Larnaka, Cyprus throughout July
Star events with an all star line up, the Larnaka Municipality certainly knows how to stage world class events. With this years hot line up Locals & Tourists alike will delight in live performances from the West End’s cast (flown in from London) with the Production of CATS, which will be performed in an amphitheatre under the stars. This is followed by a personal favorite of mine Michael Flatley’s spectacular “River Dance”. The truly fantastic world famous singer Cesaria Evora from the Cape Verde Island off West Africa will eclipse July. Larnaka will host a comprehensive programme of theatre, music, folklore and traditional Events to complement the main agenda throughout the month of July.
Further information: www.cyprusevents.blogspot.com
Switzerland, 43rd Montreux International Jazz Festival 3rd - 18th July
Further information: www.montreuxjazz.com
Balado Kinrossshire Scotland, T in the Park Festival 10th - 12th July
T in the Park, voted the UK's best major Festival, with camping available for this incredible 3 day event. A great line up of artists from The Kings of Leon, Lady gaga, Lilly Allen, Pet Shop Boys & The Killers. The list is endless to find out more follow the link below!
Further information: www.tinthepark.com
Dubrovnik Croatia, Summer Festival 10th July – 25th August
With this 60th programme Music, theatre, dance and folklore are the cornerstones of a summer of cultural excellence. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has being going strong since 1950 and is the largest and most celebrated cultural event in Croatia. An all-star line-up of international performers and an ever-increasing number of visitors are drawn to the unique combination of indoor and outdoor venues in this fabulous Renaissance Baroque city.
Further information: www.dubrovnik-festival.hr
Pampona Navarre Spain, Running of the Bulls (San Fermin Festival) 7th July - 14th July
The Festival of San Fermin, or the Pamplona Bull Running as it's more commonly known outside Spain, officially begins at midday on the 6th of July every year with the 'chupinazo' which takes place on the balcony of the Casa Consistorial in Pamplona. The Pamplona Bull Run takes place at 8 am every morning from 7th to 14th July. Runners must be in the running area by 7.30 am. The actual run stretches from the corral at Santo Domingo where the bulls are kept, to the bullring where they will fight that same afternoon. The length of the run is 825 meters and the average time of the run from start to finish is about three minutes. The streets through the old town which make up the Bull Run are walled off, so the bulls can't escape. Each day six fighting bulls run the route as well as two herds of bullocks.
Further information: www.spanish-fiestas.com
New York USA, 4th July
Further information: www.nymag.com
Venice Italy Festa del Redentore - the Festival of the Redeemer 18th - 20th July
Celebrating the end of the plague involves hundreds of beautifully decorated and illuminated boats full of beautifully decorated Venetians that gather around sunset, have dinner on board or beside the Giudecca canal, then watch one of Europe's best fireworks displays at 11.30 pm on Saturday night.
Further information: www.comune.venezia.it
Rotterdam Netherlands Holland, North Sea Jazz Festival 10th – 12th July
Further information: www.northseajazz.com
Galway Ireland, Galway Arts Festival 13th – 26th July
Further information: www.galwayartsfestival.com
Scotland Highland Games
Highland Games, which take place from Cowal to Tomintoul and all points in between, are a unique mix of the sporting, the cultural and the social. They usually comprise a programme of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. A full Highland Games Calendar available for download from the link below.
Further information: www.visitscotland.com