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Luxury Calendar: The Top 25 Events in the World in July 2021

The luxury calendar is our insider's guide to the top 25 best events in the world in July 2021 in fashion, travel, culture, art and more.

Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury events and experiences in the world on the calendar for July 2021. Consider it your luxury planner for the must-see fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts events July 2021.

luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant July 2021

What to do in July 2021? Well, dear reader, July is about freedom, in all of its glorious forms.

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Independence Day, setting sail at the Tour à la Voile, catching a wave in Malibu, belting out the definitive song of the summer in your McLaren convertible as you motor to cocktails in the Hamptons, rocking sky blue nail polish. Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, glamping at the newly opened Huttopia Paradise Springs, taking in The New Woman Behind the Camera at the MET or sunbathing in Positano. It’s time to let go.

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7. jane’s carousel

Jane’s Carousel ($70) is the story of one woman’s remarkable 25-year odyssey to restore the beloved carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park – July 21

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in July 2021: Jane’s Carousel. Courtesy Photo.

8. green kids cook

School’s officially out for summer, so there is no better time than now to teach them about eating healthy. Green Kids Cook ($24) will help you train your children in the art of cooking not only in a healthy way, but also an environmentally sound and sustainable way too – July 27

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9. black widow

Marvel’s Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) finally gets her long awaited solo film, Black Widow. This Cate Shortland-directed venture, set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, will also serve as Florence Pugh’s debut into the Marvel Cinematic Universe where she’ll play Yelena Belova – July 9

10. the white lotus

HBO’s The White Lotus follows the lives of various resort guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But, each passing day brings a darker complexity to these travelers, the hotel’s employees and the beautiful location – July 11

11. schmigadoon!

In Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+, Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key get trapped in a Brigadoon-esque situation where the whole village operates as a cursed Rodgers-and-Hammerstein-esque movie musical. Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jaime Camil and Jane Krakowski also appear- July 16

12. tokyo olympic games

After a yearlong postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the XXXII Olympic Games are set to kick off later this summer in Tokyo.  There will be six new sports at this year’s Olympics, four of which will be making their debut: Karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. The other two sports, baseball and softball, are returning after previously being cut – July 23 – Aug 8

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in July 2021: Tokyo Olympic Games. Courtesy Photo.

13. ailey

Ailey is a new documentary about the chaotic, dramatic career of legendary dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. The film was among the standouts of this year’s Sundance Film Festival – July 23

14. the green knight

Dev Patel goes medieval in the new film The Green Knight, playing Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew and, eventually, one of the greatest of his knights. The film adapts Gawain’s most famous quest, involving a mysterious green giant who comes to court with an unusual challenge that sets Gawain on a path that appears to end with his certain death – July 30

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15. glimmerglass festival

The Glimmerglass Festival returns to Central New York State. The Magic Flute will open the festival this year – July 15 – Aug 17

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in July 2021: Glimmerglass Festival. Courtesy Photo.

16. verbier festival

The Verbier Festival in Switzerland celebrates its 26th anniversary this year; its programming again pairs young talent with some of the biggest names in strings. There will be almost 60 concerts, ranging from opera to symphonic music to chamber pieces – July 16 – Aug 1

17. newport folk festival

The Newport Folk Festival returns this year but is keeping its full list of performers a surprise until the big weekend – July 23 – 25

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18. tour à la voile

Fans of the Tour de France for bicycles might be surprised to learn that there’s an annual sailing race that occurs around the same time each year. The 42nd annual Tour de France à la Voile begins in Dunkirk on the north shore of France and will see 30 sailing crews compete across 7 stages along the coastline, finishing in Nice – July 2 – 24

19. east hampton antiques & design show

The annual East Hampton Antiques & Design Show will take place at Mulford Farm – July 17 – 18

20. concours d’elegance of america

The Concours d’Elegance of America will transform the manicured lawn at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI from a venue where ladies and gentlemen compete at golf to one where they compete on automotive style and beauty of line – July 23 – 25

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in July 2021: Concours D’elegance of America. Courtesy Photo.

21. vail international dance festival

Now in its 32nd season, the Vail International Dance Festival features both ballet and modern dance and will open with their annual gala featuring performances by Artist-In-Residence Calvin Royal III, and in their return to Vail after almost a decade, New York City Ballet MOVES – July 31 – Aug 11

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22. piaule catskill

Just in time for your next weekend getaway, the founders of the Piaule housewares brand, Piaule Catskill, will open a 24-cabin hotel on 50 acres facing New York’s Catskill Mountains this month. Among its luxuries are floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with heated floors – July 1

The calendar of the top events in the world of luxury in July 2021: Piaule Catskill. Courtesy Photo.

23. huttopia paradise springs

Looking for someplace new to go glamping? Huttopia Paradise Springs opens this month and is the first West Coast location for the family-owned French brand. Within the Angeles National Forest’s San Gabriel Mountains at 5,000 feet elevation, it’s a great place for outdoor recreation while staying in one of 12 wood and canvas tents – July 14

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24. key lime festival

Celebrate citrus at the Key Lime Festival in Key West. Just be sure to save room for some pie – July 1 – 5

25. taste of chicago

Head to Chicago for the world’s largest food festival, Taste of Chicago.  This year’s reimagined event will feature free pop-up events around the city with music, performances, and (of course) great eats from local restaurants in lieu of the traditional event in Grant Park – July 7 – 11

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patriotic celebrations

Canada Day is July 1, and the country is celebrating its 154th birthday – Ottawa is the ideal place to be. In America, Independence Day will see fireworks, music and parades. On the banks of the East River, catch Coldplay, The Black Pumas, Reba McEntire and One Republic perform as part of the 45th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. 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 6 – 11. In the Hamptons, the Watermill Center Summer Benefit is on July 27th. The glamorous Monaco Red Cross Gala celebrates its 72nd year with a performance by Jamie Cullum, at the Salle des Etoiles on July 16.

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 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 returns to Idaho, while the super-elite Bohemian Grove annual camp-out in the woods north of San Francisco also takes place this month.

and ice cream!

In addition to all of that, National Ice Cream Day is the 18th (make ours a mint chocolate chip, please!)

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.

what’s on the luxury calendar in July 2021?

That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences available all over the world in July 2021. What are you most excited about, dear reader?

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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