllenhaal on stage in Sea Wall / A Life and a whole bunch of new podcasts including the return of Revisionist History. Are you kidding? We really don’t want to spend July indoors – but we might have to. Too much to miss on stage and screen otherwise.

music festivals july 2019

The Mad Cool Music Festival in July 2019

The Arts and Culture in July 2019

From Tanglewood to Ravinia to SPAC, in July some of our favorite orchestras and dance companies move into their summer homes, making for new and more relaxed ways to enjoy their magic. This month also marks some wonderful classical, opera, chamber music and jazz festivals including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.  In visual arts, July marks the arrival of some big names in museum exhibitions that will give your favorite beach some serious competition. Among them? Olafur Eliasson In Real Life at the Tate Modern and Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now at the Guggenheim.

art museum exhibits July 2019

Setouchi Triennale

What Else is Going On in July 2019?

Patriotic Celebrations

Patriotism abounds among the best luxury events in July.

Canada Day is July 1, and the country is celebrating its 152nd birthday – Ottawa is the ideal place to be. In America, Independence Day will see fireworks and parades. On the banks of the Charles River, catch Queen Latifah; Arlo Guthrie; and The Texas Tenors at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 4). Bastille Day in Paris will see a military parade down the Champs-Elysées and fireworks near the Eiffel Tower – July 14.

Social Events

There are glamorous annual social events galore, including the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London from July 2- 7. In the Hamptons, the Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party is on July 13, and the Watermill Center Summer Benefit is on July 26. The glamorous Monaco Red Cross Gala celebrates its 71st year with a performance by John Legend, at the Salle des Etoiles on July 26.

On the West Coast, the 50th annual Comic-Con International is at the San Diego Convention Center – previews are July 17, and the main event is July 18 – 21. And Paris Plages will once again transform some of the roads along the Seine into a temporary beach resort complete with sand, a floating pool, and live music.

Corporate and literary gatherings

It’s not all fun in the sunlight and starlight, though – there are corporate and cerebral gatherings of the power elite on the docket, too.

The annual Sun Valley Allen & Co. media and tech conference is in Idaho – July 9 – 16.  The International Literary Festival in the seaside town of Paraty – aka the FLIP festival – is the crown jewel of Brazil’s literary scene – July 10 – 14. And the super-elite Bohemian Grove annual camp-out in the woods north of San Francisco is this month.

And Ice Cream!

In addition to all of that, National Ice Cream Day is the 21st (make ours mint chocolate chip, please! With rainbow sprinkles.)

What to do to have True Luxury Experiences in July 2019

That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in July 2019. What are you most excited about? 

In the whirl of options, just remember the secret joy of July: you’re free to do anything – or to do nothing at all. Let the fireworks begin.


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