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Luxury Culture Events: Top 25 on the Calendar in July 2022

The luxury calendar is our insider's guide to the top 25 luxury events in the world of July 2022 in fashion, 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 calendar events and experiences in the world in July 2022. Consider it your luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts in this month of July.

luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant july

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

Independence Day, BBQing, catching a wave in Malibu, belting out Beyonce’s new album Renaissance in your convertible as you motor to cocktails in the Hamptons, rocking your favorite new blue summer dress. Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, dinner at the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, a trip to Glimmerglass Festival or sunbathing in Positano. It’s time to let go.

For the slightly more sedentary, there’s an epic wave of films, books and television shows to discover. Among them the sci-fi thriller titled Nope from Jordan Peele and the movie adaption of Where the Crawdads Sing. Or follow along with all the action on the Tour de France. That’s if you’re not too busy basking in a summer music or dance festival performance in Newport or Vail.

the best events in the world of luxury in july

It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 25 picks in the world of luxury in July 2022, but here goes.

we want to see

1. haute couture fashion week

The most glamorous of the fashion and beauty events in the month of July 2022 is Fall-Winter Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. The week will bring gorgeous clothes, jewels and the people who can afford them together for a dazzling few days. We’re keen to see the Chanel show, in particular – July 4 – 7

2. chroma: ancient sculpture in color

Despite their pristine marble appearance, Greco-Roman sculptures were once richly adorned with color and ornamentation. If you’ve ever wondered what one of these artifacts actually looked like in the age of antiquity, you’re in luck. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color, uses technology to colorfully recreate some of the museum’s most prestigious sculptures – July 5 – Mar 26

3. glimmerglass festival

The Glimmerglass Festival returns to Central New York State with The Sound of Music opening this year’s event – July 8 – Aug 21

luxury calendar and events July 2022

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Glimmerglass Festival. Courtesy Photo

4. the double: identity and difference in art since 1900

The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900 at the National Gallery of Art will offer a broad survey of repetition, difference and identity in the art of the past century-plus using 120 different artworks – July 10 – Aug 21

5. vail international dance festival

Now in its 34th season, the Vail International Dance Festival features both ballet and modern dance. Opening night will feature performances from New York City Ballet MOVES in Red Angels by Ulysses Dove and Other Dances by Jerome Robbins, the legendary Limón Dance Company and the fusion street styles of Ephrat Asherie Dance will make their debuts – July 29 – Aug 9

we want to read

6. the little book of hermès

Explore the evolution of of the house of Hermès and the brand’s key codes and pieces in Karen Homer’s The Little Book of Hermès: The Story of the Iconic Fashion House ($17) – July 19

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we want to watch

7. thor: love and thunder

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder having an existential crisis and on a mission to find his rightful place in the world where his ex-girlfriend Jane (Natalie Portman) suddenly has the ability to wield his hammer – July 8

luxury calendar and events July 2022

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Thor: Love and Thunder. Courtesy Photo

8. black bird

New on Apple TV+ is the limited series Black Bird starring Taron Egerton and Ray Liotta in one of his last roles. The story centers on convict Jimmy Keene (Egerton), who agrees to befriend a suspected serial killer in prison and get him to confess before he is released on appeal – July 8

9. where the crawdads sing

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in Where the Crawdads Sing as a reclusive North Carolina woman who is accused of murdering a former lover – July 15

10. the gray man

The Gray Man follows skilled CIA assassin Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling) as he uncovers the agency’s darkest secrets and finds himself on the run from his psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen (a mustachioed Chris Evans) who will stop at nothing to bring him back dead or alive – July 15

11. nope

Jordan Peele reunites with his Get Out leading man Daniel Kaluuya for a sci-fi thriller titled Nope that may well have us all believing in aliens before the summer is through. Keke Palmer also stars – July 22

luxury calendar and events July 2022

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Nope. Courtesy Photo

we want to hear

12. verbier festival

The Verbier Festival in Switzerland celebrates its 27th anniversary this year; its programming again pairs young talent with some of the biggest names in strings. There will be more than 60 concerts, ranging from opera to symphonic music to chamber pieces – July 15 – 31

13. newport folk festival

The Newport Folk Festival returns with a star studded lineup that includes Brandi Carlile, Mandy Moore, The Roots and Maren Morris – July 22 – 24

14. splendor in the grass

One of the most popular annual music festivals in July 2022 is Splendor in the Grass, returning for its 20th edition to North Byron Parklands, Australia. This year’s acts include Gorrillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, the Creator – July 22- 24

15. renaissance

Following the release of her smash hit single “Break My Soul,” Beyonce will drop her first album in 7 years titled Renaissance – July 29

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we want to check out

16. wimbledon

One of the best annual events in tennis in July is indisputably Wimbledon. It’s the oldest tennis tournament in the world – June 27 – Jul 10

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Wimbledon. Courtesy Photo

17. tour de france

The 109th edition of the Tour de France sets off from Copenhagen for the first time ever and ends in grand fashion at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris – July 1 – 24

18. british open

Now in its 150th edition, the best annual event in golf in July is the British Open, the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. The fourth and final major of the PGA will be held at St. Andrews in Scotland – July 10 – 17

19. art santa fe

Among the major annual fashion, art and design events in July is Art Santa Fe. The gathering of exceptional artists and galleries from around the world celebrates 22 years this summer – July 15 – 17

20. east hampton antiques & design show

The annual East Hampton Antiques & Design Show will take place at Mulford Farm – July 15 – 17

we want to check into

21. the pavilions rome, the first musica

Housed in a mid-century building originally designed by architect Mario Docci, The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica opens this month. The hotel overlooks the winding Tiber River and is located just minutes from the Spanish Steps – July 1

22. ritz carlton new york, nomad

Featuring spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, the long awaited Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad will open its doors. Inside, guests can dine at award-winning chef José Andrés at his new hot spot, Zaytinya, which offers a Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese-inspired menu – July 19

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Ritz Carlton New York, Nomad. Courtesy Photo

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we want a taste of

23. key lime festival

Celebrate citrus at the Key Lime Festival in Key West. Just be sure to save room for some pie – Jun – July 4

The top 25 events on the luxury calendar around the world for July 2022: Key Lime Festival. Courtesy Photo

24. taste of chicago

Head to Chicago for the world’s largest food festival, Taste of Chicago.  This year’s event will feature free pop-up events around the city with music, performances, and (of course) great eats from local restaurants in addition to its annual event in Grant Park – July 8 – 10

25. taste of napa

Savor exceptional food, wine and music at Taste of Napa, the region’s annual celebration featuring the best that the valley has to offer at The Meritage Resort & Spa- July 16

what else is going on?

patriotic celebrations

Canada Day is July 1, and the country is celebrating its 155th 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 New York City’s 46th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Don’t forget to wear some stars and stripes if you feel so inclined. 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 4 – 9. In the Hamptons, the Watermill Center Summer Benefit is on July 30th. The glamorous Monaco Red Cross Gala celebrates its 73rd year with a performance by Alicia Keys, at the Place du Casino Monte-Carlo on July 18.

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. 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 17th (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 to do to have true luxury experiences in july 2022

That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in July 2022. What are you most excited about?

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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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