Europe in July - Events and Festivals

Europe in July - Events and Festivals
There's lots to do in Europe during July -- from the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Spain to Bastille Day in France. Check out this sampling of events, festivals, and fairs.

Times, dates, and locations of events are sometimes changed or even cancelled. Always remember to check with organizers and local authorities before booking tickets and making travel plans.

Barcelona Summer Festival (Grec Festival)
Barcelona, Spain
June - August (every year)
Summer festival of theater, dance, and music.

Bastille Day Celebrations
Paris, France
July (every year)
Events include a huge military parade on the Champs-Elysées and a giant picnic.

Bastille Day Celebrations
Throughout France
July (every year)
Fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the French Revolution.

Belgium's National Day
Brussels, Belgium
July (every year)
Street festivals and fireworks displays.

British Grand Prix
Silverstone, England
July (every year)
The most popular event on the British motor racing calendar.

British Open Golf Championship
Troon, Scotland
July (every year)
Most famous golf tournament in the world.

Epidaurus Festival
Epidaurus, Greece
June - August (every year, Friday and Saturday only)
Classical Greek drama festival.

Festival d'Avignon
Avignon, France
July (every year)
Huge arts celebration.

Festival Latino Americando
Milan, Italy
June - August (every year)
South American music, literature, film, folklore, art, and food.

The Festival of the Near Death Experience (Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme)
As Neves, Spain
July (every year)
The Saint of Death is celebrated by those who have had near death experiences.

Ghent Festivities (Gentse Feesten)
Ghent, Belgium
July (every year)
Fireworks, feasts, parades, music, dance, and puppetry festivals.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Lewes, England
May - August (every year)
Opera and picnics on the lawn.

Henley Royal Regatta
Henley-on-Thames, England
June - July (every year)
Rowing events for the English upper classes.

Vienna, Austria
July - August (every year)
Month-long celebration of contemporary dance.

Interceltic Festival
Lorient, France
July - August (every year)
Celtic artists including those from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

International Festival of Music and Dance
Granada, Spain
June - July (every year)
Classical music, ballet and Spanish dancing.

International Garden Festival
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
May - October (every year)
Magnificent flower show.

Love Parade
Berlin, Germany
July (every year)
HUGE street party!

Lyric Festival and European Music Academy
Aix-en-Provence, France
July (every year)
The festival focuses on music and opera and the European Music Academy focuses on young talent.

Medieval Spectacle
Carcassonne, France
July - August (every year)
Jousting, fencing, and acrobatics in a UNESCO world heritage site.

Minack Theater Summer Season
Penzance, England
May - September (every year)
Theater by the sea.

Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
July (every year)
One of the most famous jazz festivals in the world.

National Eisteddfod of Wales
Newport, Wales
July - August (every year)
Artists in Druidical robes compete in the Welsh language.

Nuits de Fourvière Festival
Lyon, France
June - August (every year)
Dance, music and theater in Roman amphitheaters.

Ommegang Pageant
Brussels, Belgium
July (starts first Tuesday of every July)
The Grand Place is host to a traditional procession.

Palio of Siena
Siena, Italy
July (every year)
Flag-throwing procession and horserace around the town square.

Pamplona Bull Run
Pamplona, Spain
July (every year)
As part of the San Fermín Festival, visitors risk their lives to outrun the bulls.

The Proms
London, England
July - September (starts third Friday of every July)
Classical music festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

Ravello Festival
Ravello, Italy
March - June and September - October (every year)
Chamber music festival.

Rhine in Flames
May - September (various dates)
Fireworks displays in the most picturesque region of the Rhine River.

Royal Ascot
Ascot, England (York, England in 2005)
June (every year)
Royal pageantry, stylish fashion, and the world’s best horseracing.

Salzburg Festival
Salzburg, Austria
July - August (every year)
Five weeks of classical music and opera in the birthplace of Mozart.

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
July - August (every year)
Seven weeks and fifty venues make it one of the largest music festivals in the world.

Summer City Festival (Veranos de la Villa)
Madrid, Spain
July - September (every year)
Two months of bullfights, music, dance, and theater.

Tour de France
July (every year)
The race starts in Liege, Belgium, then cyclists cover historic areas throughout France.

Verona Opera Festival (Arena di Verona)
Verona, Italy
June - August (every year)
Outdoor operas in a Roman amphitheater.

Wimbledon Championships
London, England
June - July (every year)
Greatest tennis tournament in the world.

Wine Festival (Fête le Vin)
Bordeaux, France
July (every year)
Processions, wine and food celebration.

Zurich Festival
Zürich, Switzerland
June - July (starts third Friday of every June)
Classical music, opera, theater, and dance.

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